DTE Energy MEP Project Manager - Construction (Grand Rapids, MI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description

MEP Project Manager - Construction (Grand Rapids, MI)-10613

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

This position headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI manages the development and implementation of engineering, procurement, construction or outages, testing and commissioning of multiple intermediate to large capital projects encompassing multiple power plants & operating units. Manages one or more projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost to deliver project outcomes in accordance with specified requirements. Provides leadership and project work direction to key project engineering, procurement, project controls, and construction or outage personnel, but does not supervise; this is an individual contributor job. Moderate travel weekly for project coordination activity that may require periodic overnight travel.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Manages multiple intermediate to large ($5-plus million) capital projects and/or multiple small projects. Ensures the constructability of the scope of work, engineering and design of the modification

  2. Manages the progress of a construction project or outage, including renovation, alteration, or maintenance's project from the scoping phase through the design, construction and closeout phases. This is inclusive of project scope, schedule and estimate development, engineering and construction or outage, through the completion of installation, testing, and commissioning into service and project closeout; manages cost and schedule forecasting, and scope, budget, quality, and schedule change control

  3. Manages project expenditures, the procurement of equipment and materials including the startup testing and acceptance of the new equipment; provides daily management of on-site construction activities, working with the general contractor or multiple contractors and building trades.

  4. Manages and integrates project construction with Plant and Outage Management, ensuring coordination between management and the general contractor or multiple individual contractors and building trades; coordinates with Supply Chain Management in conducting bid meetings and reviews, supplier selections and evaluations; determines contracting strategy congruent with labor utilization strategies.

  5. Manages project scope, schedule & cost changes ensuring that all project requirements and/or objectives and the execution of changes are properly documented, justified, approved by management, and vigorously pursued via regular reporting, forecasting final targets, reviews and audits; implements approved changes in a timely manner.

  6. Manages communications, risk management, scope verification, and information distribution during project development & implementation; ensures compliance with safety, environmental, and other regulatory requirements.

  7. Interfaces with the respective project stakeholders (inclusive of internal organizations, plants, OEM, general contractors, building trades labor organizations/unions) and provides contract administration services for blanket orders or other subcontractors and vendors. Provides support to the Project Management Platform organization.


REQUIRED : Associate degree in an engineering discipline, construction management, business or a similarly relevant discipline & the knowledge / capabilities typically acquired through four (4) years of job relevant experience, inclusive of substantive project management and/or experience with building trades & labor agreements, labor & trades jurisdictional issues, contract administration, negotiation, dispute resolution, safety, and power plant outages.


Preferred - Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, construction management, business or a similarly relevant curriculum

Preferred - Project Management Institute certification as a Project Management Professional.

Preferred - Current or previous working knowledge of Gas Compression, Transmission, and Distribution systems.

  • Multitasking capabilities: prioritizes, delegates & manages time and work flow effectively.

  • Analytical & decision-making abilities: makes decisions systematically; anticipates and mitigates problems, and understands decisions’ business implications.

  • Adapts to change; open to new ideas and willingly takes on new responsibilities.

-Communications (written & verbal): creates reports, designs and conducts presentations at all levels of the Corporation. Good listening and negotiating skills

-Influencing skills: provides feedback and coaching; works well in groups and with other departments and organizations.

-Motivates and challenges employees; develops subordinate employees’ skills.

-Knowledge of PC & computer-based scheduling and financial tools (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Primavera, MS Project, SAP & Maximo)

Job: Construction & Project Management

Title: MEP Project Manager - Construction (Grand Rapids, MI)

Primary Location: Michigan-Grand Rapids

Requisition ID: 10613