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AES Manager, System Operations in Ohio

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.

AES Ohio serves approximately 500,000 customers in a 6,000 square-mile service area in Southwest-Central Ohio. This includes 14,800 miles of distribution lines and over 150 substations. The Manager of Transmission Operations is responsible for the Company’s Transmission Operators. The manager is responsible for coordinating activities within the area to meet all applicable NERC, PJM and other regulations, company safety and operating standards and to follow acceptable utility operating standards.

Main Responsibilities:

Responsible for all activities of the Transmission Control Room including:

  • Procedures to implement real-time actions, up to and including shedding firm load.

  • Responsible for all actions for safety and reliability of the transmission electric grid, including field crews, electrical equipment, and customers in matters that affect grid reliability.

  • Procedures for switching and tagging activities to achieve LOTO isolation on transmission equipment for both scheduled and outage situations.

  • Responsible for all department Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Monitors the development of the system model to simulate removing transmission elements from service resulting contingency analysis to prevent any real time violations which may occur.

  • Maintain procedures to transfer operations to the Back-Up Control Center and implement if necessary.

  • Coordinates with Distribution Operations and external resources to provide excellent customer service to our electric customers.


  • Knowledge of the Company’s substation, distribution and transmission systems, relay protection schemes, safety requirements, electrical theory, field equipment capabilities and associated operating procedures and guidelines.

  • Strong sense of ambition, motivation, and confidence.

  • Ability to work in a stressful and fast-paced environment.

  • Capacity to make sounds judgments and crucial decisions in short amounts of time.

  • Ability to understand and assimilate complex technical information.

  • Skills to build and maintain relationships with multiple teams.

  • Capable of ensuring processes and procedures are developed and implemented consistently.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline is desired or other relevant work history including military duty.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to excel within a fast-paced environment, monitor multiple sources of information, assign work to various individuals, provide training and mentoring to department members. Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and memos.

  • Working knowledge of various databases, spreadsheet, and word processing software. Ability to use various computer systems.

  • Gathers and analyzes many complex variables to recommend decisions on complex issues under rapid and severe time constraints. Combines complex data sets including weather, grid conditions, electrical voltages, customer load, system disturbance data, etc. to determine actions required to ensure continuous operation and reliability on the distribution grid. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • As the authority in charge of the control room operations, any errors in switching procedures, miscommunication, or errors in analysis could result in serious injury or death to field employees and damage to valuable equipment. The candidates must be able to communicate any “good catches” and learning opportunities to others within the organization.

  • Control Room Environment.

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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