Engineers are the ones behind the scenes of energy industry helping to improve systems and create more efficient ways to generate, transmit, and use power from the power plant to customer homes. Electrical power and energy engineers are also driving the technologies of the future, making it possible to harness the energy of wind, solar and other new generation technologies.
Think you have what it takes to be an electrical/power engineer? Power and energy engineers need to develop many specific skills to do their job well. Some of these skills are:
- Working with technology
- Turn goals and concerns into clear statements and solve them using technology
- Clear communication
- Identify and solve problems systematically
As a power and energy engineer, you would have many opportunities to grow in your career. You may start as a helper or assistant and work your way up to a service specialist or supervisor. At each level, it is important to develop and strengthen even more skills.
Preferred qualifications for engineers include a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical or computer engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) program or a Master’s degree in electrical or computer engineering. Engineers begin their careers in the energy sector with an average starting salary of $55,000 – $65,000.
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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) powers the world all around us, thanks to the men and women who put STEM to work each day providing and delivering energy to our communities. Join the growing energy workforce of the 21st century.