Luke Mankee

Associate - Renewable Energy (UK) +44 (0)7732 499502

I moved to Bournemouth in the late ‘90s. After studying Media and Journalism in college, I worked in various financial services positions before finding my niche in recruitment in 2014, where I focussed on sales & business development. My recruitment experience also includes a period of working in Sydney, Australia, where I enjoyed gaining some international recruitment experience.

I returned to the UK in 2019, joining Climate17 shortly after. It was great to find a company which shared my values of providing an ethical, professional recruitment service for clients and candidates alike. Since joining Climate17, I have become more aware of the challenges the world faces to reach net-zero and it feels really rewarding to work with companies who share our mission for clean energy and a greener planet.

The most rewarding aspect of recruitment for me has always been the long-term relationships you develop with clients and candidates. Candidates value the fact you’ve made a real difference to their lives when they achieve their dream job, and clients values the positive contribution you’d made to their organisation.

My focus is on the renewable energy development sector, where I work closely with consultancies and project developers who focus on the growth of clean energy through the deployment of various technologies. I work with a variety of clients who specialise in solar, wind, hydrogen and battery storage development, and pride myself on sourcing talented, credible professionals who share my passion for clean energy.

Our impact in their words


“Luke was the only one of a network of recruiters I reached out to that came back with anything positive about my job search.”

"I was really impressed with his optimism, the impressive network of companies he recruited for, and the drive he had following up with recruiters. Cheers for getting me through to the UK Luke, and all the best for the future!"

- Junior Development Manager – Independent Power Producer

“Luke really did stand out to me throughout the process of helping me secure a role.”

"I would recommend anyone to Luke who is interested in a career in the renewable sector, as his knowledge regarding the sector and his clients, and the roles they are after, is fantastic, in addition to his personable skills which really did make the interview process enjoyable and gave me a sense of confidence knowing I was working with a recruiter who did have my best interests in place."

- Property and Development Surveyor – Property & Land Developer

“Having had the pleasure of dealing with Luke recently, I can wholeheartedly recommend him and his team.”

"My experience was one of professionalism, timely communication, strong support and a friendly approach – all of which are massively important when searching for a new role or challenge."

- Project Manager – Renewable Energy Developer

“From start to finish, the process of working with Luke was an absolute pleasure.”

"Luke was extremely knowledgeable about both the industry and the organisation which I was looking to join, he managed to answer all my questions around the organisational structure and the future direction of the company. The whole process felt very unpressured – it was made extremely clear from the beginning that the move had to be right for me."

- PPA Business Development Manager – Renewable Energy Developer

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