Project Development Engineer – Oak Brook, IL

Job Locations US-IL-Oak Brook
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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 Development Engineer to support the development, design, and installation of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) generating systems including energy storage options. This position is located in the Oak Brook, IL office.


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;

Exhibit comprehensive knowledge and understanding of project proposals and contract terms;

Research and provide direction on key solar industry developments; including, equipment, vendors, partners, competitors, trends, best practices and ever-evolving solar landscape;

Provide assistance with market evaluation and development of sales materials;

Provide technical guidance to operations team on evaluating designs, potential projects, and equipment;

Prepare reports on projects in development;

Visit project sites to assess locations, facilities, 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;

Interface with engineering consultants, contractors, and other partners to develop proposals and coordinate activities;

Review PV system designs provided by partners for code compliance and adherence to industry best practices;

Review project submittals for quality assurance, technical accuracy, and customer-oriented solutions;

Develop and maintain knowledge and understanding of all Ameresco product and service offerings as well as market, renewable, and energy services developments;

Strengthen knowledge of solar and photovoltaic systems industry, structure, trends, issues to ensure full understanding of customer business objectives and requirements;

Foster effective and positive business relationships with all parties throughout project phases.



Minimum Qualifications:

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

Five (5) to ten (10) 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.


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

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;

Advanced business software skills (Microsoft: Excel, Project, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint);

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 APPLY DIRECTLY through the AMERESCO Company Website for confidential and immediate consideration. Please visit to submit your resume, cover letter, sample project history, geographic location preference, 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 plans.


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


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