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Ameren Distribution Design Associate in United States

If end date is listed, the posting will come down at 12:00 am on that date:Wednesday June 23, 2021

About The Position

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

Key responsibilities include:

  • 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 and replacement.

  • 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.

  • Work may occur in a field or office environment and the Distribution Design Associate will be subject to emergency call-out requests.


  • Associates degree in GIS, Computer-Aided Drafting, Engineering Technology or related technical field required.

  • Bachelors degree in GIS, Computer-Aided Drafting, Engineering Technology or related technical field preferred.

  • Three years relevant experience (e.g., GIS, Computer-Aided Drafting, engineering or construction experience on electric or gas distribution lines) may be considered without required Associates degree.

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

Knowledge of electric and gas standards, procedures and distribution systems; attention to detail; strong customer focus; decisiveness and good judgment; continuous improvement and quality mindset and approach; good written and verbal communication skills; and the following Ameren competencies: Think Customer, Inspire and Engage, Foster Innovation, Drive Results, Champion Learning, Build Trust, and Be Strategic.

Additional Information

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.

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.