The analysis revealed that highly skilled professionals with finely tuned technical prowess will be most in demand through March 2016.
Drilling down specifically to the energy sector, Hays ANZ managing director Nick Deligiannis reported some optimism among employers that new projects would be confirmed during Q1.
The success of the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP21) forum and new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s apparent more pro-active approach to the issue compared to his predecessor Tony Abbott was stimulating confidence, Deligiannis said.
“Over the January-to-March quarter we expect candidates in the sustainable energy sector to benefit from a more optimistic outlook and greater opportunities,” he said.
“The more positive attitude of the government in Australia is expected to result in greater investment in some renewable energy technologies and, thus, employment.
“Renewable development managers should be in increased demand as organisations look to add significant expertise to their development teams.”
This will come as good news to the large number of renewable energy professionals that have found themselves marginalised since the 2013 federal election, when Abbott’s more sceptical government took the reigns.
Indeed, Deligiannis reports that over the past two to three years, there have been so many redundancies in this sector that, now interest has returned, many employers are drastically understaffed.
“As a result they are now looking for qualified candidates for project roles,” he said.