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Renewable Energy Engineer

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Renewable energy engineers work on the production of energy from renewable or sustainable sources, including wind, solar and hydro or marine power. They research and develop new machinery and equipment, production processes and ways to minimise impact on the environment.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Salaries may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for renewable energy engineers tend to be in the range of £22,000 to £28,000 a year, rising to between £28,000 and £40,000 with experience. Senior level engineers may earn up to £60,000 or more. Many employers offer packages such as private health care, pension, bonus schemes and relocation packages.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2549
1.2 %
RISE
2023
2580
  United Kingdom
2018
26893
1.9 %
RISE
2023
27415

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Engineering Council sets and maintains the standards of the engineering profession in the UK.

The Tomorrow’s Engineers website has more information on careers in engineering.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Energy Institute
Tel: 020 7467 7100
E-mail: info@energyinst.org
Website: http://www.energyinst.org
Twitter: @EnergyInstitute

Engineering Council
Tel: 020 3206 0500
Website: http://www.engc.org.uk/
Twitter: @EngCouncil

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
Tel: 01522 540069
E-mail: training@iema.net
Website: http://www.iema.net
Twitter: @iemanet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visitIEMA/

Scottish Renewables Forum
Tel: 0141 353 4980
E-mail: info@scottishrenewables.com
Website: http://www.scottishrenewables.com

SEMTA (Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance)
Tel: 0845 643 9001
E-mail: customerservices@semta.org.uk
Website: http://www.semta.org.uk/
Twitter: @SemtaSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemtaSkills?ref=hl

SEMTA is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

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