Project Developer DER

Organization icon

Apex Clean Energy

Location icon

Charlottesville, VA, United States

Clock icon

17 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

Apex Clean Energy is seeking a Project Developer, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to assist in the growth, development, and management of our growing portfolio of distributed energy projects across the United States. Our Project Developers work in tandem with our senior-level developers and are directly responsible for assisting with and/or handling the development activities for their assigned projects. You will assist in leading community and client relationships throughout the development process and work together with our internal teams at every stage of development to help us successfully advance projects to the finish line. This position reports to the Director of Development for DER and represents an opportunity to grow, diversify, and execute in the dynamic and growing DER market.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with all aspects of DER project development
  • Collaborate with team members to discover new opportunities and advance existing projects
  • Compile and analyze data for project stakeholders and partners
  • Maintain project budgets and schedules
  • Coordinate and support site acquisition activities with our Land Team
  • Support local, state, and federal permitting processes in collaboration with our Environmental Team
  • Track the project interconnection process with our Transmission Team
  • Progress project marketing strategy in collaboration with our Public Affairs Team
  • Work cross-departmentally to maintain clear communication during the project development process
  • Travel up to 40% to project locations and attend stakeholder meetings

Success Profile

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 1-3 years of renewable energy development experience; direct utility-scale and/or DER project development experience strongly preferred
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to handle frequently changing deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong work ethic and ability to productively take ownership of projects while communicating collaboratively throughout the project’s life cycle
  • Articulate with the ability to assist with management, client, and public presentations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, and Smartsheet
  • Willing and able to travel 40% to project locations
  • Able to work from our headquarters in Charlottesville, VA

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.