hiring assessments for

Energy & Utility Companies

Our Energy & Utility Solution is the perfect fit for HR teams and Hiring Managers looking for actionable insights on prospective candidates.

The US Power & Utilities (P&U) industry is leading the charge in the effort to decarbonize and transition to clean power. Federal investments in infrastructure will only accelerate this trend, and likely lead to new competitors in the space.

Massive transitions like the one happening now to the P&U industry require new roles and new types of employees. This puts immense pressure on overworked HR Teams, who are trying to fill these roles while also maintaining quality standards. 

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with HR Teams at a variety of energy and utility companies. Over time, we have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in each role, and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

Some of our energy and utility clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular roles, such as:

  • Energy Engineer
  • Project Schedulers
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Sales Representative
  • Line Installers/Repairers

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your department or agency?

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HighMatch Energy & Utility

Assessment Solution

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable energy and utilities assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to you.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

Energy & Utility Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in a role in the Energy & Utilities sectors, and are frequently requested by our clients.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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  • Analytical Thinking: analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations
  • Integrity: being honest and ethical
  • Self Control: maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations

“I liked that the report was all stated in the positive…there was not a right or wrong. This is helpful, especially when sharing the applicant report.”

User, Non-Profit Organizational Management

Energy & Utility Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in a role in the energy and utilities sector.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Spatial Visualization: the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with physical/digital systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system
  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly
  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on a candidate’s ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions quickly
  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible


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Energy & Utility Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Basic Industrial Skills: This test is composed of questions related to ethics and conduct, English knowledge, safety, and math
  • Project Management Fundamentals: this test contains questions oriented toward generic project management
  • Print Reading – Electrical: this Electrical Blueprint Reading test is designed to evaluate a person’s reading knowledge and understanding of electrical blueprints
  • Safety in the Workplace: The test assesses knowledge of general safety, material handling and storage safety, machine safety, and powered industrial vehicles
  • Safety Indicator Assessment: this assessment focuses on a person’s likelihood to follow workplace safety procedures and avoid risky behaviors
  • Tools & Fasteners: this skills test is designed to assess a test taker’s understanding of many of the common fasteners as well as some of the fastener terms used in manufacturing, maintenance, and industrial settings

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our services team.

HighMatch Energy & Utilities Assessment

Ready to learn how an energy and utilities assessment from HighMatch can help your business find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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