Skip navigation

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.


  • 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


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


  • 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
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


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


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

Get started on your career:

Find Training Find Certifications

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
Check out my state Find Jobs

Explore More

You might like a career in one of these industries:
See more details at O*NET OnLine about wind energy project managers.