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Ameren Associate Engineer in Decatur, Illinois

If end date is listed, the posting will come down at 12:00 am on that date:Friday December 03, 2021

About The Position

The Engineer designs control and protection systems; determines protective relay and surge protection requirements; determines the specification of relay settings for the transmission, sub transmission, and distribution systems.

Key responsibilities include:

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

  • Schedule and coordinate the activities of purchasing, drafting, construction, and operation to complete projects. Provide cost estimates as required.

  • Analyze system outages are the result of the proper protection devices operating. Investigate and evaluate questionable protective system performances.

  • Provide consulting services to other groups in matters pertaining to system protective device coordination and/or automation. Conduct special studies as required.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Option preferred) from an accredited college or university is required. Applicants with Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification is strongly preferred. Active commitment to obtain Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is desired. Experience with symmetrical components and protection devices is recommended. Technical Career Path Level depends upon successful candidate’s credentials.

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

Must be proficient in use of computers with strong academic background in power system coursework. Familiarity with Ameren transmission and/or distribution system and schematic control diagrams preferred. Must have good analytical, communication and human relation skills. Must also have capability to work on major project teams. Ability to handle multiple assignments/projects and prioritize required.

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.