Operations Shift Engineer


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  12403

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


Job Summary

    Provides advisory technical support and advice to the Shift Manager in the areas of thermal hydraulics, reactor engineering, and plant analysis with regard to the safe operation of the plant. Assists shift operations personnel to recognize, diagnose, and effectively deal with plant transients or other abnormal plant conditions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Acts as the Shift Technical Advisor, providing advisory technical support and technical advice to the Shift Manager on conditions affecting safe plant operation.
  • May assume Control Room Supervisor position as necessary.
  • Performs routine work control review, approval and return to service of maintenance work orders and coordinates activities with maintenance supervision.
  • Performs routine operations review, approval and return to service of surveillance's, PMs and routines.
  • Coordinates activities with other departments for scheduled surveillance, PMs and routines.
  • Establishes both short and long-term objectives for plant control and direct personnel in other departments to coordinate activities per the POD.
  • Provides direction to on-shift personnel from the Chemistry, Radiation Protection, Maintenance, Engineering and Security departments as required to ensure completion of scheduled shift activities.
  • Reviews CARDs generated during the shift and assists in making report ability/operability determinations.
  • Oversees major plant evolutions involving important plant equipment or particularly complex evolutions having the potential to jeopardize personnel, equipment, or plant stability.
  • Ensures Operations' concerns are given appropriate priority on the POD and evaluates the concerns for addition to the operator work around list.
  • Provides oversight of plant operations to ensure compliance with regulations, Technical Specifications, and administrative controls.
  • Acts as Response team member to unplanned events and prepares detailed reports for submittal to senior management.


  • Job and Regulatory Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a scientific or engineering discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Two years of related nuclear experience with specific training in the response and analysis of the plant for transients and accidents and in unit design and layout, including the capabilities of instrument and controls in the control room.
  • Must obtain and maintain Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Must meet the eligibility requirement of current INPO ACAD for a Direct SRO.
  • Must meet the eligibility requirement of current INPO ACAD for a Shift Technical Advisor.
  • Completion of INPO Accredited Shift Technical Advisor Training Program.
  • Ability to work effectively with employees at all organizational levels, communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

Additional Qualifications

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: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit