Wind Energy Project Managers


Overview

Wind Energy Project Managers

Introduction

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 120,000 people are employed in the wind energy industry, accor...

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Median Salary

$83,748

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Four or more years experience


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Organized

Earnings

Wind energy project managers employed in the United States in November 2020 earned a median salary of $83,748. Salaries ranged from $59,384 to $103,687 or more. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) does not provide salary information for wind energy project managers. It does provide salary ranges for managers, all other. Those employed in May 2019 earned a median salary of $110,630. Salaries rang...

Work Environment

Wind energy project managers work indoors in offices, using computers to review data, create reports and budgets, and communicate with project workers. They also work outdoors at wind energy project sites where they oversee the work of technicians. They may be outdoors in various weather conditions and wear protective gear and clothing. Project managers usually work 40 or more hours per week. H...

Outlook

Wind energy project managers will continue to have good employment opportunities in the coming years. The wind energy industry is among the fastest growing sectors of the renewable-energy industry, due primarily to lower production costs. Better technology and equipment have lowered the cost of wind-generated electricity by about 80 percent in the past 20 years, nearly matching the cost of elec...

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