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AES Team Lead, Planning in Louisville, Colorado

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The Planning Team Lead will lead the team responsible for reviewing and planning of the corrective maintenance notifications/work orders for a variety of wind, solar, and solar plus storage facilities. This team will also be responsible for the planning, scheduling, and tracking of routine maintenances for each site. This role will also serve as the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Manager.

Main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the Wind and Solar Maintenance Planning Team – a group of up to 10 to 15 planner/schedulers.

  • Responsible for the hiring, firing, coaching, training, and development of the team members.

  • Assist and guide in the AES Clean Energy transition from a spectrum of maintenance work practices and CMMS tools to the unified SAP based solution.

  • Supervise the team responsible for creating work orders for corrective and preventive maintenance items which include estimated hours, job assignments, parts, tooling, safety plan, rigging requirements, etc. in the CMMS tool.

  • Leads the team responsible for preparing and scheduling work orders for 3rd party O&M contractors required to accomplish all maintenance activities (e.g. 3rd Party NERC required maintenance).

  • Assist in measuring and improving maintenance KPI’s such as determined by alignment with corporate guidelines. For instance - schedule compliance, rework, break in work, Pm/Pd.M. compliance, Mean Time Between Failures, Mean Target Time to Repair, Mean Time to Respond, etc. These metrics will be used to monitor internal performance, as well as 3rd party O&M providers.

  • Communicates routinely with operations/maintenance teams to review work priorities and schedules.

  • Assists the local Planner/Schedulers in working with Lead/site personnel to develop planned and forced outage resource loaded schedules.

  • Assists in developing weekly resource loaded schedules 2-4 weeks out and leads weekly planning meetings.

  • Helps ensuring that daily work orders, time entry and parts usage are processed in the CMMS tool(s).

  • Assists in interacting with Purchasing/Warehouse/Demand Planners to ensure all parts to perform service and documented repairs are reserved, ordered and in stock for the work being forecasted in the CMMS tool.

  • Work with other programs i.e., ePAS, SiteDocs, SCADA, EtaPro, the CMMS tool, etc. as needed.

  • Assists in working with all regional Team Leaders, Lead Technicians, Demand Planners, ROCC Teams, Engineering Teams, etc. as needed to proactively schedule out inspections or other work required.

  • Follows and champions AES Work Management processes.

Educational Qualifications:

  • High school diploma

  • Advanced training in solar or wind power generation or similar electrical experience

Skills Qualifications :

  • Demonstrate the ability to create a safe work culture.

  • Must maintain a valid State driver's license

  • Experienced in managing Direct Reports including the hiring, firing, coaching, and developing a team

  • Experience in Solar or Wind Generation a plus.

  • Experience with an SAP-Based CMMS Tool is required

  • CMRP (certified maintenance reliability professional) certification a plus.

  • A minimum of 3 years maintenance planning experience is preferred.

  • Mechanical and electrical planning work experience is preferred.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all plant people and vendors.

  • Computer skills required, i.e., Word, Excel, Projects, Outlook, Power Point, etc.

  • Must be results orientated, self motivated, and able to work with limited direct supervision.

  • Ability to lead a meeting and speak in large groups in person and/or via Skype/Teams.

  • Available for occasional travel for training, conferences, team-building events, etc.

Additional information:

  • The expected salary for this position begins at $90,000. Factors that may be used to determine final salary offered include relevant 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.

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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