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“UL Renewables has worked with Taylor Hopkinson in the last year to strengthen our team of senior energy experts for our Renewable Energy Consultancy. They've been extremely effective in attracting top-level talent into our organisation. They are knowledgeable, responsive and extremely well connected in the renewable energy industry in both the US and Europe. ”

Global Director Energy Services, UL Renewables

UL Renewables has worked with Taylor Hopkinson in the last year to strengthen our team of senior energy experts for our Renewable Energy Consultancy. They've been extremely effective in attracting top-level talent into our organisation. They are knowledgeable, responsive and extremely well connected in the renewable energy industry in both the US and Europe.

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Global Director Energy Services, UL Renewables​

Offshore wind

Selecting diverse, high-performance wind teams globally

Offshore and onshore wind combined could generate more than a third (35%) of total electricity needs, becoming the prominent generation source by 2050. (IRENA, 2018)
The offshore wind sector is driving job creation on a global scale. In just over 11 years, we have successfully placed a diverse range of professionals in the main offshore wind producing countries and in new emerging markets.
Through our retained search, permanent and contract recruitment services, we help you secure the teams you need to develop, finance, construct and operate your renewable energy projects.
We have placed candidates in every project phase across over 75 offshore wind farms, covering Europe, AsiaPAC and USA.
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We place professionals in offshore wind farms across the world

Our multilingual teams operate across our key markets in Europe, Iberia & LATAM, North America and Asia.

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Our track record in Europe

  • Beatrice 
  • Robin Rigg
  • Neart na Gaoithe
  • Inch Cape
  • Seagreen
  • Moray East
  • East Anglia One
  • Humber Gateway
  • Rampion
  • Race Bank
  • Lynn & Inner 
  • Dowsing
  • West of Duddon Sands
  • Westermost Rough Lincs
  • Dogger Bank
  • Triton Knoll
  • Greater Gabbard
  • London Array
  • Hornsea 1 & 2
  • Kriegers Flak
  • Wikinger
  • Meerwind
  • Nordsee One
  • Nordsee OST
  • Global Tech One
  • Amrumbank
  • Arkona
  • Merkur
  • Baltic 2
  • Nordergründe
  • Veja Mate
  • Albatros
  • Baltic Eagle
  • Triton Knoll
  • Hohe See
  • Ostwind 2
  • Saint-Nazaire
  • Fécamp – Seine-Maritime
  • Calvados Project
  • Saint Brieuc
  • Gemini
  • Westermeerwind
  • Borssele 1 & 2
  • Borssele 3-4
  • Hollandse Kust 3 & 4
  • Fryslan
  • Crosswind
  • Nobelwind
  • Rentel
  • Seamade
  • MOG
  • Nemo Link
  • Interconnector
  • Northwester ll
  • Codling Bank
  • Arklow Bank

Our track record in APAC

  • Formosa 1 Phase 2
  • Formosa 2
  • Formosa 3
  • CFXD
  • Hai Long
  • Yunlin
  • Enshunada
  • Wkayama West
  • Ishikari

Our track record in North America

  • Vineyard Wind
  • Mayfower
  • Coastal Virginia
  • Atlantic Shores
  • Beacon Wind
  • Empire Wind
  • South Fork
  • Skipjack
  • Virginia Dominion

Meet the team

Offshore Wind - Permanent

Director, Offshore Renewables

Director, Business Development

Managing Consultant

Principal Consultant


Senior Research Consultant

Managing Consultant


Principal Consultant

Senior Consultant

Stephen Morrison


Eliot Macauley


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Offshore Wind - Contract

Head of Offshore Wind - Contract

Lead Delivery Consultant

Lead Delivery Consultant

Lead Delivery Consultant

Lead Delivery Consultant

Lead Delivery Consultant

Senior Consultant

Delivery Consultant

Delivery Consultant

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Offshore Wind - APAC

Head of APAC

Senior Consultant, BD

Managing Consultant

Emily Hu


Crystal Yang


Ellie HSU


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We are a preferred supplier to a leading developer and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland. We have supplied contract personnel across the full value chain of its offshore wind project in development, engineering, finance, construction and operations. 

Over the course of the project, we have supplied:

  • +20 contractors across all stages of the offshore wind farm

This included:

  • Package Managers
  • Planners, Document Controllers
  • SubstationCommissioning Managers
  • Client Reps
  • Marine Co-Ordinators
  • Senior Authorised Personnel

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Clint Harrison

Wind Energy – Permanent

Clint leads our dedicated Wind Energy team specialising in both the onshore and offshore wind markets. The team delivers permanent and executive search for key talent within the investment fund, IPP, utility, EPC and OEM sectors. Clint works across the full project/asset lifecycle, partnering with clients on a retained basis to successfully recruit and build out their development, construction and operational teams across the UK, European and North American markets.

Taylor Hopkinson's Director of Business Development Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson

Director, Business Development
Wind Energy – Permanent

The first employee of Taylor Hopkinson in 2009, Jeff has played an integral role in the growth of the business and has built a wide-ranging network within the offshore and onshore wind industry across Europe and North America. He is responsible for origination, engagement and management of client relationships throughout the EMEA region and North America.

Jamie-Leigh Carlin

Offshore Renewables

Jamie-Leigh focuses on supporting key placements in the onshore and offshore wind industries and the development of relationships with our extensive pool of candidates and clients.

Matt McGarvey

Managing Consultant
Wind Energy – Permanent

Matt is a Managing Consultant in Taylor Hopkinson’s Wind Energy Permanent team. He is responsible for managing recruitment mandates for both onshore wind and offshore wind. Matt specialises in leading search processes for senior technical & engineering positions, working with an international client base of project developers, investment funds & specialist consultancies. Matt has a track record of supporting businesses to set-up project execution, development and operational teams across the full asset lifecycle. Matt holds a BSc (Hons) in Politics from the University of Strathclyde.

Gavin Mack

Senior Consultant
Wind Energy – Permanent

Gavin joined Taylor Hopkinson in 2019 and is leading the delivery of search mandates for the onshore wind market with a particular focus on the UK, Europe and the US. He partners with a range of developers, utilities, investment funds and consultancies to secure onshore wind talent across all stages of the asset lifecycle from early development through construction to operations.

Elena Sanchez

Delivery Consultant
Wind Energy – Permanent

Elena focuses on supporting key placements in the onshore and offshore wind sectors, specialising in the development of relationships with our extensive pool of candidates and clients, particularly in Europe and the US. Originally from the US, Elena is based in our Glasgow office and is also proficient in Spanish.

Taylor Hopkinson Research Consultant Andrew Thomson

Andrew Thomson

Research Consultant
Wind Energy – Permanent

Andrew supports retained search assignments through proactive market mapping and engagement and leads our Business Intelligence service. He works across the full lifecycle of the offshore wind market and delivers high calibre candidates through proactive headhunting. He also works across the professional and technical spheres which support the offshore wind, onshore wind and utility industries.  

Nicky MacLeod

Principal Consultant
Wind Energy – Permanent

Nicky leads on our financial and commercial recruitment strategy which includes permanent search across the project lifecycle and in the investment and M&A markets. With a personal background in accountancy, Nicky has valuable insight into the personal competencies required to succeed in senior finance in particular.  With 16 years’ experience in senior search, Nicky has supported a diverse range of clients from large developers to boutique advisors across Europe, Asia and the USA.

Lewis Wright

Senior Consultant
Solar & Storage

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 track record in partnering with some of the top developers and asset owners globally. Lewis collaborates with TH’s offices in Boston and Valencia, utilising our enviable networks in both domestic and international markets.

Jordan Campbell

Delivery Consultant
Wind Energy – Permanent

Jordan joined Taylor Hopkinson in February 2020 and leads on the floating offshore wind market. He delivers search and recruitment mandates for the onshore and offshore wind market across Europe and the US.

Donna Ellcock

Offshore Wind – Contract

Donna leads the Contract team which specialises in the provision of contract professionals to the offshore wind and subsea cable industries worldwide. As well as managing, supporting and growing the team, she focuses on strategic business development and client account management to ensure yearonyear growth.  Donna has worked in the renewables industry since 2009 and joined Taylor Hopkinson in 2013. 

Neil Brown

Head of Offshore Wind – Contract
Offshore Wind – Contract

Since 2011 Neil has specialised in renewable energy recruitment, specifically within the offshore wind sector. With over 9 years offshore wind recruitment experience, Neil has delivered retained, permanent and contract assignments for global market leaders in offshore wind across the entire lifecycle of projects for a range of engineering, construction, commercial and financial disciplines. (office based, on-site, fabrication yards and offshore). He has built out entire white collar offshore wind project teams for clients across Europe, Asia (Including Taiwan, China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea) and the US.

Chris Quinn

Lead Delivery Consultant
Offshore Wind – Contract

Chris joined Taylor Hopkinson in 2019 as a Delivery Consultant bringing with him 4 years onshore and offshore wind experience working as a Planning & Logistics Manager, managing balance of plant (BoP) inspections teams. Chris provides resourcing, recruitment and candidate management services to offshore wind projects and clients internationally for office-based, site-based and offshore disciplines.

Richard Stainforth

Lead Delivery Consultant
Offshore Wind – Contract

Richard works closely with the leading offshore wind developers covering all stages of an offshore wind farm life cycle spanning across various locations throughout UK, Europe, USA and Asia. He joined Taylor Hopkinson in January 2020, having started his recruitment career in 2011 developing experience within Utilities, transmission & distribution and renewables.

David Jack

Delivery Consultant
Offshore Wind – Contract

David joined Taylor Hopkinson in 2020 bringing with him over 9 years recruitment experience ranging from general contract recruitment in a wide range of sectors to professional staffing delivering niche disciplines within Manufacturing and Engineering Design. David focuses on global offshore wind projects delivering white collar engineering, construction and commercial office-based roles.

Lucia Pessina

Delivery Consultant
Offshore Wind – Contract

Lucia specialises in the contract side of offshore wind, working across several countries including the UK, Europe, Asia, and the US. She recruits for key site-based roles for major offshore wind farm projects and is passionate about delivering a seamless end-to-end service to candidates and clients. She has over 3 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, focusing on engineering & transmission and distribution markets before moving into the renewable sector in 2019.

Michael Reid

Delivery Consultant
Offshore Wind – Contract

Michael specialises in candidate management, resourcing and recruitment services to renewable projects and clients globally for office-based, site-based and offshore disciplines. Michael holds a Bsc in Business Technology, and developed his career in customer management, support and business development roles with consulting firms.

Cara Clark

Offshore Wind Contract

Cara joined Taylor Hopkinson in 2021 as a Consultant in our Offshore Wind Contract team. She works with our extensive client base to place professional specialists on some of the world’s most advanced offshore wind projects. 

Stuart Gough

Delivery Consultant
Offshore Wind – Contract

Stuart has over six years’ B2B and B2C sales experience in the UK and Australia. He works within the offshore wind contracts team and his remit covers a wide range of technical and commercial disciplines across the full project lifecycle. Stuart is responsible for candidate sourcing, engagement and management where he supports a wide range of our clients based in Europe, Asia and the US.

Carl Blundon

Head of APAC

Based in Taipei, Carl has almost twenty years’ experience in the region and works with clients across APAC to customise solutions which include contingent search, retained search and contract projects. He serves as Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce, having served on the Board in Taipei since 2017. He is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese, having attended the National Taiwan University. With his deep understanding of the region and solid industry experience, Carl ensures our clients receive the highest quality of service.

David Craig

Senior Consultant, Business Development

David has a BSc in Marine Biology and has experience delivering searches in Europe, USA, LATAM and Asia-Pacific. Having joined Taylor Hopkinson in 2015, he successfully launched the company’s American operations delivering assignments across the project lifecycle for Solar and Wind clients. In 2018, he moved to Singapore to set up the first Asian office and has continued to drive Taylor Hopkinson’s success in APAC offshore wind.

Thomas Chiu

Senior Consultant

Based in our Taipei office, Thomas has 8 years’ experience in the Taiwan consulting industry, including four years’ experience in executive search. During this time, Thomas has handled retained and contingent projects for MNC clients, placing senior candidates across a range of industries. Leveraging his extensive local experience, Thomas has driven the development of our local talent pool while delivering exceptional service to our clients across the APAC region.

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