Our Capabilities in Energy

Every organisation in the Energy market is undergoing a period of rapid change. Global shifts in supply and demand, significant investment in green infrastructure, and developments in technology are all impacting the way the sector operates and the way it sources talent.

The UK market is investing in major wind, new nuclear and energy storage schemes, while further development goes into hydrogen, carbon capture and small modular nuclear reactor technology. Private energy users are increasingly turning to micro grids, battery storage and solar to take greater control of their energy usage.

Our extensive track record across the energy sector can help you find your future leaders to meet your business goals.

  • Asset Management
  • Project & Programme Management
  • General Management & Operations
  • Engineering
  • Business Development
  • Strategy & Business Planning
  • Commercial Management & Estimating
  • Contract Management & Procurement
  • Health & Safety
  • Project Finance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Project Controls & Risk

  • Project Commercial Director (Hydropower project) – Civil Engineering Contractor
  • VP Europe, Nuclear – EPC Firm
  • Head of Alliances, Emerging Energy – Energy Contractor
  • Major Projects Director, Middle East – Consulting Firm
  • Energy Sector Director – T&D Contractor
  • Divisional Director – Renewables
  • Commercial Director – Power Transmission
  • Head of Energy Management – Infrastructure Owner
  • Operations Director, Power – Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Sector Director, Power – Global EPCM Firm
  • Head of Energy – Programme Management Firm
  • Operations Director, Power – Infrastructure Contractor
  • Project Director – Power T&D Networks
  • Head of HR – Utilities Contractor
  • Senior Operations Manager – Power T&D Contractor
  • Group Finance Director – Utilities Contractor
  • Business Development & Strategy Director – Utility Contractor
  • Commercial Director – Power & Utility Contractor

Since taking over as the CEO of Crossrail I have put a lot of effort into establishing the right leadership team to complete the project. Newsom Consulting have been a great partner in this work. Together we have worked to assemble a great new team with the right energy and capability for one of the worlds most complex projects.

Jim and team are a real pleasure to work with; responsive and sensitive to our unique circumstances.

CEO, Crossrail

Newsom Consulting are incredibly well connected to the industry and very quickly understand our needs. They take time to understand the role profile, the culture and challenges of the organisation, and then hand-picks the shortlist. This process works really well and saves time and money in the search.

MD, Transport Infrastructure, Amey

We have used Newsom Consulting extensively for a number of years, we have always found them responsive and great to work with. Their understanding of the brief and our business has always resulted in a shortlist and successful candidate that meets our requirements.

Chief Executive, Murphy Group

We recently retained Newsom Consulting to recruit a key strategic Director for BAM Nuttall. It was a very professional service, they fully understood the brief and delivered against it extremely well. They kept us informed throughout the search, providing a really good shortlist of candidates. The shortlist included a consultant’s report on each candidate that was informative, honest, with insightful analysis. Newsom Consulting had their finger on the pulse of what was going on in the market and we got the right candidate out of the process

Managing Director- Transport & Regions, BAM Nuttall

Heathrow have partnered with Newsom Consulting to recruit several key leadership roles for our Expansion team. On each search they have been successful in providing an excellent shortlist from which we have appointed a high-calibre candidate. Jim has worked with Heathrow for a number of years and has developed a good understanding of our business, and we have recently appointed Newsom Consulting as an executive search partner for the Expansion programme.

Expansion Programme Director, Heathrow Airport

UK Parliament retained Newsom Consulting to help us recruit the Managing Director for Strategic Estates. This was a good experience and we were well supported throughout the recruitment process. Newsom provided a great deal of industry specific knowledge. The advice and support at the early stages of the process, and specifically helping us define our candidate spec to get what the business really needed from the hire, was invaluable

Director General (Operations), House of Commons

Exceptional knowledge of the industry and thoroughly professional service.

Managing Director UK Engineering, SYSTRA

We have worked with Newsom Consulting on a number of successful senior searches. They listen carefully to assemble the right brief and have identified strong, well targeted shortlists. Their written documentation on the search and shortlisted candidates is informative and insightful.

Managing Director Rail, WSP

Jim has worked with us to source and secure leading talent for 15 years and his commitment to understand our business needs and proactive nature underpins this successful relationship with Newsom Consulting.

CEO, Steer Davies Gleave

We retained Newsom Consulting to help us find and attract several new Directors for our Public Sector Transport practice. Jim and his team really listened to what we needed, understood our values and the expectations we have for anyone joining our team. They cut to the chase on any thorny issues, which speeded up all our interactions and decision-making. We were able to hire several high-calibre candidates from the search.

Partner & Public Sector Transport Leader, PwC

ACE partnered with Newsom Consulting to assist us in recruiting the newly created position of Director of Communications & Marketing. We were seeking a unique blend of skills and experience, and were very pleased with the selection of candidates on the shortlist and ultimately the chosen candidate we were able to appoint. Jim and the team were enjoyable to work with, they took the stress out of recruitment and provided a personal service and genuinely cared about us finding a good quality candidate with the right culture fit for our organisation

Chief Executive, Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)

ACE retained the services of Newsom Consulting to help us recruit our next CEO. They really listened and took our requests on board, were proactive and pushed the process through efficiently. Their candidate reports and shortlisting process were clear and helpful, with a high calibre of candidates presented, enabling us to hire a great candidate. They made the recruitment process easy for us and were a real pleasure to work with.

Chairperson of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering 

Case Studies

Morgan Sindall Energy Director

Morgan Sindall needed to recruit an Energy Director for England and Wales. This role was responsible for leading the P&L and success of the Energy sector across England and Wales.

Group People Director

Murphy Group retained our services to recruit a new Group People Director to join their executive leadership team. This role was to provide leadership for the People function across the company, operating at a strategic level, while taking complete ownership of all aspects operational HR.

Our Team

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Related Opportunities

Work Winning Director

A UK subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest rail contractors’ groups has retained our services to recruit a high-calibre leader to manage their Work Winning function.

Work Winning Director

A UK subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest rail contractors’ groups has retained our services to recruit a high-calibre leader to manage their Work Winning function.

Head of Delivery – Building Design

We are retained on a Head of Delivery – Building Design position for a major construction programme. This programme is one of the largest infrastructure projects the UK has seen – comparable in size to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Head of Delivery – Building Design

We are retained on a Head of Delivery – Building Design position for a major construction programme. This programme is one of the largest infrastructure projects the UK has seen – comparable in size to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Director – Transmission & Distribution

A UK subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest construction groups is looking to establish a tier 1 contractor business in the UK electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) market.

Director – Transmission & Distribution

A UK subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest construction groups is looking to establish a tier 1 contractor business in the UK electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) market.

Head of Programme Services

Our services have been retained to recruit a Head of Programme Services for a major infrastructure programme comparable in size to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Head of Programme Services

Our services have been retained to recruit a Head of Programme Services for a major infrastructure programme comparable in size to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Head of Business Development

Our client is a leading energy solutions and infrastructure provider who is seeking to recruit a high-calibre leader to manage their business development function, including sales, bids and marketing.

Head of Business Development

Our client is a leading energy solutions and infrastructure provider who is seeking to recruit a high-calibre leader to manage their business development function, including sales, bids and marketing.

Programme Manager

Our services have been retained to recruit two Programme Manager roles for a major infrastructure programme. This is comparable in scale to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Programme Manager

Our services have been retained to recruit two Programme Manager roles for a major infrastructure programme. This is comparable in scale to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Market Director

Our services have been retained to recruit a Market Director for a rapidly growing infrastructure consultancy with a strong reputation in the transportation sector. Our client has been experiencing impressive growth and are looking to develop a new Environment & Water market.

Market Director

Our services have been retained to recruit a Market Director for a rapidly growing infrastructure consultancy with a strong reputation in the transportation sector. Our client has been experiencing impressive growth and are looking to develop a new Environment & Water market.

Head of Construction Delivery

We are retained on a Head of Construction Delivery position for a major infrastructure programme. This programme is one of the largest infrastructure projects the UK has seen – comparable in size to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Head of Construction Delivery

We are retained on a Head of Construction Delivery position for a major infrastructure programme. This programme is one of the largest infrastructure projects the UK has seen – comparable in size to the Olympics and Crossrail.

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