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Oliver Powell

Specialisation: Renewable Energy
Company Position: Senior Consultant - Renewable Energy & Investment (Australasia)
Email Address: oliver.powell@next-wavepartners.com
Phone Number: +65 6340 1918

I started my recruitment career back in 2014, working within Real Estate in London. I moved into the Energy Sector in 2016 and haven't looked back since. I’ve worked with a variety of clients within the Energy industry over the last few years, ranging from Utility Suppliers through to Management Consultancies, Developers, Asset Managers & Technology Companies.

Area of Specialisation

My focus is on growing the Australasian Renewable Energy market at NextWave, this includes working with Investment Firms, Developers, Independent Power Producers, EPCs and Engineering Service Providers. The roles I recruit for include, but are not limited to; Investment Professionals, Corporate Finance Manager, Legal / General Counsel, CFO, Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Project Development Manager, Business Development Manager, Country Manager, Commercial Manager, Project Director, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Site Manager, O&M Manager, Asset Manager and various lead engineering roles.

Thoughts on Renewable Energy 

Renewable Energy is a really exciting sector to be involved in, particularly over the next 5 to 10 years as countries transition into green energy, from more traditional fossil fuels. Australia has a great opportunity to become a global leader within renewable energy over the next few years. 2017 was a great year for renewable investment in Australia, with total investment in clean energy topping out at over $9 billion USD. For this level of investment to continue, the sector needs specialised talent, not only for existing developments, but for new projects across the region too.