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Codes & Compliance Engineer


New Milford, PA, US

Company:  DTE Gas Enterprises, LLC
Job ID:  443

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

Location: New Milford, Pennsylvania

This is a career development position responsible for identifying, monitoring and integration of applicable regulations into the construction & operations of the company’s transmission, gathering pipelines and midstream facilities. Work includes initiating and maintaining company policies while executing programs to ensure compliance and required documentation. It is expected the individual will develop into a subject matter expert (SME) after some years of experience and be called on for technical support related to the design and ongoing operations of DTE Energy’s gas midstream business units across several states.


Key Accountabilities

  • Primarily responsible to ensure that code and compliance requirements from local, state, federal or other regulatory bodies are met for work performed by the gas midstream business
  • Establish and maintain programs & processes to ensure adherence to regulatory compliance in the business units
  • Audit field activities for compliance and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Activities that identify and resolve non- compliance issues and methodologies with a focus on preventative measures
  • Review performance and compliance with O&M Plan and standard operating procedures
  • Perform internal compliance audits; prepare team for federal and state audits
  • Develop and maintain an active relationship with regulatory agencies and auditors
  • Represent the company’s interests when meeting with government, agency or community organizations
  • Coordinate with cross function teams to complete improvement projects for systems utilized in field operations including document management, GIS data, DOT testing, OQ records
  • Develop and manage the education and training of  employees and contractors in  compliance of all Local, State and Federal requirements
  • Monitor emerging compliance engineering practices and standards for timely communication with senior leadership of standards and regulations that impact our processes
  • Prepares regulatory reports as required (internal or external)
  • Provides general support to the Gas, Storage and Pipelines business units with focus on continuous improvement of systems, documentation practices and communication with regulatory entities
  • Manage the internal and external corrosion program to ensure compliance with the O&M plan, DOT Title 49 Part 191 and 192, including the Annual Report and PA Act 127 Annual filing
  • Develop and maintain a schedule of activities with the company’s maintenance group; collaborate closely and facilitate activities with operations, engineering, and construction teams to promote regulatory compliance
  • Supports engineering & operations functions on natural gas facility and pipeline construction
  • Provides regional subject matter expertise from the Canonsburg office with frequent travel to business units locations including but not limited to NE Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Michigan (travel required up to 30%)
  • This position may include FERC training requirements
  • Perform all other related duties and  projects as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or related technical discipline is required along with 1 year of industry experience in natural gas or hydrocarbon liquid pipeline experience.  Previous experience in code compliance with CFR Title 49 Part 192 (and other relevant regulations) is preferred. 


This position requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft office suite with working knowledge of spreadsheets, GIS mapping interface, database and project management software.


Abilities and skills expected of the Codes and Compliance Engineer include:


  • Be receptive to mentoring
  • Standard business correspondence and communication techniques
  • Efficiently handle competing priorities, remain organized and meet deadlines
  • Foster positive working relationships across business units and with the regulatory community
  • Effectively work in a collaborative environment that includes matrixed reporting structures in which functional and business unit members have equal authority
  • Strong desire to learn about natural gas safety and promote safe design, construction and operation of facilities and pipelines.

Other Qualifications



The physical demands characterized in the attached essential and marginal job functions 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.




The employee performs job duties in a climate controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level.


This position will have exposure to construction sites/field operations; on occasion will be required to be on site during construction and operations with midstream gathering and pipeline construction.  Working conditions in the field may include exposure to the elements, extreme cold/heat and uneven ground.

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.



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