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AES Senior CAD Designer 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.

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day on our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

AES Clean Energy is seeking an energetic CAD professional with 5+ years of experience in the renewable industry. Come join our growing team of renewable energy experts working to expand AES’ portfolio of owner-operated commercial, industrial, and utility scale renewable power plants. The successful candidate will work closely with Development Engineers to design and draft solar PV and battery energy storage system (BESS) projects. Project work will be focused on creating single line diagrams, site plans and layouts for early-stage designs. PV and BESS projects will be for utility-scale projects.

This position is currently remote with the potential for in-person office locations. Preferred AES in-person locations are Salt Lake City, UT, Louisville, CO, New York City, NY, or Arlington, VA. The role may include up to 10% travel to project locations and partner offices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Development Engineers and Senior Designers to produce preliminary Autocad site plans, constraint maps and design packages

  • Work independently and with a team to meet established deadlines

  • Generate drawings that are in line with company drawing standards and templates

  • Follow quality control procedures for completeness, accuracy, and code compliance

  • Proactive communication with the project team

  • Generate Bill of Materials from CAD drawings

  • Provide electrical construction details for PV and BESS systems

Primary Qualifications

  • 2 year AAS degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting or equivalent

  • 5+ years of drafting/design experience in the solar PV or renewables industry

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD

  • Familiarity with solar PV designs and layout considerations

  • Familiarity with civil and grading design

  • Basic understanding of electrical plans, diagrams, and terminology

  • Superb problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Willingness to learn and grow technically

  • Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications

“Plus” Qualifications

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Proficiency with ArcGIS or QGIS

  • Experience in land development and civil site design

  • Advanced knowledge of civil and grading design

  • High voltage/substation experience

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 $90,000 and $110,500/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?