Wind Energy Operations Managers

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About the Job

Manage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.

It is also Called

  • Wind Site Manager
  • Wind Plant Manager
  • Wind Operations Supervisor
  • Wind Operations Manager
  • Wind Field Service Manager
  • Wind Field Manager
  • Wind Farm Operations Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations and Maintenance Manager
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What They Do

  • Provide technical support to wind field customers, employees, or subcontractors.
  • Develop processes or procedures for wind operations, including transitioning from construction to commercial operations.
  • Order parts, tools, or equipment needed to maintain, restore, or improve wind field operations.
  • Recruit or select wind operations employees, contractors, or subcontractors.
  • Manage warranty repair or replacement services.
  • Review, negotiate, or approve wind farm contracts.
  • Estimate costs associated with operations, including repairs or preventive maintenance.
  • Train or coordinate the training of employees in operations, safety, environmental issues, or technical issues.
  • Prepare wind field operational budgets.
  • Monitor and maintain records of daily facility operations.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ECR.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional and Realistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Working Conditions and Recognition in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $123,430 with most people making between $68,220 and $182,980

Outlook

0.14%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 21,910 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 22,210 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 30 openings due to growth and about 480 replacement openings for approximately 510 total annual openings.



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