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Business System Analyst

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: JACKSON, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.


The candidate must be located within 60 miles of the Jackson Service Center OR willing to relocate.

General Summary

This position identifies and develops the business cases for new applications and works with both internal and external customers to develop and implement these ideas and ultimately brings those with strong business cases to reality. It is expected that this position will provide leadership working across multiple departments. This project is intended to apply image recognition, infrared and other sensors to determine the health of our LVD system and validate accuracy of our models.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the day to day relationship with our vendor.  This responsibly includes contract administration and creation of new Statements of Work as new application are developed.  This position works with steering committee and vendor to prioritize projects and track progress to ensure projects remain on schedule.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to develop and evaluate the business case for new applications. Application customers will include LVD Planning, LVD Engineering, Grid Modernization and more.
  • Employee must be able to manage projects end-to-end, including change management as need to facilitate adoption and implementation of new technology.
  • Employee must provide leadership. Strong presentation skills will be needed for reporting progress and status up to senior management. Also, this position must bring together multiple stake holders to develop solutions.
  • Employee will be responsible for the conceptual evaluation of how this application can leverage other technology.  Determination of if and how LiDAR, radio interference, infrared, drone, and other technology might be integrated into this application.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Understanding of LVD system including primary distribution maps, standards, design, and ability to recognize defects.
  • Agility and ability to incorporate new programs quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to take abstract concepts and then build and evaluate the business case.  When strong business cases are identified, this employee must be able to represent and promote the business case.
  • Strong technical writing skills to document the plan and scope of new applications.
  • Strategically implement project, including training and adoption of this technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate at all levels of the organization.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related technical degree
  • 4+ years of applicable experience
  • Experience with business case development and project management
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: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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