CleanTech Recruitment

Placing the tech in CleanTech. Richard Wheeler Associates is a leading cleantech recruiter specialising in permanent cleantech jobs with technical skill sets.

With a keen interest in, and knowledge of, the cleantech sector, we partner with pioneering UK companies to build teams of specialist clean tech professionals.

Here at RWA we’re enthusiastic supporters of green tech and sustainability (our MD even lives in a watermill, under restoration!).

Our recruitment expertise and network of contacts means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs. We know that in addition to looking for seriously skilled people, every new hire must share your passion for clean technology.

In partnering with us, you can be 100% confident you will receive ‘right fit’ applications from candidates who have been thoroughly briefed, are keen to work with you and are interested in what you are doing. 

We aim for a conversion rate of an offer per 2 CVs shortlisted.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

CleanTech Careers

We’re proud of our track record of successfully representing exceptional people - people with vision, experts in their field, many with PhD’s - who are looking to work on exciting new clean tech projects.

If you would like to explore your career options and have skills / experience in any of the following areas, we would like to hear from you:

  • Renewable Energy

  • Home Energy Management Systems

  • Green Transportation

  • Clean Energy

  • Smart Buildings

  • Smart Metering Systems

  • Environmental Technologies

  • Smart Cities

Typical of our clients in this field are firms such as PassivSystems with one of the most technologically advanced Home Energy Management Systems in the world; and Energy Systems Catapult, an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that takes a whole-systems view of the sector in order to decarbonise the energy system at lowest cost. 

We partner with award winning technology-led companies to recruit for jobs based in London, Oxford, Newbury, Birmingham, the high-tech M3, M4 corridor, as well as part and fully working from home across different countries and time zones.

CleanTech Recruitment Testimonials

Digital Energy System Map for the UK

Energy Networks Association (ENA) is developing an in-depth digital system map of the UK’s energy system to support a pathway to net zero. Network data will be pulled from Britain’s electricity and gas network operators and integrated into the digital map. 

The proof-of-concept project will allow the association to test the model it is developing for a full National Energy System Map, which is set to include network assets, generators and energy intensive users. 

The Clean Energy New Economic Revolution

So, a couple of months after the momentous public and private sector commitments involving billionaire movers and shakers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Reid Hoffman, Jeff Bezosh and other high-profile entrepreneurs to pledge to spark a “new economic revolution” based around clean energy through launching a new investment drive for renewables…..it’s instructive to look back and reflect on the issues - and exactly what was agreed.

Countering Bias In Recruitment

As the push to diversify the IT sector picks up speed, so too has awareness of unconscious bias. Can technology-enabled ‘blind’ recruitment do a better job of identifying talent?  In these more enlightened times, companies have strategies to beat a kneejerk reaction to an unfamiliar name, the “wrong” gender, or the suspect “gut feeling”.

EU Settlement Scheme

Freedom of Movement ended on 31 December 2020. EU, EEA (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and Swiss citizens living in the UK before this date need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to retain the right to live and work here. 

The deadline for applying is 30th June 2021. Only those who have been granted indefinite leave to remain or have Irish Citizenship are exempt.

Applicants will either be given Pre-Settled or Settled status depending on how long they’ve been living in the UK.

The Costs of Net Zero: Action vs Inaction

Reaching net zero in the energy network will cost the UK £3 trillion, according to a new cost analysis from National Grid ESO.

The costing applies to the four scenarios laid out by the operator in its Future Energy Scenarios, which was released in July. This outlined two scenarios – Consumer Transformation and System Transformation – where net zero was hit by 2050, one – Leading the Way – where net zero was hit by 2048, and finally one – Steady Progression – where the deadline was missed, and the UK still emitting 258 MtCO2e in 2050.

Celebrating 33 Years in Business!

Richard Wheeler Associates is celebrating 33 years in business! By my maths that’s nudging a third of a century. RWA’s success has always come from identifying standout people for standout tech clients - through extreme quality and forging long term partnerships.  

Top flight, ambitious, individuals and businesses within Cyber Security, MedTech, CleanTech & Renewables, AI & Data Analytics, IoT, technology startups.  Along the way we’ve helped build tech businesses from the ground up and are still doing so today. 

Recruiting EU Tech Talent Post Brexit

It’s clear that with freedom of movement ending in a handful of weeks, tech firms in the UK fear an immediate shortage of talent and lack of access to talent pools and technical expertise as a result. For many years the sector has benefited from accessing talent by tapping into the flexible EEA labour market and importing talent from further afield when needed. 

New Immigration System: What Do Employers Need to Know?

Hiring people from the EU will not be as easy as before Brexit.  There will be additional financial and administrative costs from 1st January 2021 when freedom of movement ends.  

Businesses will need to sponsor EU nationals to work in the UK by applying for a sponsor licence under the government’s points-based system. 

Companies are being urged to check now that they are prepared for the new immigration rules using the government’s transition tool.

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