Energy storage recruitment

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Playing a key role in our transition to a clean energy future

“Energy storage is the key to unlocking the potential of renewable energy and enabling the transition to a 100% clean energy future. We are the experts in talent attraction and retention within the sector and are eager to help if you are looking for your next move or to grow your team.”

Simon Cairns, Senior Consultant - Energy Storage

Energy storage is key to unlocking the potential of renewables and enabling the transition to a net zero future. We're the experts in talent attraction and retention in the sector and we're perfectly placed to help find your next move or grow your team.

Jamie Taylor – Managing Director, Onshore Renewables

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Placing the hard-to-find technical specialists

Overcoming the intermittency of renewable energy production is the final hurdle to overcome in driving humanity’s transition to a carbon neutral energy system.

The need for effective storage solutions is becoming ever more critical, as the amount of renewables on the grid continues to grow at pace .

We have worked with businesses developing innovative solutions to the age-old problem of how to store electricity. These have ranged from straight forward battery solutions, to compressed air, to molten salts to hydrogen.

On a project level, there is huge crossover between storage projects and other types of renewable energy projects. This can make the transfer of skills simple. Other areas require key specialists that require in-depth search techniques to identify pools of transferable skills talent.

In both instances, we are perfectly positioned to add value to our clients.

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One of our earliest storage projects was delivered as part of a £500m technology incubator fund. The party had taken a position in a novel, utility-scale, electro-chemical energy storage technology.

Development of the technology to commercialisation required a highly specialised chemical Engineering Scientist with industry experience. We scoured several aligned industry sectors globally to identify the specialists to lead the delivery of the R&D programme.

We continue to be heavily involved in several storage technologies and we will grow our own business in line with the expected rapid growth in this essential technology space.

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Jamie Taylor

Managing Director
Onshore Renewables

Since joining Taylor Hopkinson in 2013, Jamie has developed and globalised our onshore wind, solar and storage team. As Managing Director, he manages a multi-lingual team to deliver a best-in-class service to many of the leading names in the sector. He and his team have an enviable track record within the solar and energy storage sectors and have built teams in over 40 countries across EMEA, the Americas and APAC regions. He works collaboratively with our offices in Boston, Iberia, Mexico and Singapore to ensure a truly global presence within the sector.

Simon Cairns, Principal Consultant specialising in Energy Storage at Renewable Energy Recruitment Agency Taylor Hopkinson.

Simon Cairns

Principal Consultant
Onshore Renewables

Simon leads our energy storage offering as well as the closely linked solar PV inverter business, liaising with key stakeholders across manufacturers, investors, developers, utilities, EPCs and consulting companies. He brings a wealth of experience in providing innovative solutions to recruit senior and other hard-to-fill positions to a global range of clients. 

Lucas Hofmann, Director of the Onshore Renewables Iberia & LATAM team at leading renewable energy recruitment specialists Taylor Hopkinson.

Lucas Hofmann

Director
Iberia & LATAM

Lucas leads on our engagement with Spanish-speaking markets and manages the Iberia and LATAM team, based in Spain. Following several years working as a Business Lawyer, Lucas moved into the recruitment and executive search markets, successfully completing multiple international assignments during the last eight years, with a special focus in working for IPPs and Investment Funds within the solar PV and onshore wind space. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Business Law from ESADE University. Lucas speaks fluent German, Spanish and English. 

Lewis Wright, Managing Consultant in the Onshore Renewables team at leading renewable energy consultants Taylor Hopkinson.

Lewis Wright

Managing Consultant
Onshore Renewables

Lewis plays a leading role in developing and servicing new and existing clients across the USA and Europe, with a key focus in supporting developers, EPCs, IPPs, utilities, owners and asset management firms, building high-performing teams at all levels. He has amassed a reputation and impressive track record by partnering with some of the top developers and asset owners globally. Lewis collaborates closely with our offices in Boston and Valencia, utilising our enviable networks in both domestic and international markets.

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