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Senior Project Manager - Energy Efficiency and Solar

Eden Prairie MN

Job ID: 2018-1208


Fueled by a dedicated workforce, AMERESCO is the premier provider of energy efficiency and renewable technology solutions. From conservation to renewable energy generation, Ameresco employees have developed and implemented over $5 Billion in energy savings solutions that help our customers utilize clean and sustainable resources.

Ameresco currently has a new opportunity for an Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Construction - Sr. Project Manager in the Minneapolis (Eden Prairie), MN office. We are looking for talented team players with initiative, drive, creativity and vision. In addition, we are seeking individuals who are critical thinkers, possess the drive to achieve quick results with accountability, and have experience working in a fast pace environment with multiple project responsibilities running concurrently. Ideal candidates will have a passion for the energy efficiency and the solar industry, experience managing people, and direct P&L experience of energy efficiency and solar projects of at least $1M or greater.



Provide daily administrative and technical management of energy efficiency and solar (100kw to 5+MW) construction projects delivering energy savings for public, institutional, industrial, government, and commercial customers.

Management of full project budget, project schedule, and financial analysis

Direct interface with Ameresco customers managing customer service, relationships, contracts, etc.

Assist Engineering and Development Team in project design and development including scope, subcontractor selection, cost estimation, installation, and project scheduling.

Coordinate with vendors and subcontractors to assure competitive cost, best schedule and delivery for all project-related equipment, supply installations, and construction services.

Directly manage vendors, subcontractors, and construction managers (site superintendents) to ensure quality control and project delivery on time and within budget, while meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

Schedule management; update schedules to reflect current information, monitor critical path activities, and track outstanding items.

Work closely with the Project Finance, Construction, and O&M Services teams to satisfy all requirements for commercial operation and financial close.

Evaluate technologies and equipment; recommend most suitable for each application.

Provide project reports, documentation, technical assistance, support, and collaboration.

Manage project expenditures and job cost accounting processes: including accuracy, documentation, approvals, payment reporting, monthly forecasting and tracking.

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

Foster positive and effective business relationships at all levels and project phases.

Perform other duties as required.



Minimum 5 years electrical, mechanical, engineering, solar or industrial power construction project management work experience focusing on complex facility infrastructure construction, renovations, retrofits, upgrades, building controls and automation, energy services, and solar technology.

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Project Management or related field from an accredited university.



Direct P&L responsibility for Energy Efficiency, Solar, or Power Generation projects from $1M - $25M.

Demonstrated work experience with other non- renewable technologies; direct digital energy controls systems, variable frequency drives, high efficiency motors, HVAC system upgrades/replacements, water conservation equipment, central plant chiller and boiler installations, LED lighting retrofits, LED street lighting, warranty and service requirements preferred.

Proven experience with OSHA safety standards, mechanical and electrical systems development, engineering, and project management regulations, practices, and codes.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and foster positive business relationships.

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

Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Project.

U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status required.

Valid Drivers’ License in good standing, issued by resident state.

May be required to pass security clearance investigation.

May require on-call response and travel.

Travel will be typically day trips and within MN.


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, geographic location preference, and salary information 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 comprehensive rewards, including people-oriented insurance, investment, and incentive plans.

Posted February 7, 2018

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