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Engineer - Senior


Melvindale, MI, US

Company:  DTE Gas Company
Job ID:  3653

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 different 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 consecutive 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

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.


External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Professional Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable



Job Summary
    Senior level engineer responsible for planning and conducting engineering activities. Requires the use of advanced techniques and the application of theories, precepts, practice and disciplines, including practical field experience. Incumbents have the responsibility and authority to make decisions on engineering problems and methods applicable to the resolution of important issues. Participates on and leads teams of field employees, technicians, engineers and other personnel.
Key Accountabilities
  • Develops, coordinates, and directs important projects or field engineering assignments with complex features.
  • Performs assigned (or initiates) engineering studies, proposing solutions to engineering-related problems; develops models and analyzes data to support improvement programs, techniques & solutions.
  • Interfaces with outside departments, vendors, suppliers, and reliability entities.
  • Develops or assists in presentations of engineering-related projects to all levels of management & external parties (contractors, customers, etc.).
  • Plans and manages group workflow to meet budgets and schedules.
  • May mentor and provide guidance/direction for less experienced staff.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in support of training others on regulatory compliance issues as well as work with internal/external stakeholders to address compliance.
  • Develop standards, procedures, and/or processes for compliance with pipeline safety regulations.
  • Provide support, guidance, training and work products for internal Stakeholder to prepare them for state and federal regulatory audits and inspections as necessary.
  • Evaluate and provide appropriate technical guidance on all pipeline compliance requests.
  • Assist various company departments (e.g. GIS, Drug and Alcohol Testing, One-Call, Operator Qualification, TIMP, DIMP, Storage, Public Awareness, Damage Prevention, Emergency Response, Operations, Technical Training, Control Room, etc.) on compliance issues as well as assist on special projects to ensure pipeline safety initiatives are incorporated to align with the Pipeline Safety Management System. Provide general support to the internal Stakeholder with focus on continuous improvement of systems, documentation practices with a focus on consistency and standardization.
  • Assist Stakeholder with agency response and meet submission deadlines by resolving non-compliance issues through proven methodologies with a focus on preventative measures to mitigate recurrence.
  • Collaborate closely and facilitate activities with DTE Gas Stakeholders (e.g. Codes & Standards Team, Operations, Engineering, and Construction Teams, etc.) to promote regulatory compliance and lead project assignments.
  • Provide regulatory updates to DTE Gas from PHMSA, MPSC, NTSB and participate in industry workshops.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, compile, and/or prepare studies, responses to proposed changes in regulations, recommendations, policies, procedures, and correspondence.
  • Experience reading and interpreting applicable governmental regulations pertaining to state and federal-regulated intrastate and interstate pipelines and company and/or industry publications related to pipeline reporting compliance.
  • Experience researching, identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing problems or situations and coordinating appropriate actions or responses.
  • Review documents, prepare checklists, audit agendas, conduct pre and post audits and prepare final reports.
  • Provides training and on-site job coaching.
  • Conduct incident investigations and root cause analyses.
  • Project Management Skills - ability to manage projects, develop efforts and collaborate effectively to obtain positive results.
  • Provides subject-matter expertise from home office with travel to business unit locations in Michigan and manage on-call request.
  • Communicate well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
  • Makes decisions systematically, can make decisions under pressure, builds a consensus, can make difficult/unpopular decisions and considers impact of decisions.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 4 years of job relevant experience
Other Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in Engineering or job relevant discipline


Other Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access as well as Visio, Power BI and SharePoint
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management, project management, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Proficient communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Quality Assurance or Quality Management System experience


Desired Qualifications:

  • API 1169 Certification
  • ANST Level II MT, PT and/or UT
  • AWS or AISC Certification, API 1104
  • Demonstrate welding experience
  • NACE Certification (CP Level 1-4, Coating Inspector Level 1-3)
  • Fusing Welding
  • Incident Investigation
  • Certified Auditor Training
  • Understanding of 49 CFR Part 191 and 192 or experience in specific areas of pipeline safety compliance
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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit