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Ameren Distribution Planning Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri

About Us

Ameren is a leader in the energy industry, and our transformation toward more clean, renewable energy is also transforming other industries and infrastructure in our communities. As a regional company serving local customers, we not only serve our a part of them. This isn't just a job. At Ameren, we invest in you, so you can power the quality of life you want.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is one of the core values that guides us in everything we do. We are committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that brings diverse perspectives to every area of our business.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical coverage on date of hire

  • 100% employer paid cash balance pension plan

  • 401(k) with company match fully vested on date of hire

  • Minimum of 15 days paid vacation and 12 paid holidays

  • Paid parental leave and family caregiver leave

About Ameren Missouri

Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and our electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for our 1.2 million electric and 132,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. Our service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities including the greater St. Louis area.

The Engineer works collaboratively with Division Engineering, Design, Construction, Operating and Maintenance workgroups to identify, justify and initiate projects for optimum electric distribution system development, and provides various technical support. Work location is primarily in Ameren’s St. Louis corporate office, although field visits and inspections are periodically required.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the Load Analysis process, analyzing load data at the distribution substation and feeder level and developing future load forecasts.

  • Develop and maintain expertise in using computer modeling techniques to perform power flow, fault level, reliability and power quality assessments for Ameren’s electric distribution system.

  • Perform system studies to assess electric distribution system adequacy and to identify the optimum size, configuration and timing of necessary system upgrades.

  • Develop conceptual design alternatives for electrical distribution facility upgrades, perform comparative economic analyses, collaborate with other workgroups to reach consensus, and issue engineering documents to initiate design and construction.

  • Provide support to operating groups in response to specific contingency conditions, including the impact of planned facility outages.

  • Participate in the restoration of electric service during major storm response efforts by serving in a support role, such as a Damage Assessor to perform site assessment duties.

  • Participate in research activities as needed.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university is required, preferably with an emphasis in power. Passage of the FE with an active commitment to obtain a Professional Engineering License is preferred. Three or more years power system analysis or related fields preferred.

Knowledge of personal computer applications (MicroSoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Visio) is required. Knowledge of corporate computer applications (OAS, CSS, DOJM) and Synergi is also preferred. Must possess good analytical, decision making, communication, organization and human relations skills, and be able to interact effectively with various stakeholders to reach consensus. The successful applicant must also possess initiative and a sense of ownership / pride in their areas of responsibility.

  • Technical career path level depends upon applicant’s credentials.

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

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.