Finding Committed Employees for Climate Change related Jobs

Finding Committed Employees for Climate Change related Jobs

The world is already seeing the dire consequences of 1ºC of global warming through rising sea levels, more frequent and extreme weather events, and diminishing Arctic sea ice. While it is still possible to limit global warming to 1.5°C, it will require unprecedented transitions in all aspects of society, as the next 10 years are critical. Specifically, global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide would have to fall by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030.

Search for qualified candidates

This massive undertaking cannot be accomplished without highly impactful renewable energy companies staffed by a committed and qualified workforce. Unfortunately, the clean energy industry faces a supply and demand dilemma. The industry is growing at an extraordinary rate, but hiring managers are having a difficult time quickly sourcing and retaining reliable, well-equipped candidates.

For example, the U.S. solar industry experienced record growth last year as costs plummeted for the tenth year in a row. Since 2014, solar industry employment increased 44%, which is nearly five times faster than job growth in the U.S. economy overall. However, 44% of solar companies recently stated that it is “very difficult” to hire qualified workers, the highest such percentage ever recorded in the Solar Jobs Cencus.

Placement with industry-leading companies

Dylan Green has been able to help renewable energy companies overcome this problem by tapping into its robust network of industry contacts that have been developed for over a decade. From project finance roles to engineering positions, Dylan Green has been able to place highly qualified, long-term staff with industry-leading climate solution companies such as Shell New Energies, Lightsource BP, Recurrent Energy, Empower Energies, CleanCapital, Macquarie Group, DC Green Bank, Sol Systems, Standard Solar, Orsted and New Columbia Solar.