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Your Major: Multiple Majors BS

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So, what do B.S. Non-STEM or Business majors do in sustainable energy?  Here are some examples from past listings (2014 - 2015).  While you cannot apply for these specific jobs, they show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Article written by Joey Griggs, University of Rochester; updated in 2015 by Gabrielle Scullard, University of Rochester

 

 

 
icon efficiency.jpg Sales Associate, SunRun. The Sales Associate will assist the outside sales team through proposal development, SalesForce.com maintenance, tracking and reporting, new and old opportunity follow-through, accurate contract reporting, change order facilitation, and other administrative support. The candidate will have excellent organizational skills, at least 1 year CRM experience, solid verbal and written communication skills, and preferably outside sales experience. 

 SunRun:

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Industry: Solar

icon consulting.jpg Sustainable Energy Development Associate, California Center for Sustainable Energy. In this position, you will research and communicate new funding opportunities, represent the organization on bidders’ calls, funding workshops, and other meetings as needed, write proposals and manage the proposal development process, identify and maintain internal supporting documentation required for funding submissions, managing and updating the repository of internal information and documents, and maintain registrations with funders. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and sustainable energy experience, technical writing, or technology sales experience is preferred.

 California Center for Sustainable Energy:

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Industry: Gov/NGO

icon wildcard.jpg Program Associate, CLEAResult. As a program associate, you will work with a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals to collect, translate, enter, track, analyze, and report on data gathered from our energy efficiency programs, communicate with our customers/partners to ensure that they are making full use of our programs and that we have all the data we need to provide them with incentives for their energy efficient measures. This position requires a Bachelor degree with strong academic track record, experience with all Microsoft Windows operating systems, strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with previous experience with client relations and experience in HR systems and/or software project management a significant plus.

 

 CLEAResult:

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Industry: Smart Grid/Energy Efficiency

icon consulting.jpg Remarketing Operations Specialist, Tesla. The Remarketing Operations Specialist assists the Remarketing Team in all trade-in vehicle transactions in the United States, processes trade-in vehicle documents, troubleshoots and resolves issues required for title work, organizes vehicle titles, coordinates and manages the exchange of titles for payment of trade-in vehicles with business partners, obtains titles to trade-in vehicles, records information and ensures data quality in Salesforce.com and other record keeping systems, and create innovative solutions for title and DMV issues. Qualifications include previous experience working with vehicle titles and large sums of money, ability to recognize title brands and other relevant notations related to titles, expert knowledge of state issued DMV documents and requirements related to vehicle title, proven ability to work well with others in a team environment, excellent organizational and communication skills, superior attention to detail under tight deadlines, comfort in a fast paced working environment, willingness to work on a flexible schedule, according to activity volume, ability to work across multiple computer systems; experience with Salesforce.com a plus, experience with MS Office required, and Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  

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Industry: Electric Vehicle

icon utility.jpg Project Coordinator, DNV. Responsibilities include data entry of project requests and supporting documentation, fielding and logging telephone calls from customers and contractors, maintaining paper and electronic files, faxing, copying, scanning and filing of documentation, creating and updating electronic forms and spreadsheets, project management support, database management, and event support. Qualifications include a two-year degree (ideally a Bachelor's degree), excellent communication (both verbal and written), customer service and phone skills, organization, grammar, and spelling skills, ability to work well under pressure in time-critical situations and be productive and self-motivated during slow periods, and basic knowledge in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

 

 DNV:

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Industry: Consulting

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Generation Dispatcher, E.On Climate & Renewables. The generation dispatcher will provide notification of operational events, respond to unplanned and undocumented events, receive and respond to instructions concerning wind farm operations, submit forced outage tickets to System Operators, update wind farm availability and unit status within market portals, must have or develop a working knowledge of SCADA systems (GE, GH, Vestas, Siemens) and GMS systems (OSI Monarch and PI), and complete Control Center training requirements to support dispatch and scheduling functions in the U.S power markets. In addition to a Bachelor degree in engineering or business or 2 years of work experience, this position prefers experience with OSI monarch SCADA systems, NERC and/or PJM Operator Certification, basic IT networking competencies (remote VPN access, accessing IP addresses, understanding network diagrams), and System Operator market portal experience (ERCOT, PJM, MISO, OATI).

 

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E.On Climate & Renewables:

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Industry: Consulting

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Client Support Analyst, Schneider. The client support analyst will produce and generate client reports, support client team in presentations and meetings, provide client training, coordinate the receipt of internal & external energy invoices, identify anomalies in invoices and investigate those issues, facilitate initial contact between client and Utility Bill Management (UBM) Implementation Team, function as the primary client contact, facilitate new client interactions with internal & external teams, establish relationships with clients at the plant and corporate level when needed, field customer inquiries, initiate budget process and communicate with client during process, elevate and constructively communicate potential breakdown of systems, policies and procedures, and contribute to process enhancement & new process development. Qualifications include strong customer service, analytical and organizational skills, proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel & Power Point, ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment, strong communication and composition skills, specifically with plant and corporate level management, and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Schneider:

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Industry: Cross-Industry

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Product Control Manager, Bloom Energy. The Production Control Project Manager will ensure on time product shipment by analyzing incoming supply, developing manufacturing plans, designing buffers and tracking performance to plan. They will also coordinate with Sales, Service and the Installations team on shipment timing. A key part of this role is to gain commitment to the plan from across the organization and measure performance. This position requires BS/BA Degree, strong analytical skills, demonstrated attention to details, ability to clearly display data and information, and strong interpersonal skills.

Bloom Energy:

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Industry: Fuel Cell/Hydrogen

 

 

 

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Student Next Steps

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July 2015

Your Major: Multiple Majors BS
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September 2014

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Your Major: Economics/Policy BS
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Your Major: Env. Sci. BS
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The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Your Major: Elec. Eng. BS
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The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Your Major: Biology/Chemistry BS
Monday, September 15, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

August 2014

Your Major: MBA
Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Your Major: Biology/Chemistry MS
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