Ameresco Inc. Project Commissioning Engineer in Helena, Montana
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 ourand guided by ourpractices, we are proud of our engaging workplace with a host ofcompetitive 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 athat embraces diversity, career development opportunities,and -- most importantly - employees driven by doing well by doing good.
Ameresco has an opportunity for a skilled Engineer interested in a hybrid Project Engineer/Commissioning position that will support projects throughout the Inland Northwest. The successful candidate will possess the technical skills to perform ad-hoc Commissioning needs and will have the aptitude to work with Ameresco's Northwest Regional Team to develop and implement project opportunities in energy efficiency and renewable technology. Projects will be primarily located in Montana but may also support projects in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.
Coordinate visits to customer project sites to investigate existing mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing systems and document energy performance information, including utility data and facility infrastructure drawings;
Identify opportunities for conservation or efficiency and assist with preparation of energy savings calculations and technical engineering assessment;
Assist Engineers with design and development activities in support of construction, operations, and maintenance of customer site projects as required by energy savings performance contracts;
Collaborate with Project Engineers to prepare conceptual and detailed 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 technical guidance throughout development, construction, project commissioning, and operations, including proposals, reports, cost estimates, and presentations;
Assure successful project implementation that meets or exceeds company objectives, financial parameters, and technical needs required to deliver customer energy cost savings;
Cultivate and maintain effective business relationships at all levels and project phases;
Provide technical support throughout installation, commissioning, and start up of mechanical, electrical and environmental control systems at new and existing buildings;
Review designs of mechanical/ electrical plans and specifications for each system or unit;
Create pre-functional and functional performance test procedures;
Manage start-up process and implement checklists for use by mechanical contractors;
Perform field inspections, witness equipment startups and test and balance activities;
Complete functional performance tests and oversee process with contractors;
Review and optimize building controls and energy management systems;
Participate in project teams to reduce energy use and demand;
Prepare commissioning reports to communicate overall results; and,
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable/Renewable Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technical Degree, or related work experience.
Minimum of five (5) years' relevant experience in energy efficiency and/or renewable technology project development and implementation, building controls/operations, or Building Commissioning.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to analyze and quantify energy savings and implement complex projects involving chiller and boiler plants, motors, VSDs, HVAC retrofit, controls, and distributed generation.
Knowledge and experience with solar photovoltaic system development, distributed energy resources, battery energy storage systems, and microgrids.
Knowledge of measurement and verification, project cost estimating and accounting desired.
Experience with building simulation and related software and industrial facility retrofits is a plus.
Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical data, spreadsheet, and presentation communication and organizational skills.
MS Office proficiency required with advanced Excel and Word experience preferred.
Excellent verbal, written, and computer communication and technical presentation skills.
Valid Driver's License issued by state of residence and in good standing.
May be required to pass security clearance investigation.
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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