Meet the Water by Murray team
Discover the team that will be working hard to make your water enegineering recruitment strategy a success.
Teo De La Cruz
Associate Director – Framework Engineering
After qualifying as an Electrical and Mechanical engineer, I worked for an Automotive organisation for 5 years as an Electromechanical Engineer.
I joined Murray McIntosh in 2016, as part of the Founding team, and was tasked with building and establishing our Controls and Automation engineering offering.
Utilising a “macro-first” approach allowed me to monitor external factors from the broader environment, consult with clients, and forecast personnel needs affecting an organisation’s hiring strategy.
My initial focus was within the Water industry and I achieved early success providing a range of specialist Engineering expertise to a number of Tier 2 Providers. It was from here that I was able to build a focused and valuable network in this space and quickly began to supply Tier 1 providers and subsequently the Water Frameworks themselves.
With a decorated list of qualifications within Engineering, I have a significant level of expertise, complemented with comprehensive industry knowledge. My team and I are the partners of choice for many organisations across the Water & Utilities sectors.
I am not only proud to have established a key division within our business, but one that is recognised across our sector and has a reputation for genuine delivery and value-add.
Notable clients include Anglian, Wessex Water, Scottish Water and Portsmouth Water to name but just a few.
Jacob De La Cruz
Resourcer - Water & Utilities
Jacob has recently finished his A-Levels in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry and will be going to the University of the West of England to study Civil Engineer (BEng). After which he hopes to become a Civil Design Engineer in the water industry.
Given his interest in Civil Engineering and the importance of water and utilities, Jacob joined us in July of 2022 to learn more about the industry and gain valuable experience.
Jacob plays a pivotal part in search, selection and candidate engagement supporting the wider team to deliver a successful recruitment solution to Murray clients. As such, Jacob is the primary contact at the start of a new candidate relationship, answering questions from methods of engagement to role responsibilities.
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Managing Director / Founder
After graduating with an Honours Degree (BA Hons) in History and Politics and a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Global Politics, Adam joined an award-winning Virgin Fast Track 100 Consultancy.
Adam developed a number of relationships up to board level and ultimately increased the organisations' market share, resulting in some of the industry’s most innovative and noteworthy campaigns of the period. An integral part of the growth and success experienced by the business, Adam’s position and remit were expanded to reflect this.
As Founder of Murray McIntosh, Adam felt that there was a gap in the market for a truly ethical and research-led search and selection consultancy. A firm believer in the power of research, Adam ensures that this is an ethos present in all working practices.
Adam sits across our key specialist divisions, supporting client relationships and strategic delivery, in both the UK and US markets. He specialises in advising our clients in all things related to recruitment and human capital and personally delivers search-based assignments.
He can display a strong advisory and delivery track record in our key focus areas, and takes pride in the value he has added to our client and candidate base.
Recruitment Consultant - Water & Utilities
Associate Director - Brand & Marketing
As a current Executive MBA scholar, Jade continuously adds to an impressive list of qualifications including a BA Hons Degree, and Postgraduate Degree in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Jade is an innovative and data-driven marketing professional with experience of working for both international and local businesses. This variety has provided Jade with valuable exposure and hands-on experience as to what strategies and tactics work based on size, industry, geography and customer base.
Specialising in brand positioning, strategic development and operational delivery to achieve ROMI, Jade is vast experienced of working with multiple stakeholders to meet corporate objectives.
With an entrepreneurial attitude to identify opportunities gathered through market intelligence, Jade has created various campaigns focused on objectives such as, value creation, brand equity/power and increased market share/penetration.
Jade has also sat on the Regional Advisory Board for Aviation Action, encouraging diversity and empowerment internationally. Similarly, Jade supported the conception of the Women in Aviation International (WAI) UK Chapter, taking the lead across database and communications.
Associate Director - Operations
Having been with Murray McIntosh since it was first formed Jessica’s role has grown with the business. At the time, having recently returned from 6 months travelling after University, Jessica joined to provide administrative support. She very quickly bought into the company ethos and vision, realising it was somewhere that she could see herself long term.
Luckily the feeling was mutual, and Murray McIntosh invested by allowing Jessica to complete an Office Management diploma to help lay the foundations for the ‘back office’ function.
Jessica is now a proud Associate Director of the business, supporting the strategic direction and growth of the business from an operations perspective. Her remit includes finance, office management, compliance, HR and project management.
As the business has grown it has had to constantly adapt to overcome challenges and identify opportunities to improve. Through all of these changes Jessica has had to expand her knowledge, upskill and drive projects forward to ensure the continued success of the business. This has included changing processes, implementing new software, moving to bigger and better office space, upgrading IT infrastructure and keeping engaged with staff to stay abreast of what they need to allow them to thrive.