Career Opportunities

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Career opportunities for renewable energy graduates are constantly evolving and growing in today's job market. IRENA has estimated that by 2030 over 30 million jobs in the clean energy sector could be created globally. Iceland School of Energy graduates can be found working all over the world in careers ranging from design and engineering, to policy and decision-making roles. 

During their studies, students can develop strong networks through research positions, traineeships, and business collaborations that often lead to employment opportunities. 

Graduate destinations

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Alexander Moses

Chief Technology Officer

Class of 2018
Alex is the co-founder and CTO of Straumlind ehf, an electricity sales company based in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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Mike Doheny

Financial Analyst & Business Development Specialist

Class of 2016

Mike is now working as a financial analyst and business development specialist for a US wind power company based in South Carolina, USA.

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Cari Covell

PhD Student at Reykjavik University in collaboration with Landsvirkjun & OR

Class of 2016

Cari currently is a PhD student in the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University. Her project focuses on machine learning and data fusion for geothermal reservoir characterisation and is conducted in close cooperation with Landsvirkjun and Orkuveita Reykjavikur.

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Sven Scholtysik

PhD research at University of Victoria.

Class of 2015

Sven is currently a PhD researcher within the 2060 project at the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria after having previously worked for CanGEA.

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Ximena Guardia Muguruza

Environmental Consultant

Class of 2016
Ximena is working as an environmental consultant, making environmental impact assessments for the energy sector, especially for hydropower, solar power, wind power, and transmission line projects in Peru.

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Samuel Perkin

Specialist with Landsnet

Class of 2014

Samuel is a specialist with Landsnet, the Transmission Service Operator of Iceland. He represented Landsnet on the EU FP7 research project called “GARPUR”. This is a large collaborative project on developing new probabilistic reliability criteria for national and multi-national electrical grids.

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Almar Barja

Analyst for a London based energy consulting firm

Class of 2015

Almar is working in economic consulting within the energy sector. Activities include analysis of policy, regulation, and economic advice for governments and international donor agencies.

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Baldur Karason

Baldur Kárason

Energy Engineer for Efla Consulting Engineers

Class of 2013
Baldur is working as an Energy Engineer for Efla Consulting Engineers. His main duties include pipe and ventilation design.

Jón Örn Jónsson

Country Manager for Ethiopia at Reykjavik Geothermal

Class of 2013
Jón Örn is currently working as country manager for Ethiopia for Reykjavik Geothermal.


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