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Wind Energy Operations Manager

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Bachelor's degree

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What They Do

Wind Energy Operations Managers Career Video

About This Career

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

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster General Management pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Supervises employees or subcontractors to ensure quality of work or adherence to safety regulations or policies.
  • Trains or coordinates the training of employees in operations, safety, environmental issues, or technical issues.
  • Tracks and maintains records for wind operations, such as site performance, downtime events, parts usage, or substation events.
  • Oversees the maintenance of wind field equipment or structures, such as towers, transformers, electrical collector systems, roadways, or other site assets.
  • Prepares wind field operational budgets.
  • Develops relationships and communicates with customers, site managers, developers, land owners, authorities, utility representatives, or residents.
  • Maintains operations records, such as work orders, site inspection forms, or other documentation.
  • Provides technical support to wind field customers, employees, or subcontractors.
  • Recruits or selects wind operations employees, contractors, or subcontractors.
  • Estimates costs associated with operations, including repairs or preventive maintenance.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Exposed to conditions such as high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, and chemicals more than once a month
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work at heights above 8 feet more than once a month on structures such as ladders, poles, scaffolding, and catwalks

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Site Manager
  • Turbine Site Manager
  • Service Site Manager
  • Wind Technician Leader
  • Wind Plant Operations Manager
  • Wind Facilities Manager
  • Wind Site Supervisor
  • Wind Operations Supervisor
  • Wind Plant Manager
  • Wind Site Manager


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