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AES Specialist III, Environmental in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Position Scope:

Provide guidance and oversight to AES global facilities to facilitate compliance with environmental regulations (CAA, CWA, RCRA, CERCLA, SARA, OPA), Company standards and policy, and implementation of best practices. This includes environmental aspects of renewables, transmission and distribution operations, new projects, thermal generation, decommissioning, and construction activities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise to global businesses for complex non-routine issues, and development of global standards and policy.

  • Manage complex permitting activities (US Generation, US T&D) and support global permitting activities

  • Provide support and detailed guidance to internal stakeholders regarding environmental compliance with Company standards, goals, and policies.

  • Develop and provide tools and training materials for businesses to facilitate implementation of compliance, Company standards, goals, and policies.

  • Develop and maintain global platform for knowledge sharing, compliance tools, and communication to facilitate environmental compliance and continuous improvement.

  • Interface with regulators, other governmental agencies, and stakeholders regarding environmental aspects of AES operations.

  • Closely monitor developments and actions related to US environmental regulations, public policy, and litigation that can affect AES businesses, including participation in stakeholder involvement, development of comments in public record, and coordination with industry groups on common issues.

  • Advise in development and implementation of procedures & policies to facilitate compliance with existing and pending environmental standards and requirements.

  • Initiate or review environmental studies and plans to ensure compliance with environmental requirements, Company standards, goals, and policies.

  • Support stakeholder engagement and messaging.


  • Minimum of seven years’ recent experience in environmental compliance in a large industrial, processing or manufacturing environment or corporate environmental department.

  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in U.S. environmental regulations, permits, and requirements.

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or an environmental-related field from an accredited college/university.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to effectively communicate highly technical information. Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders including environmental agencies and environmental non-governmental organizations.

  • Excellent knowledge of and direct experience with federal, state, and local environmental regulations, including ability to locate, interpret, and implement regulations in real-world applications.

  • Direct experience with permit applications, interpretations, and implementation.

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.

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