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Expert Engineer - Distribution Operations, Electric


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  8081

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.


Job Summary

The expert level engineer responsible for planning and developing engineering projects with unique or challenging problems which may impact major company programs. Applies thorough and diversified knowledge of engineering or scientific principles and practices; makes decisions independently and represents the organization in the resolution of important issues. Evaluate progress and results obtained, make recommendations to senior management.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs complex engineering assignments that are unclearly defined. Guides the development of new policies and ideas.
  • Builds relationships with internal and/or external customers, vendors, regulatory bodies, etc., to achieve organizational and Company objectives.
  • Establishes and reviews test procedures; supports the application of new technologies, materials, and equipment.
  • Oversees the implementation and manages all phases of significant projects.
  • Identifies and implements high-level, long-term strategic and tactical plans to ensure Company objectives are met.
  • Communicates and makes recommendations to senior management regarding complex technical issues.
  • Serves as an expert resource for less experienced engineers. Mentors, trains or develops more junior engineers and technicians.
  • Participates in publishing papers and/or leadership in relevant industry groups.
  • Integrates relevant industry best practices into company standards.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 10 years of job-relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in Engineering or job-relevant discipline
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License


Other Requirements

  • Proficiency in computer applications relevant for the field
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning and continuous improvement skills
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Ability to train and mentor others
  • Expert knowledge of DTE Energy's core businesses

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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit