Wind Energy Operations Managers
SOC: 11-9199.09


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

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Alternate Titles:

  • Offshore Wind Operations Manager
  • Wind Farm Operations Manager
  • Wind Field Service Manager
  • Wind Operations Manager

  • Tasks:

  • Train or coordinate the training of employees in operations, safety, environmental issues, or technical issues.
  • Track and maintain records for wind operations, such as site performance, downtime events, parts usage, or substation events.
  • Provide technical support to wind field customers, employees, or subcontractors.
  • Manage warranty repair or replacement services.
  • Order parts, tools, or equipment needed to maintain, restore, or improve wind field operations.
  • Maintain operations records, such as work orders, site inspection forms, or other documentation.
  • Review, negotiate, or approve wind farm contracts.
  • Recruit or select wind operations employees, contractors, or subcontractors.
  • Monitor and maintain records of daily facility operations.
  • Estimate costs associated with operations, including repairs or preventive maintenance.
  • Establish goals, objectives, or priorities for wind field operations.
  • Develop relationships and communicate with customers, site managers, developers, land owners, authorities, utility representatives, or residents.
  • Develop processes or procedures for wind operations, including transitioning from construction to commercial operations.
  • Prepare wind field operational budgets.
  • Supervise employees or subcontractors to ensure quality of work or adherence to safety regulations or policies.
  • Oversee the maintenance of wind field equipment or structures, such as towers, transformers, electrical collector systems, roadways, or other site assets.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Amp clamp meters
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calipers
  • Digital micrometers
  • Digital oscilloscopes
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Field forklifts
  • Hard hats
  • Hydraulic torque machines
  • Infrared thermography cameras
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Lubricant oil sampling kits
  • Manual torque wrenches
  • Megohmmeters
  • Mobile radios
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Programmable logic controllers PLC
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Recording anemometers
  • Rigging equipment
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety line evacuation kits
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Tower cranes
  • Vibration analyis equipment
  • Voltage testers
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Computerized diagnostic software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Employee scheduling software
  • Gensuite software
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • Inventory control software
  • Local area network LAN software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle Enterprise Asset Management eAM
  • Programmable logic controller PLC software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
  • Time and payroll management software
  • Web browser software
  • WebEx WebOffice
  • Wide area network WAN software

  • management

    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020