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U.S. Planning Engineer (Electrical)

Company: AES Corporation
Location: Petersburg
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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.


Planning Engineer develops long-term maintenance and investment (Capital) project plans and provides technical support for thermal and renewable generation sites in the U.S. Under general supervision, is responsible for labor and material specification development, budget development, material procurement, and bid review of assigned projects.

The Project Engineer is primarily responsible for labor and material specification development, budget development, material procurement, and bid review of assigned projects. Employee will be responsible for assisting as needed in the diagnosis of mechanical and electrical equipment issues including technical direction to both contracted and plant personnel, as needed.


1) Perform any necessary inspections on mechanical / electrical generation equipment during outages or downtime as needed to support facility operations and project planning efforts.

2) Create, scope, project justification, cost estimates, and budget future work plans for maintenance,

upgrade, and replacement of assets.

3) Reports and maintains current programs which assist the plant's operations and maintenance division.

4) Prepares estimates, construction drawings, material specifications and lists, procurement forms, work

orders, contracts, and property record reports.

5) Utilize Management of Change for controlling modification to equipment, systems, and processes.

6) Instructs and trains less senior or less experienced personnel on the technical aspects of their job, as


7) Serves as a representative of the Company, as assigned. Ensure personal and contractor safety.

8) Accepts short term assignments at other AES facilities.

9) Ensure personal and contractor safety performance by meeting or exceeding AES safety policy requirements.

10) Control project costs by completing economic evaluations for all applicable projects during budget process and for major emergent work and maintaining projects costs within allowed limits of approved cost estimate.

11) Ensure Supply Chain engagement in procurement activities by providing bid specifications to Supply Chain in accordance with the procurement policy requirements. Provide generating station operations & maintenance support by adequately responding to operational & maintenance support requests in a timely and cooperative manner and actively participating in technical working groups as assigned. Is expected to accept temporary planning assignments at other AES facilities on an as needed basis.


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent level of experience
  • Experience in Thermal and Renewable Electric Utility and Power Generation.
  • Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Suite required, SAP and GE APM experience helpful.
  • Strong background in Reliability Centered Maintenance Practices.
  • Maintenance and Reliability Professional Certification (CMRP) desirable.
  • Experience in project management with demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong communicator both oral and written.
  • Strong platform or public speaking skills for making presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others as well as operate with a minimum of supervision.

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.

Keywords: AES Corporation, Evansville , U.S. Planning Engineer (Electrical), Other , Petersburg, Indiana

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