Walter Hewitt is a purpose led search firm delivering Contract, Interim and Permanent Solutions that ultimately benefits the world we live in, whilst also increasing value for owners, investors, shareholders in the Upstream Oil & Gas, Geothermal, Sustainable/Renewable Energy and Cleantech sectors.

As a relationship driven business, over 90% of the clients we partner with have been via recommendation and 60% of our successfully concluded mandates have been via referral.

With a combined 87 years energy industry and talent acquisition experience, we are extensively networked have developed deep market knowledge of our sectors. This combined with our robust candidate attraction methodology ensures the successful delivery of mandates with speed and precision.


Matthew Riley

Managing Director


Robert Fitzpatrick

Dr. Tony King

What We Do

  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
  • Retained Search
  • Contingent
  • Talent Management

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

Talent acquisition campaigns are often a time consuming process that drains resources from both Human Resources Departments and Operational Teams, detracting from their core function. This is exacerbated during periods of increased hiring such as Start-up and Scale-up projects. To relieve the pressure from the operational teams Walter Hewitt offer a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Solution that reduces the pressure of our clients and allows them to focus on the business’ main objectives.


  • Reduce time-to-hire and company resources allocated to a campaign
  • A forecastable volume of hires per project allows us to reduce our cost per hire.
  • Standardised recruitment process Tailored to your company’s requirements and HR practices.
  • Improved onboarding success through visa application and relocation support.
  • Single point of contact and accountability through an allocated project manager leading the campaign

To find out more about our RPO Solution please contact Matthew Riley on (0) +44 1803 325000

Retained Search

The impact of a key hire to your company’s management team can be the difference between success and failure. With any pivotal position it is vital to employ the right strategy that will identify the company’s needs and successfully target the right candidate for the position.  A retained search assignment demonstrates to the market a commitment to hire from you, this produces an increased number of better quality candidates more responsive to a career move.

By retaining Walter Hewitt it enables us to dedicate the exclusive time and resources required to find the best possible candidates. Our executive search methodology draws on extensive experience from both recruitment and industry executive’s perspectives. This enables us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your company’s requirements and then utilise our well established networks to select the best individuals.


  • Fixed time to hire with pre-defined and agreed scheduling of decision gates.
  • Single point of contact through appointed Project Manager and dedicated delivery team.
  • By partnering and sharing the risk with Walter Hewitt this allows us to reduce the cost compared to contingent hiring.
  • Appointing a single representative to search the markets ensures an undiluted brand message and allows us to best represent the opportunity to candidates.
  • A retained mandate allows us the time to accurately map the markets and select the best talent as opposed to the most readily available.

To find out more about our Retained Search Solution please contact Matthew Riley on (0) +44 1803 325000


Contingency recruiting can be effective for high volume, lesser skilled positions where the individual is picked more for team fit than their individual impact on the business. In these cases contingent can provide the client with a broad variety of CV’s and places the emphasis on the client to shortlist and manage the process. Whilst this method is a lot more time consuming for the client it requires less up-front costs and can work as a good introduction to Walter Hewitt and the way we work.


  • Enables clients to sample the services of Walter Hewitt before committing to future Executive Search projects.
  • With no upfront costs it allows the client to view a number of readily available candidates only paying a fee based on success.
  • Single point of contact within Walter Hewitt to ensure consistency throughout the process.

To find out more about our Contingent Recruitment Solution Matthew Riley on (0) +44 1803 325000

Talent Management

In addition to these services we are able to provide a Talent Management solution offered to only a core group of high achieving Executives. We will take the time to understand your key competences & aspirations and proactively approach the market confidentially to procure the best career opportunities available.

For a confidential discussion on how you might progress in your career please contact Matthew Riley on (0) +44 1803 325000