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AES Senior Distribution Planning Engineer in Indiana

Are you ready to be part of a company that's not just talking about the future, but actively shaping it? Join The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a Fortune 500 company that's leading the charge in the global energy revolution. With operations spanning 14 countries , AES is committed to shaping a future through innovation and collaboration. Our dedication to innovation has earned us recognition as one of the Top Ten Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company in 2022. And with our certification as a Great Place to Work , you can be confident that you're joining a company that values its people just as much as its groundbreaking ideas.

AES is proudly ranked #1 globally in renewable energy sales to corporations, and with $12.7B in revenues in 2023 , we have the resources and expertise to make a significant impact as we provide electricity to 25 million customers worldwide. As the world moves towards a net-zero future, AES is committed to meeting the Paris Agreement's goals by 2050. Our innovative solutions, such as 24/7 carbon-free energy for data centers, are setting the pace for rapid, global decarbonization.

If you're ready to be part of a company that's not just adapting to change, but driving it, AES is the place for you. We're not just building a cleaner, more sustainable future - we're powering it. Apply now and energize your career with a true leader in the global energy transformation.

Join our team as a Senior Distribution Planning Engineer and be a part of accelerating the future of energy. In this role, you will play a crucial part in developing and maintaining a world-class distribution system. You will lead distribution system analysis, perform power flow analysis, and identify potential system needs for short-, mid-, and long-term planning.

Additionally, you will analyze complex DER distribution system interconnections and provide engineering reviews for DER interconnection applications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop scope for Transmission, Distribution, and Storage Improvement Charge programs. Responsibility for testimony to support the program.

  • Provide mentorship to distribution planning team

  • Develop and own the strategy to build out the distribution system using CYME, GIS, and demand forecasting tools. Participate in the development of geo-referenced load forecasts using LoadSEER or similar tools to support probabilistic load modeling efforts at the distribution level.

  • Lead distribution system analysis and perform power flow analysis

  • Conduct system analysis studies to improve efficiency and reliability and quality of service to customers. Studies may include but are not limited to transformer loading, volt-var optimization using capacitors and regulators, short circuit analysis, recloser placement optimization, and load balance evaluation.

  • Prepare project documentation using system analysis results (i.e., need statement, potential solution, one-line diagram, etc.) Use Copperleaf for capital planning.

  • Develop technical support for equipment standards and ensure solutions brought forward meet the needs of Asset Management. Development of planning process for long-term distribution planning; deployment of process standard mechanisms to support business needs as indicated by stakeholders.

  • Analyze and assess complex DER distribution system interconnections. Perform DER hosting capacity analysis, time-series power flow analysis, protection device coordination studies, transient switching analysis, etc. using CYME and PSCAD depending on the sizes and devices of the associated interconnecting DERs.

  • Lead the development and maintenance of DER interconnection portal

  • Validate modeling assumptions and research improved modeling practices

  • Coordinate distribution project development and integration activities.

  • Develop detailed understanding and application of distribution planning tools.

  • Develop training materials for software applications

  • Meet with internal and external customers to develop distribution system plans.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science/Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent from an ABET accredited college or university required, preferably with an emphasis in power systems.

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license registered in any state of the United States of America or ability to pursue

  • 2+ years of distribution power flow modeling experience using CYME, Synergi, OpenDSS, or similar software

  • 2+ years of DER interconnection analysis experience with understanding of IEEE Std. 1547

  • Proven strong research and self-learning, leadership ability and effective communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills, leadership, and communication skills

  • Advanced degrees or training (i.e., Master of Science, Doctorate degree) in Electrical Engineering

  • Proficient presentation skills, diplomacy and facilitation skills covering large and small group forums ranging from technical to non-technical audiences at all levels of corporate hierarchy

  • Track record of leading and managing teams and delivering against tight deadlines in fast-paced and demanding environments.

  • Highly motivated self-starter.

  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering concepts such as reliability, load flow, stability, short circuit, voltage regulation, transients, power factor, losses, etc.

  • Experience with power system distribution analysis tools such as CYME, Synergi, GIS, LoadSEER, or other similar analysis software.

  • Experience with computer programming languages such as Python, C++, VBA, MATLAB preferred.

  • Experience with active engagements of industry working groups or committees such as IEEE PES Distribution Planning Subcommittee, industry publications and presentations preferred.

  • Experience with power electronics devices and controls preferred

  • Experience with planning/developing a project of a grid-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) on a distribution circuit preferred

If you are ready to make a positive impact and contribute to the future of energy, apply now to join our team at AES. Visit our careers page to start an extraordinary career today.

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.

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?