Associate Project Development Engineer

Ameresco, Inc.

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Phoenix, AZ

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Driven by a high-caliber workforce, Ameresco is a leading clean technology integrator and renewable asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive services include energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions throughout North America and Europe. Our renewable energy assets and customer projects have delivered a cumulative carbon offset equivalent to over 60 million metric tons of carbon dioxide since going public in 2010.

Grounded in our C.A.R.I.N.G. values and guided by our Environmental, Social and Governance practices, we are proud of our engaging workplace with a host of competitive benefits and wellness programs. Our teams work collaboratively to deliver best-in-class solutions with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction. In pursuit of energizing a sustainable world, our people and purpose set Ameresco apart.

Help shape the future of energy by working for an award-winning team, honored to be recognized by agencies including Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation and Forbes for our company culture, industry leadership, and client projects. Ameresco is fueled by a dynamic team that embraces diversity, career development opportunities, and -- most importantly – employees driven by doing well by doing good.

This position is available for a new graduate in mechanical or electrical engineering with demonstrated interest in energy efficiency and renewable technology to assist with the development and implementation of energy savings projects.


Gather key customer project information including utility data, facility profiles, system operating characteristics and site drawings;
Assist with technical analysis for energy conservation and infrastructure upgrade projects;
Analyze and prepare conceptual and detailed engineering design and bid documents, cost estimates, drawings, and specifications for energy efficient building technology and system measures;
Prepare engineering design drawings, specifications and bid document development in support of construction, operations, and maintenance of customer site programs and projects in accordance with energy savings performance contract requirements;
Coordinate with vendors and installation contractors for feasibility and pricing verification of proposed project modifications;
Provide engineering guidance throughout construction, project commissioning, and operations;
Cultivate and maintain effective business relationships at all levels and project phase;
Manage project expenditures and job cost accounting: including documentation, approvals, tracking, and reporting;
Compliance with company, industry, trade, and jurisdictional safety standards, practices, codes and;
Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

BSEE or equivalent four-year technical engineering degree from an ABET accredited institution.

Additional Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience related to electrical power systems and analysis, engineering design, with exposure to facility operations and electrical installation projects involving co-generation, engine-generators, renewable energy (e.g. solar photovoltaic), heating & cooling plants & systems, lighting, motors, building controls, and automation technologies;
Fundamentals of Engineer (FE) preferred. Applicants are generally expected to pursue and apply Professional Engineer (PE) registration;
Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical data, spreadsheet, and presentation communication and organizational skills;
MS Office proficiency required with advanced Excel and Word experience preferred;
Experience with AutoCADD and electrical engineering software such as ETAP preferred;
Proven ability to manage and complete multiple tasks in a timely, cost-effective manner;
Strong verbal, written, computer communication and technical presentation skills;
Valid Drivers’ License issued by state of residence and in good standing;

Travel required.

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.