Wind Energy Operations Managers

Wind Energy Operations Manager Supervises Worker

Wind energy operations managersĀ are responsible for managing the operations of wind fields. They make sure wind field equipment and structures are maintained. They supervise wind field workers, ensuring work is performed according to quality standards and safety regulations. They keep records of operations, maintenance, and other work activities. There are approximately 105,500 people in total employed in the wind energy industry, according to theĀ American Wind Energy Association.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Wind Farm Operations Managers, Wind Field Managers, Wind Operations Managers, Wind Operations Supervisors, Wind Plant Managers, Wind Site Managers
Duties Manage wind field operations to ensure compliance with safety regulations; supervise workers; maintain records of operations
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, with most jobs concentrated in the Midwest, Southwest, and Northeast regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Earth Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Four or more years of work experience; on-the-job training; apprenticeship
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Realistic
  • Technical
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Math
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Wind Farm Director
  • Wind Energy Operations Manager
  • Wind Energy Technician
  • Apprentice