Renewable Energy

The Energy sector is undergoing a period of fundamental change and transformation, transitioning away from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption to renewable energy sources. As a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions, the decarbonisation of the energy sector is fundamental to combating climate change.

We provide specialist advice, deep sector-specific knowledge, and career development opportunities for those working directly on initiatives to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

Our clients encompass a broad range of businesses and organisations, from high growth start-ups to multinational corporations, making a positive and significant impact on climate change through the proliferation of new renewable energy projects, as well as those making the distribution and consumption of energy more flexible and efficient, through the integration of new technology.

Our experience in energy covers both renewable energy and energy flexibility, encompassing a broad range of technologies, including wind and solar, as well as energy storage, electric transportation infrastructure and power-to-X (specifically Green Hydrogen).

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Supporting the Expansion of GridBeyond

As the world shifts to a Net Zero future, the rapid rise of renewable energy generation drives the ever-increasing need for grid balancing and flexibility. No matter how environmentally urgent it is to transition to solar and wind, there is no denying that renewable energy is an intermittent energy source. Without the technology with the power to balance it, a clean energy transition would be impossible.

The energy systems of tomorrow are in dire need of scalable solutions. GridBeyond are one of the leading suppliers and developers of one such solution. Their award-winning AI-powered technology platform manages distributed and flexible energy resources, with a powerful vision to dispatch flexibility to the right market at the right time, supporting the transition to Net Zero and enabling asset owners and energy consumers to unlock revenue and savings.

To support their growth, GridBeyond identified a need to add several specialists to their existing team. After unsuccessfully engaging with several other recruitment firms, GridBeyond appointed Climate17 to help fill crucial roles across market development, trading and marketing. 

Working with GridBeyond on these requirements was a fantastic opportunity to work closely with an organisation so well-aligned with our mission to support organisations that are working directly on initiatives to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

About GridBeyond – Key Information

  • GridBeyond’s Intelligent Energy Optimizer lies at the core of what they do – by connecting load, generation and storage assets with opportunities within energy markets.
  • Their innovative platform bridges the gap between distributed energy resources and the requirements of the power grid.
  • Their unique and award-winning energy flexibility technology is currently deployed on over 400 sites worldwide, empowering C&I businesses, EV fleet operators, generators and energy storage operators to maximise revenue and savings.

Understanding the main challenges

GridBeyond’s requirements presented two key challenges – experience and location.

GridBeyond’s niche meant that it was vital for new staff to possess prior knowledge and experience in the energy flexibility space. The number of specialists within this field is extremely limited, and those who have the required experience are usually passive candidates who are unavailable through traditional recruitment methods (advertising etc).

In addition to this, GridBeyond operates both from London and Ireland, with the latter being a particularly challenging location to source candidates from.

Filling crucial roles at GridBeyond

In June 2020, one of our Associate Directors’, Kris Kobi, took charge of the search. He worked in close partnership with GridBeyond to develop competitive and appealing remuneration packages, as well as  to gain a strong understanding of company culture, short- and long-term objectives. 

Over a period of 8 months, as requirements arose, Kris conducted a targeted search of both UK and Irish markets and was able to present GridBeyond with a number of highly qualified profiles against their requirements.

Kris supported GridBeyond closely during the entire recruitment process, maintaining an open and honest dialogue with them and providing structured and constructive feedback throughout.

Kris played an active role in the creation of job descriptions, person specifications, structure and organisation of interviews, offer management and onboarding.

The outcome and impact

In a specialised and challenging market, Kris successfully identified and placed a Business Development Executive, two Market Development Managers and a Marketing Communications Manager.

GridBeyond continues to power innovation and provide innovative software solutions to solve balancing and flexibility challenges, thus supporting the transition to Net-Zero. 

As Climate17 proved themselves invaluable fulfilling these challenging and crucial roles, we are now the exclusive recruitment partner of GridBeyond, and continue to support their growth across all areas of the business.

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Renewable Energy

Building Xodus’ Renewables Division

Xodus are a leading global energy consultancy formed in 1993. Initially focussed on the offshore oil and gas industry, Xodus acquired Aurora Environmental in 2007, a leading Orkney-based environmental consultancy. This led them into the marine renewables sector, providing environmental support for wave, tidal and offshore wind projects.

Their Objective

In mid-2018, Xodus approached Climate17 with the objective of forming a dedicated renewables division. They felt the time was right for Xodus to establish this division, to focus on providing technical expertise and commercial insight to help their clients deliver efficient, cost-effective renewable energy projects This division would then be able to draw upon the capabilities of the broader Xodus Group to solve client’s challenges in an integrated, innovative and intelligent way.

Our Role

Climate17’s focus on climate change mitigation and the proliferation of renewable energy were in synergy with Xodus’ objectives. In addition to this, our established presence in the market, along with our experience in identifying and acquiring key talent for growing companies made Climate17 a natural fit.

Climate17 worked with Xodus as an exclusive partner and were in regular dialogue with them throughout the process. We worked to understand their specific needs and helped to create a defined recruitment strategy in order to fulfil these.

We undertook a nationwide search, effectively and efficiently sourcing candidates who could add real value to this new area of the business.

We performed in-depth interviews with each candidate to qualify them prior to submission and because many of our candidates are referred to us exclusively through our long-held professional networks, we were able to introduce candidates who would have been out of reach of traditional advertising methods.

Salary Benchmarking Report

As Xodus were forming a new division from scratch, it was key not only to establish a clear recruitment strategy but also to support them in setting informed remuneration packages which would be competitive within this specific market.

In order to support this, Climate17 performed a salary benchmarking exercise. This was in the form of a report which consisted of recommended salaries for specific technical disciplines split by seniority grade and location, as well as associated commentary and advice.

The Outcome

Over a period of five months, Climate17 successfully placed a number of key staff, including a number of talented and highly experienced Renewable Energy Consultants who now form the core of a successful team driving forward this new area of the business for Xodus. We continue to support Xodus with requirements across both Renewable Energy and Environmental Consultancy and are pleased their Renewables division is now a successful and expanding part of their business.

To discuss how we can help you with similar requirements, please contact Tom Wolsey at tom@climate17.com. Tom is a Director and leads our Renewable Energy practice.
 

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Renewable Energy

Supporting The Expansion of Renewable Connections

The renewable energy transition is rapidly accelerating. The world is set to build an estimated 245 gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity in 2022, a third more than was installed in 2021. With continual government support, the UK’s energy storage and solar sectors are expected to undergo a period of tremendous growth over the next 10 years. The UK Government has committed to making the UK a world leader in clean energy production, with a strong focus on wind and solar, as a part of a wider ambition to achieve net zero by 2050. 

Renewable Connections play a key role in the development of renewable energy by delivering large-scale renewable energy projects – an integral part of the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy. They have an outstanding history of success, taking projects through planning, unlocking hundreds of megawatts of solar and storage, and increasing energy independence in the UK.

After several unsuccessful attempts working with a number of other recruiters, Climate17 were engaged on an exclusive basis and tasked with filling several challenging Land Acquisition, Development Management and Grid Connection roles, at various levels within the business. At Climate17 we are dedicated to our mission to power nature positive impact by bringing together purpose-driven people and organisations. We were delighted by the opportunity to work closely with Renewable Connections as they continue to play an integral part in the UK’s energy independence and renewables transition.

About Renewable Connections – Key Information

  • Renewable Connections are a greenfield developer of solar, energy storage and co-located projects across the UK.
  • A part of Armstrong Capital Management, a London-based sustainable energy investment specialist, focused on the impact investment sector.
  • In early January 2020, Renewable Connections entered into a joint venture partnership with Copenhagen-based European Energy A/S to fund the development of a UK storage and solar pipeline of more than 500 MW.

 

Understanding The Main Challenges and Deliverables 

With such ambitious growth plans, Renewable Connections needed to quickly hire a team of experienced professionals to deliver this significant pipeline of renewable energy projects. Renewable Connections manage the entire development process, from sourcing the site, to managing the project through planning to ‘shovel-ready’ status. 

As a result, they required candidates with a range of skillsets, including those who understood how to source suitable sites for projects, negotiate contracts with landowners, secure grid connections with distribution and transmission system operators, and then take projects right through to planning consent. Given the rapid growth of new ‘subsidy-free’ solar projects across the UK, the demand for experienced professionals was extremely high and project developers were finding it ever more difficult to source candidates to fill their growing list of vacancies.

Finding and Filling Land Acquisition, Development Management & Grid Connection Roles

Climate17 supported the entire recruitment process, from candidate search, selection, interview management, offer negotiation, successful placement and onboarding.

We undertook an in-depth market search and presented Renewable Connections with a number of highly skilled and experienced candidates for consideration. We performed in-depth biographical and competency interviews with each candidate prior to submission and because many of our candidates are referred to us exclusively through our long-held professional networks, we were able to introduce candidates who would have been out of reach.

The Outcome and Impact

Over a period of six months, Climate17 were successful in filling the following vacancies:

  • Senior Land Manager
  • Land Officer X 2
  • Grid Connection Manager
  • Grid Connection Engineer
  • Senior Development Manager
  • Development Manager
  • Development Coordinator

 

Climate17’s unrivalled market knowledge and depth of professional networks in the renewable energy industry set us apart from our competitors and meant we were able to access candidates that other recruiters couldn’t. Through the successful delivery of these challenging mandates, Climate17 has built a close working relationship with Renewable Connections. We are now the preferred Recruitment Partner to the business and continue to support them in their ongoing growth. 

To discuss how we can help you with similar requirements, please contact Tom Wolsey at tom@climate17.com. Tom is a Director and leads our Renewable Energy practice.

Learn more
Renewable Energy

Supporting the Expansion of GridBeyond

As the world shifts to a Net Zero future, the rapid rise of renewable energy generation drives the ever-increasing need for grid balancing and flexibility. No matter how environmentally urgent it is to transition to solar and wind, there is no denying that renewable energy is an intermittent energy source. Without the technology with the power to balance it, a clean energy transition would be impossible.

The energy systems of tomorrow are in dire need of scalable solutions. GridBeyond are one of the leading suppliers and developers of one such solution. Their award-winning AI-powered technology platform manages distributed and flexible energy resources, with a powerful vision to dispatch flexibility to the right market at the right time, supporting the transition to Net Zero and enabling asset owners and energy consumers to unlock revenue and savings.

To support their growth, GridBeyond identified a need to add several specialists to their existing team. After unsuccessfully engaging with several other recruitment firms, GridBeyond appointed Climate17 to help fill crucial roles across market development, trading and marketing. 

Working with GridBeyond on these requirements was a fantastic opportunity to work closely with an organisation so well-aligned with our mission to support organisations that are working directly on initiatives to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

About GridBeyond – Key Information

  • GridBeyond’s Intelligent Energy Optimizer lies at the core of what they do – by connecting load, generation and storage assets with opportunities within energy markets.
  • Their innovative platform bridges the gap between distributed energy resources and the requirements of the power grid.
  • Their unique and award-winning energy flexibility technology is currently deployed on over 400 sites worldwide, empowering C&I businesses, EV fleet operators, generators and energy storage operators to maximise revenue and savings.

Understanding the main challenges

GridBeyond’s requirements presented two key challenges – experience and location.

GridBeyond’s niche meant that it was vital for new staff to possess prior knowledge and experience in the energy flexibility space. The number of specialists within this field is extremely limited, and those who have the required experience are usually passive candidates who are unavailable through traditional recruitment methods (advertising etc).

In addition to this, GridBeyond operates both from London and Ireland, with the latter being a particularly challenging location to source candidates from.

Filling crucial roles at GridBeyond

In June 2020, one of our Associate Directors’, Kris Kobi, took charge of the search. He worked in close partnership with GridBeyond to develop competitive and appealing remuneration packages, as well as  to gain a strong understanding of company culture, short- and long-term objectives. 

Over a period of 8 months, as requirements arose, Kris conducted a targeted search of both UK and Irish markets and was able to present GridBeyond with a number of highly qualified profiles against their requirements.

Kris supported GridBeyond closely during the entire recruitment process, maintaining an open and honest dialogue with them and providing structured and constructive feedback throughout.

Kris played an active role in the creation of job descriptions, person specifications, structure and organisation of interviews, offer management and onboarding.

The outcome and impact

In a specialised and challenging market, Kris successfully identified and placed a Business Development Executive, two Market Development Managers and a Marketing Communications Manager.

GridBeyond continues to power innovation and provide innovative software solutions to solve balancing and flexibility challenges, thus supporting the transition to Net-Zero. 

As Climate17 proved themselves invaluable fulfilling these challenging and crucial roles, we are now the exclusive recruitment partner of GridBeyond, and continue to support their growth across all areas of the business.

Learn more
Renewable Energy

Building Xodus’ Renewables Division

Xodus are a leading global energy consultancy formed in 1993. Initially focussed on the offshore oil and gas industry, Xodus acquired Aurora Environmental in 2007, a leading Orkney-based environmental consultancy. This led them into the marine renewables sector, providing environmental support for wave, tidal and offshore wind projects.

Their Objective

In mid-2018, Xodus approached Climate17 with the objective of forming a dedicated renewables division. They felt the time was right for Xodus to establish this division, to focus on providing technical expertise and commercial insight to help their clients deliver efficient, cost-effective renewable energy projects This division would then be able to draw upon the capabilities of the broader Xodus Group to solve client’s challenges in an integrated, innovative and intelligent way.

Our Role

Climate17’s focus on climate change mitigation and the proliferation of renewable energy were in synergy with Xodus’ objectives. In addition to this, our established presence in the market, along with our experience in identifying and acquiring key talent for growing companies made Climate17 a natural fit.

Climate17 worked with Xodus as an exclusive partner and were in regular dialogue with them throughout the process. We worked to understand their specific needs and helped to create a defined recruitment strategy in order to fulfil these.

We undertook a nationwide search, effectively and efficiently sourcing candidates who could add real value to this new area of the business.

We performed in-depth interviews with each candidate to qualify them prior to submission and because many of our candidates are referred to us exclusively through our long-held professional networks, we were able to introduce candidates who would have been out of reach of traditional advertising methods.

Salary Benchmarking Report

As Xodus were forming a new division from scratch, it was key not only to establish a clear recruitment strategy but also to support them in setting informed remuneration packages which would be competitive within this specific market.

In order to support this, Climate17 performed a salary benchmarking exercise. This was in the form of a report which consisted of recommended salaries for specific technical disciplines split by seniority grade and location, as well as associated commentary and advice.

The Outcome

Over a period of five months, Climate17 successfully placed a number of key staff, including a number of talented and highly experienced Renewable Energy Consultants who now form the core of a successful team driving forward this new area of the business for Xodus. We continue to support Xodus with requirements across both Renewable Energy and Environmental Consultancy and are pleased their Renewables division is now a successful and expanding part of their business.

To discuss how we can help you with similar requirements, please contact Tom Wolsey at tom@climate17.com. Tom is a Director and leads our Renewable Energy practice.
 

Learn more
Renewable Energy

Supporting The Expansion of Renewable Connections

The renewable energy transition is rapidly accelerating. The world is set to build an estimated 245 gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity in 2022, a third more than was installed in 2021. With continual government support, the UK’s energy storage and solar sectors are expected to undergo a period of tremendous growth over the next 10 years. The UK Government has committed to making the UK a world leader in clean energy production, with a strong focus on wind and solar, as a part of a wider ambition to achieve net zero by 2050. 

Renewable Connections play a key role in the development of renewable energy by delivering large-scale renewable energy projects – an integral part of the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy. They have an outstanding history of success, taking projects through planning, unlocking hundreds of megawatts of solar and storage, and increasing energy independence in the UK.

After several unsuccessful attempts working with a number of other recruiters, Climate17 were engaged on an exclusive basis and tasked with filling several challenging Land Acquisition, Development Management and Grid Connection roles, at various levels within the business. At Climate17 we are dedicated to our mission to power nature positive impact by bringing together purpose-driven people and organisations. We were delighted by the opportunity to work closely with Renewable Connections as they continue to play an integral part in the UK’s energy independence and renewables transition.

About Renewable Connections – Key Information

  • Renewable Connections are a greenfield developer of solar, energy storage and co-located projects across the UK.
  • A part of Armstrong Capital Management, a London-based sustainable energy investment specialist, focused on the impact investment sector.
  • In early January 2020, Renewable Connections entered into a joint venture partnership with Copenhagen-based European Energy A/S to fund the development of a UK storage and solar pipeline of more than 500 MW.

 

Understanding The Main Challenges and Deliverables 

With such ambitious growth plans, Renewable Connections needed to quickly hire a team of experienced professionals to deliver this significant pipeline of renewable energy projects. Renewable Connections manage the entire development process, from sourcing the site, to managing the project through planning to ‘shovel-ready’ status. 

As a result, they required candidates with a range of skillsets, including those who understood how to source suitable sites for projects, negotiate contracts with landowners, secure grid connections with distribution and transmission system operators, and then take projects right through to planning consent. Given the rapid growth of new ‘subsidy-free’ solar projects across the UK, the demand for experienced professionals was extremely high and project developers were finding it ever more difficult to source candidates to fill their growing list of vacancies.

Finding and Filling Land Acquisition, Development Management & Grid Connection Roles

Climate17 supported the entire recruitment process, from candidate search, selection, interview management, offer negotiation, successful placement and onboarding.

We undertook an in-depth market search and presented Renewable Connections with a number of highly skilled and experienced candidates for consideration. We performed in-depth biographical and competency interviews with each candidate prior to submission and because many of our candidates are referred to us exclusively through our long-held professional networks, we were able to introduce candidates who would have been out of reach.

The Outcome and Impact

Over a period of six months, Climate17 were successful in filling the following vacancies:

  • Senior Land Manager
  • Land Officer X 2
  • Grid Connection Manager
  • Grid Connection Engineer
  • Senior Development Manager
  • Development Manager
  • Development Coordinator

 

Climate17’s unrivalled market knowledge and depth of professional networks in the renewable energy industry set us apart from our competitors and meant we were able to access candidates that other recruiters couldn’t. Through the successful delivery of these challenging mandates, Climate17 has built a close working relationship with Renewable Connections. We are now the preferred Recruitment Partner to the business and continue to support them in their ongoing growth. 

To discuss how we can help you with similar requirements, please contact Tom Wolsey at tom@climate17.com. Tom is a Director and leads our Renewable Energy practice.

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Our impact in their words

“I had the pleasure of Climate17 representing me recently.”

"As well as being passionate and knowledgeable about the renewables industry, I found them to be extremely professional and responsive, providing valuable support and keeping me informed throughout the entire process – nothing was too much trouble! I would highly recommend their skills."

- Renewable Energy Development Director

“Climate17’s help was essential in finding me a new role.”

"They proactively targeted specific companies that we both believed were ideal for my professional development and managed to get me interviews with them. Their positive approach proved very efficient and allowed me to get job offers in a relatively short amount of time. I would definitely go back to Climate17 for my next role."

- Senior Sustainability Consultant

“We work with Climate17 to help us with our requirements in Infrastructure and Energy Surveying.”

"They have helped us fill multiple positions over the past 18 months, from Senior Surveyor to Partner level. Climate17 are able to find and attract hard-to-find people to meet our growing needs."

- Partner, National Surveying & Property Firm

“Climate17 have become our recruiter of choice over the past 12 months.”

"They have managed to find us some really good people in a tough and competitive market."

- HR Manager, Renewable Energy Development Company

“Climate17 successfully managed to place me in an incredible organisation which was the perfect fit for my career and all in the height of a global pandemic.”

"I can’t recommend them enough, extremely professional, driven, approachable and reliable throughout the whole process."

- Lead Consultant – Atmospheric Emissions

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