Share this Job

Project Engineer I


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  11130

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

This is an entry level position responsible for providing technical and other project support to the Director of Engineering for either a single large project or multiple smaller projects.  Duties include create new project scope documentation, estimate plant performance, review of plans and specifications; answering questions related to specific aspects of a project such as scope, schedule, budget, and other requirements; monitoring and reporting of costs and project progress; and special projects as assigned.

Key Accountabilities

  • Create project feasibility documentation, including scope documentation and plant performance.
  • Review of plans, technical documents, permit requirements, contracts, and other commercial documents.
  • Responding to questions regarding specific aspects of a project such as scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Preparing cost estimates, schedules, and purchase orders.
  • Preparing and evaluating bid packages for engineering, construction, equipment, and materials.
  • Monitoring activities at a construction sites to ensure work progresses as scheduled, within budget, as well adherence to project technical and commercial requirements.
  • Coordinating activities of contractors, consultants, and vendors in support of assigned projects or in support of a project manager.
  • Acting as a Task Manager with responsibility for compliance with scope, technical, budget, and schedule requirements for specific tasks to a larger project.
  • Performing technical due diligence activities in support of development efforts.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year college or university in Engineering or equivalent discipline, with 0-2 years’ experience in the engineering or construction fields.
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures related to the engineering and construction industries.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Works under supervision of the Director of Engineering.
  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization and employees report to both a functional leader and a business leader.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborate on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation and development).

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The physical demands characterized in the attached essential and marginal job functions epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Please see the attached essential and marginal job functions (general office) for this position.


The employee performs job duties in a climate-controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level.

Additional Information

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