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Ameresco Senior Project Development Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

Fueled by a dedicated workforce, Ameresco is an innovative technology company specializing in energy solutions. Customers benefit from our ability to design, develop, finance and construct solutions to increase energy efficiency, optimize operations, leverage renewable energy assets, and plan for a resilient future. Our unique position enables us to deliver objective solutions for measurable cost savings and sustainable roadmaps for energy generation. Drawing from decades of experience, Ameresco develops tailored energy projects for the commercial, industrial, government, education, healthcare and public housing sectors.

We currently seek a Senior Project Development 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 our clients. This position is located in the Phoenix, AZ.


  • 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;

  • Manage vendor relationships and maintain pricing updates with the battery storage equipment suppliers and supporting vetting of the equipment and technologies to ensure best match with project solutions.

  • 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 Mechanical, Electrical or related technical Engineering.

  • Minimum Seven (7) 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. Up to 10% travel.

  • 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.

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.

Energy careers at Ameresco bring employees to the forefront of new energy technology with the backing of an experienced team of energy efficiency and renewable energy engineers and professionals. Ameresco is a recognized leader throughout North America and United Kingdom, delivering comprehensive renewable energy and energy efficiency services to public and private enterprises.

"Its inspiring to work on projects that are shaping the future of energy use and to be part of a team that has tremendous experience in renewable energy systems."

  • Ameresco Employee