Green.org sat down with William Liuzza, the CEO of EnergeiaWorks, to learn about the hiring trends in renewable energy and cleantech. EnergeiaWorks is the global leader in executive recruiting and talent acquisition for Clean Energy and Sustainability markets. Clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies including hardware manufacturers, construction companies, engineering consulting firms, energy utilities, software developers, service providers, and government organizations.
William, thank you for being here. Tell us a little bit about you and your background:
With over 20 years of recruiting experience, I have a track record as one of the most successful and effective recruiters in the renewable energy sector. I began my recruiting career in 1994 while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and later joined J. Patrick & Associates in New York as a Managing Partner. I founded EnergeiaWorks in 2010 to meet the growing demand for highly-specialized experts in the fast growing clean tech and renewable energy markets. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College.
What is a fun fact about you?
I love to sweat! Sauna, hot yoga, Crossfit, running, and biking keeps me young at heart.
Why do you think climate change and sustainability is such an important topic today?
We all need to leave this Earth better than we inherited it from our parents. Science has proven the damage that humans have caused to our planet and atmosphere so now it’s time to take action and reverse the destruction.
What do you envision your industry looking like 10 years from now?
A very distributed electrification system to power vehicles, residential homes, and commercial buildings.
What can the average person do to make a difference?
Visit a landfill (take your kids to a landfill!) to understand how much garbage we throw away every single day. Recycle and compost to reduce less waste and cook at home to reduce the single-use containers (regardless of what they are made of). Procure your energy from renewable sources. You can install solar at your residence through a power purchase agreement or lease with very little money upfront and/or a very quick ROI. If that’s not feasible, you can sign-up for a local community solar project in your community.