Solar energy companies are experiencing a difficult time sourcing potential candidates for engineering jobs. These jobs require specific skills and Recruiters compete heavily to attract people from the talent supply. We've seen high growth in the Detroit, MI area – especially in the auto industry – but the number of available candidates in the local area hasn't grown as much as demand. In Detroit, it's likely that Recruiters will face more competition, higher cost-per-hire, and a longer time-to-fill. In fact, the average duration of a solar engineering job ad is 44 days – or just over 6 weeks.
Hiring Scale for Solar Engineering Candidates – Detroit, MI
As is expected with engineering jobs, there are many skills that employers are looking for in candidates and there is great competition for this talent. Are you sourcing for the most up-to-date and commonly found talents? Below are the tools and technologies that solar engineers are most often required to have experience with.
- Microsoft Office
- Product design and development
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Excel
- Bentley Microstation
- Engineering drawings
- The MathWorks MATLAB
- Failure analysis
So where can Recruiters find solar engineers? We looked at the locations that are currently experiencing some of the most favorable recruiting conditions. Below are the top 5 cities with the largest talent supply and low demand. In these locations, it's likely that you'll see less competition from employers to attract candidates and a shorter time-to-fill for solar engineering jobs. If you are having a difficult time finding candidates, consider targeting your search in some of these markets.
Best Cities to Source Solar Engineering Candidates
Are you recruiting for solar engineering professionals? Are they hard-to-fill jobs in your city? Find out with the free, online Hiring Scale™!