The green energy industry is steadily gaining ground in the world of energy generation as the need for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources are becoming more pronounced. As a green energy professional you will form part of this energy revolution. Green energy professionals are mainly employed by engineering and environmental companies, in which case green energy professionals will be involved with research and development, green energy feasibility studies, green energy project planning and implementation. Green energy professionals also have the opportunity to work for government departments who are concerned with the development of sustainability policies, development goals and energy generation planning. As a dynamic field, green energy professionals work in a highly competitive environment, driven by the urgent need for transformation towards greener and cleaner energy. It is also a field which offers various international collaboration and working opportunities, as experts may be called by companies in countries where green energy is still new or non-existent, for expert input in the development of green energy.
Green energy professionals occupy professional environmental, engineering, research and development, or project management positions. Regardless of specific job level of responsibilities, all green energy professionals need a definite background in engineering, science or energy. Green energy professionals are usually tasked with the development, expansion or implementation of green energy projects. Green energy professionals are expected to work alongside other professionals, developing projects to be feasible in economic, social and environmental terms. Green energy professionals are involved with extensive reporting, map work, may work on site, and regularly meet with project teams, clients and government departments.
- Scientific, mathematical or engineering skills
- Ability to interpret and apply data
- Reporting skills
- Ability to work as part of a professional team