Manager - Project Development Engineering - Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Job Locations US-TN-Knoxville | US-OH-Columbus
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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, AMERESCO employees have developed and implemented over $5 Billion in energy savings solutions that help our customers utilize clean and sustainable resources.


New opportunity for a Manager – Project Development Engineering (PDE) to assist the Director – Project Development Engineering (PDE) and manage the development and implementation of energy efficiency, modernization, conservation, and renewable technology projects throughout the East Central Region.


Primary responsibility is technical oversight of the project development process to ensure accurate and timely engineering;

Manage, review, and verify accuracy of critical project development documentation and deliverables including project action registers, job-trackers (costing sheets), savings calculations, as well as the technical components of customer contracts;

In conjunction with the Director – PDE, collaborate with Business Development on customer development and relationship management activities, including needs assessment; energy efficiency education and awareness; project support, proposals, and presentations;

Manage project development team efforts in identification of opportunities for conservation or efficiency, preparation of energy savings calculations; performance of engineering assessment including baseline profiles, end-use and retrofit analysis;

Oversee project development team’s design/development activities necessary to support construction, operations, and maintenance of customer site projects as required by energy savings performance contracts;

Oversee project development team’s analysis and preparation of conceptual and detailed engineering design and bid documents, cost estimates, drawings, and specifications for energy efficient building technology and system measures.

Oversee project development team efforts to coordinate with vendors and installation contractors for feasibility and pricing verification of proposed project modifications.;

Provide engineering guidance to project development team throughout project development, presentation, contract, monitoring, and operations stages, including preparation and production of proposals, technical reports, cost estimates, and presentations;

Manage outside design engineering firms providing consulting services to the Engineering Team;

In conjunction with the Director – PDE, coordinate and interface with project management and operations teams to assure customer satisfaction;

In conjunction with the Director – PDE, plan, budget, track, and effectively manage organizational and team resources to achieve regional business objectives;

  • Grow and manage the Project Development Engineering Team.
  • Recruit, hire, develop, train, and evaluate team in accordance with approved business plan.
  • Establish and monitor progress of individual and team goals.
  • Budget, track, and manage engineering and project expenses.

Ensure compliance with company, industry, and regulatory safety, standards, and protocols

Cultivate and foster positive business relationships with all parties;

Perform other duties as required;



BS in Electrical, Mechanical, or other energy infrastructure-related four year technical engineering degree.

Advanced Engineering degree or MBA highly desirable.  LEED AP and PE License preferred, CEM desirable.

Minimum 10 years technical engineering, design, ESCO, and/or consulting experience developing and implementing multi-million dollar energy efficiency and renewable technology projects.



Demonstrated ability to analyze and quantify energy and operational needs, use, and savings projections for energy savings performance contracts.

Excellent working knowledge of building automation and energy management systems, facility operations, and installation projects involving chiller and boiler plants, motors, VSDs, HVAC retrofit, building automation, energy conservation, or distributed generation projects.

Proven experience with building simulation, project estimating, measurement and verification.

Financial planning and budget experience, with ability to develop a business case.

Advanced proficiency with MS Office and energy analysis software.

Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical communication and presentation skills required. 

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects, priorities, and business relationships.

Valid Drivers’ License issued by state of residence and in good standing. 

Travel required.

Position to be located in Ameresco offices in Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY, or Indianapolis, IN


Please visit to submit your resume, cover letter, sample project history, and salary information for immediate and confidential consideration. DIRECT Applicant Response Preferred.


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



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


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