UTM Consultants Ltd aims to build subsea talent network

19th July 2017

July 10th, 2017 marked the launch of UTM Consultants Ltd, a UK-based company focussed on addressing the immediate and long-term skills needs of the global marine energy sector.


Headquartered in Cornwall, south-west England, UTM Consultants exists to source and supply the manpower required to deliver complex ROV, survey, inspection, repair and maintenance projects to the oil and gas, renewable, hydrographic, marine, power and telecommunications sectors. 


Founded by Managing Director, Richard Tozer and Operations Director, Alex Meeks, the privately funded company specialises in the acquisition and deployment of highly qualified and accomplished professionals from a range of technical and engineering disciplines. 


Prior to setting up UTM, Richard ran leading marine recruitment services company, GOSS Consultants specialising in Hydrographic recruitment services before selling the business in 2013. Alex has extensive experience in sourcing personnel for the offshore sector, having previously led the survey division of an international hydrographic survey & ROV recruitment and HR services firm.  


Richard commented: “With over 30 years combined experience in matching industry professionals with organisations seeking a specific skills set, we understand the challenges faced by companies and contractors alike.


“The future of the industry relies on having the best people in the right jobs. Too many of today’s supply agencies are concentrating on the number of hires as opposed to the quality. Often recruiters fail to meet an employer’s exact role requirements as they don’t have the tools or the knowledge to match key competencies with high level labour demands.


“By concentrating exclusively on very niche industry disciplines, we are in a strong position to source and secure the right talent to fill the most critical roles firms need to sustain growth within the marine and renewable industries.”


The company also has an onshore support team to provide help and guidance to contractors throughout their career.


Alex Meeks, added: “We aim to support the global marine industry by ensuring companies are sufficiently equipped with the technical and engineering expertise to effectively manage and deliver challenging projects offshore.


Our business strategy focuses on providing a dedicated and cost-effective service which will address personnel requirements by managing the supply and demand for the key skills which will help drive the industry forward. This, combined with our experience and global reach is what will differentiate UTM from what is currently being offered in the marketplace.”