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AES Senior Manager, Transmission Strategy in Colorado

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AES Clean Energy (AES) is seeking a Senior Manager to join our Transmission Strategy team. AES is at the forefront of technical and strategic innovation. This team is central to continuing our industry leadership as one of the largest U.S. Independent Clean Power Producers, across Solar, Wind, Storage, Green Hydrogen, and Emerging Technologies. AES was recognized by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as the largest global seller of Clean Energy to Corporations over the past three years (2021 - 2023), and we are continuing with that momentum through 2024 and beyond.

This Senior Manager Role, will serve as the principal Transmission Strategy lead for one or more US Markets.

The Transmission Strategy team is responsible for setting a transmission-focused market-wide strategy in all Continental U.S. energy markets, and integrating that strategy with Development, Commercial, Execution, and other strategic inputs throughout AES. This strategy will be applied to prioritizing our greenfield efforts, prioritizing our project acquisition efforts, and prioritizing our existing project pipeline. This role is also responsible for project-specific assessment of network impacts, and deliverability risks and opportunities.

This function is essential through all stages of development, from greenfield prospecting through late-stage interconnection studies and agreement execution.

The Transmission Strategy team relies on traditional transmission planning and load flow analysis, while also groundbreaking innovative ways to anticipate transmission network opportunities and risks. The team relies on a mix of conducting in-house and consultant-supported load flow studies.

You would lead and manage the team’s efforts in one or multiple markets, to help AES to continue our role as an industry leader in accelerating the future of energy.

Desired Skills, Expertise, etc.

  • Deep relevant experience in one more multiple U.S. energy regions, including RTO/ISO and non-RTO/ISO regions. Experience with multiple regions is a plus, but not a requirement.

  • Experience personally running power flow studies (i.e. TARA, Powerworld, GE PSLF, Siemens PSS/E). Ideally some experience supervising others to run power flow studies, and experience with contractors running power flow studies.

  • Experience with production cost modeling (PROMOD IV, GE Maps, Aurora), curtailment and locational marginal pricing, is helpful.

  • Experience with ISO/RTO/TO Transmission Planning processes and related customer processes.

  • Experience with Transmission Services Agreements (TSAs) and wheeling across balancing authorities, is beneficial.

  • Experience with renewable energy development, is beneficial.

  • Ability to build a positive and productive partnership environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both commercial and technical venues. Ability to present complex technical content in a simplified and useful manner for a non-technical audience.

  • Willingness to travel as needed, which is not expected to exceed 10% of the time.

  • AI and/or Automation experience is a plus.

  • Vision for what is needed to achieve success and ability to implement an effective plan of action.

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 $150.000 and $195.500/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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