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Cameron Steel

PERMANENT – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – ELECTRICAL

Cameron is a highly technical, intelligent Electrical Associate Director with an impressive career history and background incorporating his IET Volunteer and Technical Author status. Cameron approached Greystone in August following regular contact with us throughout his career.

Cameron was looking to achieve the following;

  • London-based role with flexibility for home-working
  • A business with a passion for sustainability
  • Viable progression
  • A variety in project sectors
 

After being walked through each stage of the Greystone model by his dedicated Greystone Consultant, Cameron was quick to realise the added benefits our approach provided his career search. A safe haven where instead of being sold vacancies, he can have direct access to companies that weren’t hiring, this is what appealed to him. It allowed Cameron to ultimately make an informed decision about ensuring he chose the right business for the next step in his career. Cameron was more than happy to work exclusively with Greystone, allowing us to approach suitable companies in the market which were a perfect match to his individual brief.

We spent time ensuring we understood Cameron professionally and personally, talking through all of the search criteria that was important to him, e.g. location, business size, industry sector, culture, projects, aspirations. After a number of detailed and transparent conversations, we felt comfortable we had a complete  understanding of what was important to him, and exactly the role and type of company that he would be interested in. It was then time for Cameron to sit back and relax, and let us do what he approached us for in the first place, leverage the connections within the Greystone club to identify suitable companies that met his bespoke criteria.

 

 

Behind the scenes his consultant emersed themselves into his search, ensuring every business owner, Director or hiring manager were spoken to in person. Care was taken to ensure we explored the opportunity within each business to make sure it met Cameron’s, short, medium and long term aspirations. After the search was complete, and every stone was turned Cameron secured 4 interviews. Not only did this take less than a week to complete, but all of these interviews were with companies who were not active in the market, they weren’t hiring and they didn’t have a live signed off role. It was Cameron’s quality as an engineer and his potential “fit” within the organisation that appealed to them.

After concluding the interview process, Cameron was able to reflect on the offers he had received, and after taking time to ensure he chose the right one, accepted a role and joined Silver EMS, a boutique engineering consultancy with a focus on engineering design and energy management. Having now been there 18 months, his role has seen him lead on electrical design for commercial and residential projects in London and being the driving force in developing the electrical engineering team, providing his technical electrical expertise along the way.

We continue to catch up regularly with Cameron, as a member but also as a client. He sees a long term future with Silver EMS but appreciates knowing we are at his side throughout his career.

 

Greystone carried out the search for my new role in September 2019. They took time to listen and to really understand what I was looking for going forwards. Greystone had a professional approach throughout, which was proactive and very much appreciated. During the process I was provided regular updates on the search and I felt fully informed about all the available options. It was also reassuring to know that every effort was being made on my behalf. In the end I had a choice of two great employment offers – a very privileged position to be in. Thanks Greystone for all your hard work.

– Cameron Steel

 
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