Top 3 Attractive Careers in Renewable Energy
There are so many industries out there to choose from, that it can be very difficult to choose an exciting, fascinating, and lucrative career to move forward with. It can even be overwhelming. The energy industry, like others, of course has its good points and its bad points – but one thing you can count on, is it being a profitable and promising career field.
Not only does the energy industry offer some quickly growing areas, but even in fields with declining growth such as nuclear, there are still high paying careers with real potential for a variety of reasons.
But WHAT is the right career path for you – Oil & Gas? Is it Solar or Wind? Or maybe is it going to be Geothermal that is the energy source of the future?
It can be difficult to figure out what is the best choice for YOU.
But let us help you – by sharing 3 exciting and lucrative career paths available in the renewable energy industry (in no specific order).
- Project Management – Renewable energies like wind and solar are seeing an increase from public opinion and government support, creating some of the best paying jobs in energy. And most Energy Developers need Project Managers for a wide range: Both delaying construction and bidding to finance and budgeting. Depending on your experience and background, salaries can range from 7,000,000 JPY upwards of 18,000,000 JPY. Project Management is also a great gateway to running a company!
- Sustainability Consulting – Companies like PwC, Accenture, and others often need consultants to advise on social investment fund formation and impact evaluation, consult on business modeling, design long-term corporate vision and strategies, as well as to consult on the creation and evaluation of renewable energy funds. This can be an exciting career in helping other companies determine their direction in Sustainability, with salaries ranging from 6,000,000 JPY entry level and up to 20,000,000 range!
- Energy Trading / PPS/PPA – with lots of funding being pumped into the renewable energy industry, companies are looking for well capitalized global players with diverse asset portfolios across utility-scale and C&I level assets who can help them with expanding their business areas and diversifying. Depending on your experience and level, salaries can range from 5,000,000 JPY for new graduates upwards of 15,000,000 JPY as you move into management roles.
We hope this helps give you some ideas about the industry and if you are interested in learning more about how your specific skills might be applicable or what kind of careers are available for you, then don’t hesitate to reach out to us!