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AES Generation Modeling Engineer in United States

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Generator Modeling Engineer , AES Clean Energy

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

AES’s mission is to improve lives by accelerating a safer and greener energy future. We are a global, agile, cohesive organization with an employee engagement level akin to a startup company. AES businesses throughout the world are often recognized as great places to work. Our people share a passion to help 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.

The AES Clean Energy (ACE) team is seeking a dynamic and passionate Generator Modeling Engineer to oversee generator models throughout the project lifecycle for ACE’s rapidly growing renewable portfolio – modeling generators from interconnection study phases, through construction, and through operations. This is an exciting opportunity for an engineer that is well-versed in technical engineering aspects that also enjoys working on a dynamic team and building relationships with consultants and utilities in a rapidly growing company.

Core Competencies:

  • Experience with transmission and/or generation steady state and dynamic modeling in PSSE and PSLF. Experience modeling renewable generators is a plus.

  • Experience with interconnection study models and interconnection request packages.

  • Knowledge of model validation, including ride-through tests, stability tests, and model validation.

  • Familiarity with short circuit data and modeling.

  • Ability to understand aspects of renewable generation modeling and data inputs required to create acceptable models.

  • Adept at gathering large amounts of information from varying sources for model builds.

  • Understanding of detailed modeling and equivalent modeling, and ability to flag unreasonable model values.

  • Demonstrated ability to initiate projects, be self-directed, originate new ideas, and present methods to achieve goals.

  • Skilled at solving complex problems in multiple areas.

  • Practiced at working across departments and organizations with varying skill sets among teams.

  • Easily manages multiple priorities and deadlines.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, review, and submit generator models for new and existing renewable resources for interconnection request packages, as-built model submittals, ISO, and NERC requirements.

  • Ensure generator model builds are in line with Transmission Planner and Planning Coordinator expectations.

  • Ensure models meet ride-through, reactive power requirements and that parameters are reasonable.

  • Gather data required for model builds from varying sources including manufacturers, contractors, and external consultants with minimal supervision.

  • Verify generator models with substation schematics, inverter/turbine settings, power plant controller behavior, and generator properties.

  • Track and implement generator model upgrades per ISO and NERC requirements.

  • Respond to Transmission Planner/Planning Coordinator modeling requests and concerns.

  • Oversee model validation field tests for MOD-025, MOD-026, and MOD-027 verifications.

  • Guide projects under development for compliance with technical MOD standards (MOD-025, MOD-032, MOD-026, MOD-027) and PRC-024 ride-through requirements.

Desired Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering

  • Personal values consistent with those of the AES Corporation: Safety First, Highest Standards, and All Together.

  • 1-5 years of experience with modeling software (PSSE, PowerWorld, and/or PSLF). Generator modeling experience preferred.

  • Interconnection package experience.

  • Understanding of MOD standards and PRC-024.

  • Able to review complex analysis and can develop formal documentation, technical reports, and presentations.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize projects and tasks.

  • Ability to successfully work remotely and independently, away from an office environment or direct supervision, for extended periods of time.

Job Location & Details:

  • Reports to Manager, Generator Modeling

  • Remote or Salt Lake City

  • Travel is expected to be minimal.

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.

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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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