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Capital Project Manager - MEP - Renewable


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  11965

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

Apply by: No later than April 12, 2023
Location: Detroit - Downtown Headquarter - Walker Cisler Building

Posting Restriction: 1 Year


Hybrid Role: Must be able to come on-site periodically and reside a commutable distance from the assigned work location.

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.

Job Summary

Responsible for the completion of intermediate to-large-size capital construction projects.  Uses formal project management methods to identify and coordinate project team activities including defining scope of work, scheduling, estimating and engineering. Manages costs and change control procedures and ensures project close-out and documentation processes are complete.  Span of control:  0; individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develops project scope and coordinates a team of specialists who provide project schedule, cost estimates and engineering specifications for capital projects.  Ensures the completion of installation, testing, commissioning into service and project closeout.
  • Responsible for project expenditures and the cost-effective procurement of labor, equipment and materials: coordinates with authorized company representatives in conducting bid meetings and reviews, supplier selections and evaluations; determines contracting strategy congruent with labor utilization strategies.
  • Provides daily management of on-site construction activities, working with the general contractor or multiple contractors and service providers. Ensures timely completion of work within approved budget.
  • Communicates project status to all stakeholders. Engages appropriate stakeholders in decisions and ensures a clear understanding of direction and expectations.
  • Evaluates conditions and consults on solutions to control project risk.
  • Ensures compliance with safety, environmental and regulatory requirements.
  • Completes documentation and record keeping requirements.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of experience managing projects using Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) project methodologies, including Project Integration, Scope, Scheduling, Cost, Quality, Resource, Communications, Procurement, Risk and Stakeholder Management


Other Qualifications


  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Michigan
  • Renewable Energy project experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, or related field
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate


Other Requirements

  • Ability to apply project planning & implementation and/or continuous improvement principles (typically acquired through several years of experience in these areas) to affect tangible, positive outcomes.
  • Competent in multitasking (i.e the ability to prioritize & manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork & planning).
  • Ability to conduct efficacious meetings & manage the meeting process with optimal results.
  • Flexibility & the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new/evolving responsibilities.
  • Copes with multiple demands from superiors, and/or subordinates & peers in a positive and even handed fashion; displays a calm demeanor under pressure.
  • Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges orthodox practices & approaches with reasonably sound alternatives.
  • Broad understanding of power generation, transmission, distribution and regional power dispatch issues.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced analytical and project management skills.
  • Consulting and influencing skills consistent with the ability to build relationships and influence parties; may include getting parties to embrace changing expectations and initiatives

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