Vice President – Engineering & Operations

  • Hannon Armstrong
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Sep 15, 2021

Job Description

Hannon Armstrong (NYSE: HASI) is the first U.S. public company solely dedicated to investments in climate change solutions, providing capital to leading companies in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable infrastructure markets. Hannon Armstrong's core purpose is to make climate-positive investments with superior risk-adjusted returns. For more information, please visit Follow Hannon Armstrong on LinkedIn and Twitter @HannonArmstrong.
The Vice President Engineering and Operations will provide technical, operational and cost benefit economic analysis for portfolio management and other teams within the organization with respect to renewable energy sites, ranging from large utility scale to small distributed generation installations included in, or being evaluated for inclusion in, the Company’s investment portfolio. The Vice President Engineering and Operations will integrate personal experiences with lessons learned from existing Company portfolio investments into the technical, production and OPEX evaluation and recommendations of new investment opportunities. The Company does not directly operate projects but proactively monitors and evaluates opportunities with our sponsor partners to improve the project life-cycle performance, including production, OPEX and other factors.  The Vice President Engineering and Operations  will be supported by an Engineer, whom they will directly manage.  This position will report to the EVP Portfolio Management and is based in Annapolis, MD. 


  •   For existing operating plants in the Company’s portfolio: Evaluate production, opex and other operational factors affecting expected performance. Monitor, report and proactively seek solutions independently and/or from others, including the project sponsor, with the purpose of improving value to the Company
  • For new investment opportunities: Review, evaluate, draw conclusions and make recommendations regarding the technology and configuration proposed, production and OPEX forecast, operating approach and key contract review
  • Review and evaluate technical reports and Monthly Operating Reports (MOR)
  • Visit operating plants from time to time to investigate performance related issues
  • Identify, qualify, and manage external professionals and consultants
  • Regularly communicate with internal stakeholders on progress or related activities
  • Communicate as required with professional counterparts from the project sponsor company
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with key stakeholders such as clients, investors, and the Company’s  investments and business development teams
  • Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through analysis, preparation and presentation of technical material to internal and external audiences
  • Provide technical and operational expertise to all levels of the organization.  Mentor junior staff, largely investment professionals, in technical and operational due diligence and ongoing project performance matters
  • Utilize software tools to analyze trends


  • Bachelor´s Degree in Mechanical engineering from ABET accredited college
  • Minimum 20 years renewable energy operations and maintenance and/or independent engineering experience including technical/economic desktop and field supervisory assignments
  • Ability to lead technical discussions on all aspects of renewable energy underwriting and operating performance
  • Creativity and vision to seek opportunities to optimize portfolio performance
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others as well as operate with a minimum of supervision
  • Excellent communication skills including comprehensive written and public speaking capabilities
  • Project execution and construction experience is a plus
  • Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Suite required
  • Proof of legal authorization to work in the United States


  • Salary commensurate with experience


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  • Candidates must show proof of full vaccination prior to joining the Hannon Armstrong team
The Company maintains a policy of non-discrimination in employment and complies with and supports all Federal, state, and local laws regarding discrimination in employment.  Specifically, the Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices against any employee, intern, or applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), mental or physical disability, veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), or any other characteristic to the extent prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Decisions regarding staffing, selection, and promotions are made on the basis of individual qualifications related to the requirements of the position.  

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