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AES Senior Engineer, Utility Projects - MISO (Remote or Hybrid) in Colorado

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The Senior Engineer, Utility Projects – MISO will be responsible for the design and engineering of large, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV), battery energy storage (BESS) projects in late-stage development, construction, and operation within the MISO market. Responsibilities include third-party engineering management, design reviews, contract document development and negotiation, procurement specification preparation, punch list development, and other technical support activities.

The Senior Engineer will be part of a team of utility-scale project execution engineers working with the east senior engineering manager and will serve as the single point-of-contact for technical and engineering matters for all assigned projects.

The successful candidate will have a depth of experience in the development, analysis, and design of utility scale, transmission interconnected PV systems and battery storage systems. Experience with other renewable technologies including wind, green hydrogen, and hydroelectric is a plus. Excellent communication, task management and planning skills are needed, in addition to a breadth of technical experience.

The position is at one of AES Clean Energy’s offices or remote and will include up to 25% travel to project locations and partner offices.

Key Responsibilities

Develop scopes of work and technical contract exhibits.

Seek and evaluate proposals for engineering services.

Manage engineering consultants and Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) contractors to develop project construction drawings and support materials.

Perform technical project due diligence and project engineering design reviews.

Coordinate feedback from internal partners and authorities (SMEs) on design reviews.

Value engineer PV and BESS system designs to improve reliability and reduce overall project cost.

Establish/review technical specifications of owner furnished equipment in coordination with Procurement and Sourcing.

Technical support during construction including:

Respond to contractor requests for information (RFIs).

Perform quality assurance (QA)/ quality control (QC) checks in the field.

Develop punch-lists.

Support commissioning activities with internal Technology/Commissioning teams and external customers.

Review commissioning reports and analyze system performance.

Support internal Owner’s Engineering team through financing activities.

Support Operations/Asset Management teams to resolve technical issues at operating sites.

Assist Development and Project Management teams with budget development and key financial inputs.

Contribute to process improvement initiatives for the execution of safe, quality, and high-performance projects.

Mentor and educate team on changing trends in technology, standard processes, and safety.

Review recent technology and companies for Approved Vendor List inclusion.

Attend site safety walks and identify jobsite hazards.

Maintaining required desktop safety training certifications (OSHA 10-hour, CPR/first aid, etc.)

Lead by example.

Skills and Qualifications

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in engineering or technical field.

7+ years professional experience in energy system design, project or land development, and/or construction.

2+ years of experience in project management and/or consulting or as a project engineer.

Electrical design experience including 1-line and 3-line diagram conventions, NEC conductor sizing, over-current protection sizing, utility disconnecting means requirements, equipment selection, grounding methodologies and short circuit current analysis.

Stormwater and grading experience with an understanding of permitting constraints and limitations.

Experience with medium voltage collector system design.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Ability to lead third party consultants, vendors, and internal partners.

Proficient with MS Office Suite.

Direct project experience with Procore.

Plus Qualifications

Graduate degree or equivalent experience in engineering

EIT or PE qualifications

NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification

Experience with ETAP, SKM, PVsyst and other advanced modeling tools

Substation/High Voltage design experience

Civil/structural/SCADA/commissioning engineering design experience

Fluency in Spanish

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.

The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $115.000 and $144.500/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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