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Talent Supply and Demand for Common Oil & Energy Roles

Talent Supply and Demand for Common Oil & Energy Roles

The oil and gas industry is recovering, with thousands of jobs returning to the sector in 2017. But many once-bitten-twice-shy workers are not returning to their former roles, and the industry is struggling to attract millennials, according to energy experts. (New York Times) These factors have increased competition for top energy and resources talent. (Business Insider)

But what does that mean exactly? Which roles are in highest demand? Where?

To answer these questions, below is a snapshot of energy and resources talent supply and demand for common oil and energy industry roles between March and August 2017, sourced from CareerBuilder’s Supply and Demand Insights tool.

U.S. Candidate Supply & Demand
For Common Energy & Oil Roles
March 2017 – August 2017

Role Supply Demand Percent of talent available to meet demand
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 121 2,835 4.3%
Civil Engineers 288 2,435 11.8%
Industrial Engineers 1,033 2,220 46.5%
Sales Managers 582 2,217 26.2%
Petroleum Engineers 677 2,085 32.4%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 313 1,976 15.8%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians 98 1,906 5.1%
Service Unite Operators, Oils, Gas, and Mining 186 1,601 11.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Trades 379 765 49.5%

Source: CareerBuilder’s Supply and Demand Insights tool

Across nine common energy and resources roles, talent demand surpassed supply. Industrial machinery mechanics and environmental science and protection technicians registered the most significant talent dearth, with supply meeting less than 10 percent of demand.

Top U.S. Cities
Energy & Resources Candidate Supply vs. Demand
March 2017 – August 2017

Source: CareerBuilder’s Supply and Demand Insights tool

Demand outpaced supply across the most active cities for energy and resources talent.

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