A wind farm manager oversees the operation, maintenance and administration of wind farms and on site staff.
For this role, project management skills will be a common requisite. A degree in engineering is often required, depending on the role. For a management level position like this, significant experience in an on site role will be expected, and employers will look for a strong track record of engineering and management. As the role involves managing staff and overseeing important processes, good communication skills and the ability to take the initiative is important. Roles are often based outdoors, and some companies will require applicants to have a driver's licence.
Taking on an engineering apprenticeship can also lead into a manager's role further down the track. An interest in environmental science, sustainability and renewable energy sources will make a difference when applying, so any additional employment history, experience or proof of a strong interest in this area is beneficial.
Managers in the mining and energy sector are in short supply, and therefore those with the appropriate skills and experience will be in demand. Salaries can vary between £40,000 and £50,000 per annum. Most roles are advertised via recruitment agencies that are specific to the environmental energy industry.