Become a member of the SAEE, Boost your career in energy efficiency

01 October 2015

If you are interested in furthering your career in the South African energy efficiency sector, joining our Association which is the home for energy professionals in Southern Africa is a good start.

Become a member of the SAEE

Boost your career in energy efficiency

If you are interested in furthering your career in the South African energy efficiency sector, joining our Association which is the home for energy professionals in Southern Africa is a good start.  The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency is a synergistic group - the effect of a collection of energy management role players in our country is greater than just one person.  So, how exactly can becoming a member of our synergistic group help further your career goals?  Here are some benefits you’ll enjoy as a member of the SAEE.
Creating professional relationships is crucial, and joining our focus groups allows you to have a sense of industry security and trust.  
From this, you will be able to support and help other members in reaching your professional goals.  This is critical to your personal career success.  We sponsor, convene and get invited (often for free as a partner association) to numerous events throughout the year that allow you to connect with your industry peers.  Our flagship event is the annual SAEE Convention that offers a powerful opportunity to share ideas, ask for advice, volunteer as a speaker, showcase your products or services or hear breaking news in the industry whilst learning "best practices" or new ideas. 
Becoming a committee member of our Board or one of our divisions or branches (eg the SAFEE, TIPSASA, MVCSA & ESCOs) affords you the opportunity to share, lead and learn – and make a difference. More divisions will be established going forward and as the need is identified.
Exposure in our Association and industry network means that you may find a mentor to help you with your professional needs or you may be in a position to become a mentor to someone else needing guidance or coaching.  Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. 
Participating in forums, chat groups, workshops or conferences sponsored by the SAEE or those which we get invited to are great ways to grow your business base.  This allows you to use industry peers and members as sounding boards and we’ve seen the formation of great lasting friendships within our group.
Another important reason to consider membership to our Association is to take advantage of the myriad career resources.  We often have job listings online, while many companies prefer using the SAEE to advertise or source for suitable candidates. These are available only to our members.  
This is a great way to find targeted job postings in your area of interest and expertise within the energy efficiency sector.  We can provide access to a panel of experts that you can contact for specific questions on career issues.  Other benefits include information about industry seminars, training or certification courses that may be suitable and of value to you.  And don't forget, that listing your SAEE membership on your CV is impressive to current or future employers as it shows that you are dedicated to staying connected in our industry. 
We provide an enormous amount of access to resource information such as: case studies, articles, white papers and books written by experts in the filed of energy efficiency.  Additionally, the President of the SAEE writes regular Thought Leadership pieces whilst bi-weekly newsletter access is provided as a part of your membership privileges.  Another reason to become a member is to learn more or stay informed about important issues in the clean energy arena. SAEE newsletters often include SAEE web links, providing important and useful energy management related information or tools which are only accessible to members. We provide a source for bursary information, links to publications, and awards for persons achieving excellence in our field.   
Through its Awards Programs, the The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) acknowledges the important achievements being made in energy. By identifying those who exemplify the very best in their fields, the professional is honored and the industry is advanced. The ultimate award winners are formally honored at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) each year, joining a notable group of prominent professionals engaged in the energy industry.  AEE’s International, Regional and Chapter Awards Programs extend special recognition to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated notable contributions to the profession through individual accomplishments, noteworthy projects, or outstanding corporate energy programs.  As a SAEE Member you will be able to participate in the AEE awards process.
So, become a SAEE member and take a step in the right direction!
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The SAEEC is a proud chapter of the AEE.