High Voltage Specialist - Wind/Solar

The AES Corporation

4.8

Lancaster, CA

Why you should apply for a job to The AES Corporation:

  • 4.8/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.9/5 in supportive management

  • 94% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 100% would recommend this company to other women

  • 92% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • AES provides three months of paid maternity and paternity leave for births and time off for adoptions as well.

  • Our team of innovators transformed us into the world’s most impactful energy company.

  • Fast Company named us as one of the “Best Places to Work for Innovators”, the only US-based energy company to be recognized.

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    Position summary

    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. 

    This role is part of the O&M BOP Team, reporting to the BOP/High Voltage Team Leader, the High Voltage Specialist provides the safe management, maintenance, documentation, and repair guidance of high voltage equipment and Balance of Plant components for our Wind, Solar, and Solar plus Storage sites.

    This role is based out of our Lancaster, Ca office.

    Essential Functions:

    • Investigate/document NERC-registered protection system operations, report mis-operations to the AES Clean Energy (AES CE) NERC compliance team, develop/document Corrective Action Plans as needed and ensure Corrective Actions have been completed
    • Reads/analyzes relay event files to assist O&M personnel in determining causes of trips and identifying where faults may be in the System
    • Implement the Protection System Maintenance Plan for all newly on-boarded NERC registered assets
    • Is familiar with Protection System corrective and preventative maintenance for all assets. for NERC-registered assets, this maintenance shall be done in accordance with PRC-005-6.
    • Ensure all maintenance records are up to date for all protection system components
    • Knowledge of various equipment found in substation protection schemes including microprocessor relays, electro-mechanical lock-out relays, communication pathways (including fiber optic paths), potential transformers, current transformers, etc.
    • In-depth knowledge of NERC standards associated with Protection Systems including (but not limited to): PRC-005-6, PRC-004-5(i), PRC-026-1, PRC-027-1
    • Works with commissioning team for new projects to ensure all SCADA monitoring points are brought in from protection system relays for adequate system health monitoring and ensuring consistency amongst assets
    • Reviews AES CE currently operating assets to identify weakness in protection monitoring and maintenance and makes recommendations for improvement
    • Plays an active role to drive operation and maintenance to a 115 KV interconnect
    • Responsible for all high voltage activities 115 KV and 34.5 KV (Vacuum Circuit Breakers & GSU)
    • Troubleshoot and repair of electrical components – Switch gear, Transformers, Protection Relays, and Breakers
    • Safe and proper use of electrical testing equipment.
    • Manage and coordinate the work of multiple contractors and suppliers
    • Effectively schedule electrical work activities and outage coordination
    • Responsible for predictive, preventive, and corrective electrical maintenance activities.
    • Maintain accurate records and files
    • Ensure high-voltage tools, equipment and parts are available or in stock to perform work.
    • Maintain good/working relationships with investors and key points of contact

    Educational and Skill Qualifications:

    • High school diploma with an associate degree in electrical engineering; or extensive High Voltage Electrical maintenance experience
    • Must maintain a valid State driver's license
    • Must have thorough knowledge of NFPA 70E requirements regarding arc flash analyses
    • Experience in maintaining Over-head and Under-ground electrical infrastructure and Underground Collection Systems
    • Proven ability to read and understand various single line, 3 line, electrical and instrumentation diagrams, and drawings
    • Demonstrated ability to create a safe work environment
    • Strong Safety Oriented and committed to the AES CE Values and Culture
    • Familiar with a proactive approach to Maintenance Management (CMMS) and knowledgeable in Best Practices specific to predictive and preventative maintenance, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and condition-based monitoring techniques
    • Must be results oriented, self-motivated, and able to work with limited direct supervision
    • Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions
    • Willing to work extra and/or irregular hours and/or a shift schedule
    • Responds to or assists with emergency situations.  This includes being available on a 24-hour basis as necessary
    • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Power Point, & Excel)

    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 $75.000 and $106.250/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.

    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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    About the company

    Industry: Natural Resources: Electric Power Generation

    If you’re looking for a career where you can make a world-changing impact and join the fight against climate change, our team at AES wants to meet you.  

    Our people transformed us into the world’s most impactful energy company. How did we do it?  

    We partner with organizations from industries of every kind, across all markets and at every stage of development to meet their energy needs ...

    Why you should apply for a job to The AES Corporation:

  • 4.8/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.9/5 in supportive management

  • 94% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 100% would recommend this company to other women

  • 92% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • AES provides three months of paid maternity and paternity leave for births and time off for adoptions as well.

  • Our team of innovators transformed us into the world’s most impactful energy company.

  • Fast Company named us as one of the “Best Places to Work for Innovators”, the only US-based energy company to be recognized.