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Executive Search

Novo’s Oil, Gas, Mining, Minerals & Renewable Resources sector experts can help you identify & attract your next exceptional executive.

Executive Search in the Energy Sector: Oil, Gas, Mining, Minerals & Renewable Resources

Novo understands the profound changes taking place within the energy industry. We know that the only way to overcome these shifts and succeed is through the right people. As the global energy landscape continues its transformation, industry executives worldwide are asking how to have the right leaders to meet the growing issues and opportunities confronting the sector.

Energy Sector Executive Search

Our Executive Search experts in the energy sector help companies realise their investment in talent. Our specialists have direct knowledge of the needs of the energy industry, with many having worked directly in for years. Novo comprises experts in three main categories::

Energy organisations of all specialities truly need leaders at all levels. A critical responsibility of today’s energy professionals is the investment in a leadership pipeline that secures the future for their organisation’s constituents.

Oil and Gas Executive Search

Novo’s Oil and Gas capabilities is at the forefront of the trends and challenges facing this complex industry and serves as a strategic partner to some of the world’s premiere oil and gas organisations.

The petroleum industry functions not by the innovation of new technologies and execution of strategies, but by the individual choices of men and women in leadership. It is the executives and their teams who plan the drilling projects, determine budgets and timetables, deploy assets, and set the tone for the cultures and values of the organisation.

We know that to succeed in today’s global marketplace, oil and gas organisations must re-orientate themselves to drive creativity and expand capability, while steadily increasing productivity and reserve value. Throughout this industry-defining period, we know there is a talent shortage for experienced global leaders who can excel in this environment. Additional obstacles facing oil and gas include:

  • O&G Talent Shortage: Insufficient talent has entered into this industry during the peak years. As a result, the workforce has matured and continues to do so – not refreshing quickly enough.
  • Sector Risk: Oil and gas projects have become so large and risky that almost no companies are willing to shoulder the burden alone. As a result, the industry is seeing more joint ventures and collaborative projects between competitors.  This requires a very specific type of leadership – transformational leadership.
  • NOC Rise: There is a rise in the power of the National Oil Companies and their globalisation into “INOCs” (international national oil companies). We know this will impact senior talent needs in the industry.

Our depth of industry knowledge enables our team of experts to create a precise leadership roadmap to address these complex challenges. Our experience and capabilities uniquely position us to help drive new culture, enhance team performance, integrate an acquisition or fill a single executive need – all while minimising leadership risk across the business.

Utilities Executive Search

Novo’s Utilities team understands the diverse day-to-day issues facing utility companies and how that impacts its current and future talent landscape. In order for utility executives to remain competitive and relevant, they will need to uncover a new generation of leaders that can go beyond traditional experience.

Our international team of experts serves a dynamic list of public and private utility entities from start-up to high growth and mature stage companies, as well as investor-owned utilities, private equity firms, investment banks, and foreign and domestic infrastructure funds.

We follow the critical utility issues and trends facing executives and how they impact the talent agenda. In speaking with top-level executives every day, we know the industry seeks non-utility talent to pioneer fresh approaches in technology and products.

Many of our team’s consultants have worked directly in the industry and have an inside view of this unique sector. As a result, we have conducted hundreds of searches and provided leadership counsel to top utility executives around the world.

Nuclear Power Executive Search

Nuclear power is a proven technology which generates low carbon electricity. It is affordable, dependable, safe, and capable of increasing diversity of energy supply. It is therefore an essential part of any global solution to the related and serious challenges of climate change and energy security.


Renewable Energy Executive Search

With a deep understanding of the unique demands of sourcing and executing C-Level hires in the renewable energy industry, we are passionate about connecting top-tier talent with exceptional organisations. Our expertise allows us to identify great leaders who possess the knowledge, experience, and passion necessary to drive sustainable growth and innovation.

To discuss your requirements further please contact George Woodward: [email protected]


  • George Woodward
    Sector Specialist
    George Woodward Director

    Looking to retain a headhunting search practice?

    Are you looking to retain an executive search practice to headhunt an exceptional executive, specialist professional or NED in the Energy sector?  Contact Novo and discuss your needs with one of our Energy industry experts.

    Call: 0771 589 4058
  • Ryan Mills
    Sector Specialist
    Ryan Mills Director

    Looking to retain a headhunting search practice?

    Are you looking to retain an executive search practice to headhunt an exceptional executive, specialist professional or NED in the Energy sector?  Contact Novo and discuss your needs with one of our Energy industry experts.

    Call: 0844 241 2064
  • Dale Perrett
    Sector Specialist
    Dale Perrett Founding Director

    Looking to retain a headhunting search practice?

    Are you looking to retain an executive search practice to headhunt an exceptional executive, specialist professional or NED in the Energy sector?  Contact Novo and discuss your needs with one of our Energy industry experts.

    Call: 0844 241 2064



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Senior Land Manager (Renewable Energy)
Salary: Competitive Base + Bonus + Benefits

Our client is a specialist onshore wind energy developer. The organisation has a substantial track record in the successful development of onshore wind throughout the UK, being responsible for the delivery of approximately 1GW of renewable energy to date. …

  • Board Director/Partner Manager/Team Leader
  • Construction and Property Energy industrial Environmental Renewable Energy Technology
  • UK Wide / Flexible / Hybrid
Job Ref No: GW LDD 06/23
Date Added: 08-08-2023
This job has now been successfully concluded.
Business Development Manager / Director, Nuclear Sector
Salary: Competitive Base + Bonus + Benefits

Our client is a company that designs, produces and maintains industrial equipment and installations for clients across a broad range of power sectors, such as the Nuclear industry.…

  • Sales/Business Development
  • Construction and Property Energy industrial Engineering
  • Bristol or Manchester with plenty of flex
Job Ref No: BDM Nuclear GW 07/23
Date Added: 04-07-2023
This job has now been successfully concluded.
Managing Consultant – Oil and Gas
Salary: flexible based on experience

Our client wishes to appoint a Managing Consultant to lead the delivery of its data analytics and benchmarking services to its international oil and gas client base. Internally, the new Managing Consultant will work closely with the Managing Director to manage the operations of the UK business, offer strategic input and identify areas for business improvement.…

  • Operations Sales/Business Development Strategy/Planning
  • Energy industrial
  • Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Job Ref No: MC GW 05/23
Date Added: 16-05-2023
This job has now been successfully concluded.
Non-Executive Director (Energy Sector)
Salary: Day Rate (£1,000 per day + Expenses)

This fascinating energy sector organisation has been set up to help implement and oversee critical new governance arrangements in the industry. It is a not-for-profit organisation, totally funded by parties to the code under their respective licence to operate conditions.…

  • Non-Executive Director
  • Energy industrial Renewable Energy
  • London or Home Counties (Flex)
Job Ref No: NED GW 03/23
Date Added: 16-03-2023
This job has now been successfully concluded.
Director of Engineering
Salary: Competitive Salary with flexibility plus generous package

The new Director of Engineering will work with the CEO and will take overall responsibility for building a world class engineering function to realise the design, procurement, build, commissioning and continuous improvement of new process production facilities in the UK.…

  • Operations
  • Energy industrial Life Science Manufacturing
  • Berkshire (GB)
Job Ref No: DoE JH 12/22
Date Added: 13-12-2022
This job has now been successfully concluded.


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