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Senior Project Manager

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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 develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 250 renewable energy experts 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 on how Apex is leading the transition to a clean energy 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

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the development, planning, and execution of utility-scale renewable energy projects. Reporting to the Vice President of Project Management within our Project Management department, and in collaboration with the development, business management, and several other functional departments, the Senior Project Manager will provide immediate project management leadership of multiple renewable energy projects by establishing and monitoring performance metrics, project schedules, risk profiles, and cost performance of the projects in accordance with company systems and practices. This is an exciting opportunity to continue to elevate Apex’s reputation a leader within the renewable energy industry, amplify project efforts, and help realize projects.

In this position, you will manage multiple utility-scale projects from the mid-stage development through engineering, procurement, and construction. Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience managing the EPC phase of projects, EPC contract requirements, client relations, project deliverable requirements, as well as establishing and monitoring performance metrics, project schedules, risk profiles, and cost-performances. The candidate for this position should be collaborative and capable of working in a fast-paced environment and should be familiar with project management techniques and software such as cost systems.

The right candidate will be a hard-working team player who can jump in and support projects from a variety of angles. This position requires equally excellent communication and technical skills as well as the ability to work well under pressure, multitask, and be flexible about shifting priorities. A passion for renewable energy is a must.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the development, planning, and execution of operational utility-scale renewable energy projects from mid-stage development through engineering, procurement, and construction of multiple utility scale renewable energy projects according to design requirements and within established timeframe and budget
  • Manages the project EPC contractor and coordinates with project stakeholders to ensure a safe, successful project
  • Manages the Site Construction Manager for assigned projects
  • Manages constructability reviews, risk analysis, and change management
  • Manages projects using industry standard project management tools
  • Manage contract requirements, client relations, and project deliverables
  • Establish and monitor performance metrics, project schedules, risk profiles, and cost performance of the project in accordance with company systems
  • Engage with and foster relationships with the various internal and external project stakeholders as Apex’s primary contact for the project duration
  • Lead recurring project management meetings to effectively communicate project progress and expectations to all stakeholders in a timely and clear manner
  • Support periodic project updates and reporting to senior managers through preparation of project status and budget reports
  • Lead on-time material and subcontractor procurement for each project per Apex’s standards giving special attention to safety, value, and quality
  • Develop, maintain and ensure consistent best practices for jobsite safety, quality, and subcontractor management
  • Ensure high work quality and safe work practices at all times during the projects
  • Drive compliance with all internal company policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management required
  • Advanced degree, MBA, and/or PMP Certification preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of related project management experience
  • Experience working for an EPC firm and/or renewable energy company
  • Familiarity with utility scale wind and/or solar construction preferred
  • Demonstrated success in working on multiple concurrent projects
  • Experience with project controls for industrial engineering, procurement, and construction is required,
  • Must have sufficient training in project management techniques
  • Able to read, write, understand, and speak English proficiently
  • High standard of integrity and reliability.
  • Working knowledge of project scheduling concepts, techniques, and software
  • Strong track record of successful collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A proven ability to provide efficient, timely, and reliable service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to take ownership, initiative, and accountability
  • Advanced knowledge of safety and relevant OSHA requirements and regulations
  • Experience with EPC contracts from the beginning
  • Willingness to travel 20-30%
  • Employee is frequently required to walk in fields and other uneven terrain. The employee is also occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • 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.