DTE Energy Associate Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Associate Engineer-11111

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

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.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 5 consecutive years

· 7th on Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award

· 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.



Entry-level (bachelor’s degree) engineer responsible for routine, technical work requiring the standard application of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Projects and tasks are accomplished under direct supervision; typically receives substantial guidance from more experienced (senior- or ‘lead-type’) engineers as the incumbent develops subject matter expertise. Judgment is limited to preliminary selections of engineering alternatives. Primary accountabilities may vary (depending on the discipline or organization). Span of control = 0; this is an individual contributor job.


  • Under the supervision or guidance of experienced or senior-level engineers, monitor electrical system performance; frame engineering problems; perform or participates in engineering studies, services, and propose potential solutions that ensure compliance with Company standards, specifications, and contract requirements. Participates in presentations of engineering-related projects to all levels of management and external parties (contractors, customers, etc.).

  • Assist in the investigation of new technologies, materials and equipment consistent with applicable safety, system reliability, performance and cost considerations.

  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional teams to support continuous improvement (CI) initiatives and goals.

  • Use engineering skills and techniques to develop models and analyze data in order to recommend solutions and improvements in programs and techniques.

  • Initiate new ideas and approaches; challenge prevailing practices and approach with reasonably sound alternatives.

  • Support the provision of engineering input in process and CI teams and initiatives.

  • Participate in the preparation of plans, specifications, work instructions and cost estimates for projects requiring engineering services

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize varying combinations of the competencies cited in this description, depending on the organization and role to which they are assigned. The description’s intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this job. It’s not an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit any management representative in the assigning, directing or controlling employees’ work


MINIMUM: Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology; no professional-level engineering experience is required. Individuals who will be obtaining their degree within nine months from submitting interest will be considered; however, verification of the degree will be required prior to starting in the job. May require initial or periodic drug or fitness-for-duty testing, the ability to report to different locations; incumbents are responsible for their own transportation.

PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree in electrical, or computer engineering ; basic proficiency in computer applications/software applicable to the relevant area.

  • Proficient verbal, written and presentation skills; communicates clearly, with credibility and confidence; extensive ‘active listening’ skills.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.

  • Flexible and the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new/evolving responsibilities; balances multiple demands from different parties in a positive and even-handed fashion; displays a calm demeanor under pressure.

  • Competent in “multi-tasking” (i.e. the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high-visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork and planning).

  • Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges prevailing practices and approaches with reasonably sound alternatives.

Job: Engineering

Title: Associate Engineer

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11111