Sustainable Energy Careers

Sustainable Energy Careers

On behalf of the American Energy Society and The Green Program, I would like to thank you for joining our Nov 17 Zoom call on Sustainable Energy Careers.  This page contains a collection of links and resources we hope you will find helpful especially after the call.  Enjoy!  Mike Brownell


The American Energy Society.  An absolute treasure trove of energy information.   You should join the Society to get the kind of information you need to build up practical knowledge of the energy industry.  They publish several excellent newsletters.  Great way to make contacts, too.

The Green Program.  Dayaway has met so many young professionals now working in cleantech who did an oversees tour of duty with TGP.  Imagine learning about sustainability by spending a little time in Iceland, Peru, Nepal or Japan.   Imagine the relationships you’ll make and have for life.

Top 5 Dayaway Resources To Check Out:

  • Jobs Listserv – subscribe to our listserv to get a weekly email summarizes that week’s jobs and job finding tips.
  • Informational Interviewing Tips – read these short articles (2min) to learn how to make contacts who can help you find a job or internship.  People get people jobs!  Informational Interviewing #1, Informational Interviewing#2,  Informational Interviewing#3 and Informational Interviewing#4
  • Project Management Training.  An entry level job in the area of project management is one of the best ways to get into cleantech if you are not an engineer, computer science or finance major.  But, most schools do not teach PM.  This article lists a ton of great online project management training courses to help you develop basic PM skills.
  • Dayaway Job Search.  This page allows you to search entry level cleantech jobs by major, degree, industry, company name and more.  We handpick 100 – 150 fresh cleantech jobs every week.
  • The personal touch.  I spend a ton of time every week talking by email and phone to young professionals passionate, or maybe just curious, about getting a job or internship in renewable energy and related sectors like EVs, energy storage, micro-grids and more.  I am happy to chat with you, too.    Just email me at



Table Showing Cleantech Employers Posting Most Entry-level Jobs

Company Name Industry   | Company Name Industry   | Company Name Industry
8minuteEnergy Solar-Wind   | Form Energy Energy-Storage   | PNNL National Lab
ACEEE Energy-Efficiency   | Greenspire Energy-Efficiency   | PPL (Safari) Solar
American Wind Energy Association Wind-Energy   | GRID Alternatives Solar   | Proterra Electric-Vehicle
Amyris Bioenergy   | Hanwha Q Cells America Solar   | Puget Sound Energy Utility/PP
Argonne National Lab NatLab   | ICAST Energy-Efficiency   | Rivian Electric-Vehicle
Bloom Energy Fuel-Cell   | ICF Internaitonal Consulting   | Rocky Mountain Institute Consulting
Borrego Solar Solar   | Invenergy Solar-Wind   | RWE Renewables Solar-Wind
Bright Power Energy-Efficiency   | Joby Aviation Electric-Vehicle   | Sandia National Lab NatLab
Carbon Lighthouse Energy-Efficiency   | Kitty Hawk Electric-Vehicle   | Sol Systems Solar
Carbon War Room Gov-NGO   | kW Engineering Energy-Efficiency   | Soltec Tracker Solar
Center for Sustainable Energy Gov-NGO   | Landis+Gyr Smart-Grid   | sPower Solar-Wind
Clearway Energy Inc. Solar   | LanzaTech Bioenergy   | Stem Energy-Storage
ConEdsion Solutions Multiple-Sectors   | LG Chem Energy-Storage   | Strata Solar Solar
CS Energy Solar   | LoanPal Financial   | Summit Ridge Solar
Cypress Creek Renwables Solar-Wind   | LongRoad Energy Partners Solar-Wind   | SunPower Solar
Doosan Fuel Cell Fuel-Cell   | MaxGen Energy Services Electric-Vehicle   | Sunrun Solar
EDF Renewables Solar-Wind   | Mortenson Solar-Wind   | Tesla Electric-Vehicle
Edison Energy Energy-Efficiency   | Mosaic Solar   | The Climate Corporation Climate-Change
EDP Renewables Solar-Wind   | nexamp Solar   | UGE Solar
Enel Green Power Utility/PP   | Nextera Energy Solar-Wind   | Uplight Smart-Grid
Enel X Multiple-Sectors   | NEXTracker Solar   | US Green Building Council Energy-Efficiency
Energy & Resource Solutions Energy-Efficiency   | Nordex Wind   | Vestas Wind-Energy
Engie Impact Consulting   | Novozymes Bioenergy   | Virgin Hyperloop One Electric-Vehicle
EPRI Gov-NGO   | NREL NatLab   | Vivint Solar Solar
EVgo Electric-Vehicle   | PA Consulting Group Consulting   | Voltaic Solar
First Solar Solar   | Pattern Energy Solar-Wind   | Waymo Electric-Vehicle
Fisker Electric-Vehicle   | Pine Gate Renewables   | XALT Energy Energy-Storage


Table Showing Majors & Job Titles

Major Job Title Industry Company    | Major Job Title Industry Company
ChemE Algorithm Test Engineer Energy-Storage Apple    | EnvE Data Analyst Financial 3Degrees
ChemE Product Quality Manager Energy-Storage Apple    | EnvE Consulting Analyst Consulting Accenture
ChemE Materials Research and Development Associate Scientist Energy-Storage Boston-Power    | EnvE Energy Project Manager Energy-Efficiency AKF
ChemE Process Engineer Bioenergy Cabot    | EnvE Senior Project Development Engineer Energy-Efficiency Ameresco
ChemE Energy Commission Specialist Gov-NGO California Energy Commission    | EnvE Manager, Advanced Powertrain Energy-Storage BMW
ChemE Sr. Energy Analyst Energy-Efficiency Elevate Energy    | EnvE Engineering Assistant Energy-Efficiency Drake Integrations
ChemE Project Lead Consulting Energetics    | EnvE Associate Data Scientist Energy-Efficiency ENGIE Insight
ChemE Director, Stakeholder Relations Gov-NGO Energy Impact Center    | EnvE Managing Consultant Consulting Navigant Consulting
ChemE Head of Client Success Energy-Efficiency Enertiv    | EnvE Project Manager Multiple-Sectors Rubicon Professional Services
ChemE Principal Test Process Development Engineer Energy-Storage ENOVIX    | EnvE R&D Associate Climate-Change Tradewater
ChemE Plant Manager Bioenergy Glacial Lakes Energy    | EnvE Engineer I Engineering Weston & Sampson
ChemE Product Manager Energy-Storage Stem    | EnvE Consultant Consulting DNV GL
ChemE Process Development Engineer II Bioenergy Kaleido Biosciences    | EnvE Sustainability Analyst Consulting LaSalle Investment Management
ChemE Facilities Chemical Engineer Solar Lam Research    | EnvE Commissioning Engineer Solar GameChange Solar
ChemE Air Quality Permit Engineer Climate-Change Minnesota Polution Control Agency    | EnvE Sales Engineer Electric-Vehicle Tesla
ChemE Consultant Bioenergy Morningside Technology Advisors    | Civil E Associate Structural Engineer Bioenergy POET
ChemE Associate Account Manager Bioenergy Novozymes    | Civil E Project Engineer Bioenergy POET
ChemE Lead Recovery Engineer Bioenergy Novozymes    | Civil E Civil Engineer Engineering Stantec
ChemE Scientist Bioenergy Novozymes    | Civil E Project Manager Solar Strata Solar
ChemE Plant Manager Bioenergy POET    | Civil E Director of Market Development and Policy Smart-Grid Urbint
ChemE Senior Reliability Engineer, Battery & HV Systems Electric-Vehicle Proterra    | Civil E Engineer in Training Consulting Stantec
ChemE Quality Manager Solar Raytheon    | Civil E Sales Engineer Energy-Efficiency LONG Building Technologies
ChemE Process Engineer Bioenergy Renewable Energy Group    | Civil E Senior Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives Energy-Efficiency Bright Power
ChemE Lead Process Engineer Bioenergy Renmatix    | Civil E Director of Engineering Solar Distributed Sun
ChemE Graduate Research Assistant Multiple-Sectors Schatz Energy Research Center    | Civil E Energy Engineer Energy-Efficiency Foresight
ChemE R&D Multiple-Sectors Skyonic Corporation    | Civil E Product Manager Smart-Grid Opower
EE Interconnection Engineer Wind-Energy ACCIONA    | ME Project Manager Energy-Storage Aggreko
EE Electrical Engineer Energy-Storage AllCell Technologies    | ME Mechanical Engineer Wind-Energy Altaeros Energies
EE Developer Solar AlsoEnergy    | ME Engineer Consulting Alternative Energy Systems Consulting
EE Associate System Protection Engineer Smart-Grid American Transmission    | ME Engineering Analyst Solar-Wind AWS Truepower
EE Test and Evaluation Team Manager Energy-Storage Battery Innovation Center    | ME Senior Project Engineer Solar-Wind AWS Truepower
EE Assistant Project Manager Solar CS Energy    | ME Energy Engineer Energy-Efficiency Bright Power
EE Electrical Design Engineer Solar ENGIE Distributed Solar    | ME Associate Director Consulting Cadeo
EE Project Engineer Solar esaSolar Energy    | ME Mechanical Engineer Gov-NGO California Energy Commission
EE Accelerator Operator Energy-Storage Fermilab    | ME Energy Engineer Gov-NGO Center for Sustainable Energy
EE Product Engineer Solar Global Solar Energy    | ME Regional Manager Solar Chint Power Systems
EE Engineer Engineering Jaros, Baum & Bolles    | ME Management Analyst, Sustainability Specialist Gov-NGO City of San Carlos
EE Market Strategy Manager Solar LONGi Solar    | ME Sustainability Engineer Engineering Collaborative Engineering
EE Principal Consultant, Engineering Consulting Opinion Dynamics    | ME Director Solar-Storage ConnectGEN
EE Operations Engineer, Electric Distribution Utility-PP Pacific Gas & Electric    | ME Technical Sales Representative NatGas Constrio
EE Application Engineer, Commercial Energy Storage Solar SunPower    | ME Mechanical Engineer Multiple-Sectors Creator
EE Power Electronics Engineer Solar SunTech Drive    | ME Valuation Analyst, Distributed Solutions Solar-Wind EDF Renewables
EE Transit & Rail / Electric Power Intern Consulting WSP    | ME Associate Consulting EME Consulting Energy Group
EE Electrical Integration Engineer Electric-Vehicle Zoox    | ME Managing Engineer Energy-Efficiency Energy & Resource Solutions
EE Project Manager Consulting Energy Solutions    | ME Project Engineer II Energy-Efficiency Energy & Resource Solutions
EE Product Engineer Solar-Wind Acciona    | ME Senior Engineer Energy-Efficiency Energy & Resource Solutions
EE Engineer/Scientist II Multiple-Sectors EPRI    | ME Energy Engineer Multiple-Sectors Energy Systems Group
EE Storage Engineer Solar-Wind Invenergy    | ME Lead Development Engineer Energy-Efficiency ENGIE Services
EE Electrical Design Engineer Energy-Efficiency MK2 Engineers    | ME Project Manager Energy-Efficiency ENGIE Services
EE Technical Consultant Utility-PP NextEra Energy    | ME Energy Engineer Energy-Efficiency Enpowered Solutions
EE Senior Design Phase Manager Solar Renewable Energy Systems    | ME Engineering Director, Centers of Excellence Bioenergy Enviva
EE Engineer III Engineering Revamp Engineering    | ME Energy Engineer Smart-Grid FirstFuel
EE Wind Turbine Technician III Wind-Energy Vestas    | ME Quality Control Manager Consulting Frontier Technologies
EE SCADA Engineer and Control System Modeling Lead Solar AlsoEnergy    | ME Financial Associate Wind-Energy Pattern Energy
EE Electrical Engineer III Utility-PP City Light & Power    | ME Engineer Consulting GDS Associates
EE Artificial Intelligence Initiative Lead Engineering ABB    | ME Drive Systems Engineer Wind-Energy GE Renewables
Econ Development Associate Solar-Wind 8minute Solar Energy    | Env Sci/Studies Partnership Manager Financial 3Degrees
Econ Sales Director, Utility Solutions Smart-Grid Aclara    | Env Sci/Studies Senior Project Lead, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies Electric-Vehicle Austin Energy
Econ Director Consulting Ankura    | Env Sci/Studies R&D Associate Bioenergy Cool Planet
Econ Project Manager Energy-Efficiency Bright Power    | Env Sci/Studies Analyst Consulting CustomerFirst Renewables
Econ Project Finance Associate Solar Enerparc    | Env Sci/Studies Science Blogger Bioenergy EcoScienceWire
Econ Engineer Development Program Utility-PP ERCOT    | Env Sci/Studies Energy Conservation Trainer Energy-Efficiency Energy Solutions Professionals, LLC
Econ Project Manager Energy-Storage Ice Energy    | Env Sci/Studies Research Associate II Bioenergy Genomatica
Econ Associate Financial Morgan Stanley    | Env Sci/Studies Strategic Services Manager Financial Mercatus
Econ Vice President of Origination Financial PRG    | Env Sci/Studies GIS Analyst Multiple-Sectors Norfolk Southern Corporation
Econ Field Solar Consultant Solar Sunrun    | Env Sci/Studies Power Resources Specialist Gov-NGO Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Econ Marketing Board Member Gov-NGO Young Professionals in Energy NYC    | Env Sci/Studies Customer Experience Specialist Solar-Storage Tesla Energy
Econ Management Consultant Consulting Accenture    | Env Sci/Studies Sr. Account Manager, Sales & Business Development Solar-Storage Tesla Energy
Econ Client Success, Energy Partnerships Multiple-Sectors Google    | Env Sci/Studies Research Project Manager Climate-Change The Climate Corporation
Econ Project Manager Consulting Concentric Energy Advisors    | Env Sci/Studies Partnership Associate Financial 3Degrees Group
Econ Analyst Financial GoldenSet Capital Partners    | Env Sci/Studies Project Associate/Consulting Energy-Efficiency Ecova
Econ Project Finance Associate Solar EnterSolar    | Env Sci/Studies Consultant Consulting Energy & Environmental Economics
Econ Software Engineer Solar-Wind 3TIER by Vaisala    | Env Sci/Studies Manager, Survey Operations Consulting Energy Acuity
Econ Product Manager Smart-Grid Opower    | Env Sci/Studies Business Development Analyst Solar EnterSolar
Econ Senior Analyst, U.S. Solar Multiple-Sectors GreenTech Media    | Env Sci/Studies Project Manager, Utility Scale PV and Energy Storage Energy-Storage EON Climate & Renewables
Env Sci/Studies Director of Operations Solar Freedom Forever
Env Sci/Studies Proprietary Analyst Consulting Genscape
Env Sci/Studies Emerging Leaders Electricity Fellow Gov-NGO Groundswell
Env Sci/Studies Deputy Program Manager Energy-Efficiency ICF
Env Sci/Studies Technology Development Program Administrator Gov-NGO Massachusetts Clean Energy Center