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AES Engineer, Projects Solutions in Louisville, Colorado

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AES is seeking a Development Engineer to drive solar PV, wind, and integrated battery energy storage system (BESS) project development across the US and Internationally, with the goal of increasing our portfolio of owner-operated commercial, industrial and utility scale renewable power plants.

The Development Engineer will work with a team to qualify new solar and battery storage project opportunities, perform technical due diligence on project practicality, and respond to RFPs from utilities, municipalities and others for the procurement of renewable energy. Project work will be focused on preliminary design evaluation, coordinating closely with the Business Development and Finance teams.

The ideal candidate will have a depth of experience in the design, engineering and analysis of photovoltaic systems and battery storage systems, ranging in capacity from 2MW to 500MW. Experience in proposal generation and financial metrics for PV systems and Power Purchase Agreements is preferred.

The position may include 15% travel (or more) to project locations and partner offices. The ideal candidate will reside within a commutable distance from Louisville, CO, but other locations are also accepted.

We are always accepting applications for our Development Engineer positions. Apply today to be considered during our next hiring period.

Key Responsibilities

Business Development Support

  • Energy production modeling for projects in development (PVSYST, Helioscope, Plant Predict)

  • Battery dispatch modeling for projects in development (Excel, Matlab)

  • Site evaluation (remote and in-person) for project suitability

  • Project pricing and value engineering exercises with an Estimator

  • Create preliminary plant designs, site layouts, single lines.

  • Recommend primary project equipment (turbines, inverters, PV modules, batteries, etc.)

  • Technical diligence for new project opportunities, assessing accuracy of third-party provided production estimates, site plans, product documentation and meteorological data

  • Support for RFPs, Greenfield Development, and Acquisition conceptual design studies

Growth and Leadership

  • Improve and develop processes for more accurate and efficient evaluation of projects

  • Work with team on changing trends in project development

  • Work on and expand vendor review and approval process, leveraging AES CE Procurement team

  • Participate in AES CE’s growth planning process by contributing to process improvement task forces and other strategic planning activities

  • Contributing to innovation

Primary Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or equivalent technical field

  • 2+ years of experience in renewable energy project development, design, analysis and construction

  • Proficiency with common renewable energy system modeling tools and packages, such as PVSYST, HOMER, Helioscope and Plant Predict

  • Proficiency with common CAD tools such as AutoCAD

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, advanced Excel skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with utility power systems

  • Master’s degree in engineering (MS) or business (MBA)

  • NABCEP PV Installation Professional or PV Design Specialist certification

  • OSHA 10hr or comparable job-site safety certification

  • SketchUp/Skelion mastery

  • Proficiency with Python programming

  • Spanish language skills

The expected salary for this position begins at $85,000 (minimum). Factors that may be used to determine final salary offered include proven experience, skills, location, qualifications and other factors, consistent with applicable law. This position is eligible to receive an annual bonus.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including market competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, market leading 401(K), and generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and parental leave.

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 $85,000 and $114,750/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.

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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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