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Case Study:

Project Manager

The Search:

Renew Consultancy was appointed to identify a Project Manager to carry out a critical role within the business.

The client’s challenge was due to an internal promotion and needing to recruit externally, they had tried recruiting themselves without success, offers were rejected due to the candidates receiving counter offers at their current employers, and were frustrated with the lack of candidate commitment.

The client needed an experienced Project management professional with specific sector knowledge to ensure their customers’ projects were delivered on time and within budget. 

Key Candidate Attributes

  • Take responsibility for multiple CHP projects from order through delivery, installation and commissioning before handover to the client.
  • Attend project meetings 
  • Organise and attend client site technical meetings
  • Liaise with the supply chain for component logistics
  • Coordinating and managing sub-contractors 
  • Oversee commissioning activities and ensure the projects are completed.
  • Strong practical electrical engineering knowledge of LV power generation and distribution systems.
  • Experience with building services plant (both electrical and mechanical)
  • Self-motivated, and trustworthy to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Good verbal and written presentation skills
  • Self-motivated, and trustworthy to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Relevant experience with Generators, Combined Heat and Power Systems .
  • Strong practical knowledge of CHP, acoustics, mechanical P&ID’s, Electrical Schematics


The Challenge

Finding an experienced Project Manager with specific knowledge of Generators, Combined heat and Power Systems, coupled with the execution in managing multiple high-value and complex projects at one time.

The Project Manager must be happy travelling long distances and capable of thriving in a fast-changing environment.



Our Solution

Renew Consultancy responded by appointing our expert research team to market, map and identify Technical Project Engineers, Project Managers and Installation Managers across the agreed geographical location with specific experience executing complex projects from cradle to grave within the Combined Heat and Power Industry. 

We created a list of target companies and projects and brought together a targeted list of potential candidates for the client.

Candidate Testimony



Identifying the candidate

Renew Consultancy’s rigorous search methodology identified a total of 68 candidates across the Power Generation industry. Our tried and tested screening process resulted in a shortlist of 6 candidates for our client, of which 5 were selected to interview. 

The successful candidate owns responsibility for a project from receipt at the point of sale, through delivery, installation, commissioning and handover. 

They have a wealth of experience liaising with sales departments and co-ordinating the designs of Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and GA designs. 

The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the commissioning stage to ensure the project is complete within the program timeframe and to the utmost satisfaction. 


About Renew Consultancy


Renew Consultancy is recognized as a key partner for executive hiring for owners/operators, service providers, and specialists in on-site Energy Generation.

Through behavioural and technical assessment, we identify professionals for career-defining opportunities by analysing their attributes and potential through a situational lens. 

With significant experience across the Power Generation industry, our team brings expertise in executive search, market intelligence, and career advisory services.