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Senior Project Manager


Houston, TX, US

Company:  DTE Gas Enterprises, LLC
Job ID:  4020

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth.  We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally. 

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
* J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
* Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
* Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
* Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
* Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

Job Summary



Responsible for all aspects of project management, from concept to the commissioning of new pipeline, including engineering, construction, quality, cost control, procurement, survey and commercial interfaces. Incumbents in this job may be based outside the Company’s headquarters state; extensive travel may be required.

Key Accountabilities

Performs some of the following at an expert level:

  • Guides & ensures the accomplishment of the following core management functions for a given business unit (BU) – or group within that BU: planning, organizing, directing, staffing/employee selection & performance management, coordinating, reporting & budgeting. Staff may include contractors as well as Company or subsidiary employees.  Coordinates the activities of multiple workgroups.
  • Interfaces with customers and commercial team on project schedules and execution; leads all aspects of scheduling and cost control.
  • Manages project engineering and construction, including pipeline, compression, gas dehydrations and gathering from concept to the project’s commissioning.
  • Provides reporting and accountability to Finance team.
  • Responsible for the health, safety and environmental activities relevant to the project(s) that impact the workforce and community.
  • Responsible for environmental permitting, procurement, right of way (ROW), and survey activities.
  • Conducts project risk assessments; develops project risk management plans for Corporate management.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in  an Engineering discipline, or related field, with 5-10 years of relevant experience, and a minimum of 3-5 years of project management experience.


Other Qualifications


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


Other Requirements: 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel & report for work at different locations; incumbents are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Communicates effectively with individuals at all levels, inside and outside the Corporation; consulting and influencing skills consistent with the ability to build relationships and influence parties; may include getting parties to embrace changing expectations and initiatives.
  • Analytical & problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.
  • Ability to develop/coordinate cross-functional work groups and projects, yielding optimal outcomes.
  • Ability to conduct effective & efficient meetings; manages meetings with optimal results.
  • Flexibility & the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new/evolving responsibilities.
  • Balances multiple demands from superiors, and/or subordinates & peers in a positive and even-handed fashion; displays a calm demeanor under pressure.
  • Motivates through “leading by example,” coaching/mentoring and providing ongoing constructive feedback to subordinate staff; competent in systematically eliciting the best efforts & results from subordinate staff.


Physical Demands:

  • 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 occasionally required to: stand or walk and stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively
  • The employee in this classification may be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus


Working Conditions:

  • The employee generally performs job duties in 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.



DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and 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: Houston