AREG NEWS: AREG is recruiting for three roles to support its growth ambitions and membership community

September 1, 2023
AREG NEWS: AREG is recruiting for three roles to support its growth ambitions and membership community

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) is looking to recruit three new team members to strengthen the support it offers its rapidly growing membership community and its work to promote the North-east of Scotland as a world-leading destination for producing and using renewable energy.

The positions, which include an operations manager, business development executive, and administrator, will support AREG in its next stage of development and enhance its offering to its 280-plus members to help them take advantage of renewable energy opportunities.

AREG has seen a significant increase in membership in the last two years, which reflects North-east businesses’ desire to capitalise on growing momentum for a just energy transition and an ambition for the region to be a globally recognised integrated energy cluster.

The openings include:

AREG Operations Manager will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of AREG, its staff, and contractors, implementing the business plan, and securing grant and sponsorship funding. The post is full-time although part-time hours will be considered for the right candidate. Read the full job remit here.

The AREG Business Development Executive will be responsible for identifying and securing funding opportunities for AREG and driving membership growth. The post is full-time although part-time hours will be considered for the right candidate. Read the full job remit here.

The AREG Administrator will be the first point of contact for receiving and responding to email, website, telephone, and postal inquiries, research and support funding applications, schedule meetings, manage membership databases, support colleagues, and the AREG Board. The post is part-time. Read the full job remit here.

Jean Morrison, Chair of AREG said: “We are privileged to have a diverse and talented group of renewable industry leaders at the helm of our not-for-profit organisation, and we anticipate that the individuals who fill these new roles will add significant value to AREG at this important time for the energy sector as we work together to achieve net zero targets.”

We look forward to receiving applications from a wide range of individuals who are passionate about transition and AREG’s vision to be a leading accelerator of the transition to renewable energy and enabling the supply chain to access opportunities in the UK and overseas.”

AREG is set to host three panel sessions at SPE Offshore Europe next week within the Future Talent Hub and the Offshore Wind Hub and the team looks forward to meeting lots of familiar and new faces at the event.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 10 September. For more information on the available positions and to submit an application, visit the AREG’s website, and to find out about AREG membership contact [email protected].

Get in touch

AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise