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The AES Corporation

Stakeholder Relations Analyst

Cadillac, MI / Remote

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The Stakeholder Relations Analyst will work within AES Clean Energy's Stakeholder Relations team in the central US, specifically MISO North, to include Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and other states, as assigned. This is an exciting opportunity to have a career in industry-leading engagement strategies to empower communities and advance a carbon-free future. This role will support AES' strategic renewable energy-related stakeholder engagement, local community relations, drafting communications and collateral materials for strategic planning and social impact partnership development. This role will report to the Manager of Stakeholder Relations MISO.

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AES' people are working together to accelerate the future of energy. Our team is mission-driven and motivated by improving lives, seeking to make a lasting impact wherever we operate. Fast Company named us as one of the "Best Places to Work for Innovators", the only US-based energy company to be recognized. This means innovation happens at every level, in every position, and in every country where we work. That's what transformed us into the global leader in energy storage, new energy solutions and digital technologies. As a member of the AES team, you will support the company's vision and our journey towards a carbon-free future.

This is a remote position; preference to candidates located in Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota or Indiana.

Travel estimated at 30-40%.

As an AES Stakeholder Engagement Advisor your primary focus is to:

  • Accountable for the development and implementation of state and project-specific engagement plans and related budgets that align with the company's brand positioning and support its development objectives.
  • Maintain, cultivate, and document relationships and engagement activities with key leadership within affected communities, local organizations, and Indigenous communities. Key stakeholders may include local government officials, business leaders, landowners, emergency responders, and non-government organizations. Where this involves Indigenous people, this engagement is consistent with the principles contained in AES' Voluntary Tribal Engagement Policy.
  • Build and maintain strong internal relationships with cross-functional teams, including development, permitting, execution, construction and others. Informing the team of potential project risks, opportunities, stakeholder concerns and critical engagement activities.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Research, engage, and build strategic partnerships within local communities hosting AES projects in alignment with project educational and collaboration needs and partnerships supporting AES' Social Impact Program.
  • Create and maintain accurate lists of stakeholders in project areas. Collect, review, and document stakeholder feedback and interactions through the utilization of our digital stakeholder relations management tool.
  • Draft, collaborate, and distribute targeted external communications, in coordination with AES Communications such as informational handouts, talking points, presentations, and public meeting displays, to bolster local presence and maintain open project communications.
  • Monitor project toll-free phone lines and project emails as well as social and traditional media.
  • Complete needed administrative tasks such as processing invoices, mailings, ordering marketing materials, and managing an events and communications calendar.
  • Participate in formalized AES-specific learning opportunities to further your knowledge and understanding towards accelerating the responsible energy transition.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

Personal Traits

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Team-oriented, collaborative and enjoys networking with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Character that is high achievement and action-oriented, self-confident, reliable, open, curious, considerate, accommodating, courageous, and bold.
  • Well-developed prioritization, adaptable, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects, under deadline pressure.
  • Values reflect the AES values: Safety first, Highest standards, All together.


  • University degree from a related post-secondary program.
  • Related work or internship experience in project community engagement preferred. Applicable educational/experience backgrounds may include communication studies, public relations, public policy, public administration, environmental studies/sustainability, social sciences, business administration/management.
  • Awareness of and experience in engaging with diverse, thriving communities of all sizes from small and/or rural to city centers.
  • Familiar with understanding applicable government and regulatory requirements on projects and application of this information to community dynamics.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in relevant office tools such as MS Office Suite.
  • Willingness to learn and utilize new tools and systems.
  • Solid written and verbal communication, presentation, and organizational abilities.
  • Familiarity with software commonly used in stakeholder engagement and communication, such as Quorum and Grasshopper Virtual Phone System, is advantageous but not required.

Social Process (People) Skills:

  • Passionate about and experienced in building employee engagement and organizational alignment through effective internal communications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including consultation, negotiation, facilitation, risk communication and conflict resolution.
  • Good judgment in determining relevant content for employees.
  • Ability to listen, identify key issues, advise, and maintain confidentiality.

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.

Client-provided location(s): Michigan, USA; Indiana, USA
Job ID: The_AES_Corporation-R1056152
Employment Type: Full Time