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Ameresco Project Development Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

Driven by a high-caliber workforce, Ameresco is a leading clean technology integrator and renewable asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive services include energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions throughout North America and Europe. Our renewable energy assets and customer projects have delivered a cumulative carbon offset equivalent to over 60 million metric tons of carbon dioxide since going public in 2010.

Grounded in our C.A.R.I.N.G. values (https://www.ameresco.com/company/mission-vision-and-values/)  and guided by our Environmental, Social and Governance (http://www.ameresco.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Ameresco-2020-ESG-Report-Doing-Well-by-Doing-Good.pdf) practices, we are proud of our engaging workplace with a host of competitive benefits and wellness programs. Our teams work collaboratively to deliver best-in-class solutions with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction. In pursuit of energizing a sustainable world, our people and purpose set Ameresco apart.

Help shape the future of energy by working for an award-winning team, honored to be recognized by agencies including Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation and Forbes for our company culture, industry leadership, and client projects. Ameresco is fueled by a dynamic team (https://www.ameresco.com/energy-careers-ameresco/) that embraces diversity, career development opportunities, and -- most importantly – employees driven by doing well by doing good.

We currently seek a Project Development Engineer to support the development, design, and installation of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) generating systems including energy storage options for institutional and utility-scale projects as well as other renewable energy initiatives for our clients.


  • Assess feasibility of Solar PV, Energy Storage and Fuel Cell projects in terms of conceptual design, vendor selection, energy modeling, demand/energy savings, project scoping, project pricing, and performance risk management;

  • Provide technical guidance throughout development, construction, project commissioning, and operations, including proposals, technical reports, cost estimates, and presentations;

  • Manage vendor relationships and maintain pricing updates with the battery storage equipment suppliers and participate in the vetting of the equipment and technologies to ensure best match with project solutions.

  • Coordinate and deploy Pre-Construction (PC) individuals to administer site walks, field data collection, contractor bids, and pre-development support associated with designated led projects;

  • Provide RFI support through construction, ensuring projects are built in compliance with company, industry, trade, and jurisdictional safety standards, practices, codes;

  • Coordinate equipment procurement to include: pricing, terms & conditions, delivery & storage and purchase orders with the Construction Project Management associated with designated projects;

  • Interface with other departments, management, and non-technical staff to collaborate technical diligence with a business solution in mind;

  • Ensure successful project implementation that meets or exceeds company objectives, financial parameters, and technical needs required to deliver customer energy cost savings;

  • Cultivate and maintain positive business relationships;

  • Travel to Renewable Energy Project sites (up to 10% travel) and

  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical or related technical Engineering and

  • Minimum Five (5) years of experience acting in Solar PV and/or Energy Storage commercial development or related construction development process including: project development, engineering, construction of energy generation projects, power purchase agreements, performance contracting, and financial analysis of energy generation projects.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Certifications and/or advanced degree viewed as favorable for position requirements (PE, MBA, CEM, NABCEP, EIT, PMP).

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience deploying Energy Storage Systems, specifically Li-ion behind the meter solutions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and interaction with Solar PV assets.

  • Demonstrated skills in priority organization, technical writing, detail-oriented approach, with ability to produce big picture results in a fast-paced business environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and work with multi-functional teams including: sales, customers, equipment vendors, multi discipline engineers, and utilities.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written and verbal.

  • Ability to travel to Renewable Energy Project Sites to support management teams. Up to 10% travel.

  • Advanced Proficiency in Solar PV and Energy Storage software modeling applications (in order of importance). Energy Toolbase, GELI, Pason, Microsoft Excel, PV Syst, SAM, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, Google Sketchup.

  • Understanding of NEC, IBC, IFC applicable codes pertaining to commercial Solar PV.

  • Demonstrated ability to correctly solve complex problems and issues without regular supervision.

  • Demonstrated experience managing internal and/or external resources.

  • Demonstrated experience working in complex jurisdictional or utility environments. Experience working through commercial Solar PV and/or Energy Storage utility interconnection.

  • Demonstrated experience in electrical and racking/structural systems for Solar PV commercial systems.

  • Experience working in EPC (engineer, procure, construct), or PPA (power purchase agreement) environment a plus.

AMERESCO challenges the brightest, most talented and creative individuals in the industry by providing an environment that embraces initiative, diversity, and achievement along with comprehensive rewards, including people-oriented insurance, investment, and incentive plans.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veteran/Disability.

Energy careers at Ameresco bring employees to the forefront of new energy technology with the backing of an experienced team of energy efficiency and renewable energy engineers and professionals. Ameresco is a recognized leader throughout North America and United Kingdom, delivering comprehensive renewable energy and energy efficiency services to public and private enterprises.

"Its inspiring to work on projects that are shaping the future of energy use and to be part of a team that has tremendous experience in renewable energy systems."

  • Ameresco Employee