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Key renewables appointment heralds expansion for market leader

Key renewables appointment heralds expansion for market leader


A leading provider of industrial inspection, maintenance and repair services is set to further its commitment to the energy transition thanks to the launch of a new division which will further enhance its position in the renewables market.

IM&R leader TRAC Energy has a long history of successfully supporting offshore energy operations and has just unveiled the addition of a renewables-focused talent acquisition arm.  Recruitment specialist John Lamond has been brought on board to head up the new service in a role that will be pivotal in sourcing candidates for TRAC’s renewables projects and providing external clients with a professional recruitment solution.

John’s career spans almost two decades and he brings to the team a wealth of recruitment and business development experience across the engineering, construction, industrial and offshore sectors and this will be crucial to driving future growth.

John is joined by recruitment consultant Rebecca Wilson and the pair will build the team to keep pace with activity in Scotland and beyond.

The appointments continue a hiring strategy that has seen recent expansion of service delivery (project management, engineering, analytics and technology) and senior management teams.  Further appointments are planned to support new technical products and services and TRAC Energy is currently participating in the Fit4Offshore Renewables scheme.

Founded in Aberdeen in 1999, TRAC Energy employs circa 200 staff with annual revenues approaching £20 million.  It is part of the TRAC International Group which provides first-class engineering products and services to the global energy, telecoms and infrastructure sectors with a total workforce of around 400 employees.

Early engagement with onshore wind-prospecting, offshore support during UK round two construction, the development of a rotor blade LEP product, and a strong IM&R presence in traditional energy sectors, positioned TRAC Energy to strongly support the energy transition.

Enhanced focus came in 2020 as momentum gathered and today a dedicated renewables team, headed by Joel Telling, delivers seamless “through life” asset assurance solutions, acting as a specialist partner for the renewable sector both in the UK and leveraging the Group’s extensive international footprint.

The company is now poised to gain earlier access to project lifecycles by taking to market an even more integrated offering. 

Commenting on the launch, TRAC Energy Head of Renewables Joel Telling said: “We have a long-standing commitment to creating an expert team with a shared vision to deliver best-in-class renewables solutions.  Expansion of that team to offer professional talent acquisition alongside project IM&R services is a natural extension and will make a compelling value proposition for our current and prospective clients.

“As well as finding and recruiting trained and experienced staff for projects we’re involved in ourselves, our services will be in demand across the wider industry as renewables projects, and the need for good people who can hit the ground running, continue to gather pace.”

Head of Talent Acquisition (Renewables) John Lamond added: “This is an exciting time to join the TRAC Energy renewables team and I look forward to using my years of experience to help unlock the potential of this new division.  TRAC Energy already has a range of highly transferrable products, services, experience, knowledge and skills which fit well within the renewables sector, so it makes sense to take all of that into the sphere of talent acquisition.

“In terms of our own team growth, I am also passionate about training and developing the next generation of recruiters and to working closely with training providers to gain the best candidates available for TRAC Renewables’ projects and the external market.  Our business will open up vital skill transfer opportunities for those seeking to begin new chapters in their energy sector careers.”

To find out more, visit www.tracenergy.com

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Published: 03-05-2023

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