Energy Management is a specialized branch of Energy Sciences dealing with the production, conversion, conservation and consumption of various forms of energy such as wind energy, solar energy, thermal energy etc. Several leading universities in the world such as University of Wisconsin; University of Oklahoma; University of Milwaukee and Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon (all are in USA) provide advanced courses in Energy Management.
University of Wisconsin is famous for its College of Natural Resources and University of Milwaukee offers several training programmes and advanced courses in energy management for engineering professionals.
Major hiring industries for energy management graduates include Energy Production Industries, Energy Management Consulting Firms; Energy Education Institutions, Environmental Regulation Agencies, Energy Conservation Agencies; Oil & Gas Industries and Government Agencies. Various careers available are as Manager – Energy Systems; Manager-Energy Efficiency; Manager – Solar Energy Generation; Manager – Renewable Energy Management; Project Manager; Senior Project Manager; Environmental Manager; Site Construction Manager; Plant Manager; Renewable Energy Analyst; Energy Programme Director etc.
Manager, Energy Systems: is responsible for the operations such as managing service personnel; supervising the maintenance of energy facilities; and taking corrective measures as and when required. Minimum requirement for this position is Bachelors degree in Energy Engineering
Project Manager is responsible for the successful completion of energy related projects by providing appropriate strategic inputs; preparing client proposals; managing resources and budgets; assisting with business development activities, and meeting project deadlines and business goals by providing leadership. The applicant should have at least a Master’s degree is Energy Engineering to apply for this position.
Renewable Energy Analyst: is responsible for the major decisions associated with the processes like renewable energy procurement, acquisition of energy projects etc. The applicant should have at least a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering and minimum two years of relevant work experience to apply for this position.