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Engineer - Principal: NERC Compliance

Location: 

Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  4865

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.

 

Job Summary
    Senior level engineer responsible for planning and conducting intermediate to more complex engineering related activities requiring the use of creative techniques, as well as application of thorough knowledge of engineering or scientific principles and practice in multiple areas. Incumbents have the authority to makes decisions on engineering problems and methods applicable to the resolution of important issues, which may be complex at times. Participates on and leads teams, as well as develops effective relationships with key decision makers, as needed.
Key Accountabilities
  • Applies strong knowledge and background of engineering and scientific principles and practices in a variety of assignments.
  • Develops, coordinates, and directs critical projects or field engineering assignments that are large or complex.
  • Leads or plays key role on process improvement teams.
  • Initiates or performs engineering studies, proposing solutions or recommending alternatives.
  • Develops presentations of engineering-related projects to stakeholders.
  • Develops models and analyzes data to support improvement programs, techniques and solutions.
  • Conducts studies and analyses to assist in the resolution of engineering-related issues; may assist with developing engineering standards and practices.
  • Mentors and provides guidance/direction for less experienced engineers.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 6 years of job relevant experience
Other Qualifications

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Comfortable ensuring timely completion of all compliance deliverables as required by the NERC Reliability standards.
  • Ability to perform in-depth reviews of business unit processes, procedures, and related controls to determine the effectiveness of reliability standards adherence and compliance practices.
  • Ability to prepare, coordinate, and support compliance audits conducted by internal and/or external resources.
  • Familiarity with NERC reliability standards, NERC topics, current industry trends, and alerts to ensure compliance.
  • Ability to carry out complex projects and assignments independently.
  • Experience preparing and providing reports to NERC, Reliability First, and other entities as needed.
  • Experience representing company on external committees and build external contacts to facilitate benchmarking and continuous improvement.

 

Other Requirements

  • Proficiency in computer applications relevant for field
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Developed planning and continuous improvement skills
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
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.