The best way to build a successful career is to find out the skills that employers want and to invest the time mastering those skills. These resources will help you explore the qualifications that businesses need for renewable energy:
The Renewable Energy Technology faculty and staff at Columbia Gorge Community College have teamed with industry leaders to develop rigorous curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities for our students. Click on the links below to learn more about the current job openings at these businesses:
Acciona Energy North America Corporation
"At ACCIONA, sustainability is not simply a buzzword—it’s a way of life. We’re in business to do the right thing for the world, for future generations, and to do so profitably. Our employees have something more than just outstanding professional skills. They have a passion to make our planet a better place and a desire to experience sustainability first hand. You can choose to work anywhere, but choosing the the exciting culture at ACCIONA gives you a unique opportunity to use your abilities for real, sustainable change."
"AES has globalized a business model developed in the United States and blended it with the best each market has to offer, creating a culturally diverse, highly competitive, high energy learning organization. Adept at sharing knowledge and expertise, our people draw insight from around the world and focus it on each opportunity to innovate and excel."
"The B9 Energy Group is a leading provider of services to owners and developers in a wide variety of evolving industries worldwide. These areas span from understanding renewable resources for energy, to the conversion of these resources to renewable electricity and fuels, and ultimately to the use of renewable electricity and fuels in homes, commercial buildings, and vehicles."
Black and Veatch
"At Black & Veatch, you’ll work with the best professionals, for prominent clients on pacesetting projects on a global scale. We are a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company that specializes in infrastructure development in the energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets."
Bonneville Power Administration
"Founded in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Bonneville Power Administration has a proud history of service, providing both energy and prosperity to the people of the Northwest."
"Cardinal Glass Industries is a management-owned S-Corporation leading the industry in the development of residential glass for windows and doors."
"enXco is a leader in wind energy in the United States, with over 20 years of experience. We began by providing Operations & Maintenance services to wind turbines in California, and have grown to be the largest 3rd party provider of O&M services in the United States. Along with our parent company in France, EDF Energies Nouvelles, enXco also has projects under development in solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, biomass and bio-fuels, with our particular focus on solar thermal, solar photovoltaic and biomass."
"Gamesa is one of the main wind turbine manufacturers worldwide and leader in Spain in the sector of the manufacture, sale and installation of wind turbines."
"Iberdrola Renewables is a clean energy company, recognized as a market leader in wind power and gas storage. The company provides optimized energy solutions tailored to meet the needs of wholesale and large commercial and industrial customers. We plan to maintain and grow our position by bringing new products to market and by aggressively growing our existing portfolio of owned and/or operated assets. To achieve our goals we are looking for talented individuals who thrive in a dynamic and performance-based environment."
"Insitu, Inc., has been a pioneer and leading provider in the small tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry since 1994."
"Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products, and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971."
"Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation facilities in North America and Europe. Invenergy is committed to clean power alternatives and continued innovation in electricity generation."
Portland General Electric
"PGE is a recognized leader in the utility industry and has safely and dependably powered northwest Oregon since 1889. Today, we’re focused on providing reliable electricity supplies at reasonable prices while continuing to be good stewards of Oregon’s environment. In part, that means we’re leading the charge on clean energy in Oregon and we consistently run the most popular renewable power program in the nation."
Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation
"Conceived in 1995 with just 20 people, Suzlon is now a leading wind power company "
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
"With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, our disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our Nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where our servicemembers train, work and live. We are also researching and developing technology for our war fighters while protecting America’s interests abroad by using our engineering expertise to promote stability and improve quality of life."
"A world where we are relentlessly committed to Wind taking its place alongside Oil & Gas: focusing our 30 years of pioneering expertise, our IP, our R&D centres (the largest in the world) and our people on one pure goal – generating and sustaining the greatest return on wind for our customers."