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AES Engineer I-1 in Dayton, Ohio

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Substation Design Engineer I

This position is responsible for the engineering and design requirements for new and existing substations throughout the DP&L system. Provide assigned engineering design for all or parts of substations, carrying out specific job assignments including: preparation of specifications, evaluations of proposals, design of physical substation layouts and control systems, construction management and field engineering. Provide support for projects of various complexities and assist with project documentation procedures. Respond to emergencies including long duration customer outages and storm service restoration.


  • Perform specific assignments by learning and applying effective engineering, planning and organizing skills.

  • Perform engineering calculations involving less complicated engineering applications of substation systems.

  • Assist in the planning, design and construction management of substation projects.

  • Assist more experienced engineers in root cause failure analysis to avoid future failures.

  • Work under supervision of experienced engineers, receives guidance in the use of DP&L engineering and construction standards as well as utility industry nomenclature and guidelines.

  • Participate in a career development program to increase value to Company and self including participation in professional organizations.

  • Assist in maintaining substation design standards and information systems.

  • Assist Storm Teams and System Operating to re-energize substation feeders and restore service to customers..

  • Complete assigned special projects including research, analysis and recommendations to Management.

  • Perform other work as assigned by Manager.

Education required:

Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Sciences

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.

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