Principal Specialist Engineer ADMS Application Support


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  12788

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 well-being.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

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.

Job Summary


The advanced-level engineer is 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. The 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 Qualifications


  • Working knowledge of the ADMS Support Model, including application change management, roles and permissions, ADMS architecture, integrations, configurations, troubleshooting, and monitoring
  • Working knowledge of ADMS database, incident management, and remedy management.
  • Working knowledge of the Energy Management System (EMS).
  • Strong technical acumen on Distribution Management System functions and platforms
  • Experience with monitoring, troubleshooting and performing application failover functionality
  • Experience in troubleshooting and responding to issues with advanced applications
  • Experience in managing and executing application site switchover during planned and unplanned events
  • Experience in preparing testing schedules and coordination, and stack versions needed for testing, data, and access
  • Experience in establishing and implementing mechanisms in coordination with relevant functions to ensure timely reporting of system health, assets and devices, and ensure notification of stakeholders of outages
  • Experience in maintaining and updating procedures
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams, including the System Control Room, IT, and Engineering.
  • Proficiency in computer applications relevant to the field
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Developed planning and continuous improvement skills
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams

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