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Development Associate

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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 more than 250 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

We are seeking a Development Associate to support the Development Team and play an important and substantive role. This position requires that you support all development team activities in order to help grow, maintain, and support our development portfolio. This position requires strong analytical, communication, and organization skills and the ability to effectively engage with all team members and other high-profile audiences with a high level of finesse, diplomacy, and professionalism. The position requires the ability to present oneself in a highly professional manner, well developed written and oral communication skills, and a responsible, flexible and thorough approach to work. This person must have the ability to instill confidence and work well with a wide variety of people.

The Development Associate will be responsible for performing administrative tasks in support of development projects across the country. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating the purchase order and/or work order process for the Project Development Team and coordinating execution of such documents
  • Serve as initial point of contact for Apex’s Development Team, perform office support duties, and facilitate office productivity
  • Research topics identified by development staff related to project development
  • Assisting in coordination of public open houses, land owner meetings, or other events related to projects development and community outreach
  • Coordinate communication and engagement with corporate headquarters
  • Prepares reports by collecting and analyzing data
  • Ensures the development team follows process and procedure internally as well as with various stakeholders, regulatory authorities, local officials, etc
  • Seeks opportunities to streamline work while tracking work activities and reporting findings
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Undergraduate degree, significant work experience accepted in lieu of degree
  • Strong organization skills and ability to handle time to meet frequently changing deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and various database programs
  • Project management knowledge preferred
  • Able to work from our headquarters in Charlottesville, VA

Additional Information

What Apex Can Offer You

  • A mission-driven, energetic environment
  • 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.