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Wind Energy Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Engineers and designs wind energy equipment and components or designs wind energy sites. Develops site specifications and design and installation plans for wind farms.

Job Outlook

There were 0 Wind Energy Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 29 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Energy Engineer industry, which includes the Wind Energy Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Wind Energy Engineer 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 $91,883.

State

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Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Wind Energy Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $83,104.

Education and Experience

Posted Wind Energy Engineer 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 Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree26%
Master's Degree74%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Wind Energy Engineer 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 years52%
3 to 5 years30%
6 to 8 years17%
9+ years0%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Wind Energy Engineer 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 Skills (62%)
  • Organizational Skills (41%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (31%)
  • English (31%)
  • Research (28%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Wind Power (72%)
  • Wind Turbines (62%)
  • Customer Contact (41%)
  • Professional Engineer (41%)
  • Project Management (34%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Calculation (17%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (17%)
  • AutoCAD (14%)
  • Budgeting (14%)
  • Customer Service (14%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Green Energy (7%)
  • Load Calculations (7%)
  • Medium Voltage (7%)
  • Power Generation (7%)
  • Energy Industry (3%)

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 along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Energy Industry (3%) – marginal value $260
  • Medium Voltage (7%) – marginal value $257
  • Green Energy (7%) – marginal value $208

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Project Engineer P E Off- Wind Energy
  • Project Engineer P E - Off- Wind Energy
  • Project Manager II - Wind Energy
  • Energy Engineer
  • Project Engineer - 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 Wind Energy Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • DNV GL (8)
  • Orsted (4)
  • Mortenson Construction (3)
  • Vestas (2)
  • Dominion Energy Incorporated (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!

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