Civil Engineer

Apex Clean Energy
Charlottesville, Virginia
May 25, 2024
May 28, 2024
Engineering, Civil
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description

Apex is seeking a Civil Engineer to join our team of engineers that lead the technical evaluation and design of utility-scale wind, solar energy and battery storage projects to support our portfolio across the United States. As a Civil Engineer at Apex, you will manage the detailed layout design, conduct site visits to support site evaluation, manage relationships with various engineering consultants, and interface with project management clients, both internal and external, throughout a project's lifecycle.

Our Civil Engineers occupy a multi-faceted role and provide technical leadership for projects including preliminary design, production forecasting, permitting, and the electrical interconnection of utility-scale projects. The position requires impressive cross-functional skills as you'll be performing a variety of civil engineering tasks, supporting various project managers and collaborating with team members as well as developing Requests-For-Proposals, collaborating with third-party engineering firms, assisting with the development of project estimates, interfacing with wind turbine OEMs, and providing technical support. Travel is required as you'll conduct site visits to evaluate new opportunities, coordinate with local officials and communities, site project facilities and ensure that quality standards are met during field evaluations and construction.

Our ideal candidate is an action-oriented, hard-working team player who can support projects from a variety of angles. This position requires excellent communication and writing skills as well as the ability to balance priorities and shift needs on the go. A passion for renewable energy is a must.

Hours: Full Time

Type: Exempt

Department: Project Management

Travel: 25%

Office Location: Headquarters in Charlottesville, VA or our satellite office outside of Minneapolis, MN.

Primary Responsibilities

Lead the civil engineering, survey, geotechnical investigation and foundation design of Apex's wind and solar energy assets.

Evaluate project siting constraints, wind turbine technology, balance of plant considerations, and wind resource data to optimize layouts.

Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts.

Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings.

Manage the design and layout process throughout the development of the project.

Collaborate and manage the relationships with third-party engineering firms, equipment vendors and contractors.

Lead the micro-siting process of our renewable energy sites.

Coordinate facility design with spatial, environmental, and cultural data and work closely with the developer to assist in permitting.

Develop the initial transportation plan for the project.

Interface with the project management team to determine routing of electrical infrastructure for the project.

Lead the commissioning and plotting of various due diligence studies that affect the layout of the renewable energy projects.

Support and maintain Apex's civil engineering design guidelines and specifications.