Renewable Energy Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Experts in staffing and mobility solutions for renewable energy projects worldwide

Airswift are a leading recruitment and workforce solutions provider for renewable energy projects

Clean energy generation isn’t just a hot topic now. It’s set to become the prime method for generating our electricity for the foreseeable future.

According to 2018 data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the share of renewables in meeting global energy demand “is expected to grow by one-fifth in the next five years to reach 12.4% in 2023". Renewables will see the fastest growth in the electricity sector, with clean energy sources set to provide approximately 30% of power demand by this date.

Energy firms are jostling to be part of that cleaner, greener future. However, while the renewables sector is set to enter a state of unprecedented growth, many will encounter challenges in starting new projects due to an industry-wide talent shortage. Renewable energy recruitment is proving to be a problem for many within the industry.

The 2019 Global Talent Energy Index Report (GETI), produced by Airswift and Energy Jobline, highlights just how tough energy companies are finding it to attract and retain the best in engineering talent for their current and future projects. More than half of those surveyed in the renewables sector said they were “quite” or “very” worried about an impending talent crisis, with 30% believing it’s already here.

Why choose Airswift for your workforce solution?

Airswift’s global experts have been providing workforce solutions to the energy industry for 40 years. From our beginnings in the oil and gas sector, we have evolved with the industry to deliver market-leading recruitment services to clean energy projects and providers in the EMEA region and worldwide. We are experienced providers to offshore wind, solar and onshore renewable energy production.

Airswift has an established international presence, with 60 interconnected recruitment offices across the Asia Pacific, the CIS region, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North and Latin America. Our regional offices are supported by three super hubs in Houston, Manchester and Singapore.

This connected infrastructure not only gives our workforce solutions experts unique project insights, but allows us to be extremely agile when it comes to renewable energy recruitment. Whatever the project, we can help you find and mobilise the absolute best in onshore and offshore talent.

This page will give you an overview of our experience in the renewables sector, our current renewables projects, location information and more.

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Providing essential renewable energy recruitment and workforce solutions

At Airswift, we set ourselves apart through our market knowledge and practical workforce solutions, and are leaders when it comes to recruiting for renewable projects across wind, solar, biofuels and more thanks to our large, engaged and up-to-date talent pool.

Some of the services we offer to the renewables sector include:

  • Talent Acquisition: Recruitment and contractor management specifically for the renewables sector. We can also perform retained search.
  • Global Mobility: Speed and accuracy is key when recruiting for global renewable projects. We provide global immigration and relocation services, and also global employment outsourcing.
  • Executive and Board Search: Airswift will help you find the C-suite leaders to transform your business if you’re looking to enter the clean energy sector.
  • Consulting: If you just need help with your renewable energy workforce planning, our consultants can help with identification, delivery of cost savings, compensation benchmarking, and more.
  • Managed Solutions: Our range of managed solutions extend to full life-cycle recruitment support, supplier performance tracking, onsite support, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), transition services of incumbent contingent workers and more.

Candidates can see a full range of our current vacancies at https://jobs.airswift.com 

“I have always found the recruiters at Airswift knowledgeable, proactive, and attentive to our project needs. I have no reservation in recommending Airswift to my colleagues on other projects...and it is my intention to continue to utilise Airswift services for the remainder of this project.”

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Our experience in renewable energy

DeepOcean

Airswift partnered with DeepOcean to find the best available talent for their part in the NEMO Link project. The interconnector, which connects the UK and Belgium’s electricity systems via subsea cables, provides improved reliability between the two nations when it comes to sharing electricity generated in sustainable ways.

We helped DeepOcean with renewable energy recruitment, providing contract recruitment of offshore reps, HSE workers, and filling cable survey and repair roles.

ODE

Midway through 2018, ODE was commissioned to provide engineering services for the development of the East Anglia ONE project - a 102 turbine-strong offshore wind farm rated at seven megawatts each.

Airswift worked with ODE to provide talent acquisition services, which included contract recruitment for onshore HV cabling, onshore substation, project management teams and archaeological positions. We also helped source talent for land owner and third-party crossings, project services, document control and contract management.

TenneT

Active across the Netherlands and Germany, TenneT provides electricity to approximately 41 million people. In May 2019, the company priced and launched a Green Bond issue of €1.25 billion, with proceeds set to fund large-scale offshore wind projects to support its onshore grid.

Airswift has worked alongside TenneT on various onshore and offshore projects, providing renewable energy recruitment solutions for construction management, HSE, quality, commissioning, offshore substations, HVDC and cabling.

Boskalis

Previously called VBMS, Boskalis works on large-scale offshore multidisciplinary projects that require staff experienced in engineering and project management.

Airswift helps Boskalis with its workforce solutions, and has previously provided talent acquisition services for project management, project engineering, offshore construction and management roles.

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Find out more about renewable energy staffing in the 2019 GETI report

Our third annual report on energy industry talent trends, GETI 2019 is compiled from a survey of 17,000 professionals across 162 countries who work across oil and gas, nuclear, petrochemicals and, of course, renewables.

If you’re hiring for a renewables project, download your copy now for up-to-date insights on current and future salary expectations, intelligence on current and future skills gaps, and opinion from key industry figures.

Visit the GETI site to download the report