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Alternative Energy Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Alternative Energy Manager manages the development of alternative energy products, such as biofuels or the development and installation of large alternative energy projects such as wind power sites. Recommends use of renewable or alternative energy sources such as solar panels to help companies reduce energy consumption.

Job Outlook

There were 32 Alternative Energy Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1358 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Alternative Energy Manager industry, which includes the Alternative Energy Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Alternative Energy Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $110,926.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $114,596.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Alternative Energy Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $91,464.

Education and Experience

Posted Alternative Energy Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree8.1%
Bachelor's Degree78.65%
Master's Degree27.54%
Doctoral Degree1.91%
Other11.27%

Posted Alternative Energy Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years11.18%
3 to 5 years43.44%
6 to 8 years27.7%
9+ years17.69%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Alternative Energy Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (57%)
  • Management (45.95%)
  • Leadership (31.22%)
  • Presentations (28.28%)
  • Customer Service (27.91%)
  • Microsoft Excel (25.7%)
  • Operations (25.63%)
  • Program Management (22.24%)
  • Planning (21.8%)
  • Sales (21.28%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Marketing (22%)
  • Project Management (48.17%)
  • Energy Efficiency Technologies (10.35%)
  • Energy Management (17.28%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • HVAC (16.95%)
  • Performance Appraisal (6.85%)
  • Utility Software (8.56%)
  • Milestones (Project Management) (3.59%)
  • Performance Management (7.91%)
  • Finance (11.65%)
  • Greenhouse Gas (6.03%)
  • Calculations (5.87%)
  • Building Automation (4.89%)
  • Net Zero (2.36%)
  • Energy Consumption (9.7%)
  • Program Implementation (9.37%)
  • Supply Chain (6.28%)
  • Regulatory Compliance (4.24%)
  • Data Analysis (12.14%)
  • Renewable Energy (13.04%)
  • Facility Management (9.78%)
  • Business Development (10.92%)
  • Environmental Social And Corporate Governance (ESG) (2.93%)
  • Operations Management (2.36%)
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Account Management (10.11%)
  • Auditing (10.43%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (9.21%)
  • Energy Conservation (10.35%)
  • Energy Audits (9.86%)
  • Budget Management (2.85%)
  • Subcontracting (11.57%)
  • Environmental Science (8.64%)
  • Waste Management (4.16%)
  • Benchmarking (4.89%)
  • Procurement (20.62%)
  • Sustainability Strategies (9.21%)
  • Carbon Footprint Reduction (11.08%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (10.92%)
  • Contract Management (3.83%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (9.37%)
  • Accounting (10.35%)
  • Project Schedules (3.5%)
  • Request For Proposal (7.42%)
  • Financial Analysis (3.26%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Energy Efficiency Services (2.77%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Energy Management (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Alternative Energy Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Energy and Sustainability Manager
  • Energy Efficiency Program Manager
  • Energy Efficiency Analyst
  • Energy Efficiency Engineer
  • Solar Energy Manager
  • Energy Efficiency Specialist
  • Sustainability Program Manager
  • Wind Energy Manager
  • Renewable Energy Manager
  • Manager of Solar Energy

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Alternative Energy Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • ICF International (193)
  • CBRE (111)
  • Matchatalent (48)
  • Crowe (46)
  • Marriott International (39)
  • TRC Companies (24)
  • Southern Company (21)
  • Deloitte (21)
  • JLL (20)
  • Exelon (20)

North Carolina

  • Matchatalent (6)
  • ICF International (4)
  • JLL (3)
  • State of North Carolina (2)
  • Crete Mechanical Group (1)
  • Marriott International (1)
  • Lincoln Company Llc. (1)
  • Southern Company (1)
  • Semanticbits (1)
  • Duke University (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!