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

Consultant, Building Services Design

Alex is a recruitment consultant working to secure exceptional candidates; exceptional roles. Operating purely within Building Service Design, Alex endeavours to find MEP Engineers their perfect position within idyllic organisations. Perceiving neither the candidate nor the client as the priority, Alex works under the belief that both are equally important to each other - you can’t satisfy either if you haven’t pleased both. Always transparent, reliable and personable; Alex provides a recruitment service you can rely on & enjoy, from start to finish.

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.

Team Manager, 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.

Talent Aquisition Consultant

Becci has recently Joined Energi People as a Talent Acquisition Specialist. She is an experienced, personable and a hardworking Recruiter, looking forward to expanding the team and working closely with the business leaders to help them hire great talent.

Consultant, QS

Chantal started her career in the recruitment industry in 2017 working across all Mechanical & Electrical disciplines within the Utilities sector. Joining Energi People in February 2019, she now specialises solely within the M&E Commercial sector working on Building Services projects across the UK. Chantal is passionate about learning her industry inside and out so she can deliver a dedicated and knowledgeable service, allowing her to forge strong networks and long-lasting relationships with Clients & Candidates alike.

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, Technology

Emily has over 10 years experience placing quality candidates within the technical arena. Specialising in contract staffing, she prides herself on excellent candidate and client relationship building. Combining her market knowledge, exceptional candidate and client networks and passion for the job, has enabled Emily to excel in her recruitment career.

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, Caribbean and Remote Islands, Executive Hospitality

Gareth specialises in the supply of all hospitality executives and professional throughout the Caribbean and LATAM. He specifically works with clients in luxury resorts & remote islands, with niche requirements and needs. Building strong relationships with both clients and candidates allows Gareth to fulfil all positions to the best of his ability.

Senior Consultant, Caribbean and Remote Islands, Executive Hospitality

Hannah specialises in resourcing executive hospitality professionals, specifically within remote island locations. Working with clients within the luxury hospitality sector from the Caribbean to the South Pacific and beyond, to source sought after individuals to work within a niche environment. Building strong relationships, and working to client and candidate time zones allows her to fulfil requirements effectively. This has resulted in exclusive relationships with some of the World’s top island resorts.

Consultant, Structures

Harry has three years’ experience as a specialist recruiter. His background in Sports Coaching has enabled him to communicate effectively to all levels of clients and candidates. His journey started in recruitment working as a specialist Housing Association recruitment consultant. Becoming a specialist in finding the best talent on the market is Harry’s passion, along with his football, and is now proud to work on the Structures desk here at Energi People since October 2019. Making sure we provide the best service to clients and candidates within Structural Engineering.

Associate Director, Building Services Design UK & International

James has over 13 1/2 years of experience in MEP building services recruitment within the UK, 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 & commercial staff 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.”

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.

Team Manager, 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.”

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, Caribbean & LATAM Construction

Louise specialises in the supply of construction professionals throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Having spent the last 5 years working in a remote Caribbean Island location in the construction industry, she truly understands what it takes to gain longevity and be successful in the Caribbean market. Her background of recruiting within the Caribbean enables her to source the ideal candidate based on her knowledge of island living and construction trends within the region. She is well versed with the legalities and requirements when moving to the Caribbean and can assist the process, both client and candidate side.

Consultant, Technology

Coming from an IT heavy background, Matthew is able to bring his experience to the Cyber Security team at Energi People. A degree in Science enables him to think logically and laterally which are key attributes for such a saturated market.

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, Building Services

Having come from a Sales and Business Development background over the last 7 years, Portia joined the Energi People team in August 2019. Portia has a passion for developing client relationships, meeting new people and a fire inside to succeed.

Consultant, Technology

Rene has 15 years’ experience within sales and account management working in many industries, FMCG, Hospitality, Retail. He is a specialist in providing permanent recruitment services in information security, IT security and cyber security sector with principles based on honesty and transparency. Rene will focus on building long-term relationships based on trust, credibility and hard work. Energi People is the perfect environment to build a career within the Cyber Crime Prevention an ever evolving industry.

Consultant, Building Services

Robyn has a passion for being a recruitment Consultant and specialises in the building services industry. During her time at Energi People Robyn has built a strong network of clients and a large talent pool of high quality candidates. Robyn prides herself on building and maintaining strong professional relationships.

Credit Controller

Sarah has been working as a Credit Controller in the commercial sector since 2017. She is a keen problem solver and enjoys forging meaningful working relationships with clients.

Team Leader, Caribbean & LATAM Construction & Hospitality

Sarah specialises in the supply of all construction professionals, along with HR and financial personnel throughout the Caribbean and LATAM. Sarah works closely with her clients, providing conclusive and bespoke professionals whom are carefully selected and referenced. Sarah is a knowledgeable consultant at the forefront of the market, always up to date with local market knowledge, and future developments along with assisting candidates with the legal and the logistics of relocating abroad.

Consultant, Structures

Tom has started my Recruitment career with Energi People, and enjoys the fast paced environment where no two days are the same! Tom is a professional in all aspects of his role, and prides himself on working honestly from start to completion for clients and candidates. Tom works in the niche and specialist environment of Structural Engineering and understands the expectations and needs for various parties within the industry.