As renewables continue to post remarkable improvement in the last few years, more and more jobs for women are hiring in the wind energy sector. This shows a promising future for women who are eyeing stable jobs in the renewable energy sector.
In January, the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) released the report Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective and reported that women have a larger share of jobs in the renewable energy sector than in the mainstream oil and gas business.
Women in Wind Energy
Wind power is one of the major renewable energy industries that provide employment for women. A report from the U.S. Department of Energy showed that in recent years, women comprised approximately 32 percent of employment in renewable energy.
The Executive Director of Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy, Kristen Graf said women in wind energy were making a difference.
“Teams of any kind do better when they are more diverse.” She continued, “A piece of that diversity is having more women in the mix, and right now, in the renewable energy space, we need more women in all roles and at all levels to help drive toward the kind of success we are capable of and know we need.”
Wind Energy Jobs for Women
Here are some of the jobs women can consider in the wind energy industry:
- Administrative/Clerical – This involves the usual tasks such as organizing files, scheduling appointments, and preparing documents.
- Accountants/Bookkeepers/Finance – Recording of financial transactions, updating of statements, and checking final records for accuracy and precision of data.
- Communications/Public Relations – Involves creating, editing, and distributing information via various platforms.
- Applied and Field Scientists – Includes working with wind farm developers to guarantee that a venue is suitable for development. Furthermore, they assist developers in abiding environmental laws and regulations making sure different factors are mitigated.
- Civil Engineers – Design and manage different large construction projects. This may include wind farms foundations, access roads, crane paths and pads, and support buildings.
- Economists and Policy Experts – They can help with studying the production and distribution of goods and services. Also, they can assist in consulting about different policy issues within the energy industry.
- Lawyers – Support contract negotiations and execution and help in legal compliance.
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