Summary Report for:
11-9199.09 - Wind Energy Operations Managers
Manage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- 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.
- Supervise employees or subcontractors to ensure quality of work or adherence to safety regulations or policies.
- 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.
- Monitor and maintain records of daily facility operations.
- Review, negotiate, or approve wind farm contracts.
- Recruit or select wind operations employees, contractors, or subcontractors.
- Maintain operations records, such as work orders, site inspection forms, or other documentation.
- Manage warranty repair or replacement services.
- Order parts, tools, or equipment needed to maintain, restore, or improve wind field operations.
- Provide technical support to wind field customers, employees, or subcontractors.
- 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.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
- Adjustable widemouth pliers
- Adjustable wrenches
- Ammeters — Amp clamp meters
- Anemometers — Recording anemometers
- Calipers — Digital calipers
- Desktop computers
- Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs
- Fire escape equipment — Safety line evacuation kits
- Forklifts — Field forklifts
- Hard hats
- Infrared imagers — Infrared thermography cameras
- Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
- Lubricating oil testing kit — Lubricant oil sampling kits
- Microcontrollers — Programmable logic controllers PLC
- Micrometers — Digital micrometers
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Oscilloscopes — Digital oscilloscopes
- Personal computers
- Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
- Safety glasses
- Safety harnesses or belts — Fall arrest systems
- Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers
- Slings — Rigging equipment
- Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
- Torque tools — Hydraulic torque machines
- Torque wrenches — Manual torque wrenches
- Tower cranes
- Two way radios — Mobile radios
- Vibration testers — Vibration analyis equipment
- Voltage or current meters — Voltage testers
Technology used in this occupation:
- Analytical or scientific software — Computerized diagnostic software
- Calendar and scheduling software — Employee scheduling software
- Compliance software — Gensuite software
- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software
- Data base user interface and query software — WebEx WebOffice
- Electronic mail software — IBM Lotus Notes; Microsoft Outlook
- Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software; Oracle Enterprise Asset Management eAM
- Industrial control software — Programmable logic controller PLC software; Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Inventory management software — Inventory control software
- LAN software — Local area network LAN software
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Project management software — Microsoft Project
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Time accounting software — Time and payroll management software
- WAN switching software and firmware — Wide area network WAN software
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Detailed Work Activities
- Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.
- Develop organizational goals or objectives.
- Estimate green project costs.
- Approve expenditures.
- Conduct employee training programs.
- Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities.
- Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities.
- Direct maintenance and repair activities in green energy production facilities.
- Recruit personnel.
- Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations.
- Negotiate contracts for environmental remediation, green energy, or renewable resources.
- Maintain operational records for green energy processes or other environmentally-sustainable activities.
- Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
- Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations.
- Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.
- Advise others on green energy or related technologies.
Interest code: ECR
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- Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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- Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
- Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
- Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages data collected from Managers, All Other.
Employment data collected from Managers, All Other.
Industry data collected from Managers, All Other.
|Median wages (2014)||$50.51 hourly, $105,060 annual|
|Employment (2014)||986,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2014-2024)||Slower than average (2% to 4%)|
|Projected job openings (2014-2024)||255,400|
|Top industries (2014)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.