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Senior Process Engineer


Canonsburg, PA, US

Company:  DTE Gas Enterprises, LLC
Job ID:  4543

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth.  We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally. 

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
* J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
* Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
* Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
* Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
* Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

Job Summary

The Senior Process Engineer is the primary technical contact for all matters related to process technology support. Provides all departments with process expertise, participates in development of capital projects, conducts data analytics and process testing as required to solve problems, optimizes system performance, supports safety and environmental compliance. Process Engineering involves process design, process simulation, process equipment & instrument datasheets, PFD, P&ID and various calculations.

Key Accountabilities

A Senior Gas Process Engineer will perform some of these duties at an expert level.

  • Provide design solutions and performance tests requirements towards optimizing production or solving process related incidents
  • Develop process design basis and process flow diagrams for new projects
  • Prepare in Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) to ensure safety in design and facility operations, and in Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR)
  • Interact with and support Commercial Operations, Regulatory Affairs, and other departments to ensure that appropriate process data and analyses are available to support Company’s business objectives
  • Provide process engineering expertise and guidance to Operating facilities to make improvement recommendations related to process systems design and controls
  • Develop and conduct process simulations in conjunction with Operating facilities to investigate system steady state responses in support of diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Participate in incident investigation to analyze equipment and system failures and deviations and provide solutions and corrective actions to root causes
  • Collecting data required to make process improvements and modifications
  • Frame engineering/operational problems and propose solutions
  • Provide technical support to field as needed
  • Applies strong knowledge and background of engineering principles to transmission and gathering pipeline industry
  • Review and assess new technology, processes, materials and equipment
  • Initiates or performs engineering studies, proposing solutions or recommending alternatives; assist with developing engineering standards and practices
  • Monitor and support engineering related activities as related to field construction projects
  • Monitor system performance and prepare long and short-term facility plans
  • Must be able to make sound engineering decisions under limited time constraints
  • Mentor and provides guidance/direction for less experienced personnel
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a minimum 7 years of job related experience is required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, and meet company-driving standards. Gas processing and pipeline modeling experience required.
Other Qualifications


  • Chemical Engineering degree
  • Professional Engineer license and/or Master’s Degree


Other Requirements

  • Knowledge of design, installation and commissioning of gas and liquid pipeline systems including gathering and transmission pipelines, gas/liquid separation, cryogenic gas processing, fractionation, heating and flow/pressure regulation and measurement
  • Knowledge of engineering software / simulation packages such as HYSYS, Flaresim, Fluidflow, Pro/II, and/or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Hazard Identification and Analysis (HAZOP) and Risk Assessment process
  • Knowledge of industry codes and standards including applicable Federal, State, and local regulations, laws, and codes, ASME Piping Codes, National Electric Code, CFR 192, DOT, and PHMSA rules and regulations
  • Proficiency in computer applications applicable to specific work field/discipline including Excel, Word, Viso and Access database
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with people at all levels both within and outside the company
  • Effective in self-management of time with a demonstrated personal commitment to work
  • Practice the corporate core values of Integrity, Respect, Learning, Safety, Business Success and Customer Service


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: stand or walk and stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively.
  • The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift/move objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Vision requirements for this position requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both in a business office setting and at a project site. In the course of working at the project site, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including cold/hot, wet and/or humid conditions and may work near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration (see physical requirements above). The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office, but may become loud at the project site.
Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.



DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.



Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh