As a leading professional services firm, Hudson James Human Capital Group continues to grow and challenge the executive search market, with an industry defining approach and client lead strategies, we put our candidates and clients
at the centre of everything we do.

Our growing reputation as one the most dedicated and focused international executive search firms is what we’re most proud of, as our successes can only truly be measured by what our candidates and clients think of our work, constancy in our approach and understanding of your needs are the foundation of our work, Our experienced executive search specialists provide businesses around the world with solutions for all of their talent needs.

Our tailored approach to the needs of your individual assignment are what sets us apart, from identifying talent to pursuing entirely new business strategies we are here as your talent partner in defining you strategic vision.

Areas of expertise

When it comes to Energy sector recruitment, only the most skilled applicants will do. Luckily, we're experienced in recruiting outstanding individuals; specifically for oil and gas, water & wastewater, nuclear, renewable energy, waste management and business support services.

With energy demands rising and interest growing in renewable sources, we're able to find high quality candidates quickly and efficiently. We're also experienced in recruiting for hard-to-fill positions, including remote locations, offshore and specific product sectors.

With an experienced team dedicated solely to the Energy sector, we're constantly growing and developing our network of talent. If you're searching for a role or candidate in this specialised sector, we have the skills and expertise to help you.


At Hudson James Human Capital group, we provide permanent recruitment services to the Water & Wastewater Industry on a global scale. We partner with clients, ranging from technology-led start-ups, OEMs and System Integrators, to blue chip multinational EPCs. Our network of mid to senior level candidates ensures we are expertly placed to recruit at national and international level.

We specialise in a proactive search approach, offering our clients an assurance that we invest time in getting to know our candidates, understanding their motivations and matching them to the campaign. Offering both Retained and Contingency search methods, we have a dedicated research team to provide the business intelligence required to identify the best talent.

Our capabilities include:

To find out more contact the head of the Water team Dominic Zwicky-Ross:


Current challenges:

Oil and Gas is one of the most challenging, unpredictable and important sectors globally. The global reach of the sector forces companies to deal with remote, politically unstable and culturally different locations both on and offshore. In addition, the generation gap has affected some of the crucial roles within the sector and there is now an extreme demand for professionals of specific discipline and expertise levels.

HJ Human Capital Group appreciates these challenges and therefore is able to adapt to an ever changing market and can provide a highly tailored permanent recruitment solutions in line with our client's needs.


HJ Experience in O&G:

We have worked with some of the leading organisations globally providing candidates for a standalone role or even running a recruitment campaign on manning up a small project. Whether you are a client looking to hire a crew for a drilling rig or a candidate looking for a role, our experienced consultants would be happy to have a conversation with you and give you an honest and professional advice.

Hudson James utilises a state of the art database to facilitate the reach to candidates and clients across the globe and store acquired information for future use. Our resources are updated daily with new candidates being added across the number of Oil & Gas related disciplines. We do not utilise the job boards, but are instead committed to creating a unique pool of passive job seekers, harder to reach candidates as well as candidates who are in high demand.


What we cover:

HJ Human Capital Group works predominantly in Upstream, either helping exceptional candidates find a new permanent role or alternatively, work on search and selection and recruitment campaigns for permanent positions with our clients.

Geographically, we are involved with and have strong presence in Russia and CIS, South-East Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe and can assist and advise candidates on obtaining work permits, visas and provide general advice on relocation if required.

We recruit across the full cycle of Oil & Gas operations, more specifically within:

Our approach:

We are not a big recruitment agency, we are more consultative, specialist and more personal. Our biggest advantage is the technical understanding of each assignment, flawless recruitment process and honest approach to all parties involved.

We start our relationships by thoroughly understanding our client's needs and then developing the most efficient strategy in line with our clients' requirements. We will arrange a conference call or will fly out to meet you and understand your organisation first, from the corporate culture, through to your technical specialty as well as your short and long-term strategy and plans. This helps us to identify and attract the top talent and make sure they are the right fit, therefore saving clients' time and increasing the success of each campaign.

We will provide you with constant support throughout the process as well as a full market overview of available talent, industry salary levels and any other relevant information that may improve your decision making process.

Our current success rate stands at 85%, meaning that in 85% of cases our clients hire one of the candidates we have presented in a precisely selected shortlist of 3-4 candidates.

Our aim is to build long – term relationships with both our clients and candidates, therefore we have incorporated integrity, honesty, openness and professional approach into core values that have been highly valued by our business partners over the last several years.

To find out more contact the head of the Water team Dominic Zwicky-Ross:



The built environment has experienced the economic impact with full affect and seen large and small scale projects alike faultier in the wake of its force in recent years, now moving beyond 2015 and in to 2016 the forecast for economic growth through the built environment development is set to surpass previously seen levels and look to draw extensive talent needs over the coming years.

With any growing sector the talent needs often outstrip the available candidate market and the built environment sectors needs to look to allied sectors to ensure the needs of the industry are met. Often our clients rely on us to ensure that these needs of fully serviced, at Hudson James we recognise that these situations are only addressed through recruitment of the highest standards and we work tirelessly to ensure we service these needs fully.


We have worked with a vast array of companies across the built environment and delivered projects for multinational conglomerates, SME’s and privately owned organisations in many different countries and continents, through cost effective recruitment solutions we have built a reputations of excellence and delivery.

Our speacilsed consultant teams partner with our clients to develop and define end to end talent solutions that give peace of mind and act as a talent management model to create processes that seamlessly deliver for both our clients and candidates.

What we cover:

We are highly experienced in contingent, retained and search recruitment, operating at Mid to Board level appointments. Our consultants have a track record of delivering on recruitment campaigns across the Construction sector in Civil Engineering, Industrial Installations, Retail and Commercial Developments, Residential and Leisure Complexes. Mid, Senior.


Mid, Senior and Board Level candidates within:

General Management / Sales & Business Development / Operations / Design / Engineering / Consultant / Interim / Finance


We are perfectly placed to support our clients’ needs, be it a priority senior level appointment, building a new sales team or succession planning.

Our approach:

We work in a partnership with our clients and rely on a “tough love approach” that always revolves around the reality of the situation. Honest and meaningful engagement coupled with technical understanding are our point of difference.

We start every assignment with a thorough and in depth review of our client’s needs, research is conducted to evaluate the variables and the unique elements of the project to ensure that the correct strategy is developed for the assignment. We take the time to understand your business and will insist on a face to face meeting or an in-depth conference call to build and grow our understanding of your culture, values and direction.

We will also look extensively at the technical and role recruitments building a detailed and insightful profile of the best individual for your organisation, we will also evaluate the completion and start to build an exhaustive understanding of your competitive landscape.

Our aims is always to build the foundations of long term relationships that extending into your business and the candidate market of your specific industry sector.



Companies in engineering, construction, Oil & Gas, power, process, industry and closely aligned, highly regulated energy industries need to respond to rapid advances in innovation and increasing productivity and design. With global OEM’s dominating the marketplace, bespoke SME’s and engineering houses are becoming more diverse and pioneering to remain competitive with considerably smaller research and development budgets. Only by remaining industry experts can executive search agencies ensure they are the preferred suppliers for international organisations operating in constantly changing, challenging environments in natural resources.


The Engineered Products team at Hudson James has extensive international experience within all facets of mechanical, electrical and electromechanical environments. A thorough understanding of rotating and static equipment, flow and pressure controls, HTHP and equally importantly, the a full appreciation of working globally across all continents and the challenges that cam potentially arise. Cultural understanding can often be the difference between a project successfully completed, on time and within budget. Hudson James have an enviable reputation in the marketplace for delivering the best cross discipline candidates in often challenging locations or roles.

What we cover:

Geographically and historically Hudson James has placed individuals on every continent (except 1!) and specialise in hard to fill roles requiring multiple language skills and the ability to operate in emerging markets, hostile regions and well established centres of energy and natural resources. Highly technical consultants specialise in mid to senior (C level) opportunities covering, but not exclusively:


Commercial (Sales, BD, Account Management, Aftermarket) / Engineering / Technical / General Management / QHSE / Operations / Projects


Product line experience covers:

Turbines, Pumps, Compressors / Valves and Controls / Pneumatics and hydraulics / Actuation and Automation / Switchgear and Transformers / Subsea and Topside / Power Plant, Refinery, LNG Construction / EPC projects / Civil Construction Projects


Industry experience includes:

Oil & Gas / LNG, CNG, PLNG / Nuclear / Power / Process / Marine / Mining / General Industry / Automotive / Rail / Civil construction / Tunnelling

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Further Information

We work in partnership with organisations from the Oil & Gas and Water space to offer Human Capital management services on a global scale.

Within Oil & Gas we work with some of the leading Exploration and Production companies, Oilfield Service providers, EPC contractors and Specialist Engineering consultancies.

Our experienced consultants have a deep knowledge and genuine interest in their chosen sector. Headquartered in the UK, we are ideally located to act as a business partner to clients with international operations.

Hudson James have developed relationships with key industry names such as Veolia Water Technologies and Severn Trent Services.


At Hudson James Human Capital Group energy and natural resources we understand the market inside out, our recruitment approach matches the challenging pace and dynamic nature of the sector, if you are actively looking or considering a change we are here to help at the start of your journey, working together we will help you understand exactly what you can achieve.

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We're experts in locating the right mid-management and senior candidates for leading organisations around the globe.
To find out more please get in touch:

Mark Thompson - Managing Consultant |

Alex Jones - Senior Consultant |

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