DTE Energy Engineer - Principal Specialist (ESO) in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Engineer - Principal Specialist (ESO)-11483

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:

Advanced level engineer responsible for planning and conducting complex engineering related activities requiring the use of innovative techniques and the extension of theories. Applies thorough and diversified knowledge of engineering or scientific principles and practice in broad areas of assignment. Recognized for their expertise in a given specialty area or discipline. Incumbent makes decisions independently and represents the Business Unit in resolving important engineering related questions. Builds and maintains effective relationships with key internal and/or external decision makers.

Key Accountabilities:

-Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering and scientific principles and practices in broad areas of assignments.

-Leads the development and execution of large or complex engineering projects.

-Establishes and reviews test procedures; uses engineering expertise to determine when new or alternative technology, processes, and materials may be advantageous, and promotes their adoption and application.

-Conducts multifaceted technical investigations. Understands and resolves complex issues that are unclearly defined.

-Conducts studies and analyses in the resolution of engineering-related issues; may develop or update engineering standards and practices.

-Creates documentation and communication for project progress or results.

-Researches, analyzes, recommends, and implements new engineering practices to improve medium term business operations and goals.

-Serves as a skilled resource for less experienced engineers; provides analysis and recommendations on cross functional projects.


-Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 8 years of job relevant experience

-Preferred: Civil Engineer

-Preferred: PE registered in Michigan

-Proficiency in computer applications relevant for field

-Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills

-Well-developed planning and continuous improvement skills

-Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

-Ability to lead cross functional teams

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: Fossil Fuel Generation Operations & Maintenance

Title: Engineer - Principal Specialist (ESO)

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11483