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AES Senior Analyst, Operations Technology in Houston, Texas

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This position helps design, construct, and ensure reliable performance for the AES Clean Energy, Energy Management, SCADA, Telecommunications, and other assorted technology systems that monitor and control Generation power systems. These managed assets are critical for electrical grid operations.

These duties involve a wide variety of knowledge in hardware, software, generation operations, networking systems, firewalls, security, power system modelling, remote field devices, and other technology involving new and existing legacy systems, along with supporting the AES Digital Strategy.


  • This position will configure, install, operate, and maintain the most critical systems the Company manages, ensuring reliable operation of the power grid.

  • Support multiple OT applications and have an advanced knowledge base across a wide range of skill sets.

  • These systems operate 24x7 and are used by Generation field, engineering, planning, reporting and dispatch staff.

  • Help users apply technology to improve business practices to protect large assets and improve customer service.

  • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues.

  • Interacts with co-workers, vendors, and representatives of other organizations to obtain and disseminate information, advise on projects, resolve conflicts, set priorities, coordinate activities, complete projects within time and budget constraints, aid operations and engineering groups.

  • Create or diagrams and documentation for as-is and to-be OT configurations.

  • Evaluates new products and services from vendors to determine applicability to hardware, software, networks, as well other systems.

  • Participates as high-level technical expert in design development, coding, testing, and debugging new software or significant enhancements to existing software.

  • Research federal, state, local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance and client agencies to ensure systems are compliant with all regulatory parameters.

  • Assists in developing the company’s technology road map and has input into the department’s budget.

  • As a member of the OT support team represent the organization during on-call rotation.

  • Supervisory Responsibility may lead a team of field techs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related subject

  • Experience with designing and implementation of real time Generation control systems.

  • Good technical understanding of hardware, software, and overall technology.

  • Good written and verbal communications skills.

  • Up to 60+% Travel may be required.

  • This position should have 7 to 15 years of operational technology experience.

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 $75.000 and $106.250/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.

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.

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