What We Do
Recruitment across the Built & Natural Environment
ALLEN & YORK have a unique blend of recruitment skills and technical knowledge. Every consultant is an expert in their field and has an extensive specialist network.
We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the global sustainable economy, by continuing to deliver excellent specialist recruitment services across our markets.
Assurance Manager - Senior Manager
Assurance Manager - Senior Manager London Allen and York are working with an international consultancy and construction company, founded and built on exceptional people, a commi...Read More +
Assistant Sustainability Manager
West London, London
Are you working in the construction sector? Do you have experience in both environmental and social elements of sustainability? Are you based in West London or the Home Counties...Read More +
Are you living and working in the South/SW of England? Are you an Environmental Advisor/Manager? Looking to join a company where you can progress and develop further? Then read ...Read More +
Shift Charge Engineer - Safety Systems - Energy from Waste
Safety Systems Engineer £46.5K plus 20% shift allowance London Would you like the opportunity to manage the safety of engineering operations at a large energy from waste (EfW) s...Read More +
Senior Quantity Surveyor
South East England, England
Are family values important to you? good then read on....... Are you an established Quantity Surveyor? spending your days calculating costs, preparing contracts, then communicat...Read More +
Plant Operator - Energy from Waste
Plant Operator - EfW £34K + 30% Shift Allowance London Would you like the opportunity to work for an innovative and growing energy from waste (EfW) company, turning rubbish into...Read More +
Shift Manager - Energy from Waste
Shift Manager £50K + 30% Shift Allowance + 10% Bonus London This is no ordinary management position, this is a leadership role on the cutting-edge of waste recycling in the UK. ...Read More +
Plant Technician - Energy from Waste
Plant Technician - Waste & Recycling £39K + 30% Shift Allowance London Would you like the opportunity to be part of a growing and innovative energy from waste (EfW) company? Tak...Read More +
North London, London
Allen and York are working with a global renewable energy company which has been active in the renewable energy industry for over 30 years. They are currently looking to appoint...Read More +
An opportunity for an experienced Principal Designer to join my client on a short term basis 3-6 month FTC, who are working with their public and private sector clients on a mix...Read More +
Head of Consumables
Do you get annoyed by a dripping tap? Fed up unblocking the plug? You can find solutions to these problems without being Mr Muscle! You could work for a company who specialise i...Read More +
Communications Manager - Oxford
Communications Manager - Oxford Would you be excited to manage communications for a public listed business with some very unique technological solutions to the world's renewable...Read More +
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Growth of Distributed Energy
National Grid’s annual report Future Energy Scenarios (FES) 2018 runs a selection of predictions based on trends within the energy generation sector. This year’s report predicts that distributed energy could contribute up to 65 per cent of the UK’s energy supply by 2050. Such is the predicted move towards distributed energy, that the report has been reframed around the issue of decentralisation, with the significant growth of smaller scale solar and wind operations. Other predictions include the rise of electric vehicles (EV), increased storage capacity, decarbonisation of energy generation and the continuing demand for gas. As specialists in energy recruitment, we are certainly seeing a demand for technicians working across distributed energy. We are recruiting for positions across management, technical and engineering, development, sales, installation, policy, research and consulting. Centrica recently announced that it expects to post 50% higher revenues from its distributed energy business versus 2017, and has a million connected homes customers, after adding 91,000 ‘smart homes’ to its books in the first four months of this year, and in the US distributed solar PV has increased by 35 percent nationwide. Fintan Slye, Director of the Systems Operator at National Grid, said “Balancing energy supply and demand will become increasingly complex between now and 2050. The growth of decentralised generation, meeting carbon reduction targets for heat and the continued importance of gas furthers the need for a coordinated approach across the whole industry.” If you are looking for a new job or for energy recruitment services, please contact Kris Kobi at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986. See all energy jobs
Insect Farming to Manage Food Waste
Each year over 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste is produced globally, which equates to about 1 trillion USD just thrown away on the compost heap. Green startup company, Entomics are championing the use of insect farming as a solution to turn this food waste into useful, saleable product. Entomics was one of the green startups that ALLEN & YORK had the pleasure of meeting at the Green Tech Challenge event earlier this year. Their team of biotechnicians take low value food waste and turn it into high value agricultural products. The black solider fly larvae convert food waste in to fats and proteins, the fats are refined into biodiesel, the protein is converted into animal feed and from this process comes a bi-product which is a natural pesticide. Entomics vision is to transform food waste into a positive resource, helping to provide a sustainable model for global societies. The company comprises four recent University of Cambridge graduates with backgrounds in biochemistry, biology, engineering and business. Find out more about the team in this interview with Cambridge TV If you are interested in working or recruiting across the waste sector, contact Charles Cocklin, Principal Consultant Waste & Recycling at ALLEN & YORK see all waste jobs
What is a Seabin?
ALLEN & YORK had the privilege of being part of the expert panel for the Green Tech Challenge last month, offering talent resourcing and recruitment strategy advice to 12 start-ups across the green sector. Seabin Project is a clean tech start-up with offices in Australia and Europe, their mission is simple and ambitious; “To Save the Ocean, by helping to rid the planet’s oceans of pollution”. The initial steps of the project have been to introduce an ingeniously simply rubbish bin for the ocean which is capable of collecting ¾; tons of debris every year. The Seabin V5, is a floating bin, which skims rubbish off the surface and sucks it into the catch-bag below. Seabin Project are working in partnership with marinas, ports and yacht clubs to target rubbish hotspots and reduce the amount of mismanaged waste that enters the ocean. They have bins in 7 countries around the world. The Seabin is capable of sucking up 90,000 plastic shopping bags a year or 16,500 plastic bottles. It also has absorbent pads which skim off oil and pollutants from the surface of the water, and items that are too big for the big are kept by the side due to the inflow of water, and can be collected easily. Each bin is monitored closely and in the years that they have been operating, they have never caught a fish. Seabin Project realise that they can’t solve the world’s ocean pollution problems with bins alone, so they are also actively engaged in partnerships to reach out to corporations, governments, non-profits and environmental agencies to engage them in science and education programmes to influence waste disposal behaviour on land before it even reaches the oceans. Each bin costs around £3,000, they require minimal running costs (around 75p a day) and all the components are fully recyclable. In 2017 the first UK Seabin was installed in Portsmouth harbour by Land Rover BAR and this year the second is now operating at north-east harbour in Banff, Scotland. Seabin Project was created by two avid surfers, Pete Ceglinski and Andrew Turton who decided to quit their jobs to help develop a waste management solution to clean-up the world’s oceans – learn more about Seabin Project here. If you are interested in working or recruiting across the waste sector, contact Charles Cocklin, Principal Consultant Waste & Recycling at ALLEN & YORK see all waste jobs
Green Tech Start-Up Creating Clean Air Zones
ALLEN & YORK were delighted to join the expert panel at the Green Tech Challenge last month, giving recruitment and talent management advice to 12 start-ups across the green sector. We met some incredible new innovators who are creating new ways of addressing our environmental challenges for the future. Airlabs is one of these start-ups, who are doing amazing work in reducing our exposure to air pollution, by creating clean air zones across UK cities. Airlabs is based in London and has its foundations in atmospheric chemistry and airflow engineering. The team are creating new street furniture, car cabin units and nano carbon filters which effectively remove more than 95% of Nitrogen Dioxide (with other pollutants) from the air. Air pollution in cities is usually made up of Nitrogen Dioxide (from cars, buses, planes and trains, especially diesel engines), Carbon Monoxide from home appliances, Ozone from ultra-violet radiation and chemical reactions and Particulate Matter made-up of fine airborne particles. All of which are contributing to 92% of the world’s population being exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution. By targeting city hot spots and applying a combination of atmospheric chemistry and airflow modelling, Airlabs are creating clean air zones in places where people gather and linger, such as outside shops, restaurants and public spaces. They have also developed street furniture which delivers clean air in transport hubs, outside offices and on private terraces, and have recently released the Airbubbl.(pictured) which removes polluted air inside cars, where levels of NO2 can be 21% higher than on the street. We’re excited about the creativity these start-ups are generating within the green sector and feel positive about the difference such companies will make to improving our environment for future generations. See all air quality jobs
ALLEN & YORK Award Winners - June 2018
At ALLEN & YORK we really enjoy celebrating success and rewarding excellence. So, it is with great pleasure that we present our monthly and Q1 award winners: David Ward (Recruitment Consultant Construction & CDM), Jenna Udall (Admin), Charles Cocklin (Principal Recruitment Consultant Waste & Recycling) and Paul Carter (Recruitment Consultant Environment) Congratulations everyone!
ALLEN & YORK Recruitment Partner for CL:AIRE
Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) is an independent not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 to stimulate the regeneration of contaminated land in the UK by raising awareness of, and confidence in, practical and sustainable remediation technologies. CL:AIRE offer training development resources, research papers and best practice information for members, and act as a touchstone for government and industry experts; providing technical secretariat services for a number of industry wide programmes such as the Land Forum and the Contaminated Land Expert Panel. ALLEN & YORK have 25 years of experience recruiting across contaminated land and geoenvironmental positions and our lead recruitment consultant, Tom Herbert is currently working with CL:AIRE to support their recruitment and talent engagement strategy. “ALLEN & YORK were very responsive to all our questions and queries. Our recruitment was nuanced and we had the impression they understood our business and requirements”. Hiring Manager CL:AIRE Working closely with CL:AIRE gives us a clear understanding of each assignment, and we're able to mine our talent pools and extensive networks to source the most relevant and engaged candidates for each position. "It's a pleasure working with CL:AIRE as the roles are well defined and challenging, which means we have a clear picture of the perfect fit for each role. Due to the complex nature of skills required and the scarcity of candidates in this field, every placement is rewarding". Tom Herbert, Lead Consultant Environment at ALLEN & YORK If you are looking to recruit across; contaminated land and remediation, geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01202 888 986
ALLEN & YORK Partner with GREENTECH CHALLENGE 2018
We're excited about taking part in the GREENTECH CHALLENGE's Investor Day London 2018. Connecting & Advising 12 new start-ups on the best way forward for their recruitment and talent engagement. Connecting the best green startups with top-tier consultants and investors through intense 4-day growth programmes all over Europe. Participation for startups is FREE! Participants receive tailored hands-on consulting in: accounting law intellectual property rights recruitment management consulting PR tech Start-ups are carefully screened for each programme, based on: environmental impact the strength of the team scalability of the business model current traction, especially revenue and funding The 12 startup are; Airlabs - A holistic approach to improving air quality in cities. Entomics - 'Closes the food waste loop’ by transforming organic waste into sustainable agricultural inputs. Exergyn - An innovative new engine that runs on waste hot water. Ecosync - A platform that synchronizes building technologies to improve energy efficiency. Glaze & Save - Energy efficient products that protect the original glazing in buildings. My Green Pod - UK's largest independent ethical lifestyle media Paper Plus Europe - Tree free, carbon neutral paper RanMarine - Drones that swim through water, eating plastic and other unwanted material. Seabin Project - Helping to solve ocean plastic pollution and ocean conservation. The Cheeky Panda - Ultra sustainable zero carbon Bamboo Tissue Products Thermal Compaction Group - Sustainable waste management solutions. WithLula - Biodegradable flushable sanitary products Senior Consultants from ALLEN & YORK; Katie Pereira, Team Leader Sustainability, Sally Woods, Team Leader Energy and Lester Lockyer, Managing Director, will be consulting with each startup to offer expert advice about recruitment and talent engagement across the green sector. Future Planet are hosting the evening event, which will feature an informative panel discussion, followed by quickfire pitches from the 12 pioneering green tech startups, and the audience will then vote for their favourite. Tickets available - Tuesday 19th June
Women In Sustainability - Creating Flexible Career Pathways
Following the success of the Women In Sustainability (WINS) Webinar 'How to Grow Your Green Career' we are looking forward to joining WINS again, at their Newcastle Hub event on the 28th June. The focus is: 'The Messiness of Careers: Creating Flexible Career Pathways with Impact & Meaning' How can we navigate a career path that feels successful and fulfilling whilst also juggling caring and other responsibilities? Is it possible to negotiate flexible working for demanding roles? For women seeking to apply their talents making a difference, what are the options to progress even when it feels doors are closing? Speaker include: Katie Pereira, Sustainability Lead, ALLEN & YORK Katie manages the Sustainability team at ALLEN & YORK, overseeing mandates for senior appointments through to mid-level hire for both corporate and consultancy clients. She is a highly experienced recruiter having specialised in this field for over 10 years. Katie holds a BSc in Geography and MSc in Coastal Zone Management. View Katie's profile Sharon Lashley, PIEMA, Enviro UK Consultants Sharon launched Enviro UK Consultants Ltd in July 2013 as an environmental consultancy helping businesses improve their green credentials including being more energy efficient, accessing renewable energy, making carbon savings, managing their waste responsibly and also ensuring compliance with environmental legislation. Enviro UK is a registered trainer and training centre for the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and who offer accredited courses for business to help them manage their waste. They also offer training in environmental sustainability, energy management and renewable energy awareness. We’re delighted to be joining the Women In Sustainability network again and exploring the challenges and solutions for an impactful and flexible career. Join us and Register today