|Position Title||Site/Plant Manager|
|Education & Training Level||Mid-level, Bachelor’s degree preferred, not always required|
|Education & Training Level Description||Wind plant managers need at least a high school diploma and years of experience in renewable energy, mechanical, electrical, field service management or related fields. College or vocational school degrees may be preferred. Experience working at a wind plant, in system operations, performing maintenance on rotating or electrical equipment, exposure to high voltage maintenance and switching, plant SCADA systems, large mechanical equipment and computerized maintenance management systems is a plus.|
|Brief job description||Wind plant managers oversee the systems that generate and distribute electric power. They direct all wind plant operations for maintenance and repair, safety, performance, and profitability. They manage all wind plant employees, contractors, and equipment support teams, and are responsible for insuring the smooth operation of wind plant activities. They support and maintain public and landowner relationships, and address community, local government, and regulatory body concerns.|
|Preferred Level of Education||Bachelor’s degree preferred|
|Preferred Level of Experience||See the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information.|
|Estimated/Expected Salary||See the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information.|
Wind plant managers and their teams control the systems that generate and distribute electric power produced by wind power. They direct all wind plant operations for maintenance and repair, performance, and profitability. They manage all wind plant employees, contractors, and equipment support teams, and are responsible for insuring the smooth operation of wind plant activities. Wind plant managers collaborate with the Vice President of Operations, turbine service personnel, utility companies, and wind farm contractors to ensure the proper and safe operation of the facility They support and maintain public and landowner relationships, and address community, local government, and regulatory body concerns.
The wind site manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the wind plant from a planning, logistics, and execution perspective. They manage maintenance schedules and unexpected maintenance needs, respond to changes in energy demand, address system faults and plant start-up after system fault. The plant manager may also serve as the on-site personnel manager facilitating on-site trainings, environmental safety & health (ES&H) training, personnel scheduling, and service optimization.
Wind site managers are typically responsible for the following:
Wind site and plant managers have a deep knowledge of wind turbine design, system operation, system, subsystem, and component diagnosis and repair. They are familiar with environmental safety and health requirements for confined spaces, electrical and elemental exposure, working at heights, chemicals and lubricants, and mechanical procedures. They have an understanding of resource monitoring systems as well as grid monitoring systems and environmental management plans.
Additionally, wind plant managers should possess the following skills: