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AES Performance Engineer (Wind) 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.

The Performance Engineer is responsible for monitoring and diagnosing equipment and performance issues for AES wind generation facilities using EtaPRO's Advanced Pattern Recognition (APR) and other analytical software. Responsible for providing sophisticated condition monitoring and data analyses of critical plant systems and components. Works with plant personnel regularly and collaborates with internal domain experts to diagnose developing plant and equipment related problems. Collects, processes, and analyzes data for plant performance metrics and assessment reports (e.g. monthly KPI reports, variable margin loss analysis, etc.).

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain, and use APR software models and plant operational data to detect changes in the operating behavior of plant equipment and systems.

  • Perform daily monitoring of site critical components that have installed models actively collecting data using sophisticated analytics software.

  • Respond, evaluate, and prioritize alarms for potential equipment-related issues, get along with station personnel, and provide recommendations to optimize plant equipment and systems.

  • Support and work with component Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assess equipment anomalies.

  • Monitor equipment performance and predict component health, alerting SMEs and site personnel of anomalies within those trends that could adversely affect the reliability, availability, maintainability, and performance of equipment.

  • Communicate equipment anomalies to plant operations, engineering personnel and plant technical analysts.

  • Work with power plant staff to troubleshoot and resolve operational problems identified by the performance software models

  • Identify and classify associated risks to the plant, provide recommendations to mitigate risks, and follow up to ensure resolutions are tracked through to completion.

  • Develop technical assessments/analyses that will improve operational performance and reliability to meet operational targets or understand the deviations from it.

  • Provides analysis in areas such as KPI performance against targets & goals

  • Update, retrain, and evaluate the adequacy of existing analytic and performance software models.

  • Capture and quantify avoided costs to express the value of team activities. Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric power industry regulatory requirements.


  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree preferred

  • Working knowledge of:

  • Developing, implementing, and operating performance monitoring programs is highly desired.

  • ASME Performance Test Codes and IEC Wind Standards. Experience with Advanced Pattern Recognition and/or diagnostic tools.

  • GE, Siemens, Vestas or other OEM wind turbine engineering or operating experience. Experience with power plant controls and control logic.

  • OSI PI data historian and EtaPRO is a plus. Experience with vibration analysis of rotating equipment.

  • Rotating components such as gearboxes, wind turbines, generators, and field instrumentation. Familiarity with condition-based Maintenance programs and technology applications.

  • Advanced analytics, Pattern Recognition and performance software or other reliability or condition-based predictive diagnosis software applications.

  • Condition monitoring and diagnostic technologies.

  • Effective English communication and technical report writing skills are required.

  • Must be proficient with various software programs and systems (e.g., MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as database use.

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.

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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