The global power industry experienced a 22% rise in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Environmental Sustainability in Power – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 118% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Computer and Information Systems Managers jobs accounted for a 4% share of the global power industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 59% over the prior quarter.



Computer and Information Systems Managers drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity

Computer and Information Systems Managers, with a share of 4%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the power industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 59% quarter-on-quarter. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in second with a share of 3% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 59% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include General and Operations Managers with a 2% share in Q3 2022, Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics with a 2% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in power industry accounted for 69% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Vestas Wind Systems, NextEra Energy, Algonquin Power & Utilities and Hitachi Zosen Inova. Together they accounted for a combined share of 69% of all environmental sustainability-related active jobs in the power industry.

Vestas Wind Systems posted 2,884 environmental sustainability-related new jobs in Q3 2022, NextEra Energy 2,369 jobs, Algonquin Power & Utilities 2,224 jobs, and Hitachi Zosen Inova 1,778 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 60% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the power industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 60% followed by the UK (9%) and Canada (7%). The share represented by the US was seven percentage points lower than the 67% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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