Wind Engineer

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Apex Clean Energy

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Charlottesville, VA, United States

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13 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 with this new position where we focus on finding solutions to technical challenges.

Apex is seeking an analytical action-oriented Wind Engineer to play a critical role in supporting technical problems. This position is part of a dynamic and collaborative team. The Wind Engineer is responsible for analysing technical and commercial risk for wind turbines. They will support technical due diligence, turbine specifications, site suitability, permitting and interact with multiple departments. The candidate for this position should be adaptable and capable of working with an energetic team of professionals and should have familiarity with IEC 61400-12, power curve analysis, and PMI methodology.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on, hard-working team player. The Wind Engineer position requires equally excellent communication and technical skills as well as the ability to work in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities. A passion for renewable energy is a must! This position is part of a dynamic and collaborative team. But we can’t do it without YOU!

To help us meet our goals we are looking to hire a Wind Engineer to join our team.

If any of the below describes you, we would love to speak with you!


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze technical risks for wind turbines and inform selection decisions.
  • Evaluate technological commercial risks in procurement contracts
  • Conduct market research on supply chain and technology trends
  • Assist in technical diligence process with lenders and wind power project stakeholders while organizing turbine specifications within the document control system
  • Advise wind turbine suitability based on coordination with turbine vendors alongside wind project developers on permitting and technical optimization in relation to the turbine selection
  • 10-15% travel on site and factories to monitor for technical risks of a turbine
  • Compatibility to work with energy analysts to optimize energy production
  • Perform or review capacity and performance curve tests for projects in commissioning
  • Ability to select best wind technology on a site-specific basis, and manage development met station implementation and data/tuning

Success Profile:

To succeed as a Wind Engineer at Apex Clean Energy, you'll need to excel within the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher (Master’s degree preferred) in Mechanical Engineering or other scientific or engineering discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred minimum of 5 years of relevant technical experience in wind resource/energy prediction
  • Experience within Energy Analysis, Wind Software (openWind, Windographer), Python, SQL server code-based analysis tools and Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology or equivalent
  • Familiarity with International Standard IEC 61400-12 and associated wind design and performance standards.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand site suitability process, power performance, power curve analysis, wind plant design, and losses associated with the project
  • Experience with both technical and commercial, of how renewable energy assets are developed, constructed, operated, and financed.
  • Proven ability to think creatively to solve scientific and technical problems cross-functionally.
  • Eager to work from our headquarters in Charlottesville, VA; remote work may be a possibility for the right candidate.
  • All employees hired after February 1, 2022 are required to submit proof of a COVID-19 vaccination on or before their start date unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and approved.

Additional Information

Work Environment:

Works primarily traditional office hours in remote 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.