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Ameren System Protection Engineer in United States

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About The Position

The System Protection Engineer is responsible for protection engineering design and analysis, NERC Protective Relay & Control (PRC) reliability standard work and protection system performance content. The Transmission Protection Engineer designs control and protection systems, determined protective relay and surge protection requirements and determines the specification of relay settings for transmission and generation systems.

Key responsibilities include:

-Design appropriate, cost effective protection schemes, review schematic drawings, perform power system calculations and coordination studies and other engineering studies as required.

-Perform on going and special engineering studies for protective relaying and PRC standard compliance as required.

-Develop Ameren programs to comply with assigned PRC standards, provide internal training and guidance for those standards and participate on or lead associated teams.

-Analyze system outages for proper Protection System performance and initiate investigation of questionable protective system performance.

-Support Transmission Operations outside of normal working hours on occasion, as needed.

-Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned PRC reliability standard(s). Represent Ameren in NERC audits of assigned PRC standards and possibly on industry committees, which requires some travel.


  • 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 protective relaying design, Protection System maintenance, or technical equivalent preferred.

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

Good analytical, project management, communications and human relations skills. Must be able to handle multiple assignments/projects and effectively prioritize. Computer proficiency and strong academic background in power system coursework. Familiarity with Ameren Transmission & generation system, schematic control diagrams, symmetrical components and/or protection devices preferred. Lead PRC related teams and work effectively as part of a project team.

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.