Wind Energy Project Managers

Wind Energy Project Manager Explains New Project

Wind energy project managers manage and develop wind energy projects and business opportunities. They coordinate or direct environmental studies, engineering or construction activities, and permitting and proposals for wind energy projects. They create plans for wind energy projects, including scope of work, schedules, and costs. They supervise the work of subcontractors and consultants to ensure compliance with work standards and environmental regulations. Approximately 105,500 people are employed in the wind energy industry, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Wind Business Development Manager, Wind Project Manager
Duties Coordinate and direct wind energy projects; hire and supervise subcontractors and consultants; create project plans and budgets
Salary Range $25,000 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
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Four or more years experience; internship or part-time job
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Wind Energy Project Manager, Business Owner
  • Wind Energy Project Manager
  • Assistant Wind Energy Project Manager