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Recruiter’s Outlook March 2018

Ace Merluza March 31, 2018
Photo Credit: Illustration: Claire Ho

Field Operations Opportunities

Spring is here (well, in some states) and that means opening the convertible roof of your car and cleaning your house from top to bottom. In our industry that means construction season picks up for solar and wind projects across North America. We’ve already seen an uptick in field operation positions. If you’re thinking about hiring an operations manager, project manager, superintendent, project engineer, or foreman, don’t wait. The competition to grab the best field talent will be fierce and this will drive up salaries and could potentially delay your project.

After a lackluster end to 2017, EnergeiaWorks rebounded nicely to produce the second best quarter in company history for Q1 2018. This jump in productivity is not unique to our company —it’s a trend across the renewable energy industry (outside of solar module manufacturing). More certainty in the market equals more revenue and more revenue equals more hiring. EnergeiaWorks is a proud sponsor of the Solar Jobs Census conducted by the Solar Foundation. The 2017 census showed solar jobs were up in 29 states and, for the first time, wind jobs have exceeded 100,000 in the US. Renewable energy is growing faster than the overall economy and the unemployment rate for renewable energy workers is much lower than the overall workforce.

If you need assistance with your Q2 hiring strategy, please reach out to us to schedule a virtual meeting.

You can also find EnergeiaWorks over the next two months at Renewables UnWind networking evenings scheduled for New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Minneapolis; Solar Power Finance & Investment and Solar Power California in San Diego, Renewables 2.0 in New York, ESA in Boston, Midwest Solar Expo in Minneapolis, and WindPower in Chicago. If you’re attending one of these events, feel free to schedule a meeting with us on site.
Ace Merluza March 31, 2018