A Newcastle firm specialising in renewable energy systems has launched a recruitment drive to support demand.
Engenera, which operates from Newburn Riverside, is hiring a number of executive and management roles and promises the creation of 20 jobs with the recent opening of a Glasgow office. The firm provides a range of renewables technologies including solar, wind, air and ground source heat pumps, electric vehicle charging points and combined heat and power systems.
It specialises in solar photovoltaic and battery storage installation, and says a demand for rooftop solar panels has more than doubled over the past year. Engenera points to data from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme – a programme to ensure quality and safety for small-scale renewable energy technologies – which shows there were more than 130,500 installations in 2022, the highest in about seven years.
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Now, to support growth in domestic and commercial orders, the business is now hiring workers at its Newcastle headquarters.
Bryan Glendinning, chief executive officer at Engenera, said: “This is an incredibly busy and exciting time for the business. We are currently in a phase of significant and sustained growth, as more individuals and businesses examine how they can cut their energy costs along with their carbon footprint. As a result, we are looking for talented and motivated individuals who share our desire to provide exceptional customer service and our vision of helping as many households and businesses as possible save money on fuel costs and help tackle climate change.”
Lloyd Lawson, chief strategy officer at Engenera, added: “The energy price crisis has meant demand for solar and other renewable energy generation methods have risen significantly in recent months. This, coupled with the UK’s aim of achieving net zero, has meant that individuals, businesses and other organisations across the country are looking at solutions that can help cut carbon and costs.
“This is good news for the renewables industry UK wide and – in terms of our growth here at Engenera – the North East region in particular. It means that we can create high-value, sustainable, green jobs, in a growth industry which will add value to the local economy for years to come.”
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