A clean energy revolution is underway in the US, driven by the Biden administration’s green policies and the expansion of offshore wind on the East Coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, and in California.
The EIA’s June 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts that renewable energy will provide 24% of US generation in 2023, up 4% from 2021. Solar PV installations will add 42GW in 2022-23, while small-scale solar capacity is set to grow to a total of 46GW and 16GW of new wind capacity will come online. And the energy storage pipeline is in good health, with utility-scale battery storage growing 196% in 2021.
Longer-term, the forecast is even brighter. In March, the world’s largest green hydrogen project was unveiled in Texas as GHI announced its 60GW wind-and-solar-powered Hydrogen City plant. A $3bn plan for electric car batteries was kick-started in May, and New York is on track to achieve its ambitious zero-emission electricity targets by 2040.
Wind, solar and energy storage career opportunities in the US
Amid this positive backdrop, we’re working with a number of leading players in the US renewables sector to fill several key roles that will drive forward our clients’ pioneering projects. Read on to find out more about these onshore opportunities.
New solar power career opportunities in the US
Utility Sales Manager
An opportunity for an experienced module sales manager to join a global manufacturer as its Utility Sales Manager for the United States. The Utility Sales Manager USA will be responsible for selling several GWs of modules to key industry players, in addition to enhancing the company’s brand and position in the market. This a remote position based anywhere in the United States.
An opportunity for an experienced Solar Project Manager to join a top 5 global tracker company, supporting clients to manage the construction of utility-scale PV projects. The Project Manager will be responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a safe and timely fashion, within budgetary constraints. You will plan and dedicate project resources, prepare budgets and inform all relevant stakeholders of project progress. This position is based in Dallas, TX.
New onshore wind career opportunities in the US
Wind Development Manager
An opportunity for an experienced Wind Development Manager with a top renewable energy company. You’ll find, survey, and pursue new onshore wind project opportunities and/or assist in development of existing projects, and coordinate with resources to receive local, state, federal, etc. permits for wind projects.
Associate Development Manager
An opportunity for a competitive individual to join a top renewable energy company. You’ll assist in creating and maintaining collaborative relationships with both internal and external partners, such as technical engineering teams, and establish and organize strategies for securing project grid interconnection and transmission.
New cross-technology renewable energy career opportunities in the US
Senior Analyst, M&A and Investments
An opportunity for an experienced investment and M&A professional to join a top 10 global renewable energy company, in the role of Senior Analyst, M&A and Investment for the Americas. Based in Chicago, IL or remote, this individual will focus on bringing renewable energy projects forward for investment decisions. Reporting to the Head of Investments & M&A, this professional will cover an active portfolio of multi-million dollar transactions across several technologies.
Investment and M&A Manager
An opportunity for an experienced investment and M&A professional to join a top 10 global renewable energy company as its Investment Manager for the Americas. Based in Austin, TX or remotely, this individual will focus on bringing renewable energy projects forward for investment decisions. Reporting to the Head of Investments & M&A, this professional will cover an active portfolio of multi-million wind, solar, and energy storage transactions.
New solar and energy storage career opportunities in the US
PV Grid Connection Manager
An opportunity for an experienced renewable energy Grid Connection Manager to join an international solar IPP focused on utility-scale projects throughout the US. The Grid Connection Manager will be responsible for the interconnection of a multi-GW pipeline of solar projects, considering and responding in accordance with the requirements of Utilities. Florida is the preferred location for this position, with remote working from other states on the East Coast also to be considered.
Project Engineer: Energy Storage
An opportunity for an experienced electrical engineer with Energy Storage expertise to take on the role of Project Engineer with a leading US consultancy firm.
The Project Engineer – Energy Storage will lead or support the technical, commercial and independent engineering (IE) services for large-scale energy storage projects and portfolios. You report to the Executive Director of the practice and work with various internal and external stakeholders throughout the US.
How can we help you?
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Our Managing Consultant Lewis Wright specialises in the US solar, energy storage and onshore wind markets, placing experts into a range of positions throughout the entire project life cycle, from development to construction and operation, across finance, legal and sales.
Get in touch with Lewis to discuss your 2022 onshore hiring plans and find out how we can help.