ESS (Engineering Solutions Spain) is a boutique headhunting firm, founded in 2008, which has developed its core expertise particularly in the water domain, but also more recently in renewable energy and infrastructure. Our main clients are leading international companies, who invest in, develop and execute projects in these sectors across the globe. The value of said projects range from 100 million $USD through to multi-billion $USD. We cover both executive as well as project roles, in the upcoming pages you can see the list of key positions covered.


David Gordon

Based in Barcelona. In 2004, he began offshoring/outsourcing engineering services from Spain to India, as well as deploying high-skilled engineers from India to Spain. In 2008, while founding ESS, he also cofounded a geomatics company in southern India, continuing his involvement with offshoring and India. Prior to 2004, David was a performance management consultant, spending 5 years in Latin America with the region’s largest corporations and later in Spain..

Paul James

Based in Coimbatore, southern India. He has worked in the Water Treatment industry in India for 20 years, before partnering with David. He has worked for leading Water companies like Degremont, VA Tech Wabag as Engineering Manager and was responsible for setting up an “Offshore Engineering Centre” for the Suez Degremont group, in India. He has also implemented business processes and systems. He is doing headhunting with David for more than 6 years.