Energy and renewables

River Partnership’s energy practice partners with leaders in energy, commodities and renewables across their up, mid and downstream businesses. Our functional focus is on strategy, risk and finance, serving front, middle and back office teams. Since inception we have successfully assisted our clients in identifying, tracking and hiring upper-decile talent from analyst levels through to board.

Our track record of delivery amongst executive leadership, risk, strategy, internal consulting and finance teams has embedded us within this unique network and allowed us the ability to remain up to date with current movements and trends amongst the leading super majors, trading houses, consultancies, independent operators and boutiques.

Recent activities amongst the Energy team include:
  • Advising a national oil company on establishing their trading business in London
  • Assisting a leading consultancy in building their energy risk practice across continental Europe
  • Partnering with a global utility in building their strategy & analytic capability
  • Conducting a comprehensive salary survey and market mapping study of the UK’s “big six” utilities' market risk & analytic functions.


The power and utilities sector has seen huge change as a result of many factors, from deregulation and market liberalisation, merger & acquisitions and current price pressures to carbon impact, new technologies and the continual emphasis on investing in upstream assets. In this challenging environment our clients seek to continue to innovate and to make quick and effective decisions in order to provide an enhanced customer experience and to stay ahead of the competition. The importance of diversifying fuel and supply sources has never been greater, while at the same time this demand must be balanced against environmental impact and economic uncertainty. As a result of this, Utilities need a clear strategy and top-tier talent to execute future plans and projects. The River Partnership team excels in helping to build great teams by reaching out and attracting the best talent from what is often only a small pool of skills and experience.

Oil & Gas

There remains a staggering skills gap in the oil and gas industry affecting the successful recruitment of experienced technical specialists into the industry. River Partnership provides a full-scope recruitment service for greenfield and brownfield projects across all phases and processes of oil and gas production. River Partnership has a team devoted to this area and is very active in the global market, sourcing and working alongside production & operations managers, exploration managers, geologists, seismologists and engineers of all types.


Human capital has become the most in-demand commodity for organisations globally. The commodities team within River Partnership has assisted and advised front, middle and back office teams expand their global footprint across the physical and derivative markets by understanding the challenges that they face. Whilst the successful optimisation and trading of commodities is seen as the key driver of profit to commodities trading houses, of equal importance is the ability to manage risk in these times of economic uncertainty. Knowing and understanding one's exposure to changes and fluctuations in such a volatile global market, and reacting accordingly, are the keys to success in this highly-competitive market. River Partnership has a strong track record of placing front office traders and risk management professionals across this landscape.


River Partnership’s Renewables team recruits all core functions within the wind, wave, tidal, solar, bio-energy and hydro sectors. Over the past years we have worked with renewable energy funds, utilities, consultancies, developers, manufacturers and suppliers.