Energy Careers - Billy's Sunbelt Story

My Sunbelt Story

Billy Wharton, Director, Critical Power

As part of our series showcasing the amazing team-mates in our Energy Solutions business, today we hear from Billy who leads our Critical Power Team.

Billy joined Sunbelt Rentals in April 2023 following an extensive career that’s seen him lead on high value, complex energy projects throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Having started his career in the British Army, Billy is an Electrical Engineer by trade, serving in the Royal Core signals for over 6 years, before passing his apprenticeship and moving into the Energy Rental market.

Throughout his career Billys managed hundreds of complex temporary and critical power applications working with both fossil fuels and renewables.

So, when the opportunity arose to re-locate back to the UK and join Sunbelt Rentals’ growing Energy team, he took it and is enjoying both the daily challenges and rewards they bring.

I’m thrilled to be back working in the UK, as part of a growing team with a vision and passion to be the market leaders

“The potential for growth within the Energy sector was a key factor in what attracted me to the role. We have opportunity to build on the many strong and existing customer relations here at Sunbelt Rentals UK and expand into new markets not previously explored.

To be able to lead this opportunity is a real privilege and I can’t fault the positive attitude and commitment of the Critical Power team, who are all excited to build on their existing skills and expertise”.

I’ve received a lot of support from the Senior Leadership Team at Sunbelt and made great relationships with colleagues from across the business.

“The culture at Sunbelt is very much built on its core values, to be safe, to innovate, be responsible, support your teammates, to take action when needed and to be industry leading experts.

These values are evidently embraced throughout the wider team, and add to this the robust support functions with extensive and dedicated teams looking after essential services including HR, Transport, IT and Marketing,

This support enables myself and the whole energy team to focus on our area of expertise and deliver for our customers.”

There’s immense satisfaction in being able to deliver high-level solutions on ground-breaking projects and have the support to grow the business throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

“I thrive in challenging environments and enjoy solving problems. So, to have the backing of a global PLC company like Sunbelt Rentals who are willing to invest in both people and equipment, to enable growth is a real privilege.

We will continue to grow and innovate so we can deliver solutions in critical applications for demanding clients


We still have some fantastic opportunities to join the team, check out our current vacancies on our careers site here –  I would love to hear from you!”




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