DTE Energy Senior Engineer - Environmental - Coal Combustion Residual in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Senior Engineer - Environmental - Coal Combustion Residual-10871

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.


Job Summary:

This professional is an expert in the applicable subject matter or functional area. Performs routine and advanced technical work requiring the application of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out tasks with no direct supervision. This person provides guidance and direction to personnel on engineering and technical environmental issues and programs. Typical assignments have clear and specified objectives and are in the form of design, problem solving and technical support for company environmental compliance and stewardship. Shows expert knowledge and application of regulatory/policy scientific and/or engineering skills associated with the Federal Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) Rule and State part 115 requirements pertaining to coal ash (CCR). Has advanced experience in other regulatory and technical areas (ie: remediation, water permitting) necessary to develop strategic direction for CCR projects.

This person is expected to identify and lead in the development and implementation of solutions to complex environmental challenges. This person independently identifies, evaluates and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. This person does not generally receive instruction on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions.

Key Accountabilities :

• Leads in developing and managing the Company’s CCR program, providing project/field engineering services for simple and complex CCR projects; leads in the development and management of CCR related projects and programs; leads in the development and implementation of environmental training for State and Federal CCR requirements.

• Keeps abreast and recommends current and new technology as appropriate for application of CCR requirements associated with solutions for groundwater and CCR unit closure.

• Leads in the review and interpretation of environmental regulations and proposed regulatory changes to assess impact and to ensure compliance.

• Works independently or within a team to recommend and implement solutions involving the engineering, design, operation, and maintenance of company assets.

• Leads in ensuring environmental regulatory compliance by monitoring, reporting, developing and implementing procedures and strategies.

• Leads performs, coordinates and recommends solutions for environmental issues based on investigations, professional judgment and current industry practices.

• Represents the company on environmental issues with regulatory agencies and industry groups.


Education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following options:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science in a relevant field or discipline with 7 years of experience in a relevant field


a Master's degree in Engineering or Science in a relevant field or discipline with 5 years of experience in a relevant field.

Preferred: Experience with Federal Coal Combustion Residual (CCR)

• Demonstrates advanced knowledge and application of engineering principles as it relates to the operation and maintenance of company assets.

• Demonstrates the ability to work with people at all levels both within and outside the company. Demonstrates the ability to develop and deliver effective presentations to other personnel, management and external parties.

• Demonstrates the ability to provide expert recommendations based on analysis, trending of data, testing, and investigations.

• Demonstrates proficiency in computer applications applicable to specific work field/discipline.

• Demonstrates an expert understanding and interprets environmental laws and regulations. Keeps job information current.

• Demonstrates the ability to make expert decisions systematically, considers impact of decisions and builds consensus.

• Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate environmental issues with the customer and external organizations, create accurate and punctual reports, deliver effective presentations, share information and ideas with other interested parties, and possesses good listening skills. Works well in groups, helps resolve conflicts, facilitates meetings, works well with other departments, is flexible and open-minded, focuses team on strategies and goals.

• Responds promptly to customer requests, meets commitments and follows up to assure satisfaction.

• Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials

• Demonstrates leadership skills by exhibiting confidence, inspiring others, influencing decisions and giving appropriate recognition.

• Demonstrates an ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple projects and assignments. Demonstrates clear working knowledge of DTE Energy business philosophy; understands the environmental implications of decisions and recommendations; strives to achieve business success goals in balance with environmental protection/stewardship opportunities.

Job: Environmental

Title: Senior Engineer - Environmental - Coal Combustion Residual

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 10871