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Ameren Distribution Design Specialist 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 Specialist is primarily responsible for technical design, estimating and system improvements regarding construction on utility distribution lines and/or mains.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Under the direction of Supervising Engineers/Supervisors Distribution Design, represent the Company as a single point of contact with customers, builders, developers, regarding service requests.

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

  • 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.

  • Obtain all required customer approvals, easements, and rights-of-way to prepare and execute service contracts, permits, releases, plats, and records.

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

  • Make field inspections and prepare material and labor estimates and all plats and drawings for proposed construction, rehabilitation, relocation, or maintenance of company-owned facilities. Process and complete jobs using various Company computer systems.

  • Maintain a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with the Company’s customers, architects, consulting engineers and internal customers. The primary focus should be related to customer satisfaction.


  • Associates degree in Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Project Management or related technical field required.

  • Three years relevant utility industry experience (e.g., design or construction experience on electric or gas distribution lines, experience with distributed generation interconnections like solar and wind, field operational experience working with utility contractors, customer representatives or construction personnel) required.

  • Five years relevant experience may be considered without required degree.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Project Management or related technical field preferred and may substitute for two years of required relevant experience.

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

Working knowledge of electric and gas standards, procedures and distribution systems required.

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.