Contractor Services Supervisor - Ameren Bright Return Program

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
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 Contractor Services Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and management of the vendor-based transmission related electric and civil construction and support crews, the management of their work in accordance with applicable contracts and agreements, and investigation and resolution of customer complaints.  Additionally, they are responsible to assure that vendor's field supervision enforces all applicable Ameren policy, practices and safety rules.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide input to project planning and design.
  • Manage and evaluate contractor crews engaged in the construction, maintenance and inspection of the electric system.
  • Provide clear expectations for contractor performance to include safety and quality through observations and audits.
  • Maintain regular contact with contractor supervisory personnel to assess manpower, equipment, tools and material needs for specific projects.
  • Schedule, assign, and manage the work in a safe, efficient, and effective manner in accordance with the applicable contracts and agreements.
  • Monitor and control project budget and schedules to insure that the proper resources are allocated so that projects are completed on time and within budget. 
  • Provide budgetary cost tracking documentation and construction timeline schedules.
  • Document project scope changes and provide project updates to the project team as required.
  • Coordinate activities with customers, contractors, external stakeholders and other company departments. 
  • Consistently enforce all WPA and safety rules and conduct Safety Observations with individuals and crews. 
  • Consistently enforce appropriate corporate policies with contractor crews as required.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of department and function goals. Identify and implement improvements in department operations to control costs and improve productivity and quality.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or construction management related discipline preferred. 
  • Five or more years of relevant experience in electric transmission or electric distribution required, OR Five or more years of relevant experience in a heavy industrial or military environment including a minimum of three years in a supervisor role required. 
  • Journeyman line or journeyman substation experience preferred. 
  • Utility experience preferred. 
  • Supervisory or team/contractor leadership experience preferred.

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

  • The Contractor Services Supervisor’s work environment includes office and field. Overnight travel may be required, for multiple days per week, depending on location of construction projects.  Subject to call-out and overtime as required for emergency storm restoration and project work.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, general computer skills, proficiency with mobile devices, and proficiency with project construction schedules required.
  • Strong leadership, management, analytical, communication and human relations skills preferred.  
  • Must be adaptable and flexible. 
  • Project and/or Construction Management skills preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of APImaging, CCTM, and ArcGIS, systems 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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