An industrial engineer is leaving his job in the United States in a move to the greener pastures of Europe.
In June, Jurgen Zemmel, a 33-year-old electrical engineer from Germany, will be moving to the Netherlands, where he will work in an office that can accommodate a total of 40 people.
Zemel, who has worked for Siemens and General Electric, has been looking to find work in the Netherlands for a number of years.
He first applied to work for GE in 2007, and in 2014 he accepted a job with a company that will be using his expertise to develop a new technology.
Zemmel will be able to work from home in the future, thanks to the new program he will be eligible for.
The program is part of a broader strategy by GE to cut the amount of power it uses in its power plants.
In 2015, GE said it used about 25 percent less power compared to a year earlier.
The company said it will be investing $3 billion to create a new power plant that can produce 40 percent less carbon dioxide than current plants.
Zebmel said the job offer is good news, but he knows the decision is tough.
“I’m a very committed worker, and I’m really happy,” he said.
“But at the same time, I feel like I’m leaving a very valuable part of my life behind.
So I want to stay and do what I do best.”
The Netherlands will not be the only country where Zemels job is ending.
The Netherlands has the third-highest number of industrial engineers in the world.
About one in five of them is women.