17 Apr Cleantech & Sustainability Easter Jobs & Market Update
Cleantech & Sustainability Easter Jobs & Market Update
Q1 of 2014 was immense for Lewis Davey. We’ve been exceptionally busy and have been pleased to close off a number of mandates covering disciplines of sustainability reporting & GRI, BREEAM and Energy Management for a variety of clients. The only problem with being so busy is we seem to have forgotten that its Easter and most people won’t be working on Friday and Monday. I’m sure we are not alone with having to dip into work over the Easter period?
We’ve got some interesting roles that we are looking to fill currently. The highlight, potentially, is an in-house Energy & Environmental Manager role for a commercially minded charity that has a energy intensive property portfolio totally around 70 buildings. Predominately about cost savings and reducing Energy, this role also has a requirement around ISO14001. Paying somewhere between £40 – 45K with some flexibility for the right candidate, this is a great role for someone with multi-site energy management experience to get their teeth stuck into.
Elsewhere, we continue to have a ridiculous demand for BREEAM Assessors. Frankly, we are running out of novel ideas to attract and identify accredited BREEAM assessors who are open to hearing about new opportunities so please if you have experience of BREEAM 2011 or know someone who does, please get in touch with the Lewis Davey team and we will be externally grateful.
Still within Energy Efficiency, we have a requirement for a Process or Chemical engineer with a background in energy efficiency projects, PFD, project management etc. There’s plenty of international travel with this East Midlands role and the opportunity to work with blue chip clients largely within the food processing industry.
Finally we are keen to hear from renewable energy consultants or, more to the point, surveyors who have experience of renewables. Right now we are actively looking for Surveyors in the South West but we understand there would be demand from elsewhere so Chartered Surveyors with Renewables experience, please get in touch.
In Q1 50% of the mandates we have successfully closed off have come from those already within our network with an additional 25% coming from direct approaches and 25% from advertising. This demonstrates that our networks that we have built over the last decade or so are very valuable in the talent acquisition process but that a holistic and frankly tenacious strategy is required in what is increasingly becoming a candidate short market. The war for talent within sustainability and low carbon is hoting up again as the market improves and businesses just can’t afford to drag their feet on decisions and rely on advertising as the sole source of talent.
As always the cleantech and sustainability team at Lewis Davey is always keen to speak to talent open to hearing about new jobs and businesses looking to recruit for their teams. On this last point, candidates might be interested in some of our recent blogs around career advice http://www.lewisdavey.com/blogs/category/8-career-advice.html whilst those looking to hire should be advised to read tips here: http://www.lewisdavey.com/blogs/20-identifying-sustainability-talent.html.
Happy Easter Everyone from the team at Lewis Davey and…Which Egg would you be?