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The growth of the solar industry in the U.S is well documented. Between November 2015 and November 2016, the solar industry was responsible for more than one in 50 “new jobs” created in the U.S. 

As a leaders within the renewables recruitment sphere, Spencer Ogden partnered with one of the largest mechanical and civil contractors in the U.S, responsible for over 1,000 MW of installations.

Challenges

The client company launched a key project located in Virginia. This project was tied to their public initiative to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for its global infrastructure, with the first milestone of 40% achieved by the end of 2016. Spencer Ogden were awarded the mechanical and civil subcontract labour provision consisting of technical and craft labour. As with many solar projects, the area for the site was remote and provided challenging conditions due to its coastal location.

Solutions

  • Consultative sourcing and vetting of highly skilled renewable energy management team • 
  • Mobilisation services to mitigate local high end technical labour shortages  
  • Volume recruitment sourcing and vetting of a local craft labour workforce.
  •  Compliant, local time sensitive background and drug and alcohol screening of workforce
  • All workforce compliant with Affordable Care Act legislation and co-employment issues thanks to full W2 solution provided by Spencer Ogden 
  • Time sensitive milestone based deployment
  • Payroll financing of entire work force

Result

To date, Spencer Ogden has sourced, recruited, mobilised, and maintained a skillful flexible workforce. The Spencer Ogden team has continually looked to streamline and improve the recruitment process for this project, resulting in a faster method to source manpower. 

This joint success has resulted in numerous client recommendations and contract extensions

  • Candidates contacted: 2000+
  • Candidates shortlist screened: 1000+
  • Candidate CV’s submitted: 515
  • Candidates interviewed: 324
  • Candidates offered: 171
  • Candidates hired: 152