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Utilities Recruitment

The utilities industry is going through an unprecedented amount of change and disruption. Tightening regulation, the drive to become more customer-centric and the launch of high profile programmes such as Smart Metering and Open Water are fundamentally changing the competitive landscape and creating a requirement for new and difficult to acquire skillsets within organisations. Over the years we have forged close partnerships with some of the UK’s largest utility providers, helping them bridge the gap between strategy and people to effectively manage the challenges of change. Our Utilities Practice has established itself as one of the most respected in the industry with a proven track record of being able to deliver at scale and exceed client expectations even in the most demanding of circumstances.

Here's why clients typically engage with our Utilities practice:

  • Briefs to internal or external recruitment partners are getting lost in translation.
  • Too much time and money is being spent sourcing for niche skills.
  • Key metrics like CV to interview and interview to offer rate are sub-optimal.
  • Major initiatives drive a requirement to fill a large number of roles in short timeframes.
  • Requirement to understand market information such as salary benchmarks.
  • Desire to improve recruitment processes to drive predictability of result.
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Recently completed assignments

Smart Metering Programme Director


Technical Architect


Enterprise Architect (Utilities)


Putting the smart people into Smart Metering

Find out how the relationship between CGI and Stott and May progressed from an initial requirement in 2014 for a small number of developers with a specific skill set and security clearance to a managed service partnership involving over 150 contractors by 2017.
Experienced recruiters, with excellent knowledge of the market. If you want someone to bombard you with random CVs, then go somewhere else. Having no time to waste, I appreciated the fact that they made the effort to understand my needs as a customer and provide me with a targeted response in the form of a narrow selection of quality candidates. Their help was even more appreciated as I was looking to hire in a different geography. Great to do business with!
CIO - Ofgem
The Stott & May team have been a breath of fresh air; they listen to our requirements, understand our needs, provide high quality candidates in a timely fashion, work very quickly to resolve any difficulties and are patient with our internal process. As a result, our placements have continued to grow and are now in excess of 150 contractors.
Smart Metering Programme Director - CGI
Having very specific requirements for recruiting within a challenging and non- traditional industry it was essential that the candidates fitted the role, the team and the culture. Stott & May have made the process exceptionally easy for me by ensuring they understood the dynamics of the team and work environment as well as the required skills and experience. They definitely do not subscribe to a ‘one job title fits all roles’ approach and for that I am extremely grateful.
Head of IS - Thames Water
The environment we are operating in means we need a very select skill set, quickly and within tight budgets – Stott and May’s understanding of our culture and needs ensure that they deliver 1st class contractors within exceptional timeframes – typically 24 hours from briefing. We wouldn’t be able to deliver the volume and scale of projects within the timeframes without the staff Stott and May have provided.
IT Business Enhancements Leader - Affinity Water

Meet some of the Utilities practice

Annette Smith

Associate Director