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Ameren Substation Design Engineer (Transmission) 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 communities, we're 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 Transmission

Ameren Transmission is dedicated to planning, constructing and safely operating over 8,000 transmission miles across a variety of energy markets. We explore opportunities and develop projects that will enhance reliability, improve system performance and increase access to more diverse generation sources for customers across the country.

About The Position

The Substation Design Engineer is responsible for engineering design, project management and technical support for projects relating to new and existing Transmission Substations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop engineering solutions, cost estimates, schedules and preliminary designs associated with initial development and budgeting of substation projects.

  • Perform detailed design, writing and evaluating material and construction specifications.

  • Work with Drafting to direct drawing preparation.

  • Perform cost/benefit analysis.

  • Responsible for overall project cost and scheduling; coordinate activities related to real estate, purchasing, drafting, construction, operating and related engineering groups associated with projects.

  • Provide consulting services to other groups in matters relating to substations and also substation standards development.

  • Work closely with engineering firms contracted to perform Ameren Transmission substation design services


Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university required. Power option preferred. Master of Science Degree preferred. Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification preferred. Professional Engineer (P.E.) License or commitment to actively pursue one in Illinois and/or Missouri required. Two or more years of experience with substations or related equipment, design, substation operation or maintenance or relay experience required. Five or more years preferred. Project management or large project engineering experience is preferred.

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

Good analytical, project management, communications and human relations skills required. Ability to lead and/or work effectively as part of a team. Must be adaptable, flexible and able to handle multiple, concurrent work assignments.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.


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.