Wind Energy Operations Managers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Facility Manager
  • Offshore Wind Operations Manager
  • Operations and Maintenance Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Wind Farm Operations Manager
  • Wind Field Manager
  • Wind Field Service Manager
  • Wind Operations Manager
  • Wind Operations Supervisor
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What They Do

  • Track and maintain records for wind operations, such as site performance, downtime events, parts usage, or substation events.
  • Oversee the maintenance of wind field equipment or structures, such as towers, transformers, electrical collector systems, roadways, or other site assets.
  • Supervise employees or subcontractors to ensure quality of work or adherence to safety regulations or policies.
  • Develop relationships and communicate with customers, site managers, developers, land owners, authorities, utility representatives, or residents.
  • Maintain operations records, such as work orders, site inspection forms, or other documentation.
  • Establish goals, objectives, or priorities for wind field operations.
  • Monitor and maintain records of daily facility operations.
  • Prepare wind field operational budgets.
  • Train or coordinate the training of employees in operations, safety, environmental issues, or technical issues.
  • Estimate costs associated with operations, including repairs or preventive maintenance.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ECR.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional and Realistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Working Conditions and Recognition in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2018, the average annual wage in Ohio was $107,320 with most people making between $55,610 and $166,520

Outlook

0.70%
avg. annual growth

During 2016, this occupation employed approximately 24,170 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 25,860 employed in 2026.

This occupation will have about 169 openings due to growth and about 1,731 replacement openings for approximately 1,900 total annual openings.