About Energi People – The Technical & Engineering Experts

We’re experts in technical & engineering recruitment and passionate about helping 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 tech 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

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, M&E CAD

Charlotte 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, within CadDUCT (Fabrications), RevitMEP, AutoCAD, Microstation and Navisworks, to name a few. Expert in BIM & CAD recruitment

Senior 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 Services 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.

Consultant, Building Services

Working for Energi People for the whole of his recruitment career, Connor specialises in the building services sector. Connor recruitments for a range of roles, from Project Supervisors all the way up to Company Directors.

Senior Consultant, Building Services

Connor has been with Energi People since August 2018, and has four years construction recruitment experience. Previously supplying staff to PLC and SME residential developers, he now recruits for skilled M&E management staff on a permanent basis across London and the South East. Consultative and detail oriented, he has a track record of finding the best fit for everyone involved.

Consultant, Building Services Design

Eleanor specialises in Building Services Design recruitment for the UK. Assisting Engineers within the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Design fields from Graduate to Associate Director level.

Consultant, International

Hannah specialises in the recruitment of Technical Services Professionals for luxury resorts and hotels across the Caribbean and Latin America. Providing clients with ; Technical Directors, Chief Engineers, Maintenance, Refrigeration Technicians, Group Engineers, General Resort Managers and Hotel Managers. Hannah works closely with both clients and candidates to fully understand their requirements to ensure their needs are met from beginning to end of the recruitment process.

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

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.

Principal Consultant, M&E Quantity Surveyor

Kat has been recruiting within the Building Services Sector since joining 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

For Kat’s first role within the recruitment industry she wanted to work for a niche recruitment company which made Energi People the perfect choice. Kat provides Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Building Services recruitment and delivers services that you can trust.

Senior 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.

Senior Consultant

Laura is a degree qualified senior level recruiter who possesses over 7 years of Construction and Civil Engineering recruitment experience. Laura has had the opportunity to recruit for some of the leading names within the Industry across a variety of sectors to include Highways, Rail, Utilities, Piling, Infrastructure and Energy. Laura works within the Civil Engineering division of Energi People with a focus to support the leading names within Civil Engineering with their Project and Commercial Requirements across a spectrum of sectors to include Infrastructure, Highways, Water, Utilities, Drainage and Rail.

Consultant, Structural Engineering

Neil is a specialist and experience recruiter within the Structural Engineering sector. Neil covers a range of roles Structural Engineers (all levels), Structural CAD Technicians, Structural Revit Technicians, Project Engineers, Project Managers, and Resident Engineering to name but a few! An extremely professional agent, Neil is ‘the bridge between you and your new opportunity’.

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.

Consultant, Technology

Sachin is an expert technology recruiter covering a broad range of roles within the industry and specialising in the cyber security arena. Sachin has been building his network across the nation whilst providing excellent client and candidate management services. Sachin prides himself on building the right connection between talented candidates and our clients.

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.