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AES BESS Solutions Engineer in United States

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.

The BESS Solutions Engineer will be a lead contributor to the engineering of energy storage products for AES. They will provide guidance on the selection of battery technology, thermal management, safety equipment, and all other systems required to develop AC-coupled, DC-coupled, and stand-alone utility-scale energy storage products. The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep understanding of energy storage systems required to drive innovation and improvement to AES plant designs, evaluate new technologies and support testing of new energy storage prototype designs. The Solutions Engineer will work closely with key suppliers to track product offerings and ensure optimal component selections enabling AES to deliver safe, reliable, and cost-competitive energy storage solutions. This is an opportunity to work through interesting technical problems, play a key role in shaping AES’s energy storage strategy, analyze and test new technologies, and ultimately advance the goal of reaching a 100% clean energy future.

Key responsibilities include :

  • BESS equipment supplier engagement.

  • Specify and coordinate development of BESS product solutions that meet project performance and lifetime requirements.

  • Engage with 3rd party engineering and manufacturing partners to plan scopes of work, drive design decisions, and ensure timely receipt of contracted deliverables.

  • Ensure compliance of codes and standards required for new BESS product deployment in various regions.

  • Develop, document, and deliver technical guidance to Project Development and Execution Engineering teams.

  • Develop technical materials for new BESS products including installation manuals, data sheets, safety evaluations, and other materials required for permitting and construction.

  • Manage document library for BESS specific technical documentation.

  • Manage integration of new BESS product information into AES Approved Product List.

  • Plan and lead BESS validation testing and analyze resulting measurements

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in physics, engineering, or equivalent technical field

  • 6+ years professional experience in Energy Storage system design, development, construction, deployment, and analysis preferred

  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of Energy Storage integration with renewable energy systems

  • Familiarity with codes and standards for stationary energy storage systems (especially UL 9540 and NFPA 855)

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to work with and communicate effectively (including listening) across a diverse set of engineering, operations, and supply chain teams at AES as well as develop reports and presentations explaining technology evaluations and scoring, root cause analyses, etc.

  • Good organizational skills

  • Hard-working and sense of ownership over creating energy storage solutions

  • set of operating projects at AES and advancing innovations within the company to improve

  • project competitiveness and meet our customer’s and communities’ needs

  • Knowledge to perform techno-economic analysis and LCOE/LCOS calculations preferred

  • Belief in and alignment to AES’s core values of Safety First, Highest Standards, and working All

  • Together with our team, our customers, our suppliers, and our communities.

Location :

The position is in Louisville, CO and may include up to 20% travel to project locations and international partner locations. Remotely working is a possibility depending on the candidate.

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 $90,000 and $110,500/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.

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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