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Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Flint, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy



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.




The Technician position is eligible for remote work or can be based in any of our Michigan locations.




The Transmission Design and Records Management (TDRM) department is responsible for the engineering and design of Gas Transmission pipelines, including the lowering of gas pipelines and relocations, emergency valve replacements, and other compliance-driven pipeline projects. The team also provides design and technical expertise to other departments.




The Technician is responsible for:  


  • Providing engineering and design support for the TPE and TED-I departments utilizing computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software.
  • Supporting both pipeline engineering departments with completing capital and O&M projects including new pipelines, valve replacements and other pipeline maintenance projects.
  • Performing tasks, technical in nature, ranging from standard to complex.
  • Providing high quality design, construction, and record drawings for the pipeline engineering departments.
  • Fulfilling ad-hoc mapping requests using GIS and/or CADD.
  • Following all applicable Consumers Energy CADD and engineering design standards.
  • Retrieving records to support the design and scoping of pipeline engineering projects.
  • Supporting the access bill of material database by performing routine updates.
  • Providing assistance with other departmental tasks in support of compliance with Michigan Gas Safety Standards.




  • A two-year associate degree in a scientific or technical field, or 48 scientific or technical credit hours as measured on a semester basis, or sufficient applicable experience in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance with no degree.


The 48 scientific or technical credit hours can be obtained through colleges, technical institutes, licensed apprenticeship programs, trade schools, military programs, etc. For further consideration, please remember to upload your College Transcript(s) [official OR unofficial] and supporting documentation into the "Supporting Documents" section of your Application.


Military applicants can request a Joint Services Transcript (, which provides descriptions of military schooling and work history in civilian language; it also provides credit recommendations with semester hours and level of the credit by the American Council on Education. 




  • Proficiency in CADD and be able to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MicroStation and Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.




  • Experience in utility design
  • Knowledge of GIS applications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in gas pipeline design or operations
  • Knowledge of ProjectWise
  • Knowledge of Bentley OpenPlant 3D design software




  • This role is typically a 40 hour per week role. Flexibility in schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime may be required to support customer requirements.
  • Travel up to 10% of time with occasional overnight travel, depending on assignment and/or training needs.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk
  • Often required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Perform duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as pumps, valves, motors, gauges, other operating or lab equipment, books, paper, laptop computer, etc., and may require moving materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Flint
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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