DTE Energy Engineer - Principal (NERC Compliance) in Detroit, Michigan
Engineer - Principal (NERC Compliance)
Detroit, MI, US
Company: DTE Electric Company
Job ID: 7015
DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.
But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities. When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing. Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.
Testing Required: Not Applicable
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.
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 Education & Experience Requirements
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 6 years of job relevant experience
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
Experience with Power SYstem Protection & Control
Experience with Distribution, Transmission, & Generator Relays
Experience with Relay schemes & equipment
Experience with NERC Operations, and Planning (693) Standards, primarily, Protection & Control (PRC) standards PRC-002, PRC-004, and/or PRC-005
Ability to provide field and technical support to Relay technicians as needed
Comfortable ensuring timely completion of all compliance deliverables as required by the NERC Reliability standards
Ability to perform in-depth reviews of business unit processes, procedures, and related controls to determine the effectiveness of reliability standards adherence and compliance practices
Ability to prepare, coordinate, and support compliance audits conducted by internal and/or external resources
Familiarity with NERC reliability standards, NERC topics, current industry trends, and alerts to ensure compliance
Ability to carry out complex projects and assignments independently
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 a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work 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 rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that 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.