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AES Engineer- CO-OP in Indianapolis, Indiana

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

At AES we have an amazing opportunity to transform the world with our energy services. By using the vast amounts of information available, we are designing Smart Maintenance, Smart Operations, Smart Grid, and other Energy related solutions to improve our operations, be a leader in renewable energy generation, and make the world a better place. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

We are looking for engineering student Coops and interns to support our Transmission and Distribution businesses!

As Coop or intern student supporting US Transmission & Distribution you will:

  • Support engineers on a variety of electric infrastructure projects designing future state distribution and transmission power systems.

  • Develop unique solutions to gather, store, and utilize electrical asset data implemented and collected in the field to improve data driven decision making. Create and maintain electrical models using power flow software such as PSSE and CYME.

  • Create scope of work documents, cost estimates, and schedules for assigned projects engaging engineering and other SMEs as required.

  • Work with AES engineering and finance teams to build the project business cases using financial modeling tools.

  • Validate project financial data submitted to the annual budget review process.

  • Manage the budget for assigned T&D annual investment programs.

  • Utilize Management of Change and Asset Governance processes for controlling the modification of equipment, systems, and processes

  • Participate in root cause analyses (RCAs) for significant T&D equipment failures

  • Support development and updates to Asset Life Cycle Plans (ALCP) for critical asset classes

  • Work in an Agile, collaborative environment partnering with technicians, engineers, regulatory experts and businesspeople of all backgrounds and disciplines to solve complex problems

  • Attend site visits to substations or other engineering sites to verify electric facilities through field research and learn about complex T&D systems

  • Participate in formalized AES-specific learning opportunities to further your knowledge and understanding towards accelerating the responsible energy transition

  • Network with peers, AES leaders, and other like-minded employees in dedicated events, lunch and learns and speaker series’

  • Use industry leading software to study potential problems on the electrical grid and proactively propose solutions

  • Actively engage in open discussions to identify ways the company can improve to be better prepared for the future of the energy world

Who You Are

The successful candidate should be a student who meets the following required qualifications:

  • Sophomore standing or higher as of position start date

  • Pursuing a four-year ABET accredited degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or other related engineering discipline

  • Ability to break down and deeply understand complex problems and communicate complex matters efficiently

  • Strong problem-solving skills, optimizing for the simplest, most robust yet practical solutions

  • Reliable, dependable, trustworthy, participating team member

  • Smart but humble, with a bias for action

  • Team player and significant team project work

  • Exceptional attention to detail, organization, and presentation skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to confidently present solutions to a larger group

We kindly ask you to indicate your availability period when applying to this position (e.g., Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023 )

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.

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.

Are you ready to join us?