Functions & Roles
The energy sector employed over 65 million people in 2019, equivalent to around 2% of global employment, with Clean energy employing over 50% of them. Energy employment is set to shift rapidly as countries and companies accelerate efforts to decarbonise and meet net zero emissions pledges. At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, hiring gaps and tight labour markets have contributed to supply chain disruptions and project delays in many parts of the energy sector, notably offshore wind, oil and gas, and energy efficiency retrofits. Today’s global energy crisis could prompt governments and industry to rethink their global supply chain exposures especially vis-à-vis dependence on Russia’s fossil fuels. This may portend another few years of larger-than-normal shifts in energy employment.
The energy sector requires higher-skilled workers than other industries. Around 45% of energy workers today are in high-skilled occupations, compared to only one-quarter across the economy. This share is even higher for jobs in research and development for new energy innovations, many of which are set to grow rapidly to 2030.
Strategic planning can ensure that scaling is not hampered by a shortage of skilled workers. Establishing market strength in these segments relies on new training and certification and can be a focus for industry along with ministries of energy, labour, and education.
PfB Knowledge and Expertise
In PfB we can help you identify energy talent and also develop them through engaging and proven solutions.
When the candidate profile calls for an external hiring, we apply specific selection techniques and take advantage of our broad network of hospitality executives. We use “pull” activities, meaning advertising our jobs in all means available in order to attract active candidates or use our own candidate database. However, we mainly focus on “push” activities, meaning actively and directly addressing the market, in a methodical and thorough way, in order to locate and attract the most talented candidates out there. After assessing them, we choose the most suitable, those who are the “best fit” and present them to our clients.
Having worked in numerous projects, we possess both the experience and the critical recruiting skills. We know what to say and what to do when approaching a candidate who is already employed. This ability provides us with a great competitive advantage. This is why the gap between those who passively source and those who actively recruit remains wide.
Working with a large number of companies in the energy sector, of different type, size, culture and profile, we have a deep expertise in the following roles:
Project Development Manager
Energy Business Manager
Commercial Project Development
Energy Business Analysts