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Ameren Transmission Line Design Engineer in St Louis, Missouri

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About The Position

The Engineer is responsible for performing design, engineering design studies, maintenance and project management activities for existing/new transmission lines above 100kV. This position requires handling multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform design and engineering to establish safe design parameters that meet current design codes, evaluating and selecting structure and material types, designing wood structures, route selections for new lines, developing construction specifications and complete bid documents, directing drawing preparation and providing cost estimates.

  • Design activities shall also include evaluating existing lines for National Electric Safety Code (NESC) compliance, safety guidelines, upgrades and modifications; provide expert witness testimony, and keeping current with latest technology.

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

  • Develop project scoping documents, basis of design documents and project control documents for projects within and outside of Ameren's service territory.

  • Effectively utilize project management tools and software to manage costs, maintain schedules, track project progress, and manage the transmission line design projects.

  • Perform project management responsibilities as necessary for overall project cost and schedule; coordinating activities with other departments and outside companies such as: real estate, drafting, other engineering groups, line construction crews, contractors, surveying and consulting firms.

  • Perform detailed design and work with drafting to complete drawings, prepare specifications for equipment and construction contracts, finalize cost and schedule estimates, and assist or lead in the planning and coordination of projects as required.

  • Facilitate acquiring permits to perform construction activities.

  • Review external customers plans a specifications to ensure continued safe operation of Ameren's Transmission system.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university required. Civil Engineering preferred

Minimum of 5 years experience in Transmission Line Design engineering preferred

EIT certification or commitment to actively pursue one in Illinois and/or Missouri required.

Professional Engineer (P.E.) License or commitment to actively pursue one in Illinois and/or Missouri required.


Experienced engineers must have working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC). Good analytical, project management, multitasking, scheduling, communications, human relations, decision making and competent computer skills. Ability to work effectively as part of a team. Willingness to keep abreast of current design standards and new technologies.

* Technical career path level depends on candidates credentials.

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.

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.