- The Team
- Kathleen Duffy Ybarra
- Georgia Musgrave
- Eden Higgins
- Ann Sylvia
- Paul Madonia, Jr.
- Melissa Barker
- Colleen Neese
- Scott Waddell
- Business Consulting
- Competitive Intelligence
- Strategic Partnership
Any company looking to partner with an executive search firm with the ability to zero in on the best energy industry talent will want to look at Duffy Group, the leading firm among renewable energy recruitment agencies. Duffy excels in this highly specialized field, providing solar energy, green energy and alternative energy recruiting expertise with top-level results.
Duffy Group knows well that the renewable energy sector evolves rapidly and that working in that market requires highly specialized skills. Solar energy recruitment has become an essential part of a company’s growth. Consequently, we have accumulated the deep knowledge and have assembled the specific resources we need to excel in this market niche. Duffy can locate the industry’s top engineers, scientists, consultants, contractors and executive managers in solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, smart grid, sustainability and other emerging markets for renewable energy.
Our recruiting approach focuses on building relationships and networking with the leading firms in the renewable energy industry so that we can find the right candidates while understanding the specific needs of each sector. With our strategy of custom-tailored searches coupled with seeking out passive talent in alternative and renewable energy areas yields an unmatched selection of qualified candidates. This is just what you need from alternative energy recruiters.
The most recent U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) demonstrates that the traditional energy and energy efficiency sectors today employ approximately 6.4 million Americans. These employee numbers increased in 2017 by just under 5 percent, adding over 300,000 net new jobs, roughly 14% of all jobs created in the country. Recruitment for solar jobs and enterprises is on the rise, with close to 500,000 individuals working, in whole or in part, for solar firms. More than half of those employees spend the majority of their time on solar. An additional 102,000 workers work at wind firms across the nation.
In 2016, more U.S. employees worked in solar power, generating electricity, than in coal, gas and oil energy combined. The market for solar power continues to mature, and we have seen a marked increase in demand at all levels, from residential rooftop installations to utility-scale arrays. As the cost of solar photovoltaic falls, the market creates immense opportunities – as well as challenges – for the solar industry. Any effort to place the right people with the right company rests on a clear understanding of the shifting market and the advancing technologies. Energy recruitment becomes an essential element.
No one should be surprised that clean-energy workers, such as solar-panel installers and wind-turbine technicians, are the only occupation group that is expected to double by 2026. Large subsidies on wind and solar power have boosted the clean energy industry; now state and local governments must pass supportive legislation to promote renewable resources and the jobs to support them. Any venture in this rapidly growing market needs solid and responsive energy executive search firms.
But green energy is more than just a fossil fuel alternative. Working in green energy is also more than just installation jobs or getting training in installing solar power panels or wind turbines. Getting renewable resources from idea to consumer requires lobbyists to change current policy at both the local and federal level, marketers to help influence public opinion, software designers to make the energy process the most efficient it can be and electrical engineers to keep it running. Companies in this niche have enough to do just keeping up with the changes and marketing their products. When they can turn the effort of finding the best people over to excellent renewable energy recruiters, they can focus on doing their business.
Duffy Group’s practice leaders have developed strong relationships and know where to find qualified, passionate, alternative energy professionals to fulfill the growing demand around the country. We place professionals across the entire renewable energy market, from engineering and sales to construction and installation, and at all levels including VP, C- level and federally-secured positions. Our clients include the biggest names in alternative/renewable energy, as well as some of the most dynamic start-ups. They all recognize the benefits and advantages of working with an excellent renewable energy recruitment agency — the Duffy Group.
Duffy Group’s expertise on clean energy markets gives us an unparalleled advantage in locating the most highly specialized talent in any sector.