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Senior Nuclear EP Technical Specialist


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  3478

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

Manages projects related to various emergency preparedness and response activities resulting from emergency preparedness (EP) drills and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) annual exercises. Interfaces with DTE, state of Michigan, Canada and other local emergency agencies regarding drills/exercises.  Subject matter expert responsible for oversight of all EP equipment and facilities.

Key Accountabilities

• Interfaces with external stakeholders (e.g. hospitals, state, college, etc) to ensure EP facilities, equipment and related inventory complies with regulatory or EP program requirements.
• Ensures the nuclear emergency response facilities (ERF) are inspected and maintained to ensure compliance with regulatory and EP program requirements.
• Ensures all internal and external stakeholders maintain appropriate qualifications and readiness, providing training as appropriate.
• Performs periodic inventory and inspections of emergency response kits and replaces equipment as needed.
• Coordinates vendors to install, repair, and maintain specialized equipment in emergency response facilities.
• Mentors and coaches ERO members concerning their drill and exercise performance.
• Updates the Emergency Plan’s (E Plan) supporting documents, forms and EP implementing procedures that do not require License Change Request (LCR).
• Assists in the development and execution of emergency drills and exercise scenarios, including coordination with representatives from offsite response organizations.
• Assists with plant drill/exercise/training program coordination with offsite agencies including the NRC, FEMA, state and local emergency management organizations.
• Conducts and evaluates EP training, assessments/audits/inspections, drills and exercises with personnel assigned to the Emergency Response Organization (ERO).

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

• Associates degree and four years of experience in nuclear power, emergency preparedness/response, or navy nuclear; Or

• High School diploma or GED equivalent and six years of experience in nuclear power, emergency preparedness/response, academia or navy nuclear.

Other Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Currently holds or has previously held an SRO license or SRO Certification
• Two years of experience with NRC requirements; 10CFR50.59 or 10CFR50.54q 


Other Requirements:
• Must have a valid driver's license.
• Knowledge of EP rules/regulations, laws, and industry practice and guidance.
• Must be able to maintain a position on the Fermi Emergency Response Organization (ERO) in support of the Radiological Emergency Response Plan (RERP).
• Must be able to pass all phases of In-Processing including a background investigation, psychological screening, appropriate radiation worker/respiratory training and be medically certifiable drug and alcohol screen.
• Ability to read, comprehend, and write complex regulatory documentation
• Ability to work with diverse set of internal and external stakeholders to resolve significant issues
• Ability to successfully achieve goals through indirect influence
• Ability to organize and manage multiple, significant initiatives in parallel
• Strong knowledge of plant operations
• Team /project facilitation skills
• Strong written and verbal communications skills to effectively work with customers

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: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit