Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Climate Change, Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for Project Manager/Senior Geologist for a national environmental consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of demonstrated experience in environmental consulting plus the following skills and abilities:
“Seller/Doer” track record of generating, winning and delivering environmental remediation and/or compliance services to oil/gas, petrochemical or refining markets
Ability build and lead a group of environmental junior and mid level professionals to support projects
Strong relationships with clients, regulators and stakeholders
BS in Geology or Geological Engineering
Professional Geologist (PG) or Engineer (PE) Registration in Texas is required
Master’s or MBA preferred
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Climate Change, Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for a senior-level Gas Pipeline Engineer for a national engineering consulting firm in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. Ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of demonstrated experience in the planning and design of large diameter natural gas gathering pipelines and ancillary facilities (pigging facilities, valves and metering stations) plus the following skills and abilities:
Lead a team of junior and mid-level design engineers through mentoring and technical oversight
Possess excellent project and task management skills
Proven experience in planning, design, construction and operations of gas gathering pipelines in urban environments and specifically in the Barnett Shale, is a plus.
Experience with cathodic protection system design is a plus.
Candidates must have an excellent working knowledge of Federal DOT and Texas Railroad Commission regulations governing the design and operation of gas gathering pipelines.
ability to support system planning considering permitting requirements, constructability, and construction cost.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
Strong experience with design of horizontal directional drills for road and river crossings is required.
Texas professional engineer (PE) registration (or the ability to gain registration within 12 months).
If you really want to know what is happening in the American economy, it is just a matter of following the money. Cap and Trade has been a political issue which has received a lot of attention in the news. Some applaud it and others criticize it for different reasons. What we wanted to know is “How is this new Green House Gas exchange market going to translate into jobs?” As we said before, follow the money. Here is what you need to know: It has been forecasted that the new US cap and trade system will create a $3 trillion market by 2020. What does that mean to you as a job seeker? Thousands of well paying jobs on one of the real problems in our environment. If you can get the education, training and certifications you will need, the opportunities will be strong.
Let’s get to the opportunities:
Emissions Broker/Trader: These professionals will the focal point of the new carbon trading market. They are responsible for buying and selling credits to interested parties on the exchange or from the private over-the-counter market. Carbon is not the only GHG traded on the market that will see growth. Look for new job opportunities in Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and Sulphur Oxide (SOx) markets as the overall volume of greenhouse gas trading grows. Traders and brokers must complete licensing requirements in order to work in the market. Some of the successful emissions traders have degrees in science, math or engineering. If you are interested in learning more about Carbon Trading here is a great opportunity.
Market Analyst: These are the people who use mathematical models to do analysis and research on the market for investors. Their findings also help determine investment strategy, policy and pricing mechanisms. With the enormous amount of information and money that will be generated when the US comes on line, there will be a worldwide need for these people.
Energy/Market Economist: These professionals will analyze and interpret market data and use it for economic forecasting. Economic forecasting predicts market trends based on economic models. Job opportunities will grow as the market moves ahead.
Carbon Consulting/Sustainability: This job will have myriad variations on its title but every company which has to engage in GHG trading will have an department or business partner to help them deal with their carbon credits and trading. This means there will be opportunities for corporate and consulting jobs.
What are the Qualifications for these Jobs?
Many of these jobs require at least a college degree for entry level jobs. Others, like the trading jobs, may also require licenses and certifications from government or the financial industry.
We have been asked about IT and High Tech jobs coming available in the Green economy. Other than the huge investment in medical records technology, there is going to be a need for high tech professionals who can do the following:
GIS and Remote Sensing: The Smart Grid, infrastructure, industrial and energy facilities are controlled and monitored through a series of sensors, remote controls and digital communications. Professionals in this area will have to create code, databases and infrastructure needed for these systems to work properly.
Air Dispersion and Contaminant Fate and Transport Modeling: These professionals collect data on environmental contamination in the air, soil and water. They use databases and mathematical models to tell us how pollution travels through the ecosystem and its effects.
Environmental Risk professionals: These professionals help us to understand how environmental contaminants react in people, plants and wild life. In another area of risk assessment, they use computer decision models to help governments and companies make the right resources decisions.
Job seekers should look for opportunities where the programming or scientific skills can be a plus. Some programs to learn are: ARC GIS, CALPUFF and Modflow. We will have more information on Green Jobs later.
What are some green jobs you have heard about? Please comment.
Here are more stimulus related jobs which may start to pick up in late 2009.
The US Government: Over 50% of the federal government employees are expected to be in retirement range by 2010. Expect the government to start replacing these people especially in national security and economic related positions. Look for growth in the SEC, IRS, EPA, FDA, Defense Procurement, Intelligence and other agencies.
Software & Database Programmers/Developers: The medical records industry will go through a major database development phase. Now is the time to start positioning yourself for a job.
Telecommunications: The Rural Broadband initiative includes money for telemedicine. Rural areas have some of the greatest challenges when it comes to health care access.
Law Enforcement/Security/Investigation: Fraud, Fraud everywhere. Look for growth in niche industries especially forensic accounting, crime scene investigation and surveillance.
Accounting, Auditing, Bankruptcy and Taxes: Someone must cleanup the mess left by failed banks, investment vehicles and businesses. There will be specific attention paid to the assets which come from the actions.
As the stimulus package money begins to seep into the economy more opportunities like these will open. Job seekers must position themselves now to get these jobs when they open.