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Distribution Design Associate

Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 812,000 natural gas customers in Illinois. Our mission is to power the quality of life. Our service area covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. For more information, visit or find us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois. For more on the ActOnEnergy program, visit

About The Position

The Distribution Design Associate is primarily responsible for technical design, estimating and system improvements regarding construction on utility distribution lines and/or mains. Utilizes work management system and automated design/drafting programs. May require job site visits or other field related work, on occasion.

Key responsibilities include:

·Provide engineering services on customer requests and projects generated internally, such as external new business requests, reliability, planning, replacement, etc.

·Engineer and design facilities needed to provide adequate electric and gas service to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. 

·Create all construction designs in accordance with Company construction standards and policies, with emphasis on safety. Maintain a thorough understanding of the Company’s Standard and Qualifications and customer billing policies.

·Prepare all required service contracts, permits, releases, plats, and records.

·Assist in the evaluation of new business projects to determine expected revenue, project costs, and customer contributions. 

·Prepare material and labor estimates and all plats and drawings for proposed construction, rehabilitation, relocation, or maintenance of company-owned facilities. Process and complete jobs using various Company computer systems.

·Maintain a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with the Company’s customers, architects, consulting engineers and internal customers. The primary focus should be related to customer satisfaction.


Associates Degree in technical field (e.g., engineering technology, construction, electronics or project management) required or three or more years of relevant experience (e.g., project management, analyzing and interpreting construction drawings, selecting and specifying material and equipment for gas construction and maintenance projects) required in lieu of degree.  Design or construction experience on utility distribution lines and/or mains preferred. Experience working with contractors, customer representatives, construction personnel, and customers preferred.

*Position level and salary are dependent upon selected candidate’s credentials.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

Working knowledge of electric and gas standards, procedures and distribution systems preferred.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include a leadership assessment process.  Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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