Performance Engineer at The AES Corporation (Indianapolis, IN)

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The Performance Engineer will be responsible for monitoring and diagnosing equipment and thermal performance issues for the Eagle Valley CCGT (679MW) and Harding Street Station (1,000MW) using EtaPRO's Advanced Pattern Recognition (APR) and Virtual Plant (VP) thermal modeling software. Responsible for providing advanced condition monitoring and data analyses of critical plant systems and components. Interfaces with plant personnel on a regular basis and collaborates with internal subject matter experts to diagnose developing plant and equipment related problems.

  • Develop, maintain, and use advanced pattern recognition software models and plant operational data to detect changes in the operating behavior of plant equipment and systems.
  • Perform daily monitoring of site critical components that have installed models actively collecting data using advanced analytics software.
  • Respond, evaluate and prioritize alarms for potential equipment related issues and interact with station personnel and provide recommendations to optimize plant equipment and systems.
  • Support and interface with component Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assess equipment anomalies.
  • Communicate equipment anomalies to plant operations and engineering personnel and plant technical analysts
  • Identify and classify associated risks to the plant, provide recommendations to mitigate risks, and follow up to ensure resolutions are tracked through to completion.
  • Monitor equipment performance and predict component health, alerting SMEs and site personnel of anomalies within those trends which could adversely affect the reliability, availability, maintainability and performance of equipment
  • Work with power plant staff to troubleshoot and resolve operational problems identified by the thermal performance software models.
  • Capture and quantify avoided costs to express the value of team activities. Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements.
  • Update, retrain, and evaluate the adequacy of existing APR and thermal performance software models.

Technical Knowledge:
  • Field expertise in plant systems to improve performance and reliability. Field experience with energy generation plant equipment. Experience with multiple DCS systems, vibration systems, and Performance Monitoring systems required. Experience with Machine Learning algorithms, IT/OT network configurations.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and operating performance monitoring program. Working knowledge of ASME Performance Test Codes. Experience with an Advanced Pattern Recognition and/or diagnostic tools. GE, Siemens, Toshiba or other OEM combustion turbine, steam turbine and wind turbine engineering or operating experience. Experience with power plant controls and control logic. Experience with vibration analysis of rotating equipment.

  • MS Office suite (including Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Excellent analytical skills: ability to work with large amounts of data, facts, and figures.
  • Communication Skills: ability to present findings, or translate the data into understandable documents. Write and speak clearly, easily communicating complex ideas.
  • Convey a high degree of professional competence in all forums and venues.
  • Expert in the use of the EtaPRO software suite.
  • Must possess good problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Generation and Management
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Math, or related field
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience supporting multiple projects simultaneously preferred

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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The AES Corporation operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA and Indianapolis, IN. The AES Corporation was founded in 1981. It has 10000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Performance Bonus, Remote Work Program. To see all 2 open jobs at The AES Corporation, click here.
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