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AES Senior Engineer, Reliability in Salt Lake City, Utah

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The AES CE Senior Reliability Engineer is responsible for supporting the operational portfolio of photovoltaic and battery storage projects by improving the reliability and availability of equipment including subcomponents. The role serves a pivotal responsibility to ensure that AES CE operates and maintains the portfolio to standards that exceed industry best-practice.

It can be remote or in one of ours offices and would need travel up to 15% to site locations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Operations

  • Establish best practices for hardware configuration and maintenance activities to maximize reliability and availability

  • Troubleshoot systems in operation to identify root cause of performance problems

  • Perform life cycle cost modeling of project design to inform equipment and component selection

  • Facilitate continuous improvement to maintenance practices with internal operations personnel and 3rd Party vendors

  • Perform Job Safety Assessments and Safety Walks to identify job-site hazards

  • Collaboration

  • Collaborate with Operations and Engineering teams to troubleshoot existing projects and develop repair and remediation plans

  • “Close the loop” between Operations and new project development by recording and communicating issues that can be mitigated through better design and equipment selection

  • Design solutions for modifications to systems, and coordinate between various AES subcontractors and vendors where needed

  • Utilize technology such as drones, LiDAR, thermal imaging and 3D modeling to improve reliability

  • Growth and Leadership

  • Participate in AES CE’s growth planning process by contributing to process improvement task forces and other strategic planning activities

  • Improve and develop processes for the execution of safe, quality and high-reliability projects

  • Educate team on changing trends in technology, best practices and safety


  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent technical field

  • 5+ years professional experience in engineering with a focus on measuring and maintaining equipment reliability

  • Experience with root cause (RCA) and failure modes analysis methods (FMEA)

  • Proficiency with reading and understanding equipment/facility schematics

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Well versed in the use of the Microsoft Office software suite

  • Experience in utilizing results of data analytics and database tools

  • High degree of commitment to a quality safety culture and an incident-free work environment

  • Willingness to travel within the U.S. to support company’s portfolio of PV solar/BESS assets

  • Personal values consistent with those of the AES Corporation; Safety, Integrity, Excellence, Agility and Fun

  • Experience with high power battery systems and/or inverter technologies

  • The candidate must be located within the US territory

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 $115.000 and $140.250/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.

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