Regional Operations Manager – Federal Operations & Maintenance

Ameresco

Not Specified, United States Full-time in Trades & Services
    • Job ID 1491487

    Job Description

    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’s Western Region Federal Operations & Maintenance Group is seeking a skilled and experienced Regional Operations Manager to oversee the efficient functioning and maintenance of Ameresco owned and/ or operated assets, including, Photovoltaic (PV) and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), PV and energy storage technologies, operations, and maintenance management, as well as bring a proactive approach to ensuring optimal performance and safety standards. This position will report to Director – Operations & Maintenance – Federal West.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage day-to-day operations and personnel, ensuring smooth functioning, monitoring, and maintenance.

    • Program Management for service quality metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) and Operations & Maintenance programs.

    • Inventory management of Ameresco and customer inventory, including fleet vehicles.

    • Prepare cost estimates and proposals.

    • Implement manufacturer’s DAS systems (training, installation, API).

    • Develop strategies to optimize Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC), Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for PV and energy storage performance, maximize efficiency, and minimize downtime.

    • Coordinate and schedule regular maintenance activities, inspections, and repairs to ensure system reliability and longevity.

    • Provide detailed generation reports to production off takers (utility) and internal personnel for billing.

    • Ensure compliance with industry standards, safety protocols, and regulatory requirements pertaining to PV and energy storage operations.

    • Manage a team of operations personnel, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure a high level of performance and adherence to safety protocols.

    • Assess operational data and performance metrics to identify trends, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement.

    • Collaborate with suppliers, vendors, and contractors to procure necessary equipment, parts, and services required for maintenance and operations.

    • Work with Field Supervisors and Technicians to address operational issues promptly, conduct root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions to resolve problems.

    • Maintain accurate records, documentation, and reports related to operations, maintenance, and performance metrics.

    • Identify opportunities for process improvements, cost savings, and technological advancements to enhance overall system efficiency and effectiveness.

    • Perform other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Energy Management, or related/ equivalent field. Advanced degree in business, finance, data analytics is a plus.

    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in operations management within the PV, battery energy storge or renewable energy industry.

    • Eligible to review confidential US security information.

    • Ability to travel up to 25%.

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Extensive knowledge of electric power plant (PV, diesel, BESS, MV, gas and steam turbine, etc.) operations and maintenance, technologies, control systems, and relevant industry standards.

    • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or PMP or NABCEP certifications such as PVIP, PVMS, or ESIP.

    • Demonstrated strong leadership skills, including effective coaching, mentoring, supervisory, decision-making skills with the ability to manage and motivate a diverse team.

    • Excellent problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to handling operational challenges.

    • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.

    • Proficiency in MS Office and CMMS Software.

    • Proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques for performance evaluation, diagnosis, and reporting.

    • Working knowledge of OSHA and environmental laws and regulations affecting plant operations and maintenance in the energy sector.

    • Flexibility to work extended or “on-call” hours to support ongoing operations and maintenance activities.

    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.

    Genuine Ameresco communications emails; any other domain is fraudulent. Report suspected phishing to 1-866-AMERESCO.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veteran/Disability.

    Energy careers at Ameresco bring employees to the forefront of new energy technology with the backing of an experienced team of energy efficiency and renewable energy engineers and professionals. Ameresco is a recognized leader throughout North America and United Kingdom, delivering comprehensive renewable energy and energy efficiency services to public and private enterprises.

    “Its inspiring to work on projects that are shaping the future of energy use and to be part of a team that has tremendous experience in renewable energy systems.”

    • Ameresco Employee

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