Job Opportunities In Renewables

Job Opportunities In Renewables


Renewable energy is among the few industries where it is possible to really make a difference.  It is a rewarding industry, and it is critical that the world and our country become more sustainable.  A commitment has been made by the government to source 15% of its energy by 2020 from renewable sources.  As a result, by 2015 (based on comments made in 2011), UK contractors will have more than 1.3 million job opportunities.


The following are some of the benefits that come with working as a Renewable Energy Engineer contractor according to TRS Staffing Solutions:


Higher job demand – Renewable Energy is having large sums of money invested into it, and numerous job opportunities and new projects are being created as a result of this.


Higher pay rates – With low supply ratios and high demand, contracting in this sector will make you a very desirable candidate, and provide with greater opportunities for negotiating higher pay rates, which is more than fair since unlike permanent employees, you are not given sick or holiday pay, so you have a higher chance of receiving a high rate of pay.


Experience – As you take on more contracts, the greater your managerial and practical skills will be.  This gives you greater ability to charge a higher daily rate and provide you with a wider selection of projects to choose from.  Those skills also improve your CV, to make you even more appealing to prospective clients.


The opportunity for being your boss – Because you are a specialist within your sector it provides the client contractor relationship with a new spin.


Greater freedom – You will be able to select which contracts you accept and for how long you will work on them.  It is your choice!


Travel – You will have the chance to work and travel all over the world.  For example, you could take on a contract in Dubai and then go to the North Sea for your next project.


Help build a better future – You will have the opportunity for making the future far more sustainable for the next generations whether you happen to work in solar or wind power, hydropower or bio fuels.


Prospects – Many project are unique within the sector, which provides you with the chance to gain invaluable skills that only a few or no other contractor has.


When you contract as a Renewable Energy Engineer an entire new spin is put on the employee, client relationship.  Your role is as an industry expert who comes into the organization to help, which is a great position to be in, and provides you with added credibility as an expert in your field, broadens your experience and helps to increase the daily rate you can earn.


Another benefit that comes with contractor is that you pay less tax compared to permanent employees.  Of course that is expected since as a contractor you are not given holiday pay, sick pay and must manage your own taxes.