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Senior Quality Inspection Specialist


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  7691

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: Detriot - Walker Cisler Building (WCB)

Bidding Restriction: 1 Year



Job Summary

    Plans and performs technical construction quality inspection work to verify compliance with project plans, codes, specifications, and standards established for Major Enterprise Projects (MEP). Inspection work involves construction projects for Greenfield and/or Brownfield site construction of diverse generation facility technologies (Wind, Solar, Fossil, Hydro, Bio-Mass, Nuclear), Environmental systems/facilities, administrative facilities, and site modifications. Responsible for verifying aspects of projects, including those involving heavy construction methods, are completed in accordance with approved project documents such as: contracts, design drawings, work packages, quality plans, procedures, standards, and specifications as assigned. Verification duties may include both site inspection and vendor facility inspections at the point of activity to insure that shipped product fulfills all specifications and quality requirements. These verification activities will be related to various types of discipline (civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, weld, coatings, etc.) related inspection criteria.

Key Accountabilities

  • Inspect and monitor quality requirements in accordance with the company Quality Management System manual, policies, procedures, and project specifications.
  • Read, interpret and understand 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 his/her 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.
  • Maintains quality control in accordance with established guidelines relating to assigned portion of the project. 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.
  • Observes work operations for compliance with applicable quality and safety regulations; is alert for unsafe practices, and where appropriate, requests their correction by the contractor's representative on site. In emergency situations, authorized to stop or suspend work if necessary to prevent accident or injury, or proceeding with activities that will have a negative effect on quality and immediately reports the action to a supervisor
  • Initiate Non-Conformance reports (NCR) and/or Corrective Action Request (CAR) as required for conditions effecting quality to gain resolution and minimize re-work.
  • Stop or suspend work if necessary to prevent accident or injury, or proceeding with activities that will have a negative effect on quality.
  • Accurately complete inspector's portion of all electronic and hardcopy forms pertaining to inspection results of construction inspection or surveillance.
  • Monitor corrective actions to inspection findings/deficiencies.
  • Perform accurate mechanical, physical and visual inspection of materials, components, and sub-assemblies as per Inspection Plans and Specification Requirements.
  • Conduct or witness various tests and quality checks based on discipline inspection requirements (civil, mech., elect. weld, structural, coatings, etc). Verify that project installations fall within standards, measured to specifications and within tolerances, readability of labels, etc.
  • Ensure calibration and maintenance is performed on inspection equipment.
  • Perform product identification and traceability activities, as required.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those individuals and organizations encountered in the work.
  • Comply with all quality, safety, and work rules and regulations.
  • Perform storm safety team and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 yrs relevant experience or Associate's degree and 6 yrs relevant experience or High school diploma or equivalent and 8 yrs relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience is to be of a Construction/ Manufacturing/ Inspection environment.

Other Qualifications


  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 or ISO/TS 16001, NQA1, or 10CFR50 Appendix B
  • Current or previous auditor certification
  • Project or Construction management certification
  • 2-5 yrs previous Quality Control Inspection experience in a Construction environment
  • Previous discipline (Civil, Mech, Elect, Structural, Weld, etc) inspection background or certification
  • Knowledge of and ability to use wide range of precision measuring and test equipment
  • Current or previously held Level II or greater NDE certifications (e.gPT, MT, UT, VT, RT)
  • CWI certification
  • Prefer woking experience with Renewable


Other Requirements

  • Familiarity with structured quality program
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Excel and Word.
  • Familiarity with precision measuring and test equipment.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to obtain unescorted access to Nuclear requirements
  • Have or successfully complete vision test in accordance with AWS D.1.1

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