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AES Senior/Principal Engineer in Ohio

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AES is seeking a full-time Senior/Lead/Principal Engineer – T&D Standards to be a technical leader for T&D electrical engineering, equipment, and construction standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Continuously improve electric rate payer experience and minimize cost by specifying safe and reliable electric materials, designs, and installations.

  • Develop and implement strategic goals and tactical initiatives to create, revise, and synchronize (where practicable) material, engineering, and construction standards for both Indiana and Ohio organizations.

  • Develop and maintain databases of standards, material parts, manufacturer/vendor contacts, manufacturer drawings, etc. in support of standards and other departments.

  • Be knowledgeable in electric substation, electric transmission, electric distribution, civil, structural, and mechanical engineering design. Topics include transmission substations, switching substations, distribution substations, customer-use substations, mobile substations, protective relaying, switchgear, SCADA, fiber optics, circuit breakers, circuit interrupters, switches, metering, grounding, fuses, power transformers, instrument transformers, regulators, capacitors, wire, power cable, solar and wind generation, battery storage, poles, switches, surge arrestors, optical ground wire (OPGW), distribution automation.

  • Manage research and accurate interpretation, and proper application of AES corporate policies, federal government laws/codes/regulations, Indiana and Ohio state government laws/codes/regulations, local government laws/codes/regulations, national industry standards.

  • Manage research on manufacturers and sales channels to properly apply electric transmission, substation and distribution equipment and materials.

  • Interface and solicit information and ideas from AES internal stakeholders, including standards, engineering, purchasing, construction, distribution system planning, compliance, regulatory, commissioning, operations, real estate, environmental, document control, asset management, graphical information systems, records, major accounts, and legal.

  • Obtain/maintain professional engineering (PE) licenses in both Indiana and Ohio.

  • Manage technical and style verification and editing for other standards engineers in disciplines of substation, transmission line, distribution line, civil, structural, mechanical, etc.

  • Join and maintain active membership in national and local professional societies such as IEEE, NSPE, etc.

  • Periodic travel required for inter-office business between Dayton, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana; active construction site field visits; manufacturing site audits/verifications; professional society meetings and conferences, etc.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in engineering, electrical engineering (power) major preferred, from an ABET-accredited engineering program. Master of science in engineering a plus.

  • Minimum six (6) years practical employment experience in electric utility designs, engineering, and constructions in multiple disciplines (substation, transmission, distribution.)

  • Minimum three (3) years of leadership experience in departments and/or large projects.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Professional engineering (PE) license required. Upon employment, obtain PE by comity in both Indiana and Ohio.

  • Proficiency in National Electric Code (NEC,) National Electric Safety Code (NESC,) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC,) NERC, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA.)

  • Ability to research and accurately interpret and apply national standards, including those maintained by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE,) American National Standards Institute (ANSI,) etc.

  • Proficiency in electrical design and/or analysis software.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access database software is a plus.

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.

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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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