Renewable Energy Engineer
Myriam Habib

About the job:

What you do

As a Renewable Energy Engineer, you help produce clean energy from renewable and sustainable sources, including wind, solar and hydro or marine power. 

You may focus your work on: Clean Power Generation and Distribution, Solar Energy Systems, Wind Energy Systems, Hydropower Plants and Geothermal Energy Systems, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Energy System Modelling, and Energy Audit.

The tough stuff

As a Renewable Energy Engineer, you may generally face:

  • Difficulty in producing the same amount of energy as with traditional fossil fuels
  • Lack of awareness and comparatively lesser number of early adopters 
  • Resistance from those who have an interest in guarding the fossil fuel industry
The cool stuff

As a Renewable Energy Engineer, you will get to:

  • Help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels
  • Be a part of a growing sector for green jobs
  • Be part of the solution to a global problem
Typical work hours
  • 40 hours a week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • General Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Leadership Skills
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving
  • Attention to Detail

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required

 In order to become a Renewable Energy Engineer, you will need:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering
  • Specialization in another area of study such as Renewable Energy, Sustainable Engineer or Solar Energy
  • (Recommended) A Master's Degree in Engineering with a concentration in Renewable Energy


Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Renewable Energy Engineers devote their careers towards ensuring that the world moves away from its dependence on fossil fuels to cleaner and more sustainable forms of energy. Find out if this is the right career for you!


Myriam Habib is an Electrical Engineer specialized in Renewable Energy with a history of working in Photovoltaic and Power systems. She received her Bachelor of Engineering (BE) focused in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Supérieure des Ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB) - Université Saint Joseph (USJ).