Renewable Energy Job Opportunities

Renewable Energy Job Opportunities

From building wind turbines out at sea to collaborating with scientists in the lab, from analysing data in the office to installing solar panels across the world, the renewable energy industry has the power to create a cornucopia of opportunity when it comes to your career.

The renewable energy industry currently employs over 12.7 million people worldwide, and that number is only set to rise in the coming years as the industry expands.

As world governments fight to meet environmental targets, skilled renewable energy workers are in higher demand than ever. The opportunities available are varied and exciting and offer a range of exciting career benefits.

If you’re looking to kickstart a career in the renewable energy industry, here are just a few of the opportunities this sector has to offer:

Job Opportunities in Renewable Energy

The renewable energy industry is vast, splitting into different sectors and specialisms. This, of course, means opportunities are rife no matter where your skills or passions lie. For example, you could find yourself fulfilling a role in the following sectors:

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Hydroelectric
  • Tidal
  • Biomass

Any renewable energy project requires a wide range of skilled professionals, from scientists to engineers, data analysts to software developers and beyond. Here are a few of the exciting job opportunities currently available to you:

Environmental Scientist

Environmental scientists focus on the impact of various factors on the Earth’s atmosphere. In this role, you’d be tasked with identifying these factors and looking at ways to reduce their impact. A role like this spans many sectors of the industry and could see you working all over the world.


Wind Turbine Technician

Wind turbine technicians are responsible for the construction of these structures both on land and out at sea. If you’ve got a head for heights and a passion for construction, this could be an incredibly exciting opportunity for you.

Software Developer

In this role, you’ll use your tech skills to create new software that benefits the development of renewable energy resources like solar panels. While not directly involved with renewable energy, this role is integral to the industry as a whole – another exciting opportunity if this is where your passion lies.

Of course, this is just a snapshot of the job opportunities available in the renewable energy industry.

Wider Opportunities in Renewable Energy

Working in the renewable energy sector is more than just a job. Fulfilling a role within this sector also gives you the opportunity to:

  • Progress your career – renewable energy companies invest in existing talent. You’ll find that once you’ve started the ball rolling, you’ll be able to move up the ranks and develop your career as the years go by.
  • Play your part in protecting the environment – the renewable energy sector has our environment at its core. Working within this sector gives you the opportunity to play a small role in changing the outlook for our planet and its future.

Find your Renewable Energy Role

If you’re looking for career opportunities in the Renewable Energy Industry, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the brilliant recruitment team at Mackinnon & Partners.

Jack Miller
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