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Engineer - Senior Distribution Grid Plan

Location: 

Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  10654

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

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.

Senior Engineer Distribution Grid Plan Specific Position


This position will be advanced-level engineer in the Distribution Operation Long Term Strategy group. The group is focused on the oversight, strategic direction, and development of the plan for Grid 2050, including the preparation and project management for the filing of the next DGP. This includes developing a detailed plan for rebuilding the grid infrastructure for greater reliability, resilience, and the capacity and technology needs driven by the evolving integration of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).
 

Job Summary


Senior level engineer responsible for planning and conducting engineering activities. Requires the use of advanced techniques and the application of theories, precepts, practice and disciplines, including practical field experience. Incumbents have the responsibility and authority to make decisions on engineering problems and methods applicable to the resolution of important issues. Participates on and leads teams of field employees, technicians, engineers and other personnel.
 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Develops, coordinates, and directs important projects or field engineering assignments with complex features.
  • Performs assigned (or initiates) engineering studies, proposing solutions to engineering-related problems; develops models and analyzes data to support improvement programs, techniques & solutions.
  • Interfaces with outside departments, vendors, suppliers, and reliability entities.
  • Develops or assists in presentations of engineering-related projects to all levels of management & external parties (contractors, customers, etc.).
  • Plans and manages group workflow to meet budgets and schedules.
  • May mentor and provide guidance/direction for less experienced staff.
     

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 4 years of job-relevant experience
     

Other Qualifications


Preferred
 

  • Master's Degree in Engineering or job-relevant discipline
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven abilities to cohesively defend or justify recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills with high level of initiative and ability to effectively interface, collaborate, partner with stakeholders, and senior management
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Ability to develop and coordinate cross-functional work groups and projects, yielding optimal outcomes
  • The ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new and evolving responsibilities
  • Prepares or help prepare testimony, comments, or position statements, ensuring the company's position is reflected accurately
     

 

Other Requirements
 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel and Word
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills
     

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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