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Green Occupation:
11-9199.09 - Wind Energy Operations Managers

Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.

This is a Green New & Emerging occupation — the impact of green economy activities and technologies is sufficient to create the need for unique work and worker requirements, which results in the generation of new occupations.

Wind energy operations managers work in the following green economy sectors:

  • Renewable Energy Generation — This sector covers activities related to developing and using energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass. This sector also includes traditional, non-renewable sources of energy undergoing significant green technological changes (e.g., oil, coal, gas, and nuclear).

They perform these tasks important to the green economy:

  • Develop processes or procedures for wind operations, including transitioning from construction to commercial operations.
  • Develop relationships and communicate with customers, site managers, developers, land owners, authorities, utility representatives, or residents.
  • Establish goals, objectives, or priorities for wind field operations.
  • Estimate costs associated with operations, including repairs or preventive maintenance.
  • Maintain operations records, such as work orders, site inspection forms, or other documentation.
  • Manage warranty repair or replacement services.
  • Monitor and maintain records of daily facility operations.
  • Order parts, tools, or equipment needed to maintain, restore, or improve wind field operations.
  • Oversee the maintenance of wind field equipment or structures, such as towers, transformers, electrical collector systems, roadways, or other site assets.
  • Prepare wind field operational budgets.
  • Provide technical support to wind field customers, employees, or subcontractors.
  • Recruit or select wind operations employees, contractors, or subcontractors.
  • Review, negotiate, or approve wind farm contracts.
  • Supervise employees or subcontractors to ensure quality of work or adherence to safety regulations or policies.
  • Track and maintain records for wind operations, such as site performance, downtime events, parts usage, or substation events.
  • Train or coordinate the training of employees in operations, safety, environmental issues, or technical issues.