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By Robert Rapier on May 29, 2008 with 3 responses

Renewable Energy Jobs at Google

A recruiter from Google recently contacted me and asked if I would put a note on here that they are looking for candidates for their Renewable Energy Group. You may recall that I previously wrote a post covering several companies – Green Job Opportunities. This one is specifically for Google. Below is their call for qualified people to take up the challenge of supplying clean energy to the world.


Environmental sustainability in the face of global climate change is a high priority for Google because, as our business grows, so does our demand for energy. We’ve worked hard to increase our efficiency and become carbon-neutral, but when it comes to buying clean and affordable electricity we still have limited options. We’ve recently announced that we’re taking a first step toward tackling this important challenge.

Business as usual: will not deliver low-cost, clean energy fast enough to avoid potentially catastrophic climate change. We need a clean energy solution that will deliver breakthrough technologies priced lower than carbon-intensive alternatives such as coal. Google is launching an internal R&D group to develop electricity from renewable energy sources at a cost less than coal. This initiative will explore advanced solar thermal power, high-altitude wind, enhanced geothermal systems, and eventually other breakthrough technologies as well.

Head of Renewable Energy:

Renewable Energy Engineer:

If you know other outstanding engineers who may be interested in joining the team, I encourage you to pass along this information as we are hiring for multiple positions.

  1. By Sia on March 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Hi there,

    I am a grad student at UC Berkeley.

    How can I apply for joining the team.


    • By Robert Rapier on March 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Sia,

      This is a bit dated, and I believe Google scaled back their efforts. So I am not sure they are still hiring in this area.


  2. By Woodie Bartley on March 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I am a recent MBA grad with 30+ years experience in the energy field, and I am passionately interested in renewable energy.  Are there any opportunities within Google Energy LLC on the East Coast, and is there a place I can post my resume?

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