Technical Manager - AFF


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  13475

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 engineering position is responsible for evaluating or providing complex technical approaches or solutions to a project manager or development manager. Work involves performing difficult and complex services requiring a high level of independent judgement, initiative, and discretion. Work is mainly self-directed, with work results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies and procedures.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develops conceptual design, preliminary equipment sizing, projects costs, manages budgets and maintains relationships with equipment vendors, engineering firms, EPC contractors, and DTE Vantage customers
  • Creates project technical requirements for technical project work and project execution in conjunction with project developer and project management
  • Interpretates, evaluates, and resolutions technical design issues
  •  Manages the work of outside engineering firms; establishes scope and reporting protocol and resolves any outstanding issues
  • Represents DTE Vantage interests from a design, installation, and O&M perspective on technical aspects of projects
  • Actively participates in project/development meetings and demonstrates a lead role relative to technical issues and associated resolutions
  • Evaluates and negotiates competitive EPC proposals
  • Manages the production of EPC project documentation including technical specifications, calculations, and drawings to ensure protection of owner’s technical and financial position.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university in Engineering, with 10 or more years of experience as a project engineer or manager in the competitive, non-regulated energy projects market 

Other Qualifications


  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Working knowledge of equipment such as gas turbines, steam turbines, reciprocating engines, boilers, condensers, fans, heat exchangers, compressors, chilled water technology, electrical distribution equipment, transformers, motors, generators and piping and valves
  • Working knowledge of MS applications, including Word and Excel, in a Windows environment
  • Understanding of energy efficiency practices, energy conservation techniques, and energy cycle types
  • Experience with Thermoflex and/or GTpro


Other Requirements: 

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess strong communication and presentation skills
  • Possess and maintain professional engineer’s license
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Capable of taking projects from start to finish without a significant level of supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, management, and the general public

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