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Principal Quality Specialist


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  9709

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

Location:Detroit - Downtown Headquarter - Walker Cisler Building

Bidding Restriction: 1 Year


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

Plans and performs technical construction or Information Technology infrastructure quality inspection work to verify compliance with project plans, codes, specifications, and standards established for the business unit. In addition, performs internal oversight process assessments.  Solves unique and complex problems with a broad impact on the enterprise and contributes to the development of enterprise strategies.  May manage project teams in achieving milestones and objectives, and/or interact with key quality personnel, scientists, and officials from outside the Enterprise, although there are no supervisory responsibilities. Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges prevailing practices and approaches with reasonably sound alternatives. Span of control is 0

Key Accountabilities

•    Performs audits, surveillances, or other internal assessments as assigned to ensure compliance with the company’s Quality Management System Requirements.
•    Plans for and leads supplier oversight assessments.  This may include travel to the supplier or manufacturing site to perform oversight activities.  
•    Inspects and monitors quality requirements in accordance with the company Quality Management System manual, policies, procedures, and project specifications.
•    Reads, interprets and understands the terms and conditions of construction contracts, specifications, standards, codes, and drawings as they pertain to the performance of inspection duties.
•    Inspects all phases of construction within assigned work area. Typical construction work inspected may include civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, systems, architectural, environmental, and landscaping work.
•    Ensures the contractor is working with approved plans, specifications, shop/construction drawings and updated contract drawings.
•    Verifies the implementation of the inspection and testing portions of the contractor quality control plan that pertains to the work assignment and verifies quality conforms to contract standards.
•    Initiates Non-Conformance reports (NCR) and/or Corrective Action Request (CAR) as required for conditions effecting quality to gain resolution and minimize re-work.
•    Stops or suspends work if necessary, to prevent accident or injury, or proceeding with activities that will have a negative effect on quality.
•    Monitors corrective actions to inspection findings/deficiencies.
•    Performs accurate mechanical, physical and visual inspection of materials, components, and sub-assemblies as per Inspection Plans and Specification Requirements.
•    Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with those individuals and organizations encountered in the work.
•    Complies with all quality, safety, and work rules and regulations

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

•    High school diploma or equivalent and 10 years of relevant experience in a Construction, Manufacturing, or Quality environment; OR
•    Associate degree in Engineering, Quality, Construction, Project Management, IT or other technical degree and 8 years of in a Construction, Manufacturing, or Quality environment; OR
•    Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Quality, Construction, Project Management, IT or other technical degree and 6 years of experience in a Construction, Manufacturing, or Quality environment

Other Qualifications

•    Knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 or ISO/TS 16001, NQA1, or 10CFR50 Appendix B
•    Current auditor certification
•    Project or Construction management certification
•    Thorough knowledge of regulatory commission or similar external agency orders, regulations & practices
Other Requirements:
•    Familiarity with structured quality program
•    Experience with Microsoft Access, Excel and Word.
•    Familiarity with precision measuring and test equipment.
•    Communicates effectively (verbally & in writing) with individuals at all levels, inside and outside the Corporation
•    Analytical & problem solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations
•    Competent in multitasking (i.e the ability to prioritize & manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork & planning)
•    Ability to apply quality planning & implementation and/or continuous improvement principles to affect tangible, positive outcomes

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