Operations Engineer

at Ameresco in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients throughout North America and Europe. Our solutions range from upgrades to facility’s energy infrastructure to the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants combined with tailored financial solutions. We foster an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and forward-thinking culture that thrives with innovation, diversity of thought, and inclusion. We are excited with all that the future holds for our industry, planet, and communities.

Position Overview:

Ameresco is currently seeking an Operations Engineer to work with Ameresco’s Energy Asset Operations (EAO) group. This position is located in the Portland, ME office and requires the implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of control systems for biomass, landfill gas to energy, automated demand response, combined heat and power, and alternative energy projects throughout the United States.


+ Monitor and troubleshoot operation of automated reporting systems, data collection systems, and plant SCADA systems.

+ Travel to plant and facility locations to install or troubleshoot servers, hardware, data collection systems, plant and control systems, networking equipment, etc.

+ Maintain power plant and renewable natural gas processes.

+ Assist in operational plant troubleshooting, tuning, and controls.

+ Conduct testing in a laboratory environment to collect data on instruments and devices to be used in the EAO fleet.

+ Integrate with third party equipment using industrial protocols including EthernetIP, Modbus, and others as required.

+ Process and control design for third party data integration.

+ Program servers with remote access capability to run HMI applications, data collection systems, “call out” notification systems and other programs and applications as required.

+ Work with the Compliance Team to ensure that data collection systems are in line with contractual and permit obligations.

+ Handle service requests, helping operators to troubleshoot plant issues.

+ Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Bachelor of Science in Engineering, or 5 years of related experience in landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) or renewable natural gas (RNG) operations.

Additional Qualifications:

+ Understanding of power plant systems and ability to troubleshoot and understand data from those systems.

+ Experience developing process control sequences and programming for real-time environments.

+ Proficient with process design.

+ Exposure to Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000 / 500 platforms and HMI and Historian software packages.

+ Experience configuring and maintaining Microsoft Server operating systems in a virtualized environment.

+ Experience configuring Ethernet-based networks using industrial control protocols including EthernetIP, Modbus TCP, and OPC.

+ Familiarity with SQL Server databases.

+ Proficient with programming, including experience using Visual Basic.

+ Proven ability to gather, validate, and analyze quantitative data and information in Excel.

+ Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects.

+ Engineering Laboratory experience with a focus on data collection.

+ Valid Drivers’ License issued by state of residence and in good standing.

+ Some 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.

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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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Job Posting: JC254181954

Posted On: Jan 24, 2024

Updated On: Mar 06, 2024

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