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Associate - ADMS/EMS Network Model Engineer DTE Electric


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  10422

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: Not Applicable

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.


Associate ADMS/EMS Network Model Engineer Job Specific

The Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) Network and Energy Management System (EMS) Engineer provides technical support for the day-to-day management of the ADMS network model and execution of change requests for feeder and substation devices. Also, support operations, and coordinate with other teams to perform updates to the network, including electrical connectivity, device settings, SCADA database and UI updates.

Job Summary

Entry-level engineer responsible for routine, technical work. Requires standard application of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Technical assignments are in the form of design, problem-solving, and technical support for the optimum operation and maintenance of company assets. Participates on teams of field employees, technicians, engineers and other personnel.

Key Accountabilities


  • Performs routine engineering assignments by following defined processes, procedures, and instructions.
  • Works under and/or seeks the guidance of experienced professionals to recommend and implement timely solutions involving routine engineering, design, operation, maintenance of company assets and market optimization.
  • Collaborates with more experienced engineers to provide follow-up and engineering assistance on defined problems within time and budget constraints.
  • Uses engineering skills and techniques to develop models and analyze data in order to recommend solutions and/or improvements in processes and programs.
  • May provide field engineering assistance or technical support.
  • Keeps up to date on current technology and market changes.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.  Individuals who will be obtaining their degree within nine months from submitting interest will be considered; however, verification of the degree will be required prior to starting in the job.

Other Qualifications


  • Some experience through internships
  • Experience with SCADA or energy management (or related)
  • Recent experience designing, programming, and maintaining high-level control systems
  • Proven work experience in one or more of the following focus areas: ADMS, OMS, SCADA, GIS
  • Knowledge of electrical operations, distribution systems, data management
  • Experience with end-to-end network model maintenance.
  • Experience establishing changeset promotion process for connectivity model of substations, feeders network and associated SCADA points
  • Experience in reviewing, validating and updating changes to substation and distribution connectivity model based on as-built updates or validated corrections, and make manual updates to the substation in ADMS and EMS
  • Experience working with the GIS team to validate and update the distribution network model via changeset promotion process using GIS extracts
  • Experience in supporting with application of changesets to the core system
  • Experience in rectifying data errors in the network model and SCADA configuration, and providing timely and sustainable solution
  • Experience supporting short-term and long-term requests for model updates
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel and Word
  • Basic analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills

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.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that 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: Detroit