Scottish Green Energy Consultancy to Double in Size as Expansion Plans Revealed
Aug 17 2012
Scottish renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy (UK), have recently announced plans to double their workforce as part of a three-year expansion plan.
SgurrEnergy have worked on over 65,000MW of green energy projects across 40 different countries. They are doubling the size of their head office to 14,500 square feet. The expansion is expected to be completed by September allowing the business to increase staff numbers and increase turnover.
SgurrEnery have already begun on a recruitment drive in order to bring on board several key staff members, from renewable energy consultants and engineers to technicians and business support staff. The stream of recruitment will continue over the next three years to accommodate the growing needs of the business and client demand, taking planned headquarters-based staff numbers to around 180.
These expansion plans are not only limited to the headquarters in Scotland. Plans are afoot to open a two more international offices in order to service key regions in 2013, further spreading SgurrEnergy’s reach and expertise.
Technical director and joint founder of the company, Ian Irvine, said: “As the UK continues to navigate its way through difficult economic times and with Glasgow’s unemployment rate at a 16-year high, it’s fantastic to be able to provide career opportunities in a thriving Scottish-based company. The renewable energy industry is growing, both domestically and globally, and demand for our technical engineering services is increasing. As a result SgurrEnergy is taking this opportunity to expand its Glasgow facilities and workforce with plans in place to continue its success and growth worldwide.”
Director of operations and leading the expansion strategy, Alan Smith, said: "Demand for SgurrEnergy’s expertise and services in global renewable energy projects has increased steadily and now our staff numbers, resources and capabilities are developing well ahead of our predicted plans for growth".
"SgurrEnergy’s unique range of engineering experience and strong client portfolio have generated significant project wins and now present huge market opportunities for us. Increase in demand means that we require to scale our technical, analytical and support teams throughout the business and we are looking forward to realising our expansion plans at our Glasgow head office."
SgurrEnergy is a leading engineering consultancy specialising in renewable energy projects worldwide. Its multi-disciplinary team has the capability to deliver at every phase of a project, from the early stages of site selection, feasibility and design right through to project management and operations and maintenance.
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