Which is the right role for you?

There are thousands of people employed in offshore wind, and each person has taken a slightly different career path. Many people come into offshore wind from other sectors, as many of the roles or skills are transferable. But the average age of people who work in our sector is below the UK average, which means opportunities for school leavers and recent graduates.

Here are just some of the roles in offshore wind and the types of routes that can be explored to kick start your career in offshore wind.

Science is key to wind farms at every stage, but the planning and development stages in particular draw from a wide range of scientific disciplines in order to determine the potential effects of a wind farm in a specific location.

Planning & Development:

Onshore and offshore environmental scientist Ecologist
Geologist Project manager
Oceanographer Consents manager
Marine biologist

Engineers from all backgrounds make up a significant proportion of the offshore wind workforce. Engineering consists of design, building and the use of mechanics and machines – such as wind turbines! Engineers are involved with offshore wind farms at each stage of their life cycles.


Designer Electrical engineer
Installation manager Civil engineer
Maintenance manager Commissioning engineer

Each developer in offshore wind aims to run their company in a smooth and profitable manner. There are plenty of commercial roles which contribute to this.


Stakeholder manager Land manager
Finance manager PR/Public affairs

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