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.

New opportunities based in Columbia, MD and Knoxville, TN for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join Ameresco’s Federal Solutions Team in the development and implementation of energy savings performance contracting projects, new technology applications, and renewable energy initiatives.


Participate in Project Team engineering and design audit visits and supporting activities.

Prepare engineering design and bid document development in support of construction, operations, and maintenance of customer site programs and projects in accordance with energy savings performance contract requirements.

Analyze and prepare conceptual and detailed engineering design and bid documents, cost estimates, drawings, and specifications for energy efficient building technology and system measures.

Coordinate with vendors and installation contractors for feasibility and pricing verification of proposed project modifications.

Provide engineering guidance throughout construction, project commissioning, and operations.

Cultivate and maintain effective business relationships at all levels and project phases.

Manage project expenditures and job cost accounting: including documentation, approvals, tracking, and reporting for engineering aspects.

Ensure compliance with company, industry, trade, and jurisdictional safety standards, practices, codes and successful project implementation that meets or exceeds company objectives, financial parameters, and technical needs required to deliver customer energy cost savings.

Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

BSME or equivalent four year technical engineering degree.

Minimum 5 years’ HVAC system analysis and design engineering experience, with exposure to facility operations and mechanical installation projects involving co-generation, heating, cooling, lighting, building controls, and automation technologies.

Professional Engineer (PE) license.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Experience with cogeneration on systems from 60 KW up to 1 MW highly desirable. Proven ability to manage and complete complex projects in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Excellent verbal, written, computer, and technical communication and presentations skills, including advanced MS Office, Word, Excel proficiency, MS Project, and Primavera.

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