About Us

What we do at Oscar Energy

Oscar Energy is an award-winning energy recruiter that’s recognised for delivering exceptional recruitment services that cover the full project lifecycle, from technical and commercial disciplines to executive management and leadership.

From our office in Houston in the USA, we have established connections to the best talent in the active market as well as a healthy pipeline of passive candidates. As a part of the global Oscar Group, we are well-equipped to deliver support to more than 50 countries, but it also means we have developed a solid reputation for Recruiting Excellence.


The Oscar Energy Timeline











We launch our rebranded Oscar Live! bespoke video interviewing tool designed to make the candidate journey easier, quicker and more straightforward along with providing our clients with the very best candidates.​

We introduced our bespoke video interviewing platform OsCam, and our unique culture mapping tool. Oscar Technology is awarded a number of project-based recruitment campaigns, demonstrating our holistic delivery capability. We opened our office in the City of London. Oscar staff are given further migration opportunities to aid lifestyle and career aspirations. Oscar are awarded an Investors in Talent Award and a prestigious three star accreditation by Best Companies. We hosted a series of Diversity in Technology events and organised meetups and thought-leadership programmes.​

We make The Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For list for the first time. We receive a two-star accreditation from Best Companies. We’re awarded Best Corporate Graduate Site at the Onrec Awards. Melissa Houghton wins the Recruitment Professional of the Year at the Insider North West Young Professionals Awards. We’re also the sole sponsor of the inaugural Code Mobile Event, the biggest of its kind outside of London.​

We’re awarded a Best Companies Accreditation on our first time of entering. We win the Global Recruiter Award for Best Small Recruitment Business, The Drum Awards for Best Small Agency and Consultant of the Year.​

We are NORA finalist for Best Large Recruitment Website, thanks to a major rebrand, including a new website and group branding for our specialist divisions.​

​We expand and restructure Oscar Technology, to centralise group functions that support the business with the Launch of our new business plan.​

We appoint our In-House Training Manager Adam Underwood to develop all of our recruitment staff. We win our first managed service provider contract.​

Our first international Oscar office opens in Houston, Texas.​​

Our International Development Plan is created for all Oscar Technology employees. More than 90% Oscar Technology Employees are a product of our industry-renowned in-house training programme.​

Our Manchester City Centre office opens signalling our ambitious plans to take the Oscar brand in a new and exciting direction.​

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From our office in Houston, Oscar Energy’s tailored staffing services and reputation for Recruiting Excellence extend to clients and candidates across the globe.

Whether you’re looking for your next role or hire, or require some advice, you can connect with our experts who are on-hand to help you achieve your goals.

Select an office location and get in touch with Oscar Energy today.




Oscar have been professional, innovative, personable and kept the whole process fun – despite our very tight requirements.


Managing Director, Utilities, Houston, TX

We have been extremely satisfied with the quality of candidates that Oscar Energy have provided us. They have been very good about sending us candidates that fit the profile we are looking for, and have worked at providing candidates in a very timely manner. They have partnered well with myself and all the managers at First Solar

First Solar

I have worked with Oscar on Exploration, Subsurface and Drilling roles for Maersk Oil Copenhagen for little over a year now and out of the seven PSL agencies Maersk Oil has on our PSL, Oscar have placed six candidates with my accounts - the highest number of candidates from any of the agencies. I consider Oscar to be one of the best agencies I work with in terms of providing good candidates, timely follow ups and a good and professional – not too pushy – approach to me as a client. 

Maersk Oil Copenhagen

Thanks for your support and follow up when discussing a position required of Reservoir Engineering Manager.

There was an urgency to get the position filled in less than six weeks that obliged me to get in touch with you. Despite the timing, you were able to provide a list of available candidates of high quality. 

Repsol Algeria

As a hiring manager I get multiple calls off various agencies throughout the day but such is Oscar's reputation and network, I only tend to work with them.

Oscar have also been nothing short of a breath of fresh air to work with. A fantastic company that have the personal touch, they make you feel like an individual rather than a number which so many of the larger agencies do. 


Oscar provided us with several excellent candidates - particularly two senior Geoscientists who are both getting exceptional feedback from the wider business.

I have no hesitation in recommending Oscar.

British Oil & Gas firm

Oscar have been professional, innovative, personable and kept the whole process fun – despite our very tight requirements.


Managing Director, Utilities, Houston, TX

Oscar was able to understand and convey my unique combination of technical and client-facing skills while being cognizant of the requirements. It’s nice to know someone put so much time and effort into ensuring that I got this job and that I was happy even after my hire.

I am extremely grateful to Oscar for helping begin an amazing career. 


Shahid, Materials Testing Project Manager

Alex worked very diligently covering all of the details of the CB&I position. He kept on-going communications with me on the status of the position and where the client was at with me and helped to push my information and experience for the position.

I highly recommend Alex Mowbray and Oscar Energy to others seeking candidate positions.


Jeff, Commissioning, Start-Ups, Safety, & Construction

This is my first assignment for many years working as international staff and I was very impressed by the way Oscar's recruitment consultant interfaced and worked with both parties during the somewhat lengthy and challenging selection process.

Oscar was transparent, professional, open and their consultant was knowledgeable, articulate, friendly and obviously well educated. I was very satisfied with their performance was would recommend them to any technical professional looking for work.

Charles, Lead Mechanical Engineer

Alex is very responsible, trustworthy and supportive. He kept me up to date at stages of the recruitment and it's been a real pleasure working with him.

I highly recommend Alex - the recruitment process went smooth and was successful.

Steve, Senior Reliability Engineer

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