Wind Energy Operations Managers
On the Job
Wind Energy Operations Managers oversee all the operations on wind farms. They may hire staff, oversee the maintenance of wind turbines, or manage budgets. It is also important that they develop relationships with customers and land owners who live near the wind farm.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Approve expenditures.
- Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities.
- Maintain operational records for green energy processes or other environmentally-sustainable activities.
- Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.
- Direct maintenance and repair activities in green energy production facilities.
- Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations.
- Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities.
- Negotiate contracts for environmental remediation, green energy, or renewable resources.
- Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
- Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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