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Project Management Engineer

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Portland, ME 04104
Job Description

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.

Ameresco’s Distributed Energy Resource (DER) team is seeking Project Development Engineers to support the development and implementation of DER projects located nationwide, including combined heat and power (CHP) projects, peak shaving power projects, renewable natural gas (RNG) projects, anaerobic digester gas projects, biomass projects, and other renewable technology projects. This position is based at an Ameresco office in Portland Maine.


Detailed review of customer requests for proposals and specifications to determine required response;

Develop heat and mass balances for sizing of CHP and biomass projects;

Provide proposal engineering support as required by sales development efforts including conceptual drawing preparation, proposal project schedules, and proposal narratives;

Obtain preliminary equipment vendor proposals and installing contractor proposals to conceptually develop the project and details;

Prepare conceptual design engineering and capital and operating cost estimations as required for project development efforts and input for financial models;

Collaborate with project implementation team to establish design intent and performance requirements;

Determine optimal process technology and prime movers for energy projects that provide optimal solutions for end users;

Develop cost models and performance models using major equipment vendor proposals and contractor estimates;

Provide direction and management of consultants for air permit applications and electrical and natural gas interconnect applications or as required for project development;

Review detailed design documents including drawings, specifications, and bid documents;

Provide engineering support during project construction, commissioning and start-up;

Deliver support and guidance to construction managers to ensure successful project completion and delivery (travel to the jobsite during the construction and commissioning phase can be expected;

Support engineering needs for operating projects including troubleshooting, training, and documentation preparation;

Ensure compliance with company, industry, trade, and jurisdictional safety, standards, practices, codes, and;

Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

BSME, BSEE or equivalent four-year technical engineering degree.

Minimum 7 years progressive engineering experience in the power generation or industrial area, including facility operations and mechanical installation projects involving co-generation, heating, cooling, HVAC system analysis, and automation technologies.

Advanced computer applications skills (Microsoft), including AutoCAD and Excel.

Ability to successfully complete training and testing required for the position.

Ability to work as part of a team and act quickly with minimal supervision.

Proven ability to manage and complete complex projects in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Excellent organization skills including ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

Strong verbal, written, computer communication and technical presentation skills.

Additional Qualifications

Current Professional Engineer (PE) registration or EIT preferred.

Demonstrated electrical, mechanical process, and control systems aptitude.

Valid Driver License issued by state of residence and in good standing.

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

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