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Project Manager

Project managers in the wind industry plan and oversee most aspects of building a wind farm.

Project managers develop and evaluate potential wind energy business opportunities. They review environmental studies and proposals, and secure funding and support for their projects. They may also manage wind construction projects, schedule tasks, create timelines, get permits, and communicate with teams working on different aspects of a project.

Median Hourly Salary: $41.50
Education & Training: Associate's degree is needed for entry.
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Work Environment: This job often involves:
  • Using e-mail
  • Working with a group or team
  • Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions
  • Freedom to make decisions without supervision
  • Meeting strict deadlines
Most Important Skills:
  • Coordinating with Others—Changing what is done based on other people's actions.
  • Monitoring Performance—Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Listening—Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Making Decisions—Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.
  • Managing Money—Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.
Most Important Knowledge Areas:
  • Building and Construction—Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Design—Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • 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.
  • Engineering and Technology—Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • 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.
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Licensing: No State of Minnesota license requirements are found for this career.
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