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Technical Expert - Nuclear (Design Engineering - Elec/I&C)


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  6207

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.

Testing Required: Not Applicable


Job Summary

    Advanced-Level engineer who leads and conducts complex studies/assignments including those relating to the optimization, operation, engineering, and maintenance of company assets without any direction from others. Responsibilities may include managing large-scale projects from conceptual design to development of engineering plans for plant design modifications or improvement projects. Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have an important impact on extensive engineering activities. Demonstrates creativity in solving complex and diverse engineering activities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensures program compliance with applicable regulations, codes and standards
  • Maintain awareness of industry performance issues through research, self assessment, and benchmarking, and incorporates lessons learned. Active in industry initiatives that advance area of expertise, knowledge, and applying industry advances to DTE personnel and business processes
  • Makes recommendations based on the analysis and trending of test/performance data
  • Provides expertise on the application of recognized codes and standards. Participates in the development of applicable industry standards
  • Manages contract support services including the preparation of requests for quote, bid evaluation, and contract oversight. Acts independently on technical matters and maintains liaisons with experts outside the company
  • May manage assigned programmatic areas including developing vision, budgeting, implementing strategies, and monitoring results
  • Provides consultation necessary for the development of technical bases, design information, performance data, test performance, or implementing procedures in one or more specialized areas. Fully knowledgeable regarding the engineering, testing, operation, and maintenance of equipment and systems
  • Provides technical guidance to others in the form of work direction, montoring, or training. Provides significant contribution to engineering and DTE continual improvement efforts

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Science and fifteen plus years of related experience in plant design / construction / operation or maintenance applicable Navy nuclear experience equally acceptable.
  • Fourteen plus years with a Masters Degree or twelve plus years with a Doctorate Degree.

Other Qualifications

  • Must have knowledge of the advanced Engineering principles, theory and concepts associated with multiple job disciplines.
  • Must be able to lead a project that is essentially bounded by Fermi.
  • Security screening and drug testing is required for access.
  • Physical capability to work in the plant i.e climb stairs, work in hot environment, work in radiation/contamination areas.
  • Competencies: Expert knowledge, Communication, Decision making, Initiative, Innovation, Teamwork, Planning, Ethics, and Leadership.
  • Management of multiple tasks, issues or projects, must have demonstrated excellent performance in subject area including managing/effecting cost reductions, performance improvements, risk analysis project or subject area accountabilities, effecting overall plant and business unit performance.

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