Project Controls Scheduler - Ameren Bright Return Program

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Project Management
Return-to-Work Program


reacHIRE is proud to partner with Ameren for a paid 6 month return-to-work program starting in October 2022 designed for individuals who are returning to the workforce after a 2+ year career break. 


Candidates who have worked in part-time roles or have done independent contracting will be considered for this opportunity. It is a cohort-based model that allows individuals to re-enter the workforce in a supported way with a group of fellow returning professionals. We provide a one-week intensive onboarding specially designed to build the skills needed to successfully re-enter the workforce. This proven approach fosters camaraderie among colleagues, builds confidence and upgrades technology and professional skills that will be invaluable throughout this next phase of their career.


Please note: Some of the responsibilities and areas of expertise listed below represent performance expectations to be met by the end of the 6-month program. Ameren's Bright Return program is designed to get you back to work with a supported onramp. We encourage all candidates with prior relevant experience in a similar role to apply!


About the Position

The Ameren Transmission Project Controls Scheduler is responsible for scheduling all phases of a projects life cycle (Initiation, Engineering, Procurement, Construction/Installations, Monitoring and Controlling, Close-out) and providing cost analysis support and reporting.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Works with limited projects schedules, integrated with other Ameren schedules. 
  • Develops and maintains a small scope of detailed, network-driven, resource-loaded, baselined schedules using scheduling software (e.g., Oracle Primavera).   
  • Meets with various project stakeholders to develop their Primavera schedules.  This could include interactions with Senior Leaders, Outage Managers, Project Managers, Project Engineers, Construction Supervisors, Real Estate Agents, Vegetation Supervisors, Telecom Group, Distribution Automation Techs, and other stakeholders who perform activities in the schedule.
  • Learns how to create reports in P6 Analytics and other systems (e.g., EMPRV) to gain an understanding of roles, resources, project and activity coding, metric reporting, Primavera business line hierarchy, etc.
  • Provides schedule information to key stakeholders (e.g., the Business Performance Specialist) and develops an understanding of the format they need to align the forecast dollars in accordance with the schedule.  Understands and supports project cost analysis and reporting for the project including contractor billing and monthly cash flow reforecasting.
  • Performs and/or reviews updates, schedules projects, and learns to perform analysis of critical path, baseline variance, and key performance metrics.  Learns how to determine schedule impacts, provides guidance to stakeholders on how to resolve criticality, and communicates impacts timely to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Learns and follows established methodology Scheduling Department has established for obtaining schedule updates.
  • Learns how to create baselines, analyze change requests, and implement into the baseline plan if approved.
  • Becomes familiar with and learn policies and procedures established by the business line, Ameren Corporation and regulatory entities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or in a Business or Construction-related discipline (e.g., Business Management, Construction Management, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems) required. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint preferred. 
  • Four or more years of relevant experience (e.g., project controls, project management, or specific business segments projects, operations, maintenance, planning) may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.


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


  • Proven oral and written communication skills; and the following Ameren competencies:  Think Customer, Inspire and Engage, Foster Innovation, Drive Results, Champion Learning, Build Trust and Be Strategic.
  • A high level knowledge of mechanical equipment, maintenance, project management, or construction practices preferred. 
  • Completion of OSHA 30 training preferred.

About reacHIRE

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies. Through customized programs tailored to a company's unique business needs and culture, reacHIRE carefully selects under-the-radar, top talent who voluntarily off-ramped and are ready to on-ramp back into their career. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work, but it is not guaranteed. reacHIRE will provide 360 degree support along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of the way!


Our Returnship Program participants come from all walks of life, and so do we. At reacHIRE, the sum of our individual differences, life experiences, innovative thinking and self-expression is what makes us great. We hire exceptional talent from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes us, our programs, and the forward-thinking companies we partner with stronger, better and more innovative.  Be you and reach higher!


reacHIRE will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments in order to complete the application or interview process.  For assistance with your application please contact Sarah White at


About Ameren:

We're Ameren Corporation (AEE), a St. Louis-based, Fortune 500 company that powers the quality of life for millions of people throughout Illinois and Missouri.


Ameren Illinois provides electric distribution and transmission service, as well as natural gas distribution service, while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas distribution service. Combined, we serve 2.4 million electric and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000 square mile area. We're the largest electric utility in Missouri and the second largest in Illinois, and we're among the nation's largest investor-owned electric or gas utility.


Our workforce is dedicated to keeping the lights on and the gas flowing – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That same kind of dedication and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has helped us build an "All-In" supportive and accepting diverse culture where opinions are shared in an environment where all are respected, and the best solutions are put into action.



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