DTE Energy Associate Engineer - DT in Melvindale, Michigan

Job Description

Associate Engineer - DT-10825

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:

Entry-level position that performs routine technical work requiring the application of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out tasks under direct and frequent supervision. Assignments are designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities. No responsibility for direction of others.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Define gaps between existing standards and procedures, current practices and regulatory requirements.

  2. Utilize Continues Improvement (CI) skills to identify gaps, provide operational and procedural Improvements in a regulatory environment.

  3. Write and publish standards and procedures for construction, testing, maintenance and operation of distribution and transmission systems.

  4. Understand and analyze regulatory requirements relating to Natural Gas Distribution and Transmission systems.

  5. Assist with investigation and reporting of gas related events and reportable incidents for submission to State and Federal regulatory agencies.

  6. Prepares Operations for regulatory Inspections and attends them when necessary.

  7. Work Closely with Operations while developing and modifying standards and procedures.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

  • Mechanical or Civil Engineering Preferred.

  • Natural Gas industry or Federal/State regulatory Gas Safety experience preferred.

  • Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer application applicable to specific work field/discipline.

  • Experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, provide a suitable automobile for use on Company business, and meet Company driving standards.

  • Ability to work individually and in a team.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with people at all levels both within and outside the company.

  • Effective in self-management of time with a demonstrated personal commitment to work.

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

  • Ability to accept off hour emergencies of gas related events and incidents.

  • Potential for overnight travel.

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’re assigned. 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 and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Job: Gas Distribution Operations & Maintenance

Title: Associate Engineer - DT

Primary Location: Michigan-Melvindale

Requisition ID: 10825