DTE Energy Staff Engineer - DT (Transmission Integrity Management Program) in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description

Staff Engineer - DT (Transmission Integrity Management Program)-10276

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 3 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014 and 2015)

· 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:

Applies knowledge of engineering principles and practices in area of assignments. Makes decisions on engineering problems and methods with supervisory review. Requires the use of techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices of own field and related sciences or disciplines, including practical field experience. Consults higher level engineers or Supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments. May guide or coordinate the work of associate engineers.

Key Accountabilities:

• Apply company standards and practices to all design work

• Review and assess new technology, materials and equipment

• Frame engineering/operational problems and propose solutions

• Monitor and coordinate engineering related activities as related to field

construction projects

• Monitor system performance and prepare long and short-term facility plans

including costs

• Must be able to make sound engineering decisions under limited time


• Prepare written procedures to facilitate construction, maintenance, and

operation of gas transmission systems as related to pipeline integrity

assessments and remediation of defects

• Provide analysis, design, specification and cost estimates for gas transmission


• Provide technical support to field as needed

• Prepare and present technical reports on projects

• Contribute to the development of the budget and containment of project costs

• Oversee contractors engaged in the review of transmission pipeline records to

identify record gaps

• Develop multi-year plans to close record gaps consistent with the requirements

of the Michigan Gas Safety Standards, and coordinate such plans with regular

system construction activities to minimize system outage

• Develop scope of work for implementation of construction activities to close

record gaps.

• Organize pipeline records in an electronic format to facilitate linkage of records

to pipeline segments in ESRI.

• Participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) training and apply CI tools and

methodologies to improve output of job assignments and work processes


• Bachelor's degree in Engineering. Preference will be given to engineers with

experience in pipeline design and/or pipeline integrity management

• Minimum of three years of job-related experience

• Professional Engineer registration is desired

• Proficiency in computer applications applicable to specific work field/discipline

including EXCEL, WORD, VISIO and ACCESS database

• Must have a valid driver’s license, provide a suitable automobile for use on

Company business, and meet Company driving standards

• Ability to interpret blueprints/drawings/schematics and other design

documents, and review design, procurement and construction records to

identify record gaps

• 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

• Knowledge of design, installation, commissioning and records requirements for

gas pipeline system, consistent with Michigan Gas Safety Standards

• Knowledge of industry codes and standards including Michigan Gas Safety

Standards, ASME Piping Codes, National Electric Code and DTE Gas

Distribution & Transmission Systems Standards and Procedures

Job: Gas Distribution Operations & Maintenance

Title: Staff Engineer - DT (Transmission Integrity Management Program)

Primary Location: Michigan-Grand Rapids

Requisition ID: 10276