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Spencer Ogden Brochure


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Spencer Ogden Brochure

  1. 1. The Energy Recruiter Spencer Ogden is a new, innovative, and As the energy sector is currently undergoing fast growing business of energy recruitment a rapid period of change, it is experiencing a specialists with extensive knowledge and shortage in the skills needed to accommodate experience in each sector of the energy market. a wide variety of ambitious projects. The quickly We represent energy professionals at all levels changing energy landscape means that there and recruit for clients both nationally and is a transition period in which governments and internationally in the sectors of: industry must address the adaption of new skills and technology needed. At Spencer Ogden, our • Oil & Gas experienced and forward-thinking consultants • Nuclear approach this issue by thinking ‘outside the box’ • Renewables and working together across sectors in order to facilitate the changing needs of our clients and Energy recruiting is Spencer Ogden’s sole candidates. focus. By joining the dots of all major energy sectors and providing dedicated service, skills Spencer Ogden works in partnership with our and expertise as one recruitment company UK and International client base which includes we create opportunity for both clients and energy & utility providers, manufacturers, candidates. We strive to deliver the best quality developers, research institutes, consultancies of service to both candidates and clients by and international government bodies within the investing in the best - people, services and energy sector infrastructure, systems and training. Spencer Ogden offers a complete recruitment solution encompassing permanent and contract contingent services. We offer the highest The Government wants the country to level of service for clients across the following generate 30% of its energy from renewable sectors: sources by 2020. Currently we get 4% of our energy from those sources. It also • Oil wants to see the proportion of energy we • Gas get from nuclear rising from 15% to 25%. • Nuclear All that is going to require a huge amount of • Solar investment. We expect to see £200 billion • Geothermal of investment poured into the renewable • Biomass energy sector alone in the next decade. • Waste Energy • Carbon Capture • Wave/Tidal • Wind
  2. 2. Oil Gas Spencer Ogden has At Spencer Ogden we a dynamic team of have industry experts specialist oil recruitment dealing in the gas consultants, with a sector. combined experience of over 20 years, providing The natural gas industry recruitment solutions continues to be an across the upstream and increasingly vital part downstream sectors, globally. Our extended of the energy mix, as a cheaper, and cleaner database is developed through strong, long- source of energy than other fossil fuels. It held relationships throughout the industry and currently provides approximately 20 to 25% through the extended network of Spencer of global energy needs and consumption is Ogden offices, in the key market centres of growing at a rate of 1.6 percent per year to Aberdeen and London. Our multi-national meet demand. New technologies are opening presence provides access to a global talent the door to even more sources of supply and pool through which we are able to move skilled these advancements will ensure that the labour between projects and countries, as well industry sees continued growth and plentiful as provide a number of value added services career opportunities. to make these moves easier for both client and candidate. The global downturn has had a knocking effect on the energy industry as a whole in the past year, but the recent rising oil price has helped the oil industry move towards recovery. This recovery has allowed investors to evaluate the ‘black gold’ market and subsequently the resurgence in pan European and global project activity has spelt an upturn in the demand for highly qualified Onshore, Offshore, Surface and Subsea Subsurface Oil and Gas specialists.
  3. 3. Nuclear At Spencer Ogden our providing 16 per cent of the world’s energy global search expertise, needs. The quest to replace dependency comprehensive on fossil fuels with affordable, dependable, industry knowledge and low carbon electricity has only increased the experience, help our importance of the nuclear energy sector. There consultants to deliver are a further 30 plants under construction and consistently exceptional 90 reactor sites firmly planned worldwide. recruiting results. We deliver individuals across all industry activities The nuclear power sector in the UK is entering within the nuclear field for a number of clients into a period of transition; the 19 reactor sites including independent power companies, currently operating within the county provide international utility companies, consultancies, 15 per cent of energy needs and of these, all equipment manufacturers and contractors. We but one are scheduled to reach the end of their are continuously recruiting technical specialists life cycle by 2023. In order to fill the oncoming from multiple engineering capacities, through to energy gap, the Department of Energy and senior level international project management Climate Change have announced 10 potential officers. sites across the UK with the first expected to come online for 2017. The UK government Since the first power station came into has placed particular importance on nuclear operation in the 1950’s, nuclear power has for the country’s energy plan moving forward, grown to become a vital part of the global meaning that there are plentiful opportunities energy mix, with 436 commercial nuclear power for professionals in this sector. reactors operating in some 30 countries, and
  4. 4. Renewable Energy Solar Spencer Ogden specialises in recruiting Solar power, in both for renewable energy jobs across the UK solar thermal and and International Renewable Energy Jobs PV forms, is swiftly Market in the following areas of expertise: catching up with wind Planning & Development, Design & as the fastest growing Engineering, Construction, Operations & renewable. New Maintenance, Commercial & Procurement, investment in the sector Business Development & Sales and EIA & has outpaced that of Environmental. any other renewable and global grid connected capacity has increased 70 per cent in 2008 to 3GW. Government support in the form of Energy Sources in 2010 subsidies and feed-in electricity tariffs has seen Germany and Spain take the lead in producing solar energy. The European Commission has earmarked £16 billion towards the development of the solar sector over the next 10 years in anticipation of it providing 15 per cent of the EU’s electricity needs. Geothermal Although geothermal power accounts for only a small percentage of global energy, some 50 Energy Sources in 2020 countries (14 of which are in the EU) are set up to harness this natural resource. The deep geothermal resources in South West England alone are thought to be enough to provide 2% of the country’s annual electricity demand. England’s only operating geothermal plant has existed in Southampton for the past 20 years and the government is pushing the industry by providing £6 million for the purpose of deep underground heat exploration in the next couple of years.
  5. 5. Biomass Carbon Capture The biomass and The carbon capture biofuels industry is and storage industry growing quickly in the is gaining strength UK and across Europe as governments look as it becomes an for ways to harness increasingly important emissions in tandem renewable energy with renewable energy option. Currently technologies. The UK only 3.7% of Europe’s total energy usage is is at the forefront of the industry along with sourced from biomass fuels, however the UK’s countries such as Canada, China, Norway and Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation target Australia who all have carbon capture projects of 14% of fuel to come from biofuels by 2020, in development. The first commercial scale and the EU’s target of 10% means that there project in the UK is set to open in 2014 to is strong incentive and job creation occurring harness the emissions from coal plants which in the industry. In the UK some 550 MW of provide 37 percent of the UK’s total energy. biomass plants are in the building and planning The April budget outlined that the UK would stages and will add to the 1500 MW capacity eventually fund as many as four CCS projects. currently in operation. The EU has also earmarked a large sum to awarded to carbon capture projects and must be awarded to developers by 2010. Waste Energy Waste Management Wave / Tidal or Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is a technology Europe is the global has been steadily leader when it comes growing worldwide due to tidal and wave to its multiple benefits, energy, with projects including negative considered, planned variable input costs, or installed in Spain, waste removal and storage solution, and Portugal, Scotland, energy production. Incineration plants have Ireland and Norway. traditionally been public sector but they are now While the sector is still underdeveloped, the attracting large scale investment as technology UK government is showing its support with £60 has advanced the plants to produce profitable million in funding earmarked to be invested in electricity/heat. Approximately 5,000 plants are ocean energy sources. The British coastline is in operation across Europe, with 30 currently 11,072 miles long and has some of the highest located within Britain and the ambition of 1,000 tidal ranges in the world making it naturally plants to be in operation in ten years. endowed to be a global leader in the industry.
  6. 6. Wind On-shore Wind Off-Shore Wind Wind is the fastest The development of offshore wind energy growing source of is seen as an important factor in meeting clean renewable proposed renewable energy targets in countries energy in the world around the world. Currently, ten offshore wind today with more than farms are in operation worldwide, all located 100,000 large turbines within the EU, with another ten European and installed worldwide; two American projects in proposal. The UK more wind power is being installed then any is a global leader in this sector with a current other electricity generating technology. In operating capacity of 598MW and another the UK the wind energy sector has exploded 33GW of potential offshore wind farm sites over the past 15 years due to the country’s being made available. natural abundance of this resource, with the amount of energy generated by wind turbines increasing by almost 30 fold to 120 GW of operating capacity with another 3.5 GW in the construction and development stages. This is expected to create 60,000 green collar jobs in the coming years.
  7. 7. Our Principles Quality & Service We strive to deliver the best quality of service to both candidates and clients by investing in the best - people, services and infrastructure, systems and training. We are devoted to being a pioneer by forefronting the necessary change towards integrating the energy verticals and connecting the energy sectors. In order to facilitate across projects and countries, Spencer Ogden also provides a full breadth of value-added services that aid client and candidate to achieve an easy transaction.
  8. 8. Why Clients choose Spencer Ogden Our Clients Spencer Ogden works in partnership with our UK and International client base which includes energy & utility providers, manufacturers, developers, research institutes, consultancies and international government bodies within the energy sector. Candidate Search and Selection By focusing on specific Energy Markets, our comprehensive selection process provides the best candidates available. We invest heavily in a variety of media including the internet, national and local press, job boards and sponsorship. Utilising state-of-the-art sourcing techniques, coupled with our market specialisation, we have access to high calibre job seekers, and our targeted head hunting approach connects us with ‘passive’candidates not actively looking to move. Why Candidates choose Spencer Odgen We focus on the quality of the jobs we provide and ensure we have the depth of knowledge to be able to communicate with both the candidate and the client. Our consultants will guide a candidate professionally through the recruitment process from initial selection, submission and shortlist through to interview, offer, negotiation and acceptance. Spencer Ogden’s consultants are consistently trained in their specialist markets and the end to end recruitment process.
  9. 9. London Office 33 Charlotte Street London W1T 1RR +44 (0)20 7268 9300 Aberdeen Office 1 Berry Street Aberdeen AB25 1HF +44 (0)1224 841 329 Glasgow Office 231 St. Vincent Street Glasgow G2 5QY +44 (0)141 227 4700