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Company: AMEREN, Decatur, IL
Job Title: Supervisor Distribution Control
Date Posted: 12/06/2012
Industry: Energy and Utilities
Summary: AMEREN
Req. # 11746
Title: Supervisor Distribution Control
Location: Decatur, IL

The Supervisor Distribution Control supervises, directs, and coordinates the physical operation and
switching of the subtransmission and distribution systems in order to maintain or restore electrical
service to customers. Key responsibilities include:
- Responsible for safely and adequately controlling, loading, switching, and troubleshooting these systems and associated substation equipment.
- Responsible for dispatching the appropriate personnel for gas emergencies and provide assistance to
field personnel in troubleshooting these systems.
- Supervise, train, evaluate, and schedule distribution dispatching personnel to ensure the safe and
efficient operation of the subtransmission and distribution systems and the continuous operation of the
Distribution Control Office.  Provide direction to the distribution dispatchers in the reliable operation
of system equipment to ensure the safety of the public and company personnel, while minimizing risk to
system equipment.
- Coordinate control office operations associated with emergencies and major outages, both Electric and
Gas. This includes analyzing information from various computer systems and field workers and determining
the extent of system outages. Address major customers and contractor's needs, including responding to their reliability concerns and planning for their requested scheduled outages and new equipment installations. Work with distribution control to write detailed electric switching orders and oversee the application of the Workmen's Protection Assurance program, also work with the dispatching staff to analyze gas system problems and gas system emergencies.
- Collaborate with Division and Substation personnel to follow projects, coordinate system expansion and
maintenance activities to ensure the integrity of the subtransmission distribution systems. Resolve all
issues and conflicts concerning dispatching with both external and internal customers, including Customer
Contact Center, etc.
Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Experience:  Five or more years of distribution system experience with a minimum of six months experience
in operations or construction. Supervisory experience preferred.      
Other:  Must possess a detailed working knowledge of electrical distribution system design and operations
or substation design and operations. Effective organization, decision-making, troubleshooting,
communication, and leadership skills required. Must have the ability to lead and supervise a number of
diversified, concurrent activities which directly impact Ameren's customers, personnel, and financial
resources. Position will require on-call (after hours and weekend) responsibility. After preliminary
review, selected applicants must take the First Line Supervisor Test and obtain a recommended status in
order to be eligible for additional selection procedures (e.g., interview) designated for this position.

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