Skills shortages help Jonathan Lee power up energy division.

Demand driven.

Jonathan Lee Recruitment has strengthened its energy team to focus on the skills shortage in the energy sector, in response to dramatic changes in the industry. Formally named power generation, Jonathan Lee’s newly-named ‘energy division’ will service the many businesses seeking engineering, technology and digital skillsets in order to quickly adapt to the dynamic market conditions.

The energy division will focus on five core areas – electrification, renewable energy, water, power generation and nuclear – covering the entire project lifecycle.

The team is headed by Lee Elwell as principal consultant who has specialised in energy recruitment for more than five years and has built a strong understanding of the sector, forming long-term relationships with businesses and candidates alike. To further strengthen the team, Rob Johnson has been appointed consultant to assist Lee, while also complementing the services offered by the well-established asset management division, headed by Les Hines, associate director.

Lee said: “There are significant changes taking place in the UK energy sector. Targets to decarbonise, low commodity prices, the emergence of disruptive technology such as cloud and robotics, complex regulation and policy changes make it a challenging environment.

“It is an exciting time for the industry,” he continues. “We are working with a number of innovative start-ups and new entrants who are developing novel ideas and products, and who are really shaking up the energy sector.

“The development of electric vehicles (EV), in particular, is having far-reaching implications for UK energy infrastructure. Technology is evolving rapidly and in order to achieve the expansion goals for recharging/green infrastructure, highly skilled programme managers, project engineers, design and development engineers as well as software and controls professionals are all required.

“I am thrilled to welcome Rob to the team – he brings a wealth of experience in sourcing engineering, manufacturing and commercial professionals across the energy sectors.”

Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been delivering best-in-class recruitment solutions to the engineering and manufacturing industry for more than 40 years.

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