Electrical Engineering Manager

Organization: Apex Clean Energy

Date Posted: July 2019

City:  Charlottesville

State:  Virginia

Type of Position:  Full-Time

Education Requirements:  Bachelor's in related field

How to Apply

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About Apex

Founded in 2009, Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company focused on bringing utility-scale generation facilities to market, from site origination and financing to turnkey construction and long-term asset management. With a team of over 200 professionals and the nation’s largest renewable energy project portfolio, Apex is a leader in the transition to a clean energy future. For more information, visit www.apexcleanenergy.com.

 

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.

 

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.

What Apex can offer:

  • 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.

Job Description

Apex is seeking an Electrical Engineering Manager to prepare the base design of the electrical systems for utility-scale renewable energy projects and to manage Apex’s internal team of electrical engineers as well as various electrical engineering consultants who support the development and design of renewable energy projects. Experience in wind energy electrical design is required. 

The Electrical Engineering Manager position requires excellent communication and collaboration skills as well as the ability to work well under pressure, multitask, and shift priorities on the go. The successful candidate will be well organized, comfortable in a dynamic environment, have strong attention to detail, and can synthesize and conceptualize complex ideas. A passion for renewable energy is a plus. 

Hours: Full Time Level: Professional Travel: 0-20% 

 

Primary Responsibilities 

• Perform preliminary design for project substation, transmission lines, and collection systems 

• Work with and manage electrical design consultants performing the detailed electrical design for our projects 

• Analyze and rate wind turbine, solar panels, and battery electrical performance and capabilities to improve Apex’s understanding of the equipment’s value 

• Prepare scope of work for engineering RFPs 

• Support Engineering team in creating solutions which enable the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy plants 

• Support procurement manager in maintaining informative relationships with equipment vendors 

• Manage internal team of electrical engineers with specializations in both construction and operations 

• Track progress in the design practices for the industry 

Qualifications
  • ​Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, advanced degree preferred 

  • Three years minimum of related experience in T&D and generation design 

  • Experience working with consulting engineering firms 

  • Performing engineering analytics and root cause analysis for faults on operating wind or solar assets. 

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and foster cohesive teamwork 

  • Highly organized with demonstrated ability to work under very tight time requirements and deadlines; able to juggle competing demands and follow through on deliverables with minimal supervision 

  • Ability to read, write, understand, and speak English proficiently 

  • Professional presence with strong communication and presentation skills 

  • Builds trust by demonstrating high ethical standards and personal integrity 

  • Willing to work from our headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia