Project Controls Scheduler - Ameren Bright Return Program

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


Making a decision to return to work can be exciting and scary all at the same time. We get it 100% - many of us at reacHIRE are returners, too!!  And, we believe meaningful relationships formed along the way back to work should be built on communication and trust. Which is why our team of Program Managers are here to listen to your unique story and help you take the best next steps toward your next opportunity.We are excited to partner with Ameren for a 6-month return-to-work program starting in August 2023. 

**Ameren will consider applicants who currently reside within the company's Missouri or Illinois service territory.**

If you are a professional returning to work after a 1.5+ year career break or worked in part time or independent contractor roles, this could be the perfect opportunity! reacHIRE is invested in helping professionals return with confidence; providing the resources and support needed via Program Managers who will help guide and navigate the entire process alongside you. 

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting amazing Returners, so please don’t hesitate to apply - we’d love to hear from you. 


What You’ll Contribute Day-to-Day:

The Project Controls Scheduler is responsible for scheduling all phases of a project's life cycle (Initiation, Engineering, Procurement, Construction/Installations, Monitoring and Controlling, Close-out). In addition, the Project Controls Specialist may support daily Energy Center outage scheduling of labor and contractor resources. 

  • Work with limited project schedules, integrated with other Ameren schedules
  • Develop and maintain a small scope of detailed, network-driven, resource-loaded, baselined schedules using scheduling software (e.g., Oracle Primavera)
  • Provide schedule information to key stakeholders (e.g., the Business Performance Specialist) while developing an understanding of the format they need to align the forecast dollars in accordance with the schedule
  • Meet with various project stakeholders (Senior Leaders, Outage Managers, Project Managers, Project Engineers, Construction Supervisors, Real Estate Agents, etc.) to develop their Primavera schedules
  • Learn how to determine schedule impacts, provides guidance to stakeholders on how to resolve criticality, and communicate impacts in a timely manner to the appropriate stakeholders; Learns and follows established methodology Scheduling Department has established for obtaining schedule updates


You’ll Be a Great Fit If You Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or in a Business or Construction-related discipline (e.g., Business Management, Construction Management, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems)
  • Four 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
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate the following Ameren competencies: Think Customer, Inspire and Engage, Foster Innovation, Drive Results, Champion Learning, Build Trust and Be Strategic.

It's An Added Bonus If You Have:

  • Proficiency with Primavera P6, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • A high-level knowledge of mechanical equipment, maintenance, project management, or construction practices
  • Completion of OSHA 30 training 

About reacHIRE

How are reacHIRE’s programs unique?

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies. reacHIRE believes a career break shouldn't be a career breaker. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work, but it is not guaranteed. Either way, you’ll become part of the reacHIRE team, join with a cohort of fellow Returners, and we will provide 360-degree support via Aurora, along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of your journey back to work! 

Our return-to-work program participants come from all walks of life, and so do we. At reacHIRE, the sum of our individual differences, life experiences, and self-expression is what makes us great. Be you and reach higher! 

Please note:

  •     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
  •     reacHIRE is unable to sponsor program participants for the duration of our return-to-work programs. 

What’s great about working at 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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