What we want to do in this article is to point rising college students and the job seeking public toward the best places to get the engineering education needed to acquire these opportunities.
If you have not been following the news, energy and jobs are two of the hottest topics of the presidential election. Over the next
few months voters will be inundated with each candidate’s plan to create jobs; achieve energy independence and lower energy prices. Of course, we are not going to take sides in the battle for the White House but we are going to talk about the one element that the energy & power sectors need above all else- People.
“Over 50% of the engineer and technician workforce will have to be replaced due retirement and attrition by 2015.”
Even in this economy, energy and utility companies are struggling to find qualified applicants for their open positions. Why? Believe it or not, there are still not enough engineering graduates and experienced professionals to cover the attrition and growth of the energy & power sectors. New environmental regulations, cyber security standards, smart grid deployment and retirements are driving utilities and energy companies to aggressively recruit more talent. My hope is that after reading this article and researching the job prospects more people will enter these fields.
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Green, Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for a Vice President of Engineering for a international company specializing in industrial wastewater treatment. Ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of demonstrated experience in the wastewater industry plus the following skills and abilities:
At least 5 years in an executive management position within an engineering department/firm managing >15 engineers with multiple disciplines
Demonstrated management, business development, project management and design experience in the waste water industry
Strong understanding of the waste water industry sectors such as Oil & Gas, Food Processing, Automotive, Dairy, Municipalities, etc
Experienced with new product development Life cycle
Demonstrated experience in maintaining operational budgets and projects
Strong experience sourcing vendors and negotiating for better terms or prices for equipment, systems, engineering, etc
Experience implementing and working under QMS (Quality Management System) ISO 9001
Master’s of Engineering degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Environmental is required
P.E. required, PMP would be bonus but not required
Must be familiar with AutoCAD operator and familiar with 3D CAD (SolidEdge or SolidWorks)
Every year Engineering News Record Magazine (ENR) puts out a source book with the top firms in each sector of the architecture, engineering and construction market. Today, I want to introduce job seekers, students and the general public to these important companies because they are the ones who are responsible for designing and building our nation's infrastructure.
Why You Should Care About These Companies
I will answer the question with one word: JOBS. The companies within this list are some of the fastest growing companies in the world employing thousands of :
Architects (Green Building Design)
Engineers (Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical and more)
Smart Grid programmers
Finding more information on these companies can help job seekers and students target a new job or find their first internship.