Electrical Engineer

Ameresco, Inc.

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Remote, HI

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.

Ameresco currently has an opening for an Electrical Engineer to join our team in Hawaii to develop, design, and implement distributed energy and energy efficiency projects.


Lead and support project development efforts for energy efficiency, distributed energy resources (DER), and microgrid projects by visiting customer sites to gather relevant project information and data, conducting engineering analysis, developing project scopes, and preparing preliminary cost estimates;

Prepare engineering design drawings, specifications, and bid documents in accordance with project requirements and lead or support the subcontractor bid process. Conduct pre-bid site walkthroughs, respond to bidder questions, evaluate bids, and make final selection of subcontractors in coordination with appropriate Ameresco staff;

Lead and support the procurement process for major electrical equipment by developing scopes of supply, issuing requests for proposal from vendors, responding to vendor questions, and evaluating proposals.

Provide oversight and technical review for third-party engineer-of-record’s (EOR) drawings and specifications related to microgrid architecture and control, solar PV, energy storage, and other DERs to ensure that designs meet customer objectives and guaranteed performance. Lead the identification, evaluation, and selection of such third-party EOR.

Ensure that project designs and implementation achieve guaranteed energy and performance metrics, meet customer requirements, and comply with industry standards, practices, specifications, and codes;

Provide engineering support during construction by responding to subcontractor questions and visiting construction sites to confirm implementation in accordance with design intent and specifications. Review and approve submittals for electrical and controls equipment such as generation equipment, battery energy storage systems, transformers, switchgear, switches, and relays;

Support the commissioning, start-up, and testing of electrical systems and equipment;

Develop commissioning and performance verification plans, witness and sign-off on field execution of such plans by subcontractors, and review system performance data via SCADA and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) to verify and troubleshoot system performance;

Prepare utility interconnection applications and manage the interconnection process including review of application data, system studies, and interconnection agreement language.

Prepare written content for technical proposals and reports;

Cultivate and maintain positive business relationships with colleagues, subcontractors, and customers;

Perform other duties as required; and

Travel as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from a four-year accredited college or university.

Minimum 5 years of prior experience in electrical system analysis and design engineering.

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

Additional Qualifications:

Demonstrated understanding of engineering principles and system analysis of solar PV, battery energy storage systems, power systems, engine generators, motors, and data monitoring/reporting systems.

Experience working directly with one or more of the following technologies: solar PV, energy storage, smart grid, electric distribution, protection and controls systems, backup generators, cogeneration.

Experience with Rule 21 interconnection of generating facilities, including the application process, operating conditions, and metering requirements.

Experience working on energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) or utility energy service contracts (UESC).

Experience using electrical power system analysis software such as ETAP or PSCAD.

Experience using solar PV modeling software such as PVsyst or Helioscope.

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Valid driver’s license issued by state of residence and in good standing.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical presentation skills.

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.