Associate Project Development Engineer – Southwest Renewable Energy Group

Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe
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Fueled by a dedicated workforce, Ameresco is the premier provider of energy efficiency and renewable technology solutions.  From conservation to renewable energy generation, our employees have developed and implemented over $5 Billion in energy savings solutions that help our customers utilize clean and sustainable resources.

We currently seek a Project 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 federal government clients.   This position is located in the Phoenix office.


Collaborate with Solar PV Engineers to provide project support for development, design, and construction activities
Assist with the assessment of project requirements to evaluate business opportunities for solar PV
Evaluate energy regulations for opportunities and risks to the solar PV business plan
Provide assistance with market evaluation and prepare sales materials to communicate findings
Visit project sites to assess and document site dimensions and electrical systems
Gather key project details such as utility data, facility profiles, site drawings, and system operating data
Provide assistance with engineering assessment including technical and financial analysis of options
Prepare technical content, proposals, analysis, feasibility reports and provide critical peer review
Prepare reports on projects in development, construction and operation
Ensure compliance with company, industry, trade, and jurisdictional safety standards, practices, codes.
Foster effective and positive business relationships with all parties throughout project phases
Perform other duties as required


Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Science discipline, with a focus on Electrical Engineering, Energy Efficiency and/or Renewable Technology preferred.

Minimum two (2) years of experience performing design calculations, solar photovoltaic rooftop and ground-mounted system layouts and designs, related site visits and fieldwork for commercial/institutional facilities


Demonstrated understanding of current engineering principles associated with analysis of building electrical interconnection, solar power generation systems, data monitoring/reporting systems.  Ability to evaluate building electrical drawings and specifications a plus.

Familiarity with commercial and industrial utility rate schedules a plus.

Proven ability to gather, validate, and analyze quantitative data and information
Ability to read and understand complex energy regulations and to summarize the key parts of the regulations that affect market opportunities and sales growth.

Intermediate level user of MS Excel and understanding of common functions and formulas
Familiarity with solar design software such as PVSYST, HELIOSCOPE, NREL SAM, and PV Watts. 
Excellent verbal, written, computer communication and presentation skills required.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and business relationships.
Ability to pass security clearance investigation.


Interested individuals are encouraged to respond directly to AMERESCO: please submit your resume, sample project history and compensation requirements directly via: for immediate and confidential consideration.

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.


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