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Green Occupation:
11-9199.10 - Wind Energy Project 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 project 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:

  • Coordinate or direct development, energy assessment, engineering, or construction activities to ensure that wind project needs and objectives are met.
  • Create wind energy project plans, including project scope, goals, tasks, resources, schedules, costs, contingencies, or other project information.
  • Develop scope of work for wind project functions, such as design, site assessment, environmental studies, surveying, or field support services.
  • Lead or support negotiations involving tax agreements or abatements, power purchase agreements, land use, or interconnection agreements.
  • Manage site assessments or environmental studies for wind fields.
  • Manage wind project costs to stay within budget limits.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of applications for environmental, building, or other required permits.
  • Prepare requests for proposals (RFPs) for wind project construction or equipment acquisition.
  • Prepare wind project documentation, including diagrams or layouts.
  • Provide technical support for the design, construction, or commissioning of wind farm projects.
  • Provide verbal or written project status reports to project teams, management, subcontractors, customers, or owners.
  • Review civil design, engineering, or construction technical documentation to ensure compliance with applicable government or industrial codes, standards, requirements, or regulations.
  • Review or evaluate proposals or bids to make recommendations regarding awarding of contracts.
  • Supervise the work of subcontractors or consultants to ensure quality and conformance to specifications or budgets.
  • Update schedules, estimates, forecasts, or budgets for wind projects.