Thielsch Engineering

Associate Project Developer

Job Locations US-RI-Cranston
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


As an Associate Project Developer, you will leverage your passion for clean energy and sustainability to develop offerings for local governments, K-12 schools, higher education facilities, and mid to large sized commercial and industrial clients.


Essential Duties:

  • Complete outreach to prospects in target markets within the Northeast
  • Qualify single and multi-measure opportunities for improving the efficiency of the lighting, controls, building envelope, HVAC, and other energy systems & end-uses in commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities.
  • Develop energy savings analyses and cost estimates for the installation of recommended improvements using company-provided software and tools and scoping potential fits with utility/program sponsor goals and guidelines.
  • Arrange for financing and incentives to help make the improvements more affordable, working with some of the most aggressive utility-sponsored initiatives in the United States. 
  • Complete final proposals and presentations to interested prospects for the installation of recommended improvements.
  • Secure customer acceptance
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of energy efficiency, infrastructure renewal, and clean energy opportunities to offer prospective clients.

This is a full-time 40-hour position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Hours may periodically include nights and weekends and overtime may be requested as determined by the needs of the department.



Frequent local travel expected for this position. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, or related field
  • Ability to adapt quickly, self-manage, have proactive work skills to problem solve, and be a team participant.
  • Working proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;

Compensation & Benefits

  • Health Care - United HealthCare, Delta Dental and Vision Service Plan
  • Paid holidays & Paid Time off (PTO)  
  • Employer-paid Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Employer-paid Life and AD&D insurance; access to short and long-term disability insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement and more! 


Who We Are

The RISE Group is an employee-owned, professional engineering firm that provides a complete range of consulting, design, and energy services to customers throughout the United States and internationally. Our multi-disciplined engineering and technical staff specialize in failure analysis, engineering design, process optimization, and condition assessment.  Our work demonstrates how creative collaboration can produce outstanding results for our clients and our communities.


Our Culture


At RISE, our customers come from all walks of life -- and so do our employees!  We hire amazing people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We can confidently state that we are successful as a direct result of our diversity.


From day one and throughout your career with us, you’ll find a workplace culture with expansive personal & professional development opportunities, cutting edge technology, a place where relationships are valued, and work/life balance is always a priority.


We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our workplace and in our communities. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.



The RISE Group is an employee-owned company and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.



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