Change has become the constant in today’s fast paced world. Company life spans have continued to drop littered by those unable to adapt. The convergence of a number of trends signals the requirements for tomorrow’s energy engineer. Issues to be briefly discussed include the demographics of the energy workforce, reduced levels of R&D, continued evolution of outsourcing, energy supply challenges, energy’s poor image, global workforce competition, and continued productivity/organizational advancements. Energy engineers with the greatest successes are likely to come from niches towards breadth or depth. One major theme will be the blend of technical and business skills. Learning will be the constant and application of this learning leads to intrapreneurial opportunities. Next generation engineers will need to enhance their tool box with intrapreneurial competencies.