Employers are cooling on fully-remote working as we get deeper into 2023, with hybrid and flexible working firmly shaping up as the expectation from companies.
Despite the trend swinging back to hybrid as the norm, some employers are still open to hiring new starts fully-remote, or with only occasional visits to the office.
“Lately, our clients are looking for new hires to spend at least two days each week in the office,” says Elena Sanchez, a Senior Consultant in our Offshore Wind team in Boston. “But there are still positives to hiring fully-remote employees. Companies can save money on office space, utilities and other expenses, they can boost employee satisfaction rates by giving flexibility and control over work-life balance, and they can attract and retain top-tier talent from a wider geographic area.
“These are all considerable benefits that employers cannot disregard, even as the balance shifts towards returning to the office.”
Fully remote and remote-first vacancies in renewables
Some positions and skillsets are naturally more suited to being office-based, while others lend themselves to remote workers. “Data and digital-focused and asset management work can be done remotely because they don’t require physical interaction with equipment or systems,” says Mante Dobrovolskaite, a green hydrogen specialist in our Onshore Renewables team in Glasgow.
Likewise, project management and marketing and PR roles can be done remotely. These roles involve overseeing the progress of projects, or creation of materials and campaigns, as well as communication with stakeholders – all of which can be achieved with a laptop, a broadband connection and the right software.
For the right personality types, remote working can be beneficial for your career and work/life balance. If you’re interested in cutting out the commute, here are 12 renewables roles, hand-picked by our global network of consultants, that are either fully remote or require only occasional visits to the office. Keep reading to find out more and apply for these remote work opportunities, and good luck!
Fully-remote and remote-first renewables vacancies in the US
Senior Turbine Engineer – Technology | Offshore Wind
Our client, a major turbine OEM, is looking for a Senior Turbine Engineer – Technology to lead on the assessment of offshore wind turbine design concepts, complex technical solutions and associated risks. You’ll need at least four years of experience in wind turbine engineering for this remote-first role, which also brings opportunities for national and international travel.
Project Estimator Manager | Solar PV
We’re in search of a Project Estimator to join a global renewable energy platform created and backed by a worldwide asset manager and its $15bn impact investing platform. This is a remote role, requiring expertise in engineering or a related field, at least seven years of direct experience in costing or estimating and previous experienced in a similar role with a renewables IPP.
Program Manager | Solar and Storage
Our client, a prominent global leader in safety science, is looking for a highly-skilled Program Manager to join its solar and storage due diligence team. You’ll manage significant independent engineering and technical advisory projects as well as conducting site visits and monitoring construction progress. This is a remote role requiring at least seven years’ experience as a project manager in solar energy due diligence, project development, construction, equipment supply, operations or M&A.
Project Engineer | Energy Storage
An exciting opportunity for an experienced engineering professional to manage utility- and commercial-scale energy storage projects across the US. This is a fully-remote role with travel to project sites required around 15–20% of the time.
Sales Manager | Energy Storage
Identifying and pursuing sales opportunities for a leading energy storage systems manufacturer is at the heart of this fully-remote role, with travel expected around 20–30% of the time. You’ll work closely with senior management to develop and implement sales strategies and tactics to achieve challenging targets. At least three years of sales experience within renewables and a degree in engineering or a related field are required.
Project Manager, Electric Vehicles | Smart Grid
This position will play a critical role in designing, developing and validating robust and efficient electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the US. This role is fully remote and our client is looking for a candidate with at least eight years’ experience in the design and implementation of EV charging systems and infrastructure, with at least three years in a leadership role.
Fully-remote and remote-first renewables vacancies in Europe
Permitting Specialist | Solar PV | Italy
Our client, a public utility that builds, finances, manages and operates renewables projects across Europe, is looking for a Permitting Specialist in Italy to join its development team. You’ll be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of permitting and regulatory compliance for renewable energy projects. This includes liaising with relevant authorities, ensuring project compliance with environmental regulations, and obtaining necessary permits. The role requires a strong understanding of Italian permitting procedures and environmental laws, as well as excellent communication and organisational skills to facilitate successful project development.
Quality Manager, Construction | Green Hydrogen | Germany
Operating since 2013, our client is a global technology leader in hydrogen storage systems based on innovative technology that allows hydrogen to be transported safely and efficiently in existing fuel infrastructure. In this Quality Manager, Construction role, you’ll support the project team in the implementation of quality activities within projects and carry out offer and contract analyses. This fully-remote role requires relevant experience in the field of quality assurance in plant construction, and travel is involved during the acceptance and testing phases.
Senior Product Marketing Manager | Solar PV | Germany
A market-leading photovoltaic manufacturer is looking for a Senior Product Marketing Manager to promote its technology and help drive growth. This is a remote role requiring flexibility to travel to meetings and conferences as the company targets new international markets.
Global Head of Product | Energy Storage | Germany
An exciting opportunity for a Mandarin-speaking energy storage expert to join a leading global manufacturer, leading its Global Energy Storage Product Management and Solution Centre. This role can be remote or office-based, with the option to work in Madrid, Munich, Milan, the UK, San Jose, Seoul, Tokyo or Shanghai. Previous experience in business development or R&D in energy storage and management skills are a must.
Development Manager | Offshore Wind | UK
We’re working with a highly-regarded developer and asset owner to appoint a Development Manager. Our client manages one of the world’s largest offshore electricity transmission portfolios, with headquarters in London but flexibility around hybrid and remote working. This is an excellent opportunity to join a lean, highly-experienced team at an exciting time in the evolution of the offshore transmission sector.
Structural Lead | Offshore Wind | UK
We’re working closely with a leading offshore wind consultancy, driven by a team of unique and diverse individuals, to accelerate the energy transition and overcome the sector’s challenges. We are currently seeking a skilled and motivated Structural Lead to join our team and play a vital role in our mission. This is a remote position with the flexibility to work in offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow or London.