Renewable Energy Engineering Career Opportunities

Who is Hiring Oregon Tech Energy Engineers?

Utilities, consulting firms, manufacturing companies, government agencies, and major corporations that traditionally have hired mechanical or electrical engineers to fill jobs having an energy emphasis are now looking to Oregon Tech to meet their professional staffing needs.

Here is a sample list of organizations and companies who have expressed a specific interest in our students because of our interdisciplinary approach. These prospective employers have either interviewed and/or hired our students for full- or part-time work, as interns or as regular employees.

Advanced Energy Advantage IQ APDM
Atlasta Solar Center Beaverton School District Black & Veatch
Bonneville Enviromental Foundation Bonneville Power Administration Braeside Farms
CH2M Hill City of Springfield Clear Edge
Conservation Service Group Cordova Electric Cooperative Daimler Trucks
Ecos Consulting EcoSolar, Inc Enerfin
Energy Trust of Oregon Evergreen Energy Fairchild Semiconductor
FEI GL Garrad Hassan General Electric
Glumac Gore Electric Green Building Services
HatiCon Solar Hodaie Engineering Iberdrola Renewables
Horizon Wind Imagine Energy Intel
Jacobs Engineering Johnson Controls LiteSolar
Lockheed-Martin McKinstry Moventas
Orange Design Industries Oregon Electric Group Oregon Green Solutions
Pacific Gas & Electric Pacific Northwest National Labs Pacific Power
PAE Consulting Engineers Peace Village PECI
Peninisula Light Company Port of Portland Portland Engineers
Portland General Electric Portland Office of Sustainability Portland Public Schools
Positive Energy Power Engineers REC Solar
REpower Real Energy Solutions Rocky Mountain Institute
Shorepower SNC-Lavalin Solar Nation
Solar World SpectraWatt Stantec
Suzlon SunPower Corp Taurus Power
Vestas Americas Western Electric Coordinating Council XZERES Wind

Graduates of Oregon Tech's renewable energy engineering program would be ideal candidates for engineering jobs in most any organization where a major emphasis is in power generation, power and energy systems design or applications, and energy conversion technologies. More broadly, organizations that work in these energy and renewable technologies need our graduates: energy efficiency and "green" buildings, solar hot water, photovoltaics, hydropower, wave and tidal energy, biomass and biofuels resources, wind energy, fuel cells, geothermal systems, and alternative fuels and transportation.

Job titles in these organizations include energy engineer, energy analyst, power engineer, controls engineer, energy modeler, energy auditor, energy policy analyst, project engineer, design engineer, applications engineer, systems engineer, facilities manager, and power systems analyst. A quick search of these and similar titles on www.monster.com should give you a better idea of who might hire energy engineers, where the jobs are, and the kinds of work these engineers do.

To learn more about salaries for different types of engineering jobs, go to www.salary.com.

Also, check out this report: "Carbon-Free Prosperity 2025 — How the Northwest Can Create Green Jobs, Deliver Energy Security, and Thrive in the Global Clean-Tech Marketplace" for projections of energy-related "green" jobs. The report addresses five areas in particular for Oregon and Washington where the demand for technical talent appears to be increasing unabated: wind energy, photovolatics, smart grid technologies, green buildings, and biofuels/biomass development.

Graduate Success Rate

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The statistics and figures listed in the Graduate Success publication are based upon the Career Survey administered by Oregon Tech's Career Services Office for the graduating class of 2012-13. The success rate is calculated as the percentage of survey respondents who are employed, continuing education, or inactive within six months after graduation. Those who are inactive are not seeking employment for a variety of reasons. Average graduate salaries encompass all alumni within a given discipline. These results are from a survey conducted between Dec. 20, 2013 and Jan 14, 2014.