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Ameren Distribution Design Associate in Peoria, Illinois

If end date is listed, the posting will come down at 12:00 am on that date:Sunday November 28, 2021

The Distribution Design Associate is primarily responsible for technical design, estimating, and material selection for customer and system improvements projects regarding construction on utility electric distribution lines and/or gas mains.

Key Responsibilities*

Under the direction of Supervising Engineers/Supervisors Distribution Design, represent the Company to design projects to meet internal and external requirements..

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

Manage customer and system improvement projects to meet the required due date.

Provide excellent customer service to contribute to the customer satisfaction goals of Ameren Illinois.

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 standards and policies. Maintain a thorough understanding of the Company’s Standard and Qualifications and customer billing policies.

Coordinate with Field Engineering to ensure projects are designed in a timeframe to meet in service requirements for both customer and system improvement projects.

Prepare service contracts, permits, joint pole agreements, etc. on engineering designs, as needed.

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

Process and complete jobs using the Work Management System, Graphic Work Design Tool and the GIS system.

Maintain a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with your company peers to provide timely and high quality engineering designs for the Company’s customers, developers, and builders.

Working Conditions

The Distribution Design Associate works a standard day-shift in a field or office environment and will be subject to emergency callout requests. As a management employee, will be expected to periodically work overtime.

Key Relationships (Excluding Direct Reporting Relationships)

 Electric and Gas Engineers

 Electric and Gas Construction Supervisors

 Customers, builders and developers


Minimum of Associate’s Degree required, preferably in GIS, Computer-Aided Drafting or Engineering Technology. Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Computer-Aided Drafting, or Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university preferred.

Three years of relevant experience in GIS or Computer-Aided Drafting may be considered in lieu of degree.


Three or more years of GIS, Computer-Aided Drafting or Utility experience preferred.

Design or construction experience on utility distribution lines and/or mains preferred.

Experience working with contractors, customer representatives, construction personnel, and customers preferred.

Technical Skills

Knowledge of electric and gas standards, procedures and distribution systems preferred.

Performance Skills

Stage 2 Focused Position

 Attention to Detail S2

 Customer Focus S2

 Technical/Functional Expertise S2

 Decisiveness and Judgment S2

 Continuous Quality & Performance Improvement S2

 Open Communication S2

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.

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 service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp,, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.