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AES Director, Development in Virginia

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.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead new and existing early stage solar, solar + storage and standalone storage assets throughout the Eastern United States, with a focus on PJM territory

  • Lead a team of up to 5 direct reports

  • Coordinate with the internal Land, Permitting, Engineering and Interconnection teams as well as outside consultants on an as needed basis to ensure that projects are meeting development milestones, development risks are being mitigated, and project returns are improved

  • Initiate and/or support relationships with local jurisdictions to ensure projects are obtaining all possible incentives and have good standing within the local communities

  • Maintain development asset database with core project inputs and status updates

  • Conduct financial modeling and analysis of prospective development projects, as well as maintain current models for the development pipeline

  • Assist in acquisition of development assets and/or platforms on an as needed basis

  • Support the Land, Permitting and Interconnection teams on an as needed basis with research, analysis and strategies for development

  • Support the Utility and Commercial Power Marketing teams on an as needed basis for RFP responses and other off-taker outreach and strategy

  • Research emerging renewable energy markets and identify new development prospects

  • Full duties on budgeting including forecasting spend, updating current spend, budget reporting and staffing needs.

  • Assist Market Leader with execution on strategy and developing strategy for market.

Desired Skills and Expertise:

  • Outstanding organizational, communication, decision making/problem solving, analytical and time management skills.

  • 5+ years’ experience administering energy projects and/or project financing of renewable energy projects

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office, as well as Microsoft Dynamics (or equivalent CRM; i.e. Salesforce).

  • Able to demonstrate experience dealing successfully with peers, subordinates, management, and unaffiliated third parties

  • Exceptional presentation, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Passion for renewable energy industry


  • BA/BS degree required with concentration in business, finance, economics, engineering, and/or other quantitative/environmental fields


  • Commensurate with experience; very competitive.

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.

Are you ready to join us?