Getting into PE from Oil and Gas Company (varied experience)?

Hello folks,


New to this part of the world (kind of). I have an increasing interest in PE, not for financial reasons (a little bit I suppose), but I find the work really interesting and would prefer to work in a more nimble fast paced environment as opposed to a slow lumbering oil and gas supermajor.

My primary interest is in decarbonising companies (for moral reasons and also I think there is a huge potential for money to be made here). 

I have 4 years experience working as an Engineer at a highly reputable Oil and Gas supermajor and an additional year working in the same company as an Investment Analyst focussing on making profitable investment/deals on both supply and demand side and wish to leverage this experience to move to a PE firm. I believe this is firmly possible as my predecessor to this role has done exactly the above. 

My question is now, how can I make the move? Shall I reach out to head hunters as they are probably not likely to get in touch with me (I don't have a LinkedIn).


Thanks.

 

You'll very likely need to move to IB first. Maybe could network into a small LMM if trying to skip right to PE. Also, you need to get a LinkedIn.

I would not mention the interest in renewables/decarbonization.. your work will really only be applicable to traditional O&G IB/PE and "climate" or "renewables" is basically a swear word in this space. Maybe spend a year in O&G IB and then lateral to the renewables, infrastructure or power & utilities group if you want out of upstream type work.

 

Lostmonkeyboy:

Explained in main post, prefer a more fast paced nimble environment.

You still prefer it when it’s 2AM on a Saturday morning preparing due IC?

 
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