Is a career in Marine Energy for me?


Working in marine renewables offers you the chance to be part of an exciting new industry, as well as protecting the environment. The industry is still young and is constantly growing, which means now is the best time to get involved!

A single renewable energy project, like a floating windfarm in the Celtic Sea for example, will need people from lots of different backgrounds and skillsets – click the links on the careers below to discover more – these are just some of the opportunities available. 

Joining the sector could see you working outdoors on land or at sea, in an office, or even in a laboratory, and many roles provide the opportunity to travel and work overseas. 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills are all valuable to the industry, but there are so many exciting roles in other areas too, and many organisations are already offering apprenticeships so you can get on-the-job experience. 



As an Energy Engineer, you will give your expert advice on the use of safe and reliable sources of energy.


Offshore Engineers find economical and environmentally safe ways to extract oil and gas from natural reservoirs beneath the seabed.


As a Flood Risk Engineer, you will be looking at different methods to decrease the risk of flooding in towns and cities.


As a Control System Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and installation of a control system, which checks that industrial and manufacturing machinery is working accurately, safely and efficiently.


Geophysicists study the physical make-up and workings of the Earth.


As a Diver, you will be involved in underwater inspection, testing, repair, maintenance or search work.


Geotechnical Engineers investigate plans for civil engineering developments such as bridges, tunnels, roads and dams, as well as housing projects.


Oceanographers study seas and oceans, and the way they interact with the land and the atmosphere.


As a Mudlogger, you will use your geological expertise to gather, process and monitor information for oil drilling activities.


Electricians install, inspect and test electrical equipment, making sure it is working properly and safely.


A mechanical / electrical engineer will design and develop a device.


Crewmembers work with specialist vessels such as tugs, multi-purpose work boats, fast pilot boats or crew transfer vessels.


Marine scientists are critical, e.g. measuring and mapping the environment where the device will be installed.


Project managers use management and people skills to manage change by planning and co-ordinating projects.


Marine Mammal Observers carry out visual detection of marine mammals during surveys associated with research or industry.


Maritime engineering technicians support the work of maritime engineers in three main areas: offshore engineering, marine engineering and shore-based industries.

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