Market Trends: Attracting, Hiring and Retaining New Talent for Hydropower

The hydropower industry is facing a significant wave of retirements over the coming years, and many companies are currently looking to hire replacements for aging workers. In this session, hiring managers and students seeking to join the hydropower industry will discuss – from their unique perspectives – what is involved in attracting, hiring and retaining the next generation of the hydro workforce. This session will provide valuable insights for anyone hiring, looking to enter the industry or even considering a job change.


Chris Aguilera, senior recruiter, water and hydropower business, Black & Veatch

Jonathan Hegeberg, mechanical engineering student, Portland State University

Lorna Klemanski, managing director – human resources, Chelan County PUD

John Sagerser, manager – Rock Island engineering and project management, Chelan County PUD

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