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11-9199.10 - Wind Energy Project Managers

Lead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks

  • Create wind energy project plans, including project scope, goals, tasks, resources, schedules, costs, contingencies, or other project information. Green Task Statement
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of applications for environmental, building, or other required permits. Green Task Statement
  • Coordinate or direct development, energy assessment, engineering, or construction activities to ensure that wind project needs and objectives are met. Green Task Statement
  • Develop scope of work for wind project functions, such as design, site assessment, environmental studies, surveying, or field support services. Green Task Statement
  • Manage wind project costs to stay within budget limits. Green Task Statement
  • Prepare wind project documentation, including diagrams or layouts. Green Task Statement
  • Provide technical support for the design, construction, or commissioning of wind farm projects. Green Task Statement
  • Provide verbal or written project status reports to project teams, management, subcontractors, customers, or owners. Green Task Statement
  • Review civil design, engineering, or construction technical documentation to ensure compliance with applicable government or industrial codes, standards, requirements, or regulations. Green Task Statement
  • Review or evaluate proposals or bids to make recommendations regarding awarding of contracts. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Anemometers — Cup anemometers; Propeller anemometers; Recording anemometers
Barometers — Barometric pressure sensors
Digital cameras — Digital still cameras
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Weather stations — Portable meteorological stations

Technology used in this occupation:

Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP software
Project management software — Microsoft Project; Oracle Primavera Systems software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Video conferencing software — Web conferencing software

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ECI

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.
Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Work Values

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.
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
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.

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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 (2013) $49.78 hourly, $103,530 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 898,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 249,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "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.

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