Senior Electrical Engineer

at Ameresco, Inc. 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:
We currently seek a Senior Electrical Engineer with Solar PV and Energy Storage experience to partner with our East Region Solar PV Team in the design, management, and implementation of Solar PV Power projects for industrial, commercial, utility, and institutional customers. This is a Senior-level position with the ability to work closely with development, engineering, and construction team members effectively.


Collaborate with Project Developers and Development Engineers to gain an understanding of design intent and customer and Utility requirements. Perform site visits to gain detailed engineering understanding of existing site conditions and determine methods of electrical interconnection.

Develop Interconnection Facilities designs to meet Utility requirements in a clear and effective manner while also simplifying the construction and operation.

Perform studies and calculations in support of interconnection and detailed design including Effective Grounding, Short Circuit, Ampacity, Energy Loss, Loadflow/Reactive Power, induced voltage, DC protection, Insulation Coordination, Arc Flash Analysis and Harmonics.

Develop Relay Settings in coordination with Utilities and pertinent standards.

Develop standards, tools, processes, and procedures to guide engineering team members on efficiently designing Solar PV and BESS projects in a way that minimizes cost and maximizes safety and reliability.

Act as Power, Control and Protection SME for the East region including support of Developers, Engineers, Project Managers and Operation & Maintenance.

Develop specifications and review quotes and submittals for interconnection equipment, transformers, BESS equipment, grounding equipment, MV relay protection, metering, and switchgear.

Review internally produced and third-party designs from 10% through IFC to provide Value Engineering, confirm Utility standards and requirements are met, and that designs are meeting Ameresco standards to produce safe and reliable Solar PV and BESS projects.

Support Construction Project Managers with RFI review, site visits, submittals reviews to prevent unnecessary delays and ensure construction is in compliance with design drawings.

Support Commissioning team throughout start-up, commissioning and witness testing, including directly interfacing with Utility Witness Test personnel to prevent delays in obtaining Utility approvals.

Provide validation of Electrical Studies by recommending tests and procedures during commissioning and ongoing operations and maintenance periods to ensure system is operating within the parameters established during design.

Support and facilitate discussions related to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), microgrid controls, cybersecurity, and communications for complex projects.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

BS Electrical Engineering.

A minimum of 5 years of experience in either Power Engineering, Relay Protection and Control engineering, or Renewable Energy.

Solar PV and BESS project engineering and construction work experience focusing on on-site assessment, design, engineering, construction, and commissioning.

Working knowledge of Solar PV, Energy Storage Systems, Electrical Engineering, Construction, Safety, Industry standards, and the National Electrical Code.

Excellent verbal, written, computer, and technical communication and presentation skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.

Additional Qualifications:

MS Electrical Engineering preferred.

Familiarity with Solar PV system simulation using PVsyst and other PV software is a plus.

Familiarity and ability to learn industry accepted power studies software such as Aspen, ETAP, Easy Power, PSCAD, etc.

Familiarity and ability to learn relay setting programs such as SEL AcSELerator.

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

Strong interpersonal and team communication skills.

Occasional travel required to project sites, mostly located in the... For full info follow application link.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veteran/Disability

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Job Posting: 1048253

Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

Updated On: Mar 20, 2024

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