Project Manager – Energy Efficiency & Renewables Construction

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Project Management


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.


Ameresco currently has a new opportunity based in our Central Region in support of the final design, construction and successful implementation of multi-million dollar energy efficiency project


Provide daily construction, administrative and technical management of renewable construction projects delivering energy savings for public, institutional, government and commercial customers;

Assist the Senior Project Manager as required with project accounting, budgeting, project schedule and tracking, reporting quality management and internal communications;

Ensure compliance with Company’s financial policies and procedures to include revenue recognition policies and project set up rules. Serve and assist as a liaison between the business office and operations;

Direct interface with Ameresco customers managing customer service, relationships and contractual obligations;

Assist the Engineering and Development team and the Senior Project Manager in project design and development including scope, subcontractor selection, cost estimation, installation and project scheduling;

Regularly monitor assigned project performance and cost estimates to forecast estimates through to project completion for reasonableness against plans and actual expense rate;

Review subcontractor and vendor bids solicited by the Senior Project Manager to help determine scope, schedule, timely delivery for all project related materials, equipment and construction services;

Assist the Senior Project Manager in managing vendors and subcontractors to ensure quality control, project delivery on time and on budget while meeting or exceeding customer expectations;

Directly manage construction managers (site supervisors) as assigned to ensure quality control, project delivery on time and on budget while meeting or exceeding customer expectations;

Maintain and update project schedules to reflect current information, monitor critical path activities and tracking of outstanding items;

Provide a detailed 2 week look schedule to facilitate customer coordination and planning;

Assist the Senior Project Manager in managing project expenditures and job cost accounting processes: including accuracy, documentation, approvals, payment reporting, monthly forecasting and tracking;

Ensure compliance with company, industry, customer and jurisdictional safety standards, practices and codes;

Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum 4 years electrical, mechanical, engineering, or industrial power construction project management work experience focusing on complex facility infrastructure construction, renovations, retrofits, upgrades, building controls and automation, and energy services.



Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Completion or progress toward engineering, technical, or industry-related education preferred.

Demonstrated work experience with several of the following energy efficiency disciplines - direct digital energy controls systems, variable frequency drives, high efficiency motors, central plant chiller and boiler installations, lighting retrofits, renewable energy technology, warranty and service requirements preferred.

Proven experience with OSHA safety standards, mechanical and electrical systems development, engineering, and project management regulations, practices, and codes.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and foster positive business relationships.

Strong verbal, written, computer, technical communication and presentation skills.

Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Project.

Valid Drivers’ License in good standing, issued by resident state.

May be required to pass security clearance investigation.


Interested individuals are encouraged to visit to submit your resume, cover letter, sample project history, and salary information.  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 plans.

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



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