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Wind Energy Project Managers

Also called: Business Developer, Business Development Manager, Development Manager, Project Manager

What they do:
Lead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.
On the job, you would:
  • Coordinate or direct development, energy assessment, engineering, or construction activities to ensure that wind project needs and objectives are met.
  • Manage wind project costs to stay within budget limits.
  • Lead or support negotiations involving tax agreements or abatements, power purchase agreements, land use, or interconnection agreements.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • accounting and economics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • product and service development
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Persistence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Microsoft Project Hot Technology
  • Oracle Primavera Systems software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$104,850
per year, on average
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