Business Development Analyst, Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

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Apex Clean Energy

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Charlottesville, VA, United States

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30+ days ago

Company Description

Apex Clean Energy was founded with a singular focus: to accelerate the shift to clean energy. Through origination, construction, and operation of utility-scale wind, solar, and storage facilities, distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies, Apex is expanding the renewable frontier across North America. Our mission-driven team of almost 400 professionals uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking customers. For more information about how Apex is building the energy company of the future, 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.

Job Description

Are you passionate about renewable energy? Come and join an amazing team accelerating the shift to clean energy through deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Your focus on project modeling skills, quantitative analysis, policy analysis, research, and communication skills will help evaluate and vet DER markets and projects throughout the United States to drive the business plan for Apex DER!


To help us meet our goals Apex DER is looking to hire a Business Development Analyst to join our family. In this role, you will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of DER fundamentals
  • Perform detailed research and analysis on key market drivers and demand
  • Monitor energy market developments, and provide analysis of critical changes
  • Oversee modeling and analysis of specified DER markets and projects to support investment decisions, business planning, strategic planning, and new business opportunities
  • Maintain centralized models and datasets used to support market and project analysis
  • Translate model outputs into business insights and strategies
  • Support business development processes by developing customized solutions for DER customers
  • Perform advanced energy savings calculations and other economic analyses
  • Educate and articulate DER concepts to internal and external stakeholders

Success Profile

To succeed as a Business Development Analyst at Apex Clean Energy, you’ll need to excel within the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or in a related field
  • 3+ years professional experience in the renewable energy space
  • Advanced Excel modeling skills to complete daily tasks
  • Broad knowledge of US power industry structures, policies, regulations, and market fundamentals
  • Familiarity with recent trends in renewables, to include energy storage and DER
  • In-depth understanding of financial valuation tools and metrics such as NPV and IRR
  • Team player who is collaborative and dexterous in all environments
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to adapt to deadlines in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience with business development and client development processes and tools
  • Experience in regulatory and public stakeholder processes would be highly valued
  • Knowledge of building construction methods, mechanical systems, and related energy use in residential and commercial construction also a plus
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required upon employment.

Additional Information

Work Environment:

Works primarily traditional office hours in an indoor office environment. Flexible work hours allowed when work duties and business operations permit.

How You’ll Grow

At Apex Clean Energy, our professional development plans focus on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the dynamic, fast-paced renewable energy industry. From on-the-job learning experiences to a robust multi-week onboarding experience to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

What Apex Can Offer You

At Apex Clean Energy, we know that great people make a great company. We value our people and offer employees a broad, best-in-class range of benefits.

  • A mission-driven, energetic environment that supports and encourages our people to do their best work every day.
  • A respect for and celebration of individuality, differences, and uniqueness
  • Collaborative and driven professional workforce committed to supporting your ideas and feedback and accelerating your potential
  • Ongoing support and guidance such as on-the-job learning, hands-on experience, and mentorship
  • Training, strategies, and tools to support your personal and professional growth
  • Team atmosphere of diverse professionals committed to making an impact as an organization
  • Opportunities to volunteer and give back to our local communities
  • Exceptional benefits such as medical and dental; 401(k) with corporate match
  • Base and bonus commensurate with experience
  • Responsible Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays
  • Benefits Offered: comprehensive high-deductible health plans, dental and vision insurance plans, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, flexible spending arrangements, company paid parking and cell phone, fitness and wellness corporate discounts

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.