AES United States Lead Product Engineer, Energy Storage & Solar Integration in Arlington, Virginia

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This role will be directly involved in the product development engineering of integrated utility scale solar / energy storage solutions as part of the AES Advancion® product. Advancion® is the key component in every AES storage offering. Major responsibilities to include:

  • Perform system-level product design of integrated energy storage + solar solutions being developed under the AES Advancion product platform

  • Develop subsystem specifications and assist in selecting major subsystem vendors

  • Analyze multiple product configurations to make major decisions about product architecture

  • Evaluate new technologies and contribute to the development of long term product roadmap

  • Collaborate with third party engineering firms in the development of certain aspects of product solutions.


The preferred candidate will have a background in product development and in electrical engineering or systems engineering with a minimum of an undergraduate degree and 4-10 years of experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Experience in the solar and/or energy storage space is strongly preferred.

  • Experience taking a leading or supporting role in product development in the renewables or storage industry

  • Experience with Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Controls Engineering for integrated DC/AC electrical systems, especially for solar, battery storage, or microgrids

  • Experience developing energy management system software code or functional requirements

  • Knowledge of utility grid interconnection standards in the U.S. or abroad, such as UL/IEEE standards and local interconnection requirements

  • Familiarity with DC/AC or DC/DC converter design; some past experience designing or modeling power conversion devices is a plus

  • Knowledge or history of working with major component suppliers in the solar or battery storage industry, such as inverters, PV panels, or lithium ion battery modules

  • Familiarity with communication protocols such as ModbusTCP, CANbus, DNP3 is a plus

  • Experience qualifying products to product standards with NRTLs (i.e. UL, Intertek, CSA) is a plus

  • Possesses strong interpersonal communications skills with a proven ability to coordinate with diverse internal and external teams.

  • Demonstrates sound business judgment.

  • Takes individual initiative and works with minimal supervision while being a collaborative team player.

  • Works dynamically, across multiple teams and projects concurrently, in a technical business environment.

  • Possesses an entrepreneurial drive for getting things done and a “whatever it takes” attitude.

  • Has excellent English verbal and writing skills, additional languages or international work experience is a plus.

Deadline To Apply: August 21, 2017

Location: Arlington, VA

Travel: 20-30%, willingness and ability to travel is required.

The AES Corporation is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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