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Ameresco Project Development Engineer in Framingham, Massachusetts

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's Distributed Energy Resource (DER) team is seeking a Project Development Engineer to coordinate the development through to contract execution of DER projects located nationwide, including combined heat and power (CHP) projects, peak shaving power projects, integrated microgrids, battery energy storage projects, solar generation, biomass projects, and other renewable technology projects. This position is based at the Ameresco corporate headquarters office in Framingham, Massachusetts.


Coordinate with Business project development staff to provide the required technical engineering support and/or identify other required internal and external development resources;

Detailed review of customer Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Qualifications (RFQs) to determine required response;

Develop scoping document that will identify the goals, organizational chart and roles of team

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 costs 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 and operation teams to establish design intent and performance requirements;

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

Participate in site customer site walk throughs to verify access and resource requirements for each project.

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

Coordinate and prepare a handoff documentation package at the completion of the development phase to the project execution team. Continue to provide support as required for a smooth transition and successful project;

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

Prepare and participate in customer meetings, presentations and interviews; and

Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

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

3 years progressive engineering experience in the power generation or industrial area, including facility operations and mechanical installation projects involving co-generation, heating, cooling, mechanical process, and automation technologies.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated project development experience to support the preparation of associated financial models.

Experience with utility rate structures and tariffs and utility rate base and utility generation resource requirements and planning.

May be required to pass security clearance investigation.

Past project management/engineering experience with ability to perform preliminary cost estimating at project concept stage of development.

Demonstrated experience in the direct management of engineering resources for a project development process.

Experience overseeing design, estimating and construction of CHP, Solar and BESS systems.

Excellent organization skills including ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

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

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.

Ability to travel required.

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