Arcus Featured in Scotland on Sunday Article


Arcus Featured in Scotland on Sunday Article “The future of the energy sector is green – and it’s female”

Arcus was featured in the Scotland on Sunday on 30th August 2020 as part of an article on women in renewables.

We are incredibly proud to be recognised as a company that actively encourages females in the industry as well as supporting graduates throughout their studies.  The article states that women currently make up around 28 per cent of workers in the renewable energy and just 15 per cent in construction.

Elena Sarieva, Planning Consultant at Arcus, explains that “working in the Renewable Energy industry has been a truly rewarding experience. I am proud to work in a company where I can actively contribute to a greener and more sustainable future”.

As stated in the article, “Arcus, an environmental, planning and engineering consultancy firm with offices in Glasgow, York and Cape Town, is seeking to recruit 15 new staff into a range of roles – from ecologists and ornithologists to landscape architects and engineers.

The company, which specialises in high-profile and potentially sensitive renewable energy, water and waste projects, already employs a number of women and supports equality.  Industry leaders have welcomed the increasing number of women opting to work in renewables, which has a greater proportion of female staff than across the energy sector as a whole”.

The article highlighted Heather Wylie, Environmental Consultant, and Kirsty Bowman, Engineering Technician, both based in our Glasgow office as key case studies of females in the industry.  Heather and Kirsty started with us while studying and we have continued to support them throughout their higher education.

“I am incredibly proud to work for a company which is focused on empowering women in renewables and STEM and facilitating the professional advancement of many women throughout their careers”, noted Heather Wylie.

Kirsty Bowman explains “engineering encompasses such a vast range of job roles.  If this can be communicated to more women from a younger age, then they may be more likely to consider it as a career path.”

Heather and Kirsty have already achieved a huge amount in a short time whilst working at Arcus and combing this with their studies. We can’t wait to see what they achieve going forward in the industry!

The full article can be found here