With applications across several industries, from large-scale energy storage to industrial decarbonisation and shipping, green hydrogen is a versatile clean fuel that will be an essential technology in tackling climate change and reaching net zero.
With the potential to cut carbon from home heating, reduce emissions from industrial processes such as refineries and steel production, and provide clean fuel for aviation, shipping and vehicles, its use is set to expand rapidly as net zero approaches. The IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 roadmap forecasts hydrogen use as being prevalent throughout the energy sector, growing sixfold from today’s level to provide 10% of all energy consumption by 2050.
Around 40 governments have made public announcements around hydrogen strategy so far, and companies around the world are working to turn ideas into emissions reductions. The UK Government published its Hydrogen Strategy in 2021, with a vision to kick-start a hydrogen economy that could support over 9,000 UK jobs and unlock £4bn investment by 2030. In the Netherlands, the Dutch government has pledged €35m per year to accelerate cost reductions, and Denmark’s new Power-to-X strategy aims to build 6GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030 – one of Europe’s most ambitious targets.
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“Hydrogen isn’t a new technology – but it is incredibly versatile, and this is an exciting time to be involved in the sector,” says Ross Smith, our Business Development Manager, Green Hydrogen. “Governments and energy companies across the world are taking notice that this is a really effective way to drive decarbonisation, not just as a fuel and for storage, but also as an energy vector. In the UK, we have pioneering projects like H100 Fife and HyNet North West leading the low-carbon energy transition, and across Europe there are more innovative systems and products in development that are going to be key as we move toward net zero.
“For instance, storing hydrogen in salt caverns is a proven way of providing short-term system flexibility. Hydrogen storage requirements by 2050 could be up to 50Mt, so these innovative storage methods will be important in enabling that flexible, whole-systems approach needed to achieve net zero.”
Taylor Hopkinson is working with one of the leading players in Europe’s green hydrogen sector to fill four key vacancies across its teams in the Netherlands and Denmark. Read on to find out more about the roles and how to apply.
Job opportunities in green hydrogen
Permitting and Environmental Manager
The Permitting and Environmental Manager is a key role within the business that will lead the permitting, land and environmental workstreams on its innovative green hydrogen storage projects. This ambitious and experienced person will be responsible for ensuring effective project delivery to defined budgets and timeline, identifying, managing, mitigating and reporting on related risks, and liaising with external contractors to overseeing the procurement and management of surveys and studies.
Project Development Manager
The Project Development Manager will work at the heart of the small, but strategically critical, Business Development team. Supported by the Development Manager and CEO, this person will manage and develop the company’s portfolio of green hydrogen storage projects, leading on identifying new opportunities, driving the development of early-stage projects, and supporting and managing the development and delivery of MoUs, Heads of Terms, option agreements and contracts.
Technical Project Manager
A dynamic, confident self-starter with a background in power, chemical or engineering project management, the Technical Project Manager will be responsible for the delivery of the technical development of the hydrogen storage project up to FID. Establishing grid connection, delivering detailed CAPEX and OPEX estimates, and managing works to deliver an integrated subsurface and surface development are other responsibilities in this varied, hugely critical role.
Finally, our client is seeking a proactive Communications Manager to maintain and build its brand and reputation in the green hydrogen space. Working closely with the External Affairs and Group Communications teams to maximise brand awareness and the impact of the client’s communications, you’ll create content across all channels and build relationships with key stakeholders, clearly communicating the organisation’s successes and key messages to the industry.
If you’re looking to build a green hydrogen team or find your next role in this exciting market, we’re ideally placed to help. Contact Ross Smith for a confidential chat to discuss your requirements.