Electrical Commissioning Engineer

Join Ameresco as an Electrical Commissioning Engineer in a remote position. Contribute to commissioning PV, BESS, and microgrid projects. Exciting opportunity to work in cleantech and renewable energy sector.

United States  UTC-08:00 — UTC-06:00   Remote   Full Time   1001-5000   19 days ago

About Ameresco

Company Overview

Ameresco, Inc.

Framingham, Massachusetts, USA


Business Model

Cleantech and Renewable Energy

Development, ownership, and operation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects

Energy efficiency projects, renewable energy solutions, and related services

Locations & Geography

Operations throughout North America and Europe, including projects and regional offices

Significant contributions to sustainability and energy independence in served regions

Company Culture

Committed to providing innovative, sustainable energy solutions that meet their customers' needs

Focus on collaboration and empowerment within the workforce to foster innovation and drive results

Investment in training and development to enhance skills and leadership capabilities across the organization

Activities & Projects

Diverse portfolio including solar, wind, and biomass projects, as well as energy efficiency upgrades across various sectors

Leadership in integrating renewable energy solutions with traditional energy systems to maximize efficiency and sustainability

Robust environmental stewardship programs, focusing on sustainable practices across all areas of operation

Career Opportunities

Opportunities in project management, engineering, and sustainability initiatives, among others

Competitive benefits package, including health, retirement plans, and professional growth opportunities

Contact Information


Ameresco Careers

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients throughout North America and Europe. Our solutions range from upgrades to facility’s energy infrastructure to the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants combined with tailored financial solutions. We foster an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and forward-thinking culture that thrives with innovation, diversity of thought, and inclusion. We are excited with all that the future holds for our industry, planet, and communities.

Ameresco is currently seeking an Electrical Commissioning Engineer to join our Federal & Utility Solutions Group.


  • Commissioning Planning: Develop commissioning plans for PV, BESS, and microgrid projects, outlining the sequence of activities, resources required, and timelines.
  • System Testing and Verification: Conduct comprehensive testing of electrical systems, including PV arrays, inverters, BESS components, switchgear, and microgrid controllers, to ensure compliance with design specifications and performance standards.
  • Functional Testing: Perform functional tests to validate the operation of individual components and subsystems, such as PV panels, inverters, battery banks, switchgear, and protective relays, both independently and as part of the integrated system.
  • Performance Evaluation: Assess the performance of PV systems, BESS, and microgrids under various operating conditions, analyzing data to identify potential issues and optimize system efficiency.
  • Troubleshooting and Diagnostics: Investigate and resolve electrical issues encountered during commissioning, utilizing diagnostic tools and techniques to identify root causes and implement corrective actions for inverters, switchgear, and other critical components.
  • Interconnection Compliance: Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and utility interconnection standards for PV systems and BESS, facilitating the approval process and coordinating with relevant authorities as necessary.
  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to strict safety protocols during commissioning activities, including lockout/tagout procedures, arc flash mitigation, and personal protective equipment (PPE) usage, to minimize risks to personnel and equipment.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of commissioning activities, test results, and equipment specifications for inverters, switchgear, and other critical components, and generate comprehensive reports to document findings and recommendations.
  • Training and Support: Provide training and technical support to operations and maintenance personnel, imparting knowledge of system operation, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for inverters, switchgear, and other critical components.
  • Integration and Optimization: Collaborate with design engineers and project managers to ensure seamless integration of PV, BESS, and microgrid components, including inverters, switchgear, and other critical electrical components, and participate in optimization efforts to enhance system performance and reliability.
  • Quality Assurance: Implement quality assurance processes to verify that installations meet industry standards, manufacturer specifications, and project requirements for inverters, switchgear, and other critical electrical components, conducting inspections and audits as needed.
  • Customer Liaison: Serve as a primary point of contact for clients and stakeholders during commissioning activities, addressing inquiries, providing status updates, and resolving issues related to inverters, switchgear, and other critical electrical components to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of technological advancements and industry best practices related to inverters, switchgear, and other critical electrical components, and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within the organization.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of electrical engineering experience commissioning, testing, and troubleshooting electrical systems.
  • Ability to review confidential US security information.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience specifically in commissioning PV systems, BESS, and microgrid projects preferred.
  • Professional certifications such as Professional Engineer (PE), Engineer in Training (EIT), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP), or similar credentials related to renewable energy and electrical systems preferred.
  • Specific manufacturer certifications for equipment commonly used in PV, BESS, and microgrid installations preferred.
  • Familiarity with inverters, switchgear, and other critical electrical components commonly used in renewable energy and microgrid applications.
  • Proficiency in electrical testing and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards and regulations related to electrical systems, renewable energy, and microgrids.
  • Experience with commissioning software, data acquisition tools, and diagnostic equipment.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively convey technical information and collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, interacting with clients, contractors, and stakeholders throughout the commissioning process.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to identify and resolve electrical issues encountered during commissioning activities.
  • Capacity to think critically and adapt to changing project requirements and constraints.
  • Commitment to adhering to strict safety protocols and ensuring compliance with relevant safety standards and regulations.
  • Strong analytical skills to assess system performance data, identify trends, and make recommendations for optimization and improvement.
  • Valid Drivers’ License in good standing, issued by resident state required.
  • Ability to travel as required.

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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About the role

May 02, 2024

Full Time


Oct 30, 2024


Mid Level

UTC-08:00 — UTC-06:00

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