Distribution Sys Oper Supv II

Ameren Jefferson City , MO 65102

Posted 2 months ago

About the Position

The Distribution System Op Supervisor directs field personnel in the operation of the subtransmission and distribution system in a safe and cost effective manner to ensure continuity of electric service to customers as well as restore electric service to customers in a timely manner.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Recognize, analyze, and take steps to resolve complex anomalies that occur on the electric distribution system. This includes analyzing information from a variety of electronic systems, operating manuals, customer calls, and any pertinent information from field workers to determine the extent of the issue.

  • Exercise jurisdictional / functional authority and issue and monitor Workmen's Protection Assurance for the electric distribution system.

  • Dispatch and direct field personnel in response to electric distribution system emergencies.

  • Supervise, train, evaluate, and counsel field personnel in the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the electric distribution system along with maintaining the integrity of the subtransmission and distribution systems.

  • Coordinate all maintenance and restoration activities on the subtransmission and distribution systems.

  • Write and dispatch switching orders to isolate equipment which may include analyzing loads and equipment ratings. Maintain accurate records of these orders.

  • Restore outages in a safe and timely manner.

  • Communicate effectively with multiple internal and external stakeholders including construction divisions, operations, engineering work groups, governmental personnel, and customers

  • Analyze the daily workload and prioritize customer service work to meet varying customer demands. Make daily assessment of workforce requirements.

  • Provide mentoring and informal coaching for DSOS I.

  • Some may serve as the primary Switch writer for complex switching orders.

  • Some may serve as the primary Trainer for incoming DSOS I.


High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university preferred. Five or more years directly relevant experience (e.g., distribution systems, electric operations or construction, journeyman level electrician) required without Bachelors Degree; Three or more years of other relevant experience may be considered with Bachelor's Degree in technical discipline. Pass the SO/PD II Test (required). Experience as a DSOS I preferred.

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

Must have working knowledge of electrical distribution system design and operations. Effective organizational, decision-making, troubleshooting, communication, and human-relation skills. Strong PC/computer skills preferred. Must have the ability to direct and supervise a number of diversified, concurrent field activities which could greatly affect Ameren's customers, personnel, and financial resources.

Additional Information

Ameren's selection process includes a series of interviews and may include a leadership assessment and/or a technical assessment process. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

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