About Energi People – The Construction Engineering Experts

We’re experts in construction engineering recruitment and passionate about helping engineering people innovate, achieve competitive advantages, deliver projects above expectations, expand overseas and win new business. This is our journey.


How it began

Energi People was founded in 2002. Currently led by Alex Christie and Nick Rothery with the aim to be the recruitment partner of choice for the engineering, design and construction sectors throughout the globe.


Our Journey

We’ve been instrumental in the success of such incredible projects.

The journey has been very interesting & exciting. Established just prior to the building boom of the noughties both in the UK and overseas. We survived the challenges of the credit crunch in 2008/9, and since the business has gone from strength to strength and Energi People are enjoying an average of 50% growth per year over the past 3 years. The close & long standing relationships we have with our clients and our talent network has seen Energi People deliver key hires and entire project teams that have been instrumental in the success of incredible projects as diverse as;, the world’s tallest building in Dubai, ultra-exclusive resorts in the Caribbean, top secret projects in the UK and billion dollar hospitals in Qatar.


Our Philosophies

We won’t desert you when the going gets tough, that’s when we are at our best.

Alex and Nick run Energi People based on the principles of professionalism, dedication and excellence and have developed a strong culture that is passionate about building long-term, meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships. Our approach is based on collaboration, understanding and communication to ensure we always connect the right talent with the right organisation and that every experience is a positive one.

With combined experience of over 200 years in the construction engineering recruitment & staffing space covering every continent in the world, we probably have the expertise to support you.

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The Team Behind You

Group Managing Director

Alex has been recruiting construction engineering talent for large construction engineering firms since the 1990’s. Although currently the MD of Energi People, Alex still loves to recruit building services engineers.

Principal Technology Recruitment Consultant, Technology

Alexandra has specialised in technology recruitment for over five years. During this time, she has built a strong network of clients and a large talent pool of technology candidates. The sector is constantly changing, with advances in technology. Cyber-crime prevention and management is a strong growth area with high demand for experienced and skilled professionals.

Consultant, Structural Engineering

Chris first joined the recruitment industry in 2014 recruiting within the sales and commercial sector. Due to his father’s career as an electrical design engineer, Chris felt it the natural progression to recruit in the engineering field and joined Energi People in July 2015. Since then, Chris has acquired invaluable knowledge and sector experience within the Civil/Structural engineering discipline, aiding various Structural Design Consultants from local SME’s through to globally renowned design consultants with securing engineering talent.

Senior Consultant, Building Service Design

Chris Wright has been a specialist recruiter within building services for over 7 years and partners with design consultants across the country to recruit the top Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Design Engineers from graduate level to Associate Directors. He also holds expertise in other specialist areas such as Sustainability, Fire and CFD Engineering etc. Recruiting both permanent and contract staff Chris prides himself on working as a professional and ethical recruiter assisting both candidates and his clients through the recruitment process and has developed a very strong network within the building services sector.

Principal Consultant, Rail

Daniel is an experienced recruiter in the Rail Infrastructure arena. Over 5 years, Daniel has built up an extensive network of Clients and Candidates. Working predominately in the White Collar Consultancy market Daniel has developed an acute understanding of the trials that clients face when looking to fill roles where the candidate pool is small.
By understanding what the clients are looking for in terms of both technical ability and personality, Daniel is placed to find the right candidate(s) quickly and efficiently.
Daniel has placed candidates into both permanent and contract roles across multiple disciplines into the railways Clients, Consultancies, Principle Contractors and Sub-Contractors. Many of whom are still in place

Senior Consultant, Building Services Project Management

David has spent his entire recruitment career at Energi People, in Building Services, and his knowledge of recruitment is specifically tailored to the Mechanical and Electrical engineering market. He specialises in recruiting Mechanical and Electrical Supervisors, Project Engineers and Project Managers working in London and the Home Counties in the Commercial, Retail, Residential, Airport, Stadia, Hospital and Education sectors on projects from £10,000 to £30,000,000. He is already very well connected with most of the M&E Contractors in London and the South East, from the largest to the Small to Medium sized businesses, which is due to his personalised and intuitive service on offer from David and the team for both Candidates and Clients alike.

Senior Consultant, CAD\BIM

Emma joined Energi People in 2014 and has successfully developed a CAD recruitment desk within the MEP Building services arena. Emma has previously worked within a design led sales environment since leaving college. She enjoys working with creative people and supporting career development. Emma concentrates on CAD and BIM recruitment solutions within the MEP sector, sourcing candidates with technical knowledge and solid software skill sets. Working and developing knowledge with candidates and clients, working with CadDUCT (Fabrications), RevitMEP, AutoCAD, Microstation and Navisworks, to name a few.
Expert in BIM & CAD recruitment

Consultant, International

Hannah specialises in MEP design recruitment within the MENA region and comes from a background in generating acquisitions for National and International blue-chip companies.

Team Manager, International

James has over 10 years of experience in MEP building services recruitment within the Middle East and Asia, placing high calibre mechanical and electrical engineers from graduate through to director level. He has developed long term relationships with the majority of the world’s leading international engineering consultancies, contractors, quantity surveying practices and developers. Over the last 10 years, James has recruited teams of building services design & project engineers who have designed and built some of the most iconic construction projects in the world including; The Burj Khalifa, Dubai Airport Expansion, Atlantis Hotel, Dubai Metro, SIDRA Medical & Research Centre and the Dubai Mall.”

Team Leader, Structural Engineering

Moved into the recruitment industry in 2012, following 3 years working within Building Surveying. Since joining Energi People in 2014 Jamie has recruited within Civil/Structural Engineering building and servicing key relationships with some of the UK’s most reputable consultancies. Currently Jamie is the Civil/Structural Team Leader helping design consultants of various sizes build long standing teams, as well as personally focussing on placing contract staff. Jamie is always happy to talk and share information on the Civil/Structural Market.

Head of Marketing

Jane manages most of our content for the blog and social media channels, including sharing advice for candidates and clients on recruitment, the job market and related issues. We’re always interested in your experience so if you would like to contribute a guest post to our blog, get in touch using the contact page.

Senior Consultant, Structural Engineering

With 4 years recruitment experience and as a senior member of staff at Energi People Jason works as a partner with the most influential structural engineering candidates in London. Jason assists structural engineers in discovering their next career choice by matching their requirements both professionally and personally through a consultative service and working with the most innovative clients.

Senior Consultant, M&E Quantity Surveyor

Kat has been recruiting within the Building Services Sector for the past 3 years for Energi People, she supplies M&E Quantity Surveyors and Estimators needs to well respected M&E Main and Sub Contractors in the UK.
“I have now been at Energi people since 2013 and enjoy every moment of my time in the office, Energi provides a great working environment and some really great people to work alongside. The Business is rapidly growing and comes with a great level of support.
I am now a Senior Consultant – (M&E Quantity Surveying) and on track for my next promotion. I recruit all levels of Commercial staff for my clients from Junior Estimators, Assistant Level M&E Quantity Surveyors to Commercial Directors within some of the largest M&E Contractors in the UK.”

Consultant, Building Services Project Management

Kim has been working for Energi People since August 2016, however has been with in the recruitment industry for over 6 years. Previously working for CV-Library as the no.1 sales executive selling advertising to recruiters all over the UK. Currently Kim covering all M&E Building Services – white collar roles, over the whole of the UK. She is very passionate about what she does and by listening and consulting about the current market, she has built strong relations already with some of the top contractors and candidates in her vertical. She is always approachable and consistently helping people in the industry, her clients find the right people for their projects and her candidates find the right job for their next career move.

Director, Structural Engineering

Nick has been a leading recruiter in the Civil and Structural Engineering sector since 2003. He started his career by working for a large South Coast recruiter where he gained invaluable knowledge recruiting for leading Global organisations along with some of the UK’s emerging SME’s. In 2011 Nick formed his own structural recruitment company utilising his wide network of Structural Engineers helping to staff some of the UK’s iconic buildings projects. In 2013 Nick joined forces with Alex Christie to form Energi People. With both Directors sharing the same recruitment values and principals Energi People have rapidly grown to be one of the leading provider of technical engineering staff.

Senior Consultant, Caribbean and Americas

Sarah is a Specialist in recruiting throughout Latin America & the Caribbean Construction Industry. Sarah recruits for Developers, End Clients, General Contractors, Specialist Subcontractors and Consulting Practices, providing conclusive and bespoke recruitment solutions.

Sarah works closely with clients in order to fully understand the requirements of the business, this often includes business trips to the Caribbean and skype meetings. Sarah is a knowledgeable consultant and is able to assist with the legal and the logistics of relocating abroad.

Team leader, Building Services

Sean Flude has been a professional recruiter specialising within the M&E industry since 1986 having previously benefitted from an education at Lancaster Royal Grammar School.
Sean is currently the Team Leader of the Building Services Construction department at Energi People. Previous high profile projects that Sean has recruited for include the high profile Vauxhall Cross MI6 building in Central London for which he recruited the entire M&E Project Team from “Number One” Project Manager through to Site Supervisors , QS and site based engineering co-ordination drawing office staff. Previous extra-Curricular achievements include being a member of the under 21 GB Water Polo Squad, Competition swimmer for Northern Counties and Lancashire and (more recently) bass player with the world famous tribute to the cure “The Cureheads” and Assistant Scout Leader at 1st Shepperton Scout Group.