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Electrical Engineer

Job Snapshot: 
Your creativity, technical savvy and keen sense of innovation are put to the test in this rapidly growing career. These skills will help you design and install electrical equipment used for power generation or transmission. Electrical engineers are key players in both the wind and solar industry, and will be in great demand as those fields expand and evolve.
Roles & Responsibilities: 
Your responsibilities may vary depending on whether you specialize in solar, wind or another field. Generally speaking, you will develop, install, test and maintain electrical connections, prepare plans for projects, and oversee project development. You may also be asked to conduct feasibility reports and field assessments.
Environmental Understanding and Essential Skills: 

Understanding: knowledge of energy generation and transmission principles, knowledge of renewable alternatives to traditional energy sources.

Skills: attention to detail, communication, project management, computers, technical understanding.

Education and Recommended Courses: 
A university degree in Electrical Engineering is necessary, though a combination of additional education and experience is preferred. Mathematics, physics, chemistry, computers, data management, and earth sciences are all useful courses, most of which are mandatory.
Potential Earnings: 
$70,000-$85,000
Employment Atmosphere: 

Relationships: You may work with or oversee other engineers and/or technicians; you may be communicating with outside consultants and other professionals.

Atmosphere: Working both on-site and in an office environment, either for a private company or government.