DTE Energy Engineer - Staff (Transmission Engineering) in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Engineer - Staff (Transmission Engineering)-11478

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


· 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:

Intermediate level engineer responsible for engineering design, project engineering and technical services work on company assets. Typical assets worked on are natural gas compression and transmission facilities. Projects typically involve piping/mechanical work, electrical power & control work, civil work or some combination of these. Responsible for understanding and following company engineering standards, material standards and applicable industry codes. Responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable regulations including pipeline safety regulations and environmental regulations. Participates on or leads teams which may include other engineers, CAD/drafting personnel, technicians, field employees and other personnel.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Designs new facilities which can include coordinating the activities of in-house CAD/drafting personnel or outside (consulting) engineering firms, operations personnel and other internal personnel.

  • Performs applicable design calculations.

  • Performs detailed drawing reviews to insure quality drawings are produced.

  • Specifies material and creates material lists for ordering material.

  • Collects and maintains well organized project records, including regulatory required records.

  • Oversees/manages construction work on smaller projects.

  • Provides engineering support to a project manager on larger construction projects.

  • Produces cost estimates for proposed projects.

  • Produces project spending forecasts.

  • Meets project cost and schedule objectives.

  • Performs routine engineering assignments by following defined processes, and procedures.

  • Works under and/or seeks guidance of experienced professionals to recommend and implement timely solutions involving design or operations and maintenance issues on company assets.

  • Provides guidance and assistance to Associate Engineers.

  • Provides technical services on a variety of subjects including: Piping issues, pipeline integrity issues, electrical power & control issues, compressor station issues, storage tank issues and issues with buildings.

  • Reviews plans by state and county road commissions or outside developers on construction projects that impact existing pipelines and resolves and manages issues accordingly.

  • Keeps up to date on current technology, industry and market changes.

  • Maintains a strong safety focus in all aspects of work.



Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 2 years of job relevant experience.


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Chemical Engineering.

  • Masters Degree in engineering, science or business.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel and Word.

  • Intermediate analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills.

  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills.

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 - Staff (Transmission Engineering)

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11478