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AES Associate, M&A in New York

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.

Reporting to the Sr. Manager, M&A, the Associate will be part of a team that leads project and platform acquisition efforts in the US for utility-scale wind, solar and battery storage.

This role will provide a wholistic view of deal origination, project and portfolio diligence and valuation, and transaction negotiation and execution. It will broaden the Associate’s network to a range of developers selling projects in the U.S. and provide the Associate exposure to AES Clean Energy’s investment opportunities that enable it to deliver and expand its industry-leading renewable energy solutions to decarbonize the power sector.


  • Assist M&A deal leads with several work streams for live transactions, including use of confidential information memoranda, coordination of the Q&A process and due diligence effort with internal subject matter experts and external consultants.

  • Conduct market research using AES data subscriptions and public sources to inform business development efforts; Prepare and deliver presentations and reports to communicate findings and recommendations to internal teams.

  • Work closely with AES Growth Initiatives and Structured Finance teams to review valuation models, including DCF and earnings models, to assess individual projects or businesses.

  • Analyze and compare prospective M&A transactions and investments under the direction of transaction leaders, including strategic and financial impacts and risks.

  • Develop and maintain internal tools and processes for tracking all active, inactive, and closed M&A deal activities.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an analytical or renewable energy subject area

  • 4+ years of relevant work experience

  • Understanding of the key value drivers and risks of Clean Energy transactions (wind, solar, battery storage); familiarity with regional electricity markets in US is a plus

  • Demonstrated analytical experience and intellectual curiosity

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate complex matters in a concise manner to diverse team members

  • Adept at Excel financial modeling and proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

  • Detailed understanding of financial statement mechanics and business valuation theory

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 $100,000 and $127,500/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.

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?