Project Manager Affiliate


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Energy Resources, LLC
Job ID:  13709

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

Location: Detroit, MI

This is a full-time position with DTE Vantage, the non-regulated subsidiary of DTE Energy. The home office location is DTE Energy Headquarters in Detroit, MI (400 WCB).

The position is responsible for managing technical aspects of project development from inception through initiation of construction with continued supporting role through start up and close out. Power industry experience is a plus, particularly in the areas of engines, turbines, and gas and/or electrical interconnects.  Work involves performing difficult and complex services requiring a high level of independent judgment, initiative, and discretion. Work is mainly self-directed, with work results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies and procedures. Must live within a commutable distance from DTE's Detroit, MI headquarters, however, the majority of work will be done remotely.

Key Accountabilities

  • Screen projects from a technical perspective to determine viability
  • Ensure that employee and contractor safety as well as environmental awareness are incorporated within principal design goals
  • Prepare and review Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) specifications and drawings
  • Prepare formal RFP packages and manage competitive bidding processes, including evaluation of proposals and selection of contractors and vendors
  • Develop cost estimates and expenditure forecasts
  • Review, manage and organize project documentation including technical specifications, calculations, and drawings to ensure protection of owner’s technical and financial position
  • Prepare performance test procedures and evaluate performance test results
  • Coordinate contractors, consultants, engineers, vendors, and government agencies to complete projects within schedule and budget
  • Coordinating activities of contractors, consultants, and vendors in support of assigned projects or in support of a project manager.
  • Performing technical due diligence activities in support of acquisition efforts
  • Travel within the domestic United States; expected to be about 10% to 30%, depending on the stage of project implementation
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Engineering or Construction Management with 5 or more years of experience as a project engineer, project manager or construction manager. 

Other Qualifications


  • Mechanical Engineer degree preferred
  • Registered Engineer or Project Management Professional a plus 
  • Working knowledge of MS computer applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project in a Windows environment 
  • Capable of performing basic conceptual facility design with an eye toward minimizing capital cost while still providing a safe and effective operating facility 
  • Capable of providing and managing functional engineering support to projects from start to finish 


Other Requirements: 

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Possess strong presentation skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels 
  • Capable of working alone or as part of a team without a significant level of supervision 
  • Ability to manage budgets, project costs and scheduling 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Capable of promoting and maintaining strong, positive relationships with coworkers, suppliers, contractors, vendors, engineering firms, and customers 
  • Willingness to share expertise and knowledge with other team members for the benefit of the entire company 
  • Willingness to acquire new technical skills 
  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization and employees may report to both a functional leader and a business leader 

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The physical demands characterized here 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. In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Occasionally stand or walk and stoop or kneel
  • Frequently sit
  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use wrists, hands and/or fingers in a repetitive motion; and reach with hands and arms extensively
  • Occasionally lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight
  • Use computers with exposure to video display terminals; and some repetitive motion associated with data entry, the use of a computer mouse, and while using other office equipment
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

The employee performs job duties primarily in a work from home capacity and periodically from a climate-controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level. However, on an occasional basis the employee may be required to travel to project sites where noise levels and environmental conditions may vary.

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