Civil Engineer (Renewable Energy Project Engineer)
Apex Clean Energy

Posted October 24, 2019

Employment Type Full-time, Exempt

Compensation Base and bonus commensurate with experience

Company Apex Clean Energy

Location 310 4th Street NE, Suite 200
Charlottesville, VA 22902



Founded in 2009, Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company focused on bringing utility-scale generation facilities to market, from site origination and financing to turnkey construction and long-term asset management. With a team of over 200 professionals and the nation’s largest renewable energy project portfolio, Apex is a leader in the transition to a clean energy future. For more information, visit


Apex strives to excel in every phase of project realization, from origination and financing to construction and asset management. Our mission-driven team seeks determined, resolute individuals who strive to innovate and go above the call of duty, and who will relentlessly do their part to help accelerate the shift to America’s clean energy future.

Apex Clean Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.


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The Apex Team

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Apex is seeking a Civil Engineer to join us and work with our team of engineers to help lead the technical evaluation and design of utility-scale wind and solar energy projects to support our portfolio across the United States. As a Civil Engineer at Apex, you will manage the detailed layout design, conduct site visits to support site evaluation, manage relationships with various engineering consultants, and interface with project management throughout a project’s lifecycle.

Our Civil Engineers occupy a multi-faceted role and provide technical leadership for projects including preliminary design, production forecasting, permitting, and the interconnection of utility-scale projects. The position requires impressive cross-functional skills as you’ll be performing a variety of civil engineering tasks, supporting various project managers and collaborating with team members as well as developing Requests-For-Proposals, collaborating with third-party engineering firms, effectively putting together project estimates, interfacing with wind turbine OEMs, and providing technical support. Travel is needed as you’ll conduct site visits to evaluate new opportunities, coordinate with local officials and the community, site project facilities and ensure that quality standards are met during field evaluations and construction.

Our ideal candidate is an action-oriented, hard-working team player who can jump in and support projects from a variety of angles. This position requires excellent communication and writing skills as well as the ability to balance priorities and shift needs on the go. A passion for renewable energy is a must.


  • Lead the civil engineering, survey, geotechnical investigation and foundation design of Apexs wind and solar energy assets.
  • Evaluate project siting constraints, wind turbine technology, balance of plant considerations, and wind resource data to optimize layouts.
  • Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts. Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings.
  • Manage the design and layout process throughout the development of the project.
  • Collaborate and manage the relationships with third-party engineering firms, equipment vendors and contractors.
  • Support the micro-siting process of our renewable energy sites.
  • Coordinate facility design with spatial, environmental, and cultural data and work closely with the developer to assist in permitting.
  • Develop the transportation plan for the project.
  • Interface with the project management team to determine routing of electrical infrastructure for the project.
  • Spearhead the commissioning and plotting of various due diligence studies that affect the layout of the wind farm.
  • Cultivate and maintain Apexs civil engineering design guidelines and specifications.

  • Bachelors Degree in civil engineering or related physical science. Master's degree and/or Professional Engineer license preferred.
  • At least three years of relevant experience. Two to five years' experience supporting the engineering, design, and/or construction of renewable energy projects preferred.
  • Thorough understanding and work experience with the design of roads, foundations, and grading plans.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Google Earth, Excel, and GIS software
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated management skills and ability to multi-task with shifting priorities.
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with modeling wind energy project economics (preferred).
  • Experience managing consulting engineering firms (preferred).
  • Willing and able to travel up to 25%.
  • Willing to work from our headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia

  • 401(k) Employer Match
  • Fitness and Wellness Corporate Discounts
  • Company Paid Cell Phone
  • Company Paid Parking
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Arrangements
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Voluntary Additional Term Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holidays
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Deferrals