DTE Energy Engineer - Senior in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Engineer - Senior-11401

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:

DTE Electric is undergoing a major technological transformation to improve power grid reliability. We are seeking electrical engineers who will help us plan, design and deploy solutions and technologies that will help deliver higher quality power to our customers. As an Engineer -Senior assigned to this incredible project, you may work within one or more focus areas: substations, sub-transmission, protective relays and control systems, or distribution planning. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented electrical engineers to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Investigate new electrical technology, material and equipment, with application to safety, electrical system reliability, performance and cost.

  • Render sound engineering decisions - under potential time constraints – with limited supervisory input.

  • Perform assigned (or initiates) engineering studies, proposing solutions to engineering-related problems; develops models and analyzes data to support improvement programs, techniques & solutions; makes or assists in presentations of engineering-related projects to all levels of management & external parties (contractors, customers, etc.)

  • Prepare plans, specifications, work instructions and cost estimates for projects requiring engineering services.

  • Coach/mentor, and provide ongoing constructive feedback to less experienced engineering & technical personnel.

  • Propose, initiate and implement electrical system field and design changes, and performance improvements.

  • Participates in the review and creation of test procedures for new technologies, materials and equipment.

  • May coordinate or play a primary role in a group’s continuous improvement (CI) efforts: designing processes; establishing quality/quantity standards & metrics; collecting, refining, adapting & communicating ‘best practices’; sharing knowledge and developing staff in a systematic fashion. Uses process design outcomes to solve problems.



-Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology

-4 years of job relevant experience


-Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

-Distribution Engineering & Planning

  • Sub transmission and Industrial Power Engineering & Planning

  • Relay Engineering (protective relaying and control)

  • Transmission Engineering & Planning

  • CYME & PSSE Modeling & Solution Development

Other Requirements

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel and Word

-Strong 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 - Senior

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11401