Project Manager


A project manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations, including project planning, staff management, project development, financial reporting, and client engagement.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management, manufacturing, installation, operations, and maintenance.

Typical employer

Developer, EPCI contractor or specialist consultancy.

Place of work

Office, possibly visiting sites and clients outside of the office.

Typical working pattern

Full-time. Flexible working arrangements may be available.

Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in a relevant field such as Engineering or Sciences.

Training in principals of project management is desirable combined with at least 5 years of postgraduate experience in renewable energy or project development in similar industries.

Graduate schemes are available with NFQ level 8.

Demonstrable track record of successfully managing the development of multiple projects, as well as thorough understanding of the commercial, environmental and regulatory challenges facing all stages of wind project development and the renewable energy industry.

A strong basic understanding of financial aspects of power generation projects, with experience and understanding of financial models.

A full clean driving licence is often required, depending on the location of the wind farm.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles include a supply chain manager, construction manager and site manager, junior project manager or assistant project manager.

Highly transferrable from related managerial sectors such as environmental sciences, economics or engineering, construction, and professional services.

Career possibilities

Project managers can progress to become project directors.

Full time salary estimate

€50,000 – €100,000 per year, depending on experience. This salary range is for this specific role.