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Consumers Energy Generation Design Electrical I&C Project Engineer in Grand Rapids|Ludington|West Olive, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Department Summary

Located within the Generation Design department, engineering supports modification and new construction projects at electric generation facilities in support of Consumers Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan. The engineering team takes initial concept ideas and coordinates the engineering effort to turn those ideas into fully detailed construction ready designs.

Job Description

The Project Engineer works in a team setting in the role of lead and/or support engineer for projects at fossil and hydroelectric generation facilities.

The Project Engineer provides support to project managers and engineering team related to the planning, design, and execution of electrical and instrumentation and controls (I&C) engineering aspects of capital and maintenance projects. The Project Engineer is responsible for adherence to design standards and that detailed designs meet all applicable code, permitting, compliance, and regulatory requirements. The Project Engineer ensures that project work is properly coordinated between internal and external engineers of record, vendors, fabricators, and contractors to meet project requirements.

The Project Engineer will perform moderate to complex assignments requiring application of standard techniques, theory, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. The candidate must evaluate, select, and apply engineering theory, techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. The Project Engineer will be required to work efficiently and effectively on small and large project teams, potentially supporting several projects simultaneously.

Core Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and coordinating technical aspects of a project through the duration of the project lifecycle.

  • Develop and/or review engineering drawings and calculations that detail plans and specifications for construction projects at electric generation facilities.

  • Develop and/or review engineering technical specifications and bid documents for consulting services, engineered equipment procurement, and construction service contracts.

  • Identify, analyze, and recommend corrective actions to technical issues in the field during project execution and/or initial operation.

  • Perform field engineering and on-site support as necessary for the duration of project execution, supporting the resolution of construction issues.

  • Communicate effectively with a vast group of stakeholders to ensure all technical aspects of the project are completed per the safety, scope, schedule, and budgetary objectives.

  • Assist project management and project controls with the development of project schedules and budgets.

  • Attend and/or lead project coordination meetings.

  • Participate in the closeout of projects including turnover of project files and record documents at project closure; captures lessons learned.

    Application of the following personal skills and abilities is expected for this role: self-motivation, analytical, communication and interpersonal, leadership, organizational, and problem solving. A willingness, and the ability, to accept and adapt to changing priorities is a must.

    The location for this position is at the JH Campbell Facility in West Olive, MI or Ludington Pumped Storage Facility in Ludington, MI. Remote work is available within commute distance to generation facilities on the west side of the state.

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, or I&C Engineering from an ABET accredited program as set forth in the Engineers Council for Professional Development

  • Minimum 1 year of applied ABET engineering experience, or college graduates with an advanced Engineering degree.

    Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate. Engineer II-Sr Engineer II

    Hours and Travel

    This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours per week with 85% of time spent in the office. Flexible work hours can be discussed and accommodated on an individual basis.

    Travel is required to job sites for planned field walkdowns (before, during, and after construction) and could be significant dependent upon office location and specific project assignments.

    Company Benefits

  • Insurance- Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K

  • Policies- Parental Leave

  • Flexible work hours and location

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.