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Project Engineer - MEP - Renewable


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  11964

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

Apply by: No later than April 5, 2023
Location: Detroit - Downtown Headquarter - Walker Cisler Building

Bidding Restriction: 1 Year



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

Works independently and in support of Senior Project Engineers in designing, prioritizing, scheduling, and implementing major construction & engineering projects. Initiates project scope process, developing preliminary design engineering schedules, cost estimates, and qualitative and quantitative risk assessments. Authorizes preliminary project scope reviews, scope definitions, and estimates. Chairs regular update meetings to management on scope, budget, engineering costs, schedules, and estimates for engineering designs. Works with Plant Managers and Directors to get concurrence and ap-proval for designs. Project responsibility <20 million dollars. Assignments are received in the form of results expected; within operating policies and procedures. Incumbent has the discretion to select from alternative approaches; decisions may involve changes to normal work processes

Key Accountabilities

  • Primary interface and liaison to resolve engineering design problems.
  • Directs project scope initiation process, develops preliminary schedule (design engineering) and cost estimates, conducts qualitative and quantitative risk assessment.
  • Works on a project team with proper skill sets for preliminary estimating, risk identification, and organizational planning.
  • Authorizes and forwards preliminary project scope review, scope definition, and estimates to Pro-ject Manager.
  • Ensures design schedule is on target and monitors engineering costs.
  • Chairs all scope meetings and provides up dates of design status.
  • Submits bid packages to Supply Chain; serves as the contract administrator for long-lead items; evaluates bid packages on purchases, and; develops spare parts list.
  • Develops preventative maintenance program, definitive engineering estimate, and design pack-ages.
  • Coordinates inspection activities for equipment fabrications
  • Verifies master document list is issued for record including any as- built information.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Construction Management, and 5+ years of job-relevant experience.

Other Qualifications


  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Michigan
  • Renewable Energy project experience

Other Requirements

  • Ability to apply project planning & implementation and/or continuous improvement principles (typically acquired through several years of experience in these areas) to affect tangible, positive outcomes.
  • 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 conduct efficacious meetings & manage the meeting process with optimal results.
  • Flexibility & the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new/evolving responsibilities.
  • Copes with multiple demands from superiors, and/or subordinates & peers in a positive and even handed fashion; displays a calm demeanor under pressure.
  • Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges orthodox practices & approaches with reasonably sound alternatives.
  • Broad understanding of power generation, transmission, distribution and regional power dispatch issues.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced analytical and project management skills.
  • Consulting and influencing skills consistent with the ability to build relationships and influence parties; may include getting parties to embrace changing expectations and initiatives

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