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Engineer - Principal Project Planning and Asset Prioritization


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Gas Company
Job ID:  4733

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.

Testing Required: Not Applicable


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
  • Develop system-operating parameters for complex systems to meet company and customer needs
  • Directs activities of engineers providing design, specification and cost analysis
  • Provides project planning and technical support
  • Establishes and reviews test procedures and assesses new technology, material and equipment
  • Establishes company standards and practices
  • Frame engineering/operational problems and propose solutions
  • Monitor system performance and prepare long and short-term facility plans including costs
  • Must be able to make sound engineering decisions under limited time constraints
  • Prepare complex written procedures to facilitate construction, maintenance, and operation of the distribution systems
  • Provides complex analysis, design, and specification and cost estimates for gas distribution systems
  • Provides technical support to field as needed
  • Contribute to the development of the budget and containment of project costs
  • May require FERC gas training.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 6 years of job relevant experience
Other Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in Engineering or job relevant discipline


Other Requirements

  • Seven - ten years of job related experience preferred
  • 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
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, provide a suitable automobile for use on Company business, and meet Company driving standards.
  • Professional Registration is desired.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints/drawings/schematics and other design documents.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with people at all levels both within and outside the company.
  • Contribute to the development of the budget and containment of project costs.
  • Interpret blueprints/drawings/schematics and other design documents.
  • Knowledge of Gas regulating, pressure control, measurement equipment,
  • Gas Distribution piping systems, design, installation, testing standards and procedures, MPSC Michigan Gas Safety Code, company standards and company job procedures.
  • Lead multi-functional project team to complete complex Engineering design and/or construction projects as well as lead group of engineers in day to day Engineering support of clients.
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.