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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.

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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Anemometers — Cup anemometers; Propeller anemometers; Recording anemometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Barometers — Barometric pressure sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras — Digital still cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Handheld global positioning system GPS units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Dataloggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil core sampling apparatus — Soil samplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Solar radiation surface observing apparatus — Pyranometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature transmitters — Electronic temperature sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Weather stations — Portable meteorological stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wind surface observing apparatus — Wind vanes See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Oracle software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project; Oracle Primavera Systems software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video conferencing software — Web conferencing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage environmental sustainability projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate green project costs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage construction activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage organizational or project budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare forms or applications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate environmental or sustainability projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Negotiate contracts for environmental remediation, green energy, or renewable resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate green energy production information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document organizational or operational procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on green energy or related technologies. See more occupations related to this activity.

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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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.

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

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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 (2014) $50.51 hourly, $105,060 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 2014 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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