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Technical Capability Director, GKN Aerospace

“We’ve been partnering with Piper Maddox since late 2018 to find leading talent across multiple disciplines in EV systems, infotainment and connectivity. Piper Maddox has consistently demonstrated their understanding of our industry and their connection to some of the best in these spaces, from individual contributors to front-line and executive leaders. The relationship we have with them results in quick alignment on what’s most important in each role and a stream of pre-screened well-qualified candidates. Piper Maddox has enabled us to build all-new high-caliber teams faster than most thought was possible.”

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Chargé d'Affaires IRVE
Negotiable
Paris, Île-de-France
Permanent
Hybrid

Chargé d'Affaires IRVEParis, FranceMon client, entreprise allemande du secteur de l'énergie et présente en France pour des missions dans la mobilité durable, recherche actuellement un Chargé d'Affaires IRVE après avoir sécurisé un contrat avec un des constructeurs les plus réputés du marché.- Développer et gérer un pipeline de nouveaux sites potentiels qui répondront aux objectifs du marché pour servir les clients actuels et futurs de l'entreprise ;- Développer, affiner et gérer un processus complet d'évaluation des sites ;- Évaluer les sites pré-évalués et gérer les futurs contrats d'implantation avec les acteurs privés et publics ;- Valider l'adéquation commerciale des sites (loyers, utilisation, coûts de connexion au réseau, coûts de construction) ;- Coordonner le transfert au responsable du déploiement et collaborer avec la fonction de déploiement pour l'évaluation technique des sites ;- Établir et entretenir des relations avec les principales parties prenantes internes et externes.Votre Profil :- Diplôme universitaire ou qualification équivalente ;- Au moins 3 ans d'expérience professionnelle dans des fonctions commerciales, de conseil ou de gestion de projet ;- Idéalement bien connecté au marché européen de l'eMobilité et expérience de travail avec les municipalités et les partenaires B2B ;- Flexibilité pour voyager pour des visites de sites et des discussions avec des partenaires (permis de conduire requis) ;- Une compréhension technique de base des installations électriques et des travaux de construction est un atout ;- Maîtrise du français et de l'anglais, une autre langue européenne est un atout.Piper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

New
Chargé de déploiement IRVE
Negotiable
Paris, Île-de-France
Permanent
Hybrid

Chargé de déploiement IRVEParis, FranceMon client, entreprise allemande du secteur de l'énergie et présente en France pour des missions dans la mobilité durable, recherche actuellement un Chargé de déploiement IRVE après avoir sécurisé un contrat avec un des constructeurs les plus réputés du marché.- Gérer tous les processus de planification et d'application pour le déploiement de l'infrastructure de recharge en France, en veillant à la conformité avec les réglementations et les exigences locales.- Gérer tous les aspects du développement du site, notamment en aidant le responsable du site à identifier les emplacements appropriés, à planifier, à obtenir les permis et à coordonner avec les équipes de construction.- Superviser les activités de raccordement au réseau, en travaillant en étroite collaboration avec les fournisseurs d'électricité afin de garantir une alimentation électrique fiable pour les stations de recharge.- Collaborer avec les équipes de génie civil afin de garantir des fondations et une infrastructure adéquates pour les stations de recharge.- Maintenir une documentation et des rapports précis sur les projets, y compris des rapports d'avancement et des calendriers, et gérer efficacement les calendriers des projets afin de garantir la livraison des projets de développement de sites dans les délais impartis.- Coordonner la remise des sites achevés à l'équipe opérationnelle.- S'assurer que toute la documentation du projet est complète et à jour à des fins de référence et de conformité.Votre Profil :- Licence dans un domaine pertinent (ingénierie, gestion de projet, etc.) ou expérience professionnelle équivalente.- 3 ans min d'expérience professionnelle en gestion de projet dans le domaine de l'électromobilité ou du déploiement d'infrastructures.- Solide connaissance des réglementations locales et des processus d'autorisation liés au développement d'infrastructures.- Solide compréhension de l'alimentation en courant alternatif et continu, des transformateurs, de la protection des circuits, des schémas électriques et mécaniques unifilaires et des plans de construction.- Maîtrise des outils et logiciels de gestion de projet.- Flexibilité pour voyager pour des visites de sites et des discussions avec les partenaires (permis de conduire requis).- Maîtrise du français et de l'anglais, une autre langue européenne est un atout.Piper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

New
EV Sales Manager
$150,000 - $200,000
United States
Permanent
Remote

Piper Maddox has been engaged on a confidential search by one the world’s largest multinational organizations. This opportunity is with their US-based division which was founded over 80 years ago. This organization has been involved in Utility Scale Solar and Wind project development, construction, and operation since 2007. They are now looking to break into the EV Charging infrastructure and solutions space alongside solar, wind and hydro and are now looking to expand this group. They are currently looking for a Sales Director. This person will be a critical part of their organization and a leader on the commercial side of the business to expand and develop existing relationships with EV charging suppliers. This opportunity will report directly to the head of the group and will be leading on the sales activities as well as having critical input into developing a business model for expanding in the US & Canadian market. They are looking for individuals that have previously sold within the EV charging industry and have a drive to support on strategy and business development. There is huge growth potential in this role to grow out a team below, as the market coverage grows. This role will will be remote, with travel to client meetings as and when required. Responsibilities Develop and implement sales strategies. Develop new customers relationships, maintain and expand upon existing ones. Supporting RFI, RFP requests for large-scale EV charging projects. Qualifications 3+ years experience selling in the EV charging industry Sales experience in the US & Canada. Proven abilities in closing deals. Ability to develop and implement a strong sales strategy. Strong relationship/rapport building skills. If you are interested in the role and meet the minimum requirements, please apply now!

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Grid Engineer
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Permanent
Hybrid

Grid EngineerHybrid model- Milton Keynes office 2 days a weekFully integrated solar and PV operator, working across Europe£50,000 DOE + 15% bonusAre you ready for a role that will allow you to work across the full project lifecycle? If you have a background in the UK grid connection space and knowledge of grid code applications and processes, then this might be the opportunity for you!A growing pan European, fully integrated PV specialist is looking to grow their technical grid team out due to their substantial pipeline. They work across development, design, construction and asset management, specialising in utility scale solar plants and BESS projects. You'd be able to work across a pipeline of 5GW, with over 1.5GW of secured grid connections across 120 fully consented projects. This will allow you to work on a variety of projects, with their pipeline covering both transmission and distribution connection agreements. You would be fully supported in this position too, working closely with their Head of Grid Connections. Ideally, you'd have a background working on distribution level connections, but you'd have the opportunity to cover both transmission and distribution level connection agreements. Your main responsibilities would surround gaining new connection agreements, managing stakeholder relationships and completing G99 applications. The group has varied activities, working through project development, design and site analysis for Solar and BESS projects. Additionally to this, the group invests into their own projects as well as having long term partnerships with investors for their projects. Following on from this, they have centralised EPC teams to work through these construction stages and into commissioning. Furthermore, the group also has operations functions allowing them to manage their assets in house. This means they have additional revenue streams and really adds variety into the work and projects you will be covering in this role, as their grid team will cover projects at every stage of the lifecycle. The role itself will also be varied, given the pipeline and nature of the business. Your main role will be focused around connection agreements and managing this process in a high quality and timely manner. Other responsibilities will include:- Keeping up to date with UK grid code processes and networking within this space. - Managing processes from a technical point of view, reviewing offers and negotiating with DNOs and TSOs. - Ensuring grid and land applications are feasible.- Completing G99 applications. - Managing and establishing relationships with stakeholders throughout the process. If this sounds like the right fit for you, apply and let's discuss! Piper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

New
(Senior) Flächenakquisiteur*in (PV/Wind/BESS) - Remote - Deutschlandweit
€60000 - €85000 per annum + Car, bonus, negotiable
Germany
Permanent
Remote

Stelle: (Senior) Flächenakquisiteur*in (PV/Wind/BESS) (m/w/d)RemoteGehalt: ca. €60.000 - €85.000 (+ Bonus + Firmenwagen)Wir arbeiten derzeit mit einer Vielzahl von kleinen, mittelständischen und großen Entwicklern und unabhängigen Stromerzeugern (IPPs) im deutschen Onshore-Erneuerbaren-Markt zusammen, die vollständig remote arbeitende Festanstellungen und freiberufliche Positionen anbieten.Diese Rollen ermöglichen es dir, ein integraler Bestandteil des boomenden deutschen Marktes für erneuerbare Energien zu sein und an der Entwicklung von Projekten in den Bereichen Wind, PV und BESS mitzuwirken.SchlüsselverantwortlichkeitenIdentifizierung geeigneter Standorte für Solar- , Wind- oder BESS-ProjekteKontaktherstellung zu Grundeigentümern und GemeindenDurchführung von Akquisitionsgesprächen und kommerziellen Verhandlungen mit Grundstückseigentümern bis zum Abschluss entsprechender NutzungsverträgeVorstellung und Präsentation der Projektvorhaben bei Kommunen und BehördenKontaktpflege zu allen internen und externen Projektbeteiligten (interne Projektteams, Fachplaner, Gutachter, Behörden, Grundstückseigentümer, etc.)Berichterstattung über den Verlauf der ProjektentwicklungIdeale RollenanforderungenAbgeschlossenes (Bachelor-) Studium im Bereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Jura, Umweltingenieurwesen, Umwelttechnik, Erneuerbare Energien, Landschaftsplanung, Landschaftsarchitektur, Umweltökologie, Umweltplanung, physische Geografie, Umweltwissenschaften, Garten- und Landschaftsbau, Landwirtschaft oder vergleichbare AusbildungDu arbeitest strukturiert und analytisch, kannst flexibel und schnell auf wechselnde Problemstellungen reagieren und übernimmst gerne VerantwortungSehr gute Verhandlungskompetenz gepaart mit einem überzeugenden Auftreten und einem guten Gespür für GesprächspartnerVerhandlungssichere Deutschkenntnisse (gebraucht)Beherrschung einer weiteren Fremdsprache von VorteilHohe Reisebereitschaft sowie selbständige und sorgfältige ArbeitsweiseBenefitsEin vielschichtiges Aufgabengebiet in einem professionellen TeamFlexible Arbeitszeiten und die Möglichkeit von zu Hause aus zu arbeitenStart-Up-Umfeld mit variablen Strukturen und flachen HierarchienUnbefristeter Arbeitsvertrag mit attraktiver VergütungUmfangreiche Einarbeitung sowie Weiterbildungs- und EntwicklungsmöglichkeitenDiese Stellen bieten nicht nur ein wettbewerbsfähiges Gehalt und einige beeindruckende geldwerte Vorteile, sondern ermöglicht es dir auch, ein wesentlicher Bestandteil der Mission für eine nachhaltige Zukunft zu sein.Bitte zögere nicht, dich bei uns zu melden (auch wenn du vielleicht nicht alle Kriterien erfüllst)...Piper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

2 days ago
Supplier Quality Engineer - Battery Manufacturing Europe
Negotiable
Italy
Permanent
On-site

Role: Supplier Quality Engineer Company: Lithium-ion & Sodium-ion Battery Cell Manufacturer.Department: Quality Location: Italy, Southern Europe📍- Travel is required 25% of the time across Europe. - With occasional travel to Asia. Piper Maddox are working on behalf of a European battery cell manufacturer specialising in the production of Na-ion & Li-ion batteries for Energy Storage Systems (ESS), industrial, and special applications.They are currently building a gigafactory in Southern Europe and their next key hire is a Supplier Quality Engineer to lead and manage communication with suppliers across Europe and Asia. Responsibilities include: ⚡ Lead and coordinate supplier quality activities, ensuring compliance with standards and best practices.⚡ Manage supplier communication focused on quality, facilitating effective collaboration and resolution of issues.⚡ Ensure high-quality deliverables throughout process stages, supporting the development of quality standards and improvement plans, and integrating lessons learned into new launches.Your background & experience:✔ 3-6 years of Supplier Quality experience in mass manufacturing; experience in a battery company preferred.✔ Proficiency in Quality tools (SPC, FMEA, 8D, Six Sigma, QRQC) and Quality management systems (ISO 9001) is essential.✔ Excellent communication and negotiating skills. ✔ Fluency in English (oral and written) is required; fluency in Italian (oral and written) is highly beneficial. ✔ Ability to work under pressure, demonstrate flexibility, and manage tight deadlines is necessary.This is a unique opportunity to join a growing business and be at the heart of innovation in Europe. Expect high exposure and fast-paced career progression!Additional Benefits:⚡ Visa Sponsorship⚡ Relocation support package⚡ Tax reduction schemeIf you have a experience with the above, get in touch to learn more about this!Marta Wisniewska💌 M.Wisniewska@pipermaddox.comPiper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

2 days ago
Project Quality Engineer - Battery Manufacturing Europe
Negotiable
Italy
Permanent
On-site

Role: Project Quality Engineer Company: Lithium-ion & Sodium-ion Battery Cell Manufacturer.Department: Quality Location: Italy, Southern Europe📍Piper Maddox are working on behalf of a European battery cell manufacturer specialising in the production of Na-ion & Li-ion batteries for Energy Storage Systems (ESS), industrial, and special applications.They are currently building a gigafactory in Southern Europe and their next key hire is a Project Quality Engineer to lead and manage various quality activities within the APQP process.Responsibilities include: ⚡ Lead quality activities through APQP process, ensuring timely delivery of quality deliverables and managing customer communication.⚡ Conduct audits to assess project quality readiness, drive corrective actions, and report on quality status during project phases.⚡ Facilitate FMEA reviews, drive problem-solving activities like 8D and Six Sigma, and lead continuous improvement efforts in production through quality improvement plans and integration of lessons learned.Your background & experience:✔ Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical engineering.✔ 3-6 years of experience in Customer, APQP, or Project Quality within mass manufacturing industries, with preference for experience in a battery company.✔ Proficiency in Quality tools such as APQP, SPC, FMEA, 8D, Six Sigma, and Quality management systems (ISO 9001) is required.✔ Fluency in English (oral and written) is mandatory; proficiency in Italian (oral and written) is highly advantageous. Ability to work under pressure, demonstrate flexibility, and manage tight deadlines. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing business and be at the heart of innovation in Europe. Expect high exposure and fast-paced career progression!Additional Benefits:⚡ Visa Sponsorship⚡ Relocation support package⚡ Tax reduction schemeIf you have experience with the above, get in touch to learn more about this!Marta Wisniewska💌 M.Wisniewska@pipermaddox.comPiper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

2 days ago
Metrology Engineer - Chemical/Electrochemical (Battery Manufacturing - Europe)
Negotiable
Italy
Permanent
On-site

Role: Chemical/Electrochemical Metrology Engineer Company: Lithium-ion & Sodium-ion Battery Cell Manufacturer.Department: Quality Location: Italy, Southern Europe📍Piper Maddox are working on behalf of a European battery cell manufacturer specialising in the production of Na-ion & Li-ion batteries for Energy Storage Systems (ESS), industrial, and special applications.They are currently building a gigafactory in Southern Europe and their next key hire is a Chemical/Electrochemical Metrology Engineer to manage and improve metrology tools and quality control methods.You will join a groundbreaking gigafactory project and play a key part in scaling it from scratch. Responsibilities include: ⚡ Oversee the full lifecycle of metrology tools and ensure the development, deployment, and training of quality control methods, including risk analysis and compliance with measurement system analysis (MSA).⚡ Perform and analyze measurements, benchmark and evaluate new techniques, and lead quality improvement plans to optimize reliability, cost, and cycle time.⚡ Support cross-functional problem-solving activities, develop technical expertise, and document and transfer lessons learned.Your background & experience:✔ Degree in Chemical/Electrochemical Engineering.✔ 3-6 years of experience in Quality Control using tools such as XRF, XRD, Electron microscopy, ICP MS/AES, Karl Fisher, GC-MS, preferably within a battery company.✔ Fluency in English (oral and written) is mandatory; proficiency in Italian (oral and written) is highly preferred.This is a unique opportunity to join a growing business and be at the heart of innovation in Europe. Expect high exposure and fast-paced career progression!Additional Benefits:⚡ Visa Sponsorship⚡ Relocation support package⚡ Tax reduction schemeIf you have experience with the above, get in touch to learn more about this!Marta Wisniewska💌 M.Wisniewska@pipermaddox.comPiper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

2 days ago
Development Process Engineer - Cell Formation (Li-ion Battery)
Negotiable
Norway
Permanent
On-site

Role: Development Process Engineer - Cell Formation Company: Li-ion Battery Cell Manufacturer Location: Norway, Northern Europe Piper Maddox are partnered up with a very exciting battery manufacturer in Northern Europe who are seriously pushing the boundaries of Li-ion innovation. They specialise in the development and production of Li-ion batteries for Energy Storage Systems, with plans for 3 gigafactories!🔋They are gearing up for production this year and now seeking a Development Process Engineer to own the Cell Formation Process for the development line. In this role you will:⚡ Support daily operations and development of products from concept to production, -while improving existing processes and performance.⚡ Lead technical discussions, solve complex issues, and collaborate with teams on innovative solutions for battery performance, manufacturing, characterising and controlling critical process parameters.⚡ Plan and execute process optimisations using DoE's, establish controls and documentation, and ensure smooth knowledge transfer from development to commercial production.Your experience:✅ Minimum 2 years of industrial experience in process engineering, cell design, or research in prismatic battery production, with a strong background in battery chemistry and components, especially active electrode materials.✅ Proven ability to develop manufacturing processes, work with external suppliers, and apply engineering fundamentals to optimize hardware and process interactions, with knowledge in machine specification, DoE, and problem-solving.✅ Strong organizational and teamwork skills, hands-on experience with Li-ion manufacturing. ✅ Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, chemistry, material science or similar. This role provides the opportunity to directly impact the company's products and be at the forefront of battery technology and process engineering in Europe. If this sounds like you, apply below and get in touch!Marta Wisniewskam.wisniewska@pipermaddox.com+49 30 520051083Piper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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UK
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Nordics
Benelux
Europe
North America
UK

With the UK's strong commitment to reducing emissions and a growing clean tech scene, we're right at the heart of the action. We're here to match up talented individuals with the innovative companies driving the clean energy revolution in the UK, all in a more sustainable, eco-friendly direction.

England
Ireland & Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
DACH

We specialise in the DACH market due to its strong dedication to sustainability and thriving clean tech sector. This strategic choice allows us to connect environmentally conscious companies with skilled professionals who share a vision for a greener future in the region.

Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Nordics

We specialise in the Nordics market for its pioneering stance in sustainability. The Nordic countries are leaders in renewable energy and possess a strong commitment to reducing emissions. By concentrating our efforts here, we bridge top talent with innovative companies, contributing to the region's green revolution.

Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Benelux

We specialise in the Benelux market due to the region's strong commitment to sustainability and green technology. With its robust infrastructure and a thriving eco-friendly industry, the Benelux market provides an ideal platform to connect top talent with forward-thinking companies, contributing to a greener, more sustainable future.

Belgium
The Netherlands
Luxembourg
Europe

We specialise in the European market due to its burgeoning renewable energy potential, aligning our mission with the region's sustainability goals. This expansion allows us to connect skilled professionals with a growing demand for talent, promoting innovation and supporting the transition to a greener economy in the area.

France
Spain
Italy
Portugal
North America

We specialise in the North America market due to its burgeoning clean energy sector and strong commitment to sustainability. This focus allows us to access a rich talent pool, connect with progressive companies, and contribute to the region's transition to a greener, more sustainable future.

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22 Mar 2018
energy storage
event
22 Mar 2018
WRISE up! Celebrating Women's Leadership in Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Energy Storage.

My colleague and I were invited to the WRISE event celebrating Women’s Leadership in Renewables, Energy Efficiency, and Energy Storage held in Bloomberg’s building in Manhattan and I felt it important to share my thoughts on a, perhaps incorrectly, highly politicized subject. Before I go ahead, at this stage, I think it’s important to tell you that a) I am a man and b) I am a feminist. What does being a feminist mean to me? It means equality without question. That women and men, in education and the workplace, deserve equal rights, equal opportunity and should be treated with equal amounts of respect. As a leader of Piper Maddox, a recruitment business that focuses exclusively in placing professionals in one of the most progressive industries out there – Renewable Energy & Cleantech, it was important for me to learn about equality and inequality in the workplace in our industry. Perhaps more importantly, I wanted to learn how we could help the businesses in our sector to improve their diversity and why they should be putting this at the forefront of their hiring strategies. This is why I was honored to have been invited to this event and have the opportunity to learn from impactful women such as Kristen Graf, Executive Director of WRISE. Here were some of the key takeaways I gained from Kristen Graf’s presentation: The renewable energy industry is projected to employ 24 million people globally by 2030, up from 9.8 million today – we’re going to need to mobilize a diverse workforce! According to a major MIT study, group decision-making was improved by 3 major factors, with the 3rd being the proportion of women in the group. Where there are 3 or more women on the board, they outperformed businesses with zero women on the board by 84% for ROS (return on sales), by 60% for ROIC (return on investment capital) and by 46% for ROE (return on equity) in four of five years where data was recorded. Although it did increase year on year, by 2013 the Energy industry was behind most major industries in the percentage of women on boards of businesses, with just less than 10%. In a famous study, where identical resumes were assigned 4 different names “Jamal”, “Greg”, “Jennifer” and “John” there were some interesting results: “Jamal” needed 8 additional years’ experience to be considered as qualified as “Greg”; “Jennifer” was offered $4,000 less in starting salary than “John”. There is inherent unconscious bias built into the interview process of most companies that make it more difficult for women (and minorities) to succeed. There is also bias built into most other areas of talent engagement including how adverts are written. During the networking event, we also discussed some of the solutions to increase the diversity of the workforce in Renewable Energy. What is clear is that we need to: Increase the recruitment of women into our sector and the businesses within it. We need to develop the women in our businesses, through training and mentoring programs. We need to retain the women in our businesses and in our industry. We need to promote the women in our businesses and give them tools to progress. Speaking to the different attendees, and even members of the Board of WRISE, some trends became clear that I noticed. Firstly, all of these women are passionate about Renewable Energy and they have been for a long time. So, it’s disheartening to hear how most of the people I spoke to had felt like a minority in their business and felt marginalized both socially and professionally. Some of the people went so far as to admit they considered leaving their businesses and the industry itself because of the “boys club”. It was interesting and heartening to hear about how mentoring from both men and women had played an important role in their careers, and also how this offered a support network that they otherwise wouldn’t have had. There were great stories of progression in the industry, the different female advocacy groups that have since sprung up, and the strides some businesses have made – for example; we talked about how BP has appointed their first black female CEO! Great to hear about positive change. What was really exciting was talking to the different members of WRISE and sharing how, Piper Maddox, as a recruitment partner can help educate and facilitate diversity in the workplace. We’ve experienced such positive reactions from the market and our clients about the different diversity initiatives that we can run. I have sparked an internal debate about how best to formalize these programs and aggressively take them to the market to offer the options that our clients want to see. While we’re discussing this internally, I’d greatly appreciate any input, either privately or in the comments section to hear your challenges around diversity, possible solutions or anything else regarding hiring in the Cleantech sector. I look forward to keeping you updated on our progress! Finally, I wanted to send a big thank you to WRISE – it was an honor to be invited, we had a great time and look forward to the next event!

28 Jul 2019
resource
28 Jul 2019
Interview Preparation: the Unsung Hero of Securing a New Job

Last year, I was finishing up my undergrad degree getting ready to graduate, having decided I didn’t want to get my Masters but instead wanted to hop right into the workforce and pursue my dreams of living and working in New York City. I was applying to a lot of jobs, therefore doing quite a few phone interviews. Back then, my idea of interview prep was simply scanning the website for 5 minutes. Fast forward a year and I have secured a job at Piper Maddox as a Renewable Energy Recruitment Consultant, and already supported many people through the interview process that ended in a new job - I now realize what a disservice I did myself when preparing for an interview. Today, interview preparation is one my favorite parts of my job as I see it as something that truly has a huge impact when trying to secure your next role. Here I’m going to walk you through what I usually discuss with people, and why it’s important: The key questions to think about before the interview. With each of these questions it’s important to remember you’ll learn much more about the company, and your fit, throughout the process, but it’s so important to make sure you are as well-armed as possible prior to the call. What do you know about the Company? Before I give any advice, I ask what they’ve done to prepare for the interview. The typical response I get is “I took a look at the website and read the job description”. This is good, but we live in a world where we’ve got access to a ton of knowledge right at our finger tips, so we should be using it to secure our dream jobs! Other sources I suggest using are Google News and LinkedIn, each of these sources pull up information that may not be easily accessible or even on the website. This is important for a few reasons, the first being that for an employer it’s a good gauge of commitment. Having someone that walks into an interview already having a good bit of knowledge on the company is appealing to an interviewer as it shows interest. For the interviewee it’s important as it’s one of the first steps in figuring out if a company matches what they want in a culture and if it would be a place they’d like to work. It's also worth noting that an interview can essentially be boiled down to two key questions: Why would you be a good fit for this role? This part of the interview prep takes a good chunk of time, as I find there are a lot of small reminders that don’t necessarily come to the forefront of people’s mind. The tips I usually recommend range from having your resume in front of you (only if it’s a phone interview), being more specific and highlighting key projects. For most people this is the self-explanatory portion of the interview - of course it's important as companies want well qualified people to work for them that can walk in and do the job, but it goes beyond this. It’s important that we’re able to articulate our workplace successes and failures as it shows capacity to learn and grow on the job. We have a habit of shying away from our failures, but by highlighting them and explaining how you learned from it can set you apart from other interviewees. Being specific is hugely important because it highlights exactly what you did in situations. Why are you interested? There is a big misconception that being a good technical fit for the role is the be all end all for an interview. This is one of the most important parts of the interview. I work with a lot of passive candidates that aren’t necessarily scouring LinkedIn for their next job, but are open to opportunities that present more growth and allow them to take the next step in their career. It’s SO important to convey why you’re interested and how this makes sense as the next step in your career. I think playing your cards too close to your chests is one of the biggest mistakes you could make, as employers want to hire people who are motivated to accept and succeed in the role. Ask questions. Perhaps the most obvious one - when going through an interview process it’s so important to ask questions throughout. For a lot of people they think an interview is a one-way street where the candidate gets peppered with questions and then the company decides if they’re a fit. This isn’t the case - it’s as much about you feeling it is a fit for you, so ask questions that will help you make a well-informed decision about whether this role and company are where you want to work. You’re often judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give. I recommend questions be in a few key areas as well as the ones that are important to you. I’d say it helps to categorize your questions into three areas: The Company: These questions help you understand the longevity of the business and the plans for an advancement. What are the company’s plans for growth? How does this business unit play into those plans? The Role: Questions in this area can help give more of an insight into the breadth of the role and possible career growth in the business. What do the first 6 months of this role look like versus the long term? What is the long-term growth trajectory for a person in this position? Your Interviewer: These questions serve a purpose when it comes to building rapport with your interviewer. Why did you join this business? What’s the most challenging part of your job/ what’s your favorite part of your job? Enjoy. Interviewing can be a stressful time for many people and it shouldn’t be. This is an exciting moment and a possible new journey for you, so it’s important to take a deep breath and enjoy it, as it could be the next adventure in your career!

11 Oct 2022
hydrogen and clean fuels
podcast
11 Oct 2022
Clean Fuels Podcast: Season 1 Episode 1

S1 Ep1: Exploring the true scope of the clean fuels economy Welcome to the first episode of the Clean Fuels Podcast hosted by Ben Greenfield of Piper Maddox, the aim of this four-part series is to shed light on the ever-evolving landscape of sustainable and low-carbon alternative fuel sources. We’ll be exploring innovations in Hydrogen, BioFuels, Novel Nuclear technologies and other potential forms of alternative energy and storage. We’ll be speaking with in-industry experts to discuss their various applications, benefits and potential challenges in bringing these products to market. In our inaugural episode, we sit down with our guest Naomi Boness, PhD to discuss a holistic overview of the Clean Fuels & Hydrogen markets. We break down the reasons for the current push for clean fuels, the industry applications, as well as the challenges to deploy clean fuels en mass. Naomi Boness, PhD currently serves as Co-Managing Director for the Stanford Hydrogen Initiative at Stanford University and is an advisor, and board member for various Hydrogen, and Clean Fuels businesses. She has a PhD in Geophysics from Stanford University, a Masters of Science in Geological Sciences from Indiana University, and a Bachelors of Science in Geophysics and Seismology from the University of Leeds. She is passionate about clean energy, and her work at Stanford is aimed to foster new tech innovations in the clean fuels and hydrogen spaces. You can also listen to the Clean Fuels podcast on the below platforms:Apple > https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/clean-fuels-podcast/id1649553222Spotify > https://open.spotify.com/show/69TS4ekYNMyYh32JmGxwPVAnchor > https://anchor.fm/piper-maddox

14 Nov 2022
hydrogen and clean fuels
podcast
14 Nov 2022
Clean Fuels Podcast: Season 1 Episode 2

S1 Ep2: The ways we can use clean fuels & hydrogen to decarbonize the grid Welcome to the first episode of the Clean Fuels Podcast hosted by Ben Greenfield of Piper Maddox, the aim of this four-part series is to shed light on the ever-evolving landscape of sustainable and low-carbon alternative fuel sources. We’ll be exploring innovations in Hydrogen, BioFuels, Novel Nuclear technologies and other potential forms of alternative energy and storage. We’ll be speaking with in-industry experts to discuss their various applications, benefits and potential challenges in bringing these products to market. In Episode 2 of the Clean Fuels Podcast we sit down with our guest Mary Usovicz to discuss the applications and ways we can use clean fuels & hydrogen to decarbonize the grid. We break down the history of the hydrogen market, the reasons it has gained traction of the past few years, and the challenges we will face with fostering a cleaner, more sustainable grid. Mary Usovicz is an independent consultant with a primary focus on the hydrogen and fuels markets. She’s worked with a number of high profile clients such as Avangrid, and First Light Power- she also serves as the Director of Business Development for the UMASS Lowell Emerging Energy Institute. She formerly served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for TRC Companies, and Vice President of External Affairs for Repsol. She is passionate about clean energy, and also hosts her own Podcast with a focus on green hydrogen. You can also listen to the Clean Fuels podcast on the below platforms:Apple > https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/clean-fuels-podcast/id1649553222Spotify > https://open.spotify.com/show/69TS4ekYNMyYh32JmGxwPVAnchor > https://anchor.fm/piper-maddox

11 Dec 2022
hydrogen and clean fuels
podcast
11 Dec 2022
Clean Fuels Podcast: Season 1 Episode 3

S1 Ep 3: Decarbonizing heavy industry & manufacturing using clean fuels Welcome to the Clean Fuels Podcast hosted by Ben Greenfield of Piper Maddox, the aim of this four-part series is to shed light on the ever-evolving landscape of sustainable and low-carbon alternative fuel sources. We’ll be exploring innovations in Hydrogen, BioFuels, Novel Nuclear technologies and other potential forms of alternative energy and storage. We’ll be speaking with in-industry experts to discuss their various applications, benefits and potential challenges in bringing these products to market. In Episode 3 of the Clean Fuels Podcast we sit down with our guest Chris Shugart to discuss the topic of decarbonizing heavy industry & manufacturing by using green hydrogen and clean fuels. We break down the reasons hydrogen can be a major solution to decarbonizing heavy industry, collaboration and competition in the hydrogen and clean fuels market, and a holistic overview of the clean fuels & hydrogen market. Chris Shugart serves as Senior Vice President of Operations, and Interim Head of Development at Ambient Fuels. Over the years he has also worked for big industry names such as Rev Renewables and Pattern Energy where he served most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations & Construction. You can also listen to the Clean Fuels podcast on the below platforms:Apple > https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/clean-fuels-podcast/id1649553222Spotify > https://open.spotify.com/show/69TS4ekYNMyYh32JmGxwPVAnchor > https://anchor.fm/piper-maddox