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AES Manager, Utility BESS O&M in Salt Lake City, Utah

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AES Clean Energy (“AES CE”), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, specializes in developing, owning, and operating utility scale PV solar projects, battery energy storage systems (BESS) and wind generation projects. AES CE currently has over 5,000 MW of solar, wind and storage projects in operation in the U.S., with an additional 500+ MW in construction and 4,000+ MW contracted or in development.

With a business goal to grow our operating portfolio to 20,000+ MW by 2025, now is an amazing time to join the AES CE team as it continues its exponential growth. AES is a global, agile, cohesive organization with an employee engagement level akin to a startup company. AES businesses throughout the world are often recognized as excellent places to work. We enjoy helping meet the world’s current and increasing energy needs, while providing communities and countries the opportunity for economic growth due to the availability of reliable, affordable electric power.

We are hiring a BESS O&M Manager to lead a team of 2-5 BESS O&M Technicians to support its growing fleet of stand-alone battery energy storage facilities. This Manager will work closely with internal business partners, third party service providers, AES CE field services teams and customers in the coordination, management and delivery of O&M support to the BESS operating fleet.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead of a team of AES CE BESS Technicians

  • Own the delivery of services under comprehensive third-party Long Term Service Agreements

  • Tracking and driving both preventative and corrective maintenance activities

  • In close coordination with AES CE O&M Engineering supervise the BESS facilities for optimal operational performance

  • Lead or support the development of system operation & maintenance training and related Standard Operating Procedures

  • Support O&M Director and Portfolio Asset Managers in developing annual budgets and monthly variance analysis reporting

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, degree in Engineering or equivalent technical field preferred. Experience working with industrial electrical systems is fundamental and may compensate for some formal education experience

  • 5+ years of professional experience in Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Operations, Engineering, or Construction, preferred

  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems and SCADA systems a plus.

  • Ability to coordinate work while coaching and mentoring

  • Conduct or support root cause analysis (RCA) of asset, inverter and module faults and failures

  • Support and conduct activities in respect of AES CE’s NERC Operations and Planning programs and procedures, and other requirements as projects are approaching COD and during site upgrades/changes

  • Exceptional interpersonal, decision making/problem solving, analytical skills.

  • Strong learning skills with a technical ability to independently research, understand, and implement knowledge in new areas

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, think out of the box, and establish collaborative relationships with colleagues and contractors

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Personal values consistent with those of AES – Safety First, Highest Standards, All Together

  • Highly motivated, self-starter in an organization that has a strong team ethos

  • Eager to learn/discover new things and bring positive energy into the team

  • Always seeking improvements (technical, personal, or soft skills) in oneself and welcomes challenges by setting higher goals

  • Results oriented self-starter that can work independently

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office

  • Passion for renewable energy industry and demonstrates the ability to stay current with changing technologies, regulations, and trends influencing the renewable energy industry

Working Conditions:

  • Located in Salt Lake City, UT; Louisville, CO; Southern California; or Phoenix Metro area.Remote locations near major airport may be acceptable.

  • Regular travel will be required to support O&M activities at the BESS facilities. Approximately 25% travel.

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.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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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