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What’s Hot: Environmental & Renewables | Jobs Report October 2023

Renewable energy is an ever-expanding field across the globe, and organizations are in need of highly skilled professionals capable of taking on emerging technologies and integrating them into our existing infrastructure. Demand for this talent is as high as it has ever been, and over the last year we’ve placed individuals in critical roles across the Power Generation, Power Delivery, Architectural, Manufacturing, and Water/Wastewater industries.

We analyzed our data for Environmental & Renewables roles over this past year and discovered the following.

Key findings for Environmental & Renewables jobs:

1.) The average salary for Environmental & Renewables-related roles was ~$124,000

2.) The top job titles requested were:

  • Construction Scheduler
  • Project Manager / Senior Environmental Project Manager
  • Superintendent (Environmental, Heavy Civil, Earthwork)
  • Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Safety Manager
  • CAD Designer / CAD Engineer
  • Commissioning Supervisor
  • Stormwater Technician / Inspector
  • Estimator

3.) Of all Environmental & Renewables placements, 63% were contract roles (up from 53% in 2022)

4.) Top 8 states requesting Environmental & Renewables talent across the US were:

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Colorado
  4. North Carolina
  5. Tennessee
  6. Maryland
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Texas

Planet Forward is your premier source for contract staffing, staff augmentation, contract to hire and direct hire needs in the Environmental & Renewables field. Our infrastructure and environmental resourcing team has extensive experience recruiting personnel in the areas of air quality, water quality, contaminated soils and hazardous spills, SPCC, SWPPP, Phase I and II ESAs, and water/wastewater. We have the capabilities to provide our clients with comprehensive environmental staffing solutions for both federal and private sector program needs.

Our Specialties: 

  • Civil/CAD Designers
  • Civil/CAD Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Drafters
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental, Heath & Safety Management
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Estimating Services
  • Field Technicians
  • Geologists
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Health & Safety Personnel
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Landfill Engineers
  • Landfill O&M
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Power Generation Superintendents
  • Project Managers
  • Project Controls & Scheduling
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Control
  • RFP/Proposal Writing
  • Water/Wastewater Engineers/Operators
  • Wetlands Delineators

Our team of specialized recruiters takes the time to understand our client’s specific needs to provide the perfect candidate. In an industry with a high demand for skilled talent, our global recruiting and delivery model is crucial.

Founded in 2009, we are an award-winning supplier and partner with a wide range of companies, both in scope and growth stage across North America.

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