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Engineer Principal Specialist - Operations Engineering

Location: 

Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  10263

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.

 

Job Summary


Advanced level engineer responsible for planning and conducting complex engineering-related activities requiring the use of innovative techniques and the extension of theories. Applies thorough and diversified knowledge of engineering or scientific principles and practice in broad areas of assignment. Recognized for their expertise in a given specialty area or discipline. Incumbent makes decisions independently and represents the Business Unit in resolving important engineering related questions. Builds and maintains effective relationships with key internal and/or external decision-makers.
 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering and scientific principles and practices in broad areas of assignments.
  • Leads the development and execution of large or complex engineering projects.
  • Establishes and reviews test procedures; uses engineering expertise to determine when new or alternative technology, processes, and materials may be advantageous, and promotes their adoption and application.
  • Conducts multifaceted technical investigations. Understands and resolves complex issues that are unclearly defined.
  • Conducts studies and analyses in the resolution of engineering-related issues; may develop or update engineering standards and practices.
  • Creates documentation and communication for project progress or results.
  • Researches, analyzes, recommends, and implements new engineering practices to improve medium-term business operations and goals.
  • Serves as a skilled resource for less experienced engineers; provides analysis and recommendations on cross-functional projects.
     

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 8 years of job-relevant experience Preferred: Master's Degree in Engineering or job-relevant discipline Proficiency in computer applications relevant for field Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills well-developed planning and continuous improvement skills Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Ability to lead cross-functional teams
     

Other Qualifications


Preferred 
 

  • Master's degree in Engineering 
  • Experience maintaining the State Estimator and the ability to troubleshot and resolve Sate Estimator technical issues
  • Maintain, support, and use the functionality of the Energy Management System (EMS) and this includes State Estimator (SE), Contingency Analysis (CA), provide feedback in updating the model/contingency definitions for a realistic simulation of the electrical system.
  • The ability and experience in developing System Operating Practices for N-1 conditions
  • The ability and experience in reviewing proposed engineering projects and provide operational feedback
  • The ability and experience in working with cross-functional teams to support the processes required to update, integrate and maintain SCADA real-time measurements used by EMS system operations applications databases and displays.
  • The ability and experience in prioritizing corrective maintenance jobs by reviewing equipment outages and prioritizing based on the impact to the electrical system.
  • The ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and build relationships.
  • The ability to provide on-call support.
     

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.


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