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AES Portfolio Management Director in Arlington, Virginia

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The Portfolio Management Director is a member of the strategic innovation team responsible for envisioning and catalyzing the future electrical grid while also delivering near-term value to AES’ renewable portfolio and developing new business models. These outcomes require a dynamic team that is highly adaptable to new information and challenges, embodying AES’ thought leadership through agility, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Decarbonization requires bold action and compelling narratives mobilized equally by data and empathy.

As the Portfolio Management Director, you will have a good understanding of the US electrical grid, skilled in recruiting expert insights from the AES organization, our customers, and the larger ecosystem. You have an innovative and solution-oriented mind and excel at identifying barriers to and opportunities for project and portfolio success and taking specific action to secure positive outcomes. As a change agent within AES, you recognize the value of and cultivate internal and external relationships to tailor portfolio outputs and messaging for impact.

Key responsibilities

  • Know the market, having a solid understanding of trends and players to tailor projects and drive outcomes

  • Dive deep into ecosystem jobs to be done, challenges, and journeys, conducting workshops as needed to elicit both functional and technical requirements

  • Collaborate across the organization and within the team to create projects that align with our strategic objectives and drive company value while transforming the grid

  • Define project and portfolio success metrics to monitor and measure, keep projects on schedule and within budget to achieve portfolio goals

  • Bring an entrepreneurial and results-oriented mindset to project management of on-going Tapestry relationship

  • Help AES stand apart as a leader in the transformation of the grid, creating excitement and fertile ground for the portfolio’s impact and success

Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA or similar continuing education preferred

  • 8+ years of demonstrated experience in business strategy, product, or innovation, preferably with 5+ years of experience in the electricity sector

  • Preferred experience running an innovative product from early stages to completion, keeping momentum and solving problems as they arise

  • Able to drive focus to strategic objectives, one who leads by example, identifying and contributing where efforts are most needed to optimally advance projects

  • Attention to detail, focusing on details with impact; able to consume technical and commercial information and then convey them in simple terms

  • Strong executive presence and presentation skills with proven ability to develop and deliver insights, using quantitative and qualitative data to support and communicate

  • A hard worker marked by perseverance; coachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement

  • Someone with passion who believes in the value of team and culture, and is committed to building and protecting it

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 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.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

Accelerating the future of energy, together

Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to accelerate the future of energy.

Are you ready to join us?