Research and Development Director

Research and Development Directors in clean energy oversee research projects to create or improve upon existing new clean energy technologies and solutions. They understand market demand and trends, consumer needs, and competition.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Research and Development Director leads a team to find solutions to save resources when a typical offshore wind farm is constructed. Structural analyses are conducted with varying factors such as materials used, water depth, wave and wind constraints, etc. Data is collected, future trends and customers are analyzed, and the R&D team is designing and testing new solutions. The R&D Director ensures that objectives are being met, designs are in scope, and quality and standards are consistent.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Supervise initiatives from product proposal to commercialization.
  • Encourage researchers to be accountable, driven, consistent, and produce high standards and quality.
  • Ensure projects are within the scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Develop and implement policies, standards, or procedures.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to stakeholders.

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$130,876

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Master's Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Analytical Skills, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Decision-Making Skills, Organizational Skills, Technical Skills, Research Skills, Writing Skills, Safety Protocols

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Professor, Scientist