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Engineer (Substation)


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 Engineer is responsible for engineering design, project management, and technical support for projects relating to new and existing Bulk, Distribution, and Customer Substations (typically involving voltages up to 138kV).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish basic design parameters, writing and evaluating material and construction specifications, direct drawing preparation, and perform cost/benefit analyses.
  • Project management activities including responsibility for overall project cost and scheduling; coordinating activities related to real estate, purchasing, drafting, construction, operating, and related engineering groups associated with projects.  The position requires simultaneously handling multiple projects with varying completion dates.
  • Technical support activities include providing consulting services to other groups in matters relating to Bulk, Distribution, and Customer Substations.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Option) or a General Engineering Degree with a strong electrical background required.  Professional Engineer (P.E.) License or active commitment to obtain one is preferred. Prefer applicants with Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification. Substation or related equipment design, operation or maintenance experience preferred.


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

Proficiency in use of computers with strong academic background and power system coursework.  Must have good analytical, communication, and human relations skills.  Must also have capability to work on major project teams.  Ability to handle multiple assignments/projects and prioritize.

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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