DTE Energy Supervisor - Transmission Engineering Design in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Supervisor - Transmission Engineering Design-11066

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:

Responsible for overall engineering supervision, technical direction, adherence to standards and procedures along with the development of technical staff within the Transmission Engineering Design Group. Manages all aspects of staff’s assigned scope of responsibility, employee and public safety and the completion of organization objectives. Responsible for providing overall direction and implementation of various continuous improvement tools and methodology that supports the gas handling system needs and creates value. Leads, coordinates and reviews the work of a staff of engineers and/or technicians and may be assisted on projects by others. Develops and updates resource plan to reflect personnel needs, schedules and assigns work. Must be able to make sound engineering decisions under time constraints.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensures engineering design practices are in compliance with applicable regulations, codes & standards.

  • Leads and ensures implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Establishes required internal standards and practices for design engineering.

  • Maintains awareness of industry performance issues through research, self-assessment and benchmarking; incorporates ‘lessons learned’ and information obtained through involvement in industry groups, forums, etc. to ensure up-to-date practices within the incumbent’s area of responsibility.

  • Manages assigned program areas including: planning, organizing, supervision, budgeting, staffing, implementing strategies and monitoring results.

  • Directs activities of design engineers supporting field construction projects.

  • Performs employee appraisals and assists in developing employees for assignments requiring increased knowledge and/or responsibility.

  • Provides consultation advice and problem solving analysis to manager and senior management, and other individuals (internal and external) and business units, focusing on equipment reliability and plant safety of the gas transmission system.

  • Provides leadership to others in the form of work direction, monitoring and training.

  • Supervises contract support activities, including the preparation of requests for quote bid evaluation; makes recommendations to management based on the analysis of engineering data.

  • Analyzes and recommends solutions to job related problems.

  • Conducts advanced technical studies or operating studies, analyzing and resolving gas handling system problems.

  • Makes clear and precise presentations to all levels of management.


Posting Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, and 7-plus years of progressively responsible experience as an Engineer in gas handling equipment particularly related to gas compression, processing and regulation.

  • Preferred: Yellow Belt Certification

  • Preferred: 2 year of senior or lead work experience

  • Preferred: Professional Engineer registration

  • Ability to interpret drawings and schematics and other design documents.

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel within the Corporation’s service area.

  • Working knowledge of natural gas handling systems, including transmission, distribution, storage, processing, controls, measurement, environmental, regulatory compliance, gas analysis and materials testing and analysis.

  • Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards including Michigan Gas Safety Standards.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written with people at all levels both within and outside the company.

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

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

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

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications sufficient to apply them with minimal instruction or guidance.

  • Practice the corporate core values of Integrity, Respect, Learning, Safety, Business Success and Customer Satisfaction.

This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being 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 right of any supervisory or management representative to assign, direct & control the work of employees under their supervision.

Job: Engineering

Title: Supervisor - Transmission Engineering Design

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11066