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Company: Ameren, Newton, IL
Job Title: Engineer
Date Posted: 02/12/2013
Industry: Engineering


Req. # 11742

Title: Engineer

Location: Newton, IL



The Controls Engineer will be assigned primarily to the Newton Energy Center Newton, IL; travel to other energy centers, Resource Centers, and other locations may be required of the successful candidate as part of their job function.  This Engineer position has primary responsibility for Newton Energy Center.  Key responsibilities include:

- Technical skills to proficiently work in the following areas:  Switchgear and electrical systems, NERC/SERC compliance technical support, electrical codes and standards compliance, cyber security program support, instruments and controls support, distributed controls systems, programmable logic controllers, human machine interface systems, process control logic, trip investigation, process tuning, alarm systems management, condition based maintenance for electrical equipment, historical and real time data systems, operations analysis support, low and medium voltage motors and motor controls, lighting and plant general electrical services, main and auxiliary generators and auxiliaries, generator exciters, voltage regulators, DC systems batteries and charging systems, protective relaying, outage and plant emergency support, refrigerant cooling systems, HVAC support, grounding and lighting protection, motor control centers.

- Lead the check-out and start-up of new equipment; lead and support maintenance and troubleshooting of existing plant equipment; support company and plant sponsored programs; make engineering recommendations to improve plant processes and programs.

- Develop engineering solutions, cost and schedule estimates, and preliminary designs associated with initial development and budgeting of projects.  Upon project authorization, perform detailed design and work with drafting to complete drawings, prepare requisitions and specifications for equipment and construction contracts, analyze proposals, produce cost and schedule estimates, lead or assist in the planning and coordination of projects.

- Efficiently and effectively interact with Company and Plant management, Company and Plant engineers, Ameren & Power Operations and maintenance groups, field technicians, vendors, contractors and architect/engineering firms.


Education:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university required. Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate preferred. Professional Engineer (P.E.) license preferred.

Experience:  Three or more years of controls engineering experience in a Power plant or relative industry/military experience preferred.  Field experience or power system study experience is beneficial.

Other:  Good analytical, communication and human relation skills required.  Extensive travel between plants and general office building is required.

*Technical Career Path Level depends upon applicant's credentials.



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