Ameren Distribution System Planning Engineer in Collinsville, Illinois
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Job Description Summary
The Engineer works collaboratively with Design, Construction, Operating and Maintenance workgroups to identify, justify and initiate projects for optimum electric distribution system development (bulk supply substation, 34 kV and 69 kV lines, distribution substation), renewable distributed energy resource integration, and provides various technical support.
Key responsibilities include:
Develop conceptual design for new facilities, collaborate with other workgroups to reach consensus, and issue engineering documents to initiate design and construction.
Establishes, communicates, and reinforces expectations for superior personnel safety performance.
Prepare load & DER forecasts and perform power flow and reliability studies for the Ameren power delivery and electric distribution system.
Develop and maintain expertise in power systems analysis. Perform special studies and participate in research as needed.
Use computer modeling techniques and engineering expertise to assess electric distribution system adequacy and to identify the optimum size, configuration, DER hosting capacity, and timing of changes to facilities.
Perform economic analyses to evaluate project alternatives including non-wire-alternative (NWA) solutions.
Develop operating information which serves as a knowledge base for responding to various contingency conditions on the power delivery system.
Provide support to operating groups in responding to specific contingency conditions, including the impact of planned facility outages.
Evaluate system load additions and renewable DER generator interconnections.
Emergency call-out for storm restoration.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, preferably with an emphasis in power, from an accredited college or university required.
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification or P.E. (Professional Engineer) registration preferred.
Experience in power system analysis or related fields preferred.
Experience with Python and/or Visual Basic programming preferred.
*Salary depends upon individual credentials, experience, and position market pay level. Internal incumbents currently in the existing or similar career path will be considered only as lateral transfers.
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, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.
Our workforce is dedicated to keeping the lights on and the gas flowing – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That same kind of dedication and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has helped us build an "All-In" supportive and accepting diverse culture where opinions are shared in an environment where all are respected and the best solutions are put into action.
Our vision is "Leading the Way to a Sustainable Energy Future" and our mission is "To Power the Quality of Life." Our company values include safety and security, integrity, respect, diversity equity and inclusion, accountability, stewardship, teamwork and a commitment to excellence. Our "All-In" culture reflects how we care, serve with passion, deliver for customers, communities and shareholders and win together.
Ameren's co-workers spend thousands of hours each year giving back to their communities. The company supports their donations of time through a Dollars for Doers program and also offers a Matching Grant program for donations made to postsecondary schools.
Ameren has an unwavering commitment to sustainability. That includes how we perform as a steward of the environment, how we manage our relationships with customers, communities and workforce and provide robust governance and oversight of our practices. We are committed to clean energy. The company has established a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2045 across all its operations in Missouri and Illinois. In addition, Ameren laid out plans for its largest-ever expansion of clean wind and solar generation that maintains the reliability and affordability that customers have come to expect. Interim carbon emissions goals include a 50% reduction by 2030 and an 85% reduction by 2040, from 2005 levels.
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois operates a rate-regulated electric transmission business in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. For more information, visit Ameren.com (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=3228409-1&h=4163191186&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ameren.com%2F&a=Ameren.com) , or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp , Facebook.com/AmerenCorp , or LinkedIn.com/company/Ameren .
Ameren is committed to equal employment opportunities and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by applicable law.