DTE Energy Engineer - Principal in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Engineer - Principal-11410

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:

Senior level engineer responsible for planning and conducting intermediate to more complex engineering related activities requiring the use of creative techniques, as well as application of thorough knowledge of engineering or scientific principles and practice in multiple areas. Incumbents have the authority to makes decisions on engineering problems and methods applicable to the resolution of important issues, which may be complex at times. Participates on and leads teams, as well as develops effective relationships with key decision makers, as needed.

Key Accountabilities:

-Applies strong knowledge and background of engineering and scientific principles and practices in a variety of assignments.

-Develops, coordinates, and directs critical projects or field engineering assignments that are large or complex.

-Leads or plays key role on process improvement teams.

-Initiates or performs engineering studies, proposing solutions or recommending alternatives.

-Develops presentations of engineering-related projects to stakeholders.

-Develops models and analyzes data to support improvement programs, techniques and solutions.

-Conducts studies and analyses to assist in the resolution of engineering-related issues; may assist with developing engineering standards and practices.

-Mentors and provides guidance/direction for less experienced engineers.


Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 6 years of job relevant experience


  • Understanding and working knowledge of Operations in Electrical system from generation, transmission, sub-transmission, stations and/or distribution.

  • Experience with commonly used tools to monitor, study and analyze the high voltage electrical systems

-Registration as a Professional Engineer

Other Qualifications:

-Proficiency in computer applications relevant for field

-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

-Developed planning and continuous improvement skills

-Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills

-Well-developed 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: Engineering

Title: Engineer - Principal

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11410