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.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
|Anemometers — Recording anemometers|
|Lubricating oil testing kit — Lubricant oil sampling kits|
|Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers|
|Torque tools — Hydraulic torque machines|
|Two way radios — Mobile radios|
Technology used in this occupation:
|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|
|Office suite software — Microsoft Office software|
|Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel|
Interest code: ECR
|Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.|
|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.|
|Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.|
|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 (2012)||$48.51 hourly, $100,890 annual|
|Employment (2012)||898,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Slower than average (3% to 7%)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||249,100|
|Top industries (2012)|
State & National
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.