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Engineer - Staff


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Gas Company
Job ID:  5063

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
    Intermediate level engineer responsible for independently evaluating, selecting and applying standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Uses judgement in applying or recommending adaptions and modifications. Typical assignments are in the areas of engineering or scientific design, problem solving, and technical support for the optimum operation and maintenance of company assets. Participates on teams of field employees, technicians, engineers and other personnel.
Key Accountabilities
  • Performs engineering assignments, proposing solutions to engineering related problems.
  • Works with experienced professionals to recommend and implement timely solutions involving routine engineering, design, operation, maintenance of company assets and market optimization.
  • Collaborates with more experienced engineers to provide follow-up and engineering assistance on defined problems within time and budget constraints.
  • Develops models and analyzes data in order to recommend solutions and/or improvements in processes and programs; develops and presents presentations to all levels of management and/or external parties.
  • May provide field engineering assistance or technical support.
  • Keeps up to date on current technology and market/technology trends.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 2 years of job relevant experience
Other Qualifications


  • Electrical Engineering Degree
  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Professional Engineering license (PE)
  • Experience with natural gas compression and/or transmission facilities or other oil and gas facilities
  • Experience in the application of industry codes and standards including the U.S. Department of Transportation gas pipeline safety regulations, Michigan Gas Safety Standards, & National Electric Code
  • Experience with electrical systems design, including power and control systems. Knowledge of general electric equipment design including grounding, lighting, electrical raceways, power and control cables, and hazardous area classifications.
  • Ability to troubleshoot control systems software, including Allen Bradley Studio 5000 and Factory Talk View Human Machine Interface applications
  • Knowledge of control systems hardware including instrumentation, input/output devices, and PLC chassis and components
  • Ability to interpret blueprints/drawings/schematics and other engineering documents
  • Experience in developing scope of work, equipment specification, cost estimate and milestone schedule
  • Srtong analytical, planning, organization, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with people at all levels both within and outside the company
  • Proficiency in computer applications applicable to specific work/field discipline including Excel, Word, Visio and Access database
  • Effective in self-management of time with a demonstrated personal commitment to work
  • Practice the corporate core values of Integrity, Respect, Learning, Safety, Business Success & Customer Service


Other Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel and Word
  • Intermediate analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have a valid driver's license, provide a suitable automobile for use on company business and meet comany driving standards
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