• Senior Project Development Engineer – Solar PV & Energy Storage

    Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
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  • Overview

    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.

    New opportunity for a Senior Project Development Engineer – Solar PV & Energy Storage based in Phoenix, AZ to partner with our Southwest Regional Team to project manage the design and engineering process for commercial scale behind the meter Solar PV + Energy Storage System (ESS) projects across the US Southwest. This position oversees the engineering process from start to finish and owns responsibility for quality control and oversight over all technical diligence deliverables for designated led projects.  The position is responsible for both personally working on and coordinating internal and external engineering resources associated with designated led projects.


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

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

    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;

    Develop and coordinate all equipment procurement associated with designated led projects (pricing, terms & conditions, delivery & storage, purchase orders) with Construction Project Management associated with designated led 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;

    Perform other duties as required.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    BA/BS degree in Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

    5+ years of experience acting in Solar PV and/or Energy Storage commercial development or a generally 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.  Travel less than 10% of the time.

    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.

    Valid Driver’s License in good standing, issued by resident state required.


    Interested individuals are encouraged to APPLY DIRECTLY.  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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