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Electrical Engineer Power Distribution Multiple Opportunities

Location: 

Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  520

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 different 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 consecutive 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

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.

 

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Professional Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable

 

 

Overview
DTE Electric is undergoing a major technological transformation to improve power grid reliability.  We are seeking electrical engineers who will help us plan, design and deploy solutions and technologies that will help deliver higher quality power to our customers.  As an Electrical Engineer assigned to this incredible project, you may work within one or more focus areas: substations, sub-transmission, protective relays and control systems, or distribution planning.  We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented electrical engineers to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.


Job Summary
As an Electrical Engineer assigned to this project, you will be part of this exciting transformation that will position our power distribution system to support distributed generation and electric vehicle charging that connects with cleaner energy sources like wind power, solar, and natural gas generation. 


Key Accountabilities:
-  Investigate new electrical technology, material and equipment, with application to safety, electrical system reliability, performance and cost.
-  Render sound engineering decisions - under potential time constraints – with limited supervisory input.
-  Perform assigned (or initiates) engineering studies, proposing solutions to engineering-related problems; develops models and analyzes data to support improvement programs, techniques & solutions; makes or assists in presentations of engineering-related projects to all levels of management & external parties (contractors, customers, etc.)
-  Prepare plans, specifications, work instructions and cost estimates for projects requiring engineering services.
-  Coach/mentor, and provide ongoing constructive feedback to less experienced engineering & technical personnel.
-  Propose, initiate and implement electrical system field and design changes, and performance improvements.
-  Participates in the review and creation of test procedures for new technologies, materials and equipment.
-  May coordinate or play a primary role in a group’s continuous improvement (CI) efforts: designing processes; establishing quality/quantity standards & metrics; collecting, refining, adapting & communicating ‘best practices’; sharing knowledge and developing staff in a systematic fashion. Uses process design outcomes to solve problems.


Qualifications:
Staff Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology & 2-plus years of experience in the given engineering discipline, including substantive work-lead or involvement in the management of engineering-related projects or initiatives.

Senior Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology & 4-plus years of experience in the given engineering discipline, including substantive work-lead or involvement in the management of engineer-in-related projects or initiatives.

Principal Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in  Engineering or Engineering Technology & 6-plus years of experience in the given engineering discipline, including substantive work-lead or involvement in the management of engineer-in-related projects or initiatives.

Please note:  Level determines compensation and incentive package.


Other Qualifications:
Preferred experience in one or more of the following:

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

- Distribution Engineering & Planning
-  Equipment Engineering
-  Substation Design
-  Sub transmission and Industrial Power Engineering & Planning
-  Relay Engineering (protective relaying and control)
-  Transmission Engineering & Planning
-  CYME & PSSE Modeling & Solution Development
-  Smart Grid


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.

 


Nearest Major Market: Detroit