Senior Project Development Engineer - Solar PV

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  • Eden Prairie, MN, USA
  • 13 Jan, 2019

Job Description

Senior Project Development Engineer - Solar PV Job LocationsUS-MN-Eden PrairieJob ID 2018-1400 Category Engineering Overview Ameresco is the premier provider of energy efficiency and renewable technology solutions. From conservation to renewable energy generation, our employees have developed and constructed more than $5 Billion in energy projects that help our customers utilize clean and sustainable resources. Ameresco is currently seeking a Senior Project Development Engineer with Solar PV and BESS experience to work with Ameresco s Solar PV Development Team for the Central and Northwest regions on the design, management and implementation of Solar PV Power projects. The position is located in Eden Prairie, MN, but a virtual office location may be considered for the right candidate. Responsibilities Collaborate with Project Developers to gain understanding of design intent and customer requirements; Perform site visits for detailed engineering review of project site, including evaluation of electrical interconnection, civil and site conditions; Prepare solar PV design layouts in AutoCAD and prepare PVSyst generation models; Analyze project details such as utility data, facility load profiles, site drawings, and system operating data; Prepare solar + battery energy storage analyses for peak load shaving, grid benefits and other applications; Prepare project cost estimating sheets and technical project descriptions; Work with contractors, structural engineers, and vendors to get the best costs for installing solar PV and battery systems and for purchasing the major system components; Facilitate engineering input from third party firms and product manufacturers; Prepare and submit utility interconnection applications; Assist the Project Development Managers to present Ameresco s proposals to customers, including presentations to City/Town, School District/Higher Education, and commercial customer meetings, as required; Ensure compliance with company, industry, trade, and jurisdictional safety standards, practices, codes; Foster effective and positive business relationships with all parties throughout project phases; Perform other duties as required. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: BS Engineering plus minimum 4-6 years electrical engineering experience including 2+ years solar PV project engineering experience focusing on site assessment, design and engineering, construction and installation. Engineering Master s Degree is a plus, but not required. ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Professional Electrical Engineer Registration preferred, but not required. Proficiency with AutoCAD for designing solar PV panel layouts and one-line electrical wiring diagrams is required. Working knowledge of PV, Engineering, Construction, Safety, and Industry standards and the National Electrical Code preferred. Experience with mid-to-large scale ground mount, roof and canopy Solar PV projects is required. Experience within a utility distributed generation group a plus. Excellent verbal, written, computer, and technical communication and presentation skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Project, and AutoCad. Familiarity with Solar PV system simulation using PVsyst and other PV software. Valid Driver s License issued by state of residence and in good standing. Travel required to project sites in the Central and Northwest regions. Interested individuals are encouraged to APPLY DIRECTLY through the AMERESCO Company Website for confidential and immediate consideration. Please visit to submit your resume, cover letter, sample project history and geographic location preference for immediate and confidential consideration. DIRECT Applicant Response Preferred. AMERESCO challenges the brightest, most talented and creative individuals in the industry by providing an environment that embraces initiative, diversity, and achievement along with com