Wind Energy Project Managers
SOC: 11-9199.10


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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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Alternate Titles:

  • Energy Projects Lead
  • Environmental Projects Advisor
  • Renewable Energy Project Manager
  • Wind Development Director
  • Wind Energy Project Manager
  • Wind Power Project Manager
  • Wind Project Manager
  • Wind Projects Supervisor

  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Barometric pressure sensors
  • Cup anemometers
  • Dataloggers
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital still cameras
  • Digital video cameras
  • Electronic temperature sensors
  • Handheld global positioning system GPS units
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Portable meteorological stations
  • Propeller anemometers
  • Pyranometers
  • Recording anemometers
  • Soil samplers
  • Wind vanes
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle Primavera Systems software
  • Oracle software
  • SAP software
  • Web browser software
  • Web conferencing software

  • management

    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020