Smart Energy & Smart Meter Recruitment

The integration of energy and utilities within electronics and embedded systems is a great example of how the sector has developed. KO2 have vast experience recruiting for Smart Energy, Smart Meter & Utilities jobs, for contract & permanent, hybrid and remote roles across the UK and Ireland.

Our Expertise in Smart Energy & Utilities Recruitment

Energy and utility development within electronics and embedded systems has gone from designing standalone devices such as a gas or electricity meter to programming a smart meter that transfers data from the device to a communications hub and the cloud.

Electronics and embedded systems clients within energy and utilities are not just focussed on smart energy, there are also clients who develop energy networks globally, clients who develop smart boilers and clients who develop smart flow meters.

Whether it’s developing an attractive smart home hub for all the home’s energy needs or designing a rugged device sitting on a substation and transmitting data, we have it covered.

Wireless protocols tend to be a skill set often required within energy and utilities. Energy and utilities clients often look for knowledge of low power wireless protocols such as Zigbee, BLE, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G and WiFi.

At every stage of the lifecycle, from requirements capture to test, we can support you.


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Why we’re the
right partner

We have tracked the changes within the energy and utilities sector and the knock-on effect to businesses within the electronics and embedded systems sector. No longer is energy for the home boiler, a wall-mounted heating display and a light switch.

We are experts in helping clients use the tools and protocols available within the electronics and embedded systems sector to help create beautiful smart home hubs that control the heating, the lighting and the home’s security. KO2 has helped recruit developers of smart boilers and has even worked with the IC businesses who develop the SOC and protocol used in a smart energy system.

We have recruited for businesses that design and develop monitoring systems for substations, businesses that design online monitoring systems providing measurements of hydrocarbons and oil in water and clients who design and develop gas sensors and analysers.

Electronics and Embedded Systems businesses looking for skills within energy and utilities often make their hiring decisions based on experience within sectors where key skills and industrial techniques are similar. We find electronics and embedded systems businesses within smart energy, smart lighting, smart boilers and home safety and security have the need for similar skills.

We have helped a variety of businesses within the utilities sector, and found that the techniques used to monitor gas whilst analysing the readings, the complexities of monitoring the flow of energy to an electric vehicle charge point and the similarities to the intelligent battery charges and power supplies used with ATS control systems are all skills that lend themselves to one another.

We can recruit all skills that an electronics and embedded systems business needs for energy and utilities businesses, including electronics engineers, embedded software engineers, mechanical engineers, software developers, C++ developers, automated test engineers and data engineers.

Smart Energy Recruitment UK – FAQs

How much do smart meter engineers earn?

According to data from Glassdoor, theaverage annual salary for a smart meter engineer is £37,897 in the UK. These kinds of engineers are responsible for installing and maintaining the smart metres installed in people’s homes and will spend the majority of their job travelling around and doing practical engineering work.

What is a smart energy expert?

A smart energy expert is a professional who specialises in offering advice and insight regarding smart energy appliances and how these are used to reduce energy waste. They may have trained specifically as an energy engineer or they may have a background in electrical engineering and have specialised in working with energy appliances and technology.

Don’t take our word for it

“We’ve used KO2 for our technical recruitment for a few years now. They have become our default agency as they understand our technical requirements and have supplied us excellent staff over the years. Thoroughly recommended.”

Martin Williams, Engineering Director

Skills we recruit for

We cover every niche skill that an electronic/embedded system business needs in the Energy and Utitities sector, operating throughout the full product lifecycle.

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