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William V. Liuzza
March 31, 2021
If you’re reading this, you are working in renewable energy. And therefore, I trust you finished the first quarter strong. The perfect wave of renewable energy demand is upon us and it’s now time to execute! EnergeiaWorks just closed the best quarter in company history and we will continue to exceed forecasts for 2021. But we’re not unique in the demand for our professional services. All sectors in the value chain from manufacturing to finance to construction are in demand. It seems everyone in wind, solar, and energy storage is doubling-down on certainty for the next few years by spending money on hiring new top talent. I only hope that our manufacturing supply chain can keep up with the demand.
Where exactly was the demand for talent in Q1? Much of our hiring was in project engineering which accounted for 25% of our placements in the first quarter. This was followed very closely by construction and project development (both at 23%). Operations roles accounted for 18% of our Q1 revenue and 11% came from executive searches in wind, solar, and energy storage.
Simply, we cannot. In the US employment market, there are 500,000 jobs in wind, solar, and energy storage. That’s not a great amount, but it is growing faster than the rest of the employment market, and very few organizations in our industry are reducing staff. There’s an opportunity to find transferable skills from other industries that are not in such a growth mode. If they check off most of the boxes, and show potential to advance our field, hire them! We can also pull from the passionate population. The educated, eager-to-enact-global carbon-reduction-crowd can also check off many of the intangible and soft skills, so hire them!
Thank you all for the kind notes about our ten year anniversary. To celebrate (and to thank you!), we’re giving away 10 EnergeiaWorks solar backpacks over the next 10 months. Keep an eye on our upcoming emails and social media channels for your chance to win each month.
Thank you to everyone who participated in March’s giveaway – our April giveaway starts tomorrow, click here to follow @EnergeiaWorks on Twitter and like the featured post to be entered to win. The next winner will be announced in our April newsletter. Good luck!
If you are currently exploring a new job in your renewable energy career, we invite you to have a look at our careers portal. If you’re looking to hire top talent in manufacturing, project development, finance, construction, operations, or energy asset management professionals, reach out to us today.