Alternative Energy Jobs

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Are you looking for a job in alternative energy? You're not alone. Alternative or renewable energy jobs are looking better and better these days as the recession continues. While there are unusually a great deal of openings, the problem with getting into the field is the skills—many of the alternative energy jobs require skills that the average worker doesn't have right now. As a result, jobs remain open, and people remain out of work. In order to get yourself ready for a position in alternative energy, some additional training might be needed if you don't have the skills already.

The alternative energy industry, naturally, employs a great number of scientists and engineers. Because of this, it adds to the misconception that you need an engineering degree to get one of the alternative energy jobs out there. However, this industry is more than just engineers and scientists. There are jobs available that are just like any others—construction, sales, business, manufacturing, and agriculture. Many of these jobs can be had with just a little bit of additional training. Management level positions may require a bachelor's degree, but there are blue-collar positions that don't require much experience at all.

The alternative energy industry has several subcategories such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, biomass, and hydrogen energy. These categories all involve renewable resources and promote high sustainability. Most alternative or renewable energy jobs (and green jobs in general) are considered mid-skill positions, requiring additional education beyond a high school diploma but not as much as a bachelor's degree. An associate's degree is the happy medium between the two. For example, a construction worker can get a job as a retrofitter with additional training in how to retrofit buildings to increase energy efficiency. An electrician can train in photovoltaic technology and quickly get to work as a solar installer.

By 2030, it is estimated that about 40 million people will be working in the alternative energy field. There are just so many jobs that have been created in this field and will continue to be created. Once these energy sources are built, they just have to be maintained and repaired occasionally. This is the one major characteristic alternative energy jobs have going for them is that these jobs, much like any other jobs that deal with maintenance or repair, cannot be outsourced. You can't retrofit an American building in China. So, getting a job in a green industry is a safe bet to being employed for the foreseeable future.

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May 09 Lineman, Electric
An employee who is a Journeyman and who performs all classes of overhead and underground transmission and distribution line work and the construction, erection and maintenance of substations when assigned to a crew under the direction of a Working Foreman
Reno NV Energy Not Specified
May 09 Distribution Apprentice Lineman 1st Year
Position will be responsible for construction, maintenance and operations. Supports maintenance and emergency repairs of distribution and transmission lines.
Carlsbad Xcel Energy Not Specified
May 03 Electric Distribution System Planning Engineer
The Engineer works collaboratively with Design, Construction, Operating and Maintenance workgroups to identify, justify and initiate projects for optimum electric distribution system development (bulk supply substation, 34 kV and 69 kV lines, distribution
United States Ameren Not Specified
May 02 Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMS) - Subject Mater Expert
Engineering Technologist - Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems
Owensville Duke Energy Not Specified
May 01 Energy & Power Electrical Engineer
At Jacobs our Electrical Buildings Engineer have exceptional design and analysis skills, to plan and design electrical systems for buildings and facilities, including airports, Data Centers, hospitals, laboratories, high rise offices, educational faciliti
Austin Jacobs Not Specified
Apr 30 Electrical Foreman
Duro Electric Company began operations in 1979 with a handful of employees and a few service trucks. Since that time, we’ve grown to be one of the top electrical contractors in Colorado. Our proficiency in competitive bidding, attention to detail an
Denver Duro Electric Not Specified
Apr 30 Lineman, Electric
An employee who is a Journeyman and who performs all classes of overhead and underground transmission and distribution line work and the construction, erection and maintenance of substations when assigned to a crew under the direction of a Working Foreman
Elko NV Energy Not Specified
Apr 26 Troubleman Shift
Locating and making repairs on transmission and distribution facilities, and other related equipment; Responding to fires or accident scenes; clearing wires, cutting off electric services when necessary; isolating sections of lines; cooperating with publ
Erie First Energy Not Specified
Apr 26 Team Leader, T&D
Under general guidance is responsible and accountable for the continuous safe and efficient operations and/or maintenance of an assigned functional area of responsibility. Provides supervision, leadership and training to others through day-to-day contact.
Indianapolis Indianapolis Power & Light Not Specified
Apr 26 Lineman, Electric
An employee who is a Journeyman and who performs all classes of overhead and underground transmission and distribution line work and the construction, erection and maintenance of substations when assigned to a crew under the direction of a Working Foreman
Carson City NV Energy Not Specified
Apr 24 Electrical Designer/ Engineer
Join PCI Skanska and be part of a team that provides valued solutions that builds success for our clients and employees. Your role will include building and managing relationships with in-house teams, and contractors while providing electrical design and
Evansville Skanska Not Specified
Apr 24 Electrical Designer/Engineer
Buildings engineering: Intelligent design. Innovative execution. With decades of experience under our belts, we’re achieving remarkable results with our work in building technologies, energy, and environmental performance. Our team of interdisciplin
Dallas Stantec Not Specified
Apr 24 Electrical Engineer
Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power gener
Oswego Exelon Not Specified
Apr 23 Troubleman Job
In this position you will perform duties of the Troubleman classification which will include but are not limited to: Work alone while on a rotating shift schedule and be the first responder to emergencies and outages on the electrical distribution system
Eau Claire Xcel Energy Not Specified
Apr 20 Entry-Level Electrical Engineer
Be involved in projects with our Engineering Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business
Boston WSP Group Not Specified
Apr 18 Engineer
The Engineer performs system planning and circuit analysis of distribution circuits 69kv and below and develops remediation plans as needed; performs project engineering and project management duties in order to complete plans, designs, cost estimates, an
Maryville Ameren Not Specified
Apr 18 Distribution Apprentice Lineman Appr 4th Yr or Journeyman
Position will be responsible for construction, maintenance and operations. Supports maintenance and emergency repairs of distribution and transmission lines.
Dumas Xcel Energy Not Specified
Apr 18 Lineman 4th-1st Class
Under directive supervision, with some latitude for planning or lying out of working details, must know, understand and be willing and able to apply all applicable Company construction specification in order to complete the most complicated construction a
Port Arthur Entergy Not Specified
Apr 18 Line Foreman with Class A CDL
The Line Foreman provides management oversight of the daily activities consisting of a crew, typically between 4 and 8 direct reports who are engaged in electrical construction field work. The position is responsible for frontline customer relations, ensu
Andrews PLH Group Not Specified
Apr 16 Electrical Designer
AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Electrical Designer for immediate employment for the Portland, OR or Phoenix, AZ office. This position however, will first be embedded onsite with a client in Reno, NV. Certain living costs will be pai
Reno AECOM Not Specified
Apr 16 Electrical Engineer
Our Engineers work on high quality, high-profile, national and international projects. You will actively participate in the full project cycle, from the design phase through the final construction close-out. WSP offers excellent growth opportunities: Many
Dallas WSP Group Not Specified
Apr 14 Distribution Journeyman Lineman
The person filling this position must be self-motivated, work well with others and possess a positive attitude and commitment to work safely, provide quality customer service, create satisfaction and to work productively.In this challenging and rewarding
Hobbs Xcel Energy Not Specified
Apr 14 Lineman -Journeyman
JOURNEYMAN LINEMEN- "Journeyman Linemen shall be skilled workers having three (3) or more years experience in this trade or having been previously classed by the Company as First Class Linemen, who possess the required knowledge, skills, physical abi
Wichita Westar Energy Not Specified
Apr 14 ELECTRIC JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN
Electric Journeyman Lineman (Journey Line Workers) are central to Consumers Energy's operations of delivering electricity to homes and businesses throughout our service territory.
Hamilton Consumers Energy Not Specified
Apr 12 Utility Overhead/Underground Troubleman
This position will be a Troubleman located at our South Bay Service Center within Southern California Edison (SCE)’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintenance and repairs to ov
Torrance Southern California Edison Not Specified
Apr 12 Design Engineer
The Project Development Engineer shall develop Energy Conservation Measures (ECM’s), schematic/preliminary design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, control, lighting, and other building systems, and prepare each project’s financial cash flo
Indianapolis EMCOR Group, Inc Not Specified
Apr 12 Engineer III / IV
The Outage Coordination Engineer is part of a team responsible for outage coordination, pre-written switching, and the next day analysis of the Transmission Control Center. The Outage Coordination Engineer will utilize various study tools to develop safe
Fairmont First Energy Not Specified
Apr 12 Electrical Distribution Designer
Do you want to work at a fast growing, exciting company that is making a difference in our communities: Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives. NV5 Inc. (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to p
San Diego NV5 Holdings, Inc. Not Specified
Apr 12 Electrical Engineer I
Moffatt & Nichol is seeking an Electrical Engineering Designer to join our Long Beach team.
Long Beach Moffatt & Nichol Not Specified
Apr 10 Lineman Helper or Apprentice-Line&Serv Dpts
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including ne
Port Allen Entergy Not Specified
Apr 10 Lineman, Transmission (Traveling)
An employee who is qualified by training and on-the-job experience to perform work on energized circuits of 110KV or greater. Must be qualified to perform switching. His background and training must qualify him to perform all duties associated with Linema
Reno NV Energy Not Specified
Apr 10 Lineman -Journeyman
JOURNEYMAN LINEMEN- "Journeyman Linemen shall be skilled workers having three (3) or more years experience in this trade or having been previously classed by the Company as First Class Linemen, who possess the required knowledge, skills, physical abi
Arkansas City Westar Energy Not Specified
Apr 05 Intern-Electrical Engineer
The purpose of the electrical engineering internship position is to develop college students that are pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering. Interns may be exposed to a variety of projects and activities that occur within the utility business.
Waterloo MidAmerican Energy Not Specified
Apr 03 Troubleman Job
You will be responsible for all duties of the Troubleman classification which involves first response for overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems. The person filling this position must be self-motivated, work well with othe
Minneapolis Xcel Energy Not Specified
Apr 03 Journeyman Lineman
Primary responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, installation, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground distribution conductors and equipment. Must be able to climb poles, work on energized conductors and equipment, perform hot stic
Mankato Xcel Energy Not Specified
Apr 01 Journeyman Lineman Job
Perform the duties of lineman classification involving overhead and underground electric distribution systems.
Evergreen Xcel Energy Not Specified
Apr 01 Line Crew Groundman
A Groundsman will assist crews and Linemen in the maintenance and construction of electric power lines and equipment. They perform all duties from ground level. Typically this position will work with direct supervision.
Midland Endeavor Energy Resources, LP Not Specified
Apr 01 Distribution Line Crew: Coast Division Apprentice Lineman - Entry Level
This position is responsible for working in a line crew on overhead and underground construction and maintenance of distribution systems. This position is also responsible for responding to and correcting problems with the electrical distribution system d
Bay Saint Louis Southern Company Not Specified
Mar 23 Journeyman Lineman
Perform the duties of lineman classification involving overhead and underground electric distribution systems.
Leadville Xcel Energy Not Specified
Mar 23 Transmission Apprentice Lineman 1st - 4th Year
Position will be responsible for construction, maintenance and operations. Supports maintenance and emergency repairs of distribution and transmission lines.
Amarillo Xcel Energy Not Specified
Feb 18 Lineman - Energy Tech 1, 2 or 3 (Lewisville)
Lineman - Energy Tech 1, 2 or 3 (Lewisville) is a series post, the successful candidate will be hired based on education and experience.
Lewisville PNMR Service Company Not Specified