Welcome to the Energetics careers website, dedicated to giving you all the information you need for a rewarding career with a leading multi-utility infrastructure and connections specialist. We design, build and connect new residential and commercial developments to Gas, Electricity, Water and Telecommunications networks for housing developers and construction customers across the UK. We are also licensed by the industry regulator OFGEM to own and operate the electricity and gas networks we build, and to date we have designed and built over 104,000 live connections.
Energetics was one of the first independent distribution network operators (IDNO) borne out of the deregulation of the utility sector. Established in 2006, Energetics is a highly successful and rapidly growing group, and with plans to double our UK wide workforce to 600 employees by 2017, we need people like you to Grow With Us.
We are currently offering long-term Career Opportunities for a range of roles including Multi-Utility Design Engineers, Design Coordinators, Technical Clerical, Project Managers, Team Leaders, and other exciting opportunities for our growing and expanding business across the UK. As an Energetics employee, you can expect support for ongoing training and development, major benefits and a competitive remuneration package, but most importantly, the chance to be part of our hard-working, enthusiastic and welcoming team. A career at Energetics will provide you with great opportunities to work on exciting customer projects, as well as experiencing job satisfaction that comes with being a valued member of the team.
As its National Mentoring Day on 27th October, we’re recognising the importance of having, and being a mentor in the workplace, something we understand each day here at Energetics. Supporting employees from the beginning of their journey is a part of our employee development process, and we have a number of initiatives in place to ensure this is continued to be achieved throughout their career with us.
One such initiative is our buddying system, where each new employee that joins the company is appointed a colleague from their immediate team, that’s volunteered to be a mentor, in addition to the support they’d get from their direct line manager. This provides reassurance, guidance and confidence to each new member of staff, from those who have the experience of their role and work environment, to be able to answer even the smallest of questions, and simply ‘be there’ for their ‘buddy’. For the experienced colleague, this also provides an opportunity allowing them to build upon their leadership skills.
The success of our unique Multi Utility and Cable Jointing apprenticeship schemes is also attributed to the mentoring that our apprentices receive, meaning they grow and develop not only within the business, but also as people, as a result of the practical support they receive from their Energetics colleagues. Energetics is currently looking into further apprenticeship schemes as part of the opportunities brought by the government backed Apprenticeship Levy.
Even our long term members of staff have acknowledged the support they have received from their peers in the form of mentoring, such as Richard Welsby, a Gas Design Engineer based in Warrington, who recently achieved his Incorporated Gas Engineer status (I-Eng) awarded by the Institute of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM). Upon completing his qualification, Richard acknowledged Network & Standards Manager, Gas, Graham Hill for the mentoring support he’d provided.
National Mentoring Day aims to “encourage and celebrate mentoring in all its forms” – an ideology shared by Energetics. Whether it be a young apprentice, a new starter or simply a colleague looking for support, mentoring can help both a team and individuals to grow.
To learn more about National Mentoring Day, you can visit the website here.
With many reports emerging on Scotland’s construction market strength both in the new housing and commercial sectors, it’s clear to see why Energetics’ appointments for multi utility connections across the region were high during August and September 2016.
Whilst we’re accepting projects all over the UK, this article focusses on Scotland, with over 1,000 new housing plots appointed to Energetics, and a number of major Industrial & Commercial (I&C) multi utility connections projects to be designed and built by our teams.
Scottish Construction Now (SCN) has recently reported “buoyant market conditions”, and earlier this year, the Scottish Daily Record published news of local and national developers beginning redevelopments and new constructions across the country, and one UK developer pushing forward with plans to build over 700 homes across 11 Scottish locations throughout the year.
North West based Quality, Safety & Environmental Advisor, Nana Sarpong, has graduated from The University of Bolton with a 2:1 degree in BSc Construction Management. Achieving an HND in Civil Engineering in 2014, Nana has spent the past two years on a part time course to top up the former qualification, graduating over the summer.
Undertaking modules such as Health and Safety Management in Construction were particularly relevant to Nana given the nature of his role and the overall operations of Energetics as a business, but the ultimate aim of undertaking the course for Nana was to develop an in-depth knowledge enhancing his management capabilities.
As such, Nana says that he mostly enjoyed the modules in Financial Management, Construction Technology and Environmental Management and Sustainable Construction, but also thoroughly relished getting stuck into his Research dissertation where the chosen topic was about the economic benefits of investment in occupational health and safety management. Nana clearly thrives on the Energetics’ ethos of being ‘experts in our field’ commenting that writing his dissertation “…enabled me to develop my knowledge in areas such as drivers, incentives and barriers which organisations face in terms of investment in occupational health and safety management.”
Nana continued that the course has provided him with knowledge in areas of people management and contracts administration, including law in the built environment. It has also enabled him to apply various management principles to his role, enhancing his professional judgement when carrying out his daily responsibilities at work especially when confronted with the challenges that being a Quality, Safety & Environmental Advisor brings.
Nana’s achievement has made many people around him extremely proud including his family and colleagues, and concludes: “My degree means a lot to me and my family and has allowed me to be even more of a role model to my children. I also want to take this opportunity to publicly appreciate my manager Martin Burke, for the information and support giving to me throughout my studies.”
Seeking to improve our customer service is one of the top priorities at Energetics, and as part of globally recognised Get To Know Your Customers Day on 20th October, we’re showcasing initiatives that we undertake as a company throughout the year, to ensure we know, understand and engage with our customers, who are predominantly made up of the UK’s major housing developers, main contractors, and mechanical & electrical (M&E) consultants.
Knowing our customers forms a significant part of our business ethos, which is why earlier this year, Energetics took the time to collate and implement a customer feedback programme which involved devising a set of questions designed specifically to help us improve our customer service. Based on the feedback gained, members of our Senior Management team went out to meet with customers to discuss strategies for working better together to deliver the best end result. Having this genuine understanding is essential to delivering only the best service, allowing us to tailor everything to perfectly suit the Energetics customer and consistently meet their needs.
At Energetics, we want to foster and build a customer-orientated workforce, and across our 11 UK office and depot locations, our Project Managers, QSE Managers and Multi Utility Design Engineers are all in front facing roles, where employees engage with customers on a daily basis and try to understand their needs throughout each stage of a project from pre-sales to working onsite.
Housing Sales Manager, Sally Appleyard, who helped establish Energetics’ Midlands presence in 2012, comments “The can-do culture at Energetics combined with my passion for developing strong customer relationships, has encouraged repeat business for new developments across the Midlands region.”
To find out more about the markets we serve, and who our dedicated customer contacts are, please click here, and you can also see our customer testimonials. Search #GetToKnowYourCustomers for more information on the national awareness day.
Successfully running for its first academic year, Energetics’ bespoke Multi Utility Craftsperson Apprenticeship Scheme in Scotland has a new team member, with Adam Toner joining the existing apprentices Brian Warnock, Steven Breslin and Darren Johnstone.
Given the success of the scheme in 2015 resulting the launch of the 2016 scheme in Northern England, Andrew Young and the Energetics recruitment and training team approached 21-year-old Adam, who’s contact details had been kept on file, inviting him to apply for the second wave of recruitment. Adam comments, “I was delighted to be invited to the open day to meet the team and learn more about the company. I was re-interviewed and offered the job!”
Regional Manager for Scotland, Brian Clark, says about Adam’s appointment: “I am extremely pleased at the success our industry-first multi utility apprenticeship is delivering for Energetics, and to have yet another high quality candidate like Adam join the team will hopefully mean we’re developing the best home-grown talent within the industry.”
After an initial 3-week vocational learning period at training-provider UCT’s premises in Manchester, Adam will be joining the other Scottish multi utility apprentices on site, getting hands-on project experience whilst being mentored by one of our Civil Supervisors – one of the roles he can aspire to progress to upon completion of the scheme in 3 years’ time.
Having been working as a factory supervisor and in an administrative role in a law firm over the past year, Adam is now looking forward to getting his ideal career back on track, and is looking forward to learning everything about gas and water service laying. He concludes “I believe the classroom based learning is going to be an important part of the apprenticeship and I’m excited to learn my qualifications as well as earn my tickets.”
The Board of Directors of Energetics, the UK wide provider of gas, electricity and water connection services to residential and commercial developers, today announces that Bill McClymont, Chief Executive Officer, is to step down from his position.
Hamish Jones, Non-Executive Director of Energetics and Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Lending, said "I would like to thank Bill for the significant contribution he has made to the development of the business. He has laid firm foundations for strong, continued expansion and growth, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours".
Bill McClymont, said "I am proud of my achievements at Energetics. Together with the team we have navigated a path that has transformed the business into a leading, fully integrated multi-utility connections provider. I'd like to thank everyone for their hard work , loyalty and commitment over the years and I wish the business every success in the future".
Energetics announces the appointment of Michael Pearce, (pictured), formerly Chief Operating Officer at Brookfield Utilities UK as the new Chief Executive Officer.
Michael is an accomplished leader with a strong background in gas, electricity, water, district heating and fibre-optic telecommunication connections. He brings with him 20 years' experience in utility infrastructure sales, marketing, design, installation, operation and maintenance.
Michael's appointment follows the recent restructuring of the Energetics executive team including the hiring of Graham McCall as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), formerly CFO at oil and gas services provider ICR Group, bringing over 20 years' experience in private equity investments. Steve Morris, formerly Operations Director at lnexus Group Limited, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.
Graham Jenkins, formerly a Director at lnexus and Managing Director of Connect Utilities will also join the Board as a Non-Executive Director and special adviser to the new Executive Team.
Energetics is backed by Macquarie Lending, the principal lending and investing arm of Macquarie Group.