Gas Pipeline Utilities Sr Mechanical Engineer

Date: Jul 10, 2024

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 6.8 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.




This position may be assigned onsite to Lansing Service Center located in Lansing, MI, Saginaw Service Center located in Saginaw, MI, Parnall Office located in Jackson, MI, Kalamazoo Service Center located in Kalamazoo, MI, Flint Service Center located in Flint, MI or Livonia Service Center located in Livonia, MI.  The selected candidate must be located within a commutable distance of the location OR willing to relocate (relocation package available to those who qualify).


We are looking for:   Senior Pipeline Utilities Mechanical Engineer 


The Senior Mechanical Engineer assists in the development, design and testing of new products or systems. They work with a team of other engineers, scientist, and technicians on moderately complex projects to ensure that their projects meet all relevant safety standards and specifications. They test mechanical and electromechanical products and systems and are responsible for the mechanical testing and maintenance of products in production, as well as testing prototypes.



The knowledge and skills involved with this position include but are not limited to: 


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Mechanical and technical skills
  • Proficient with computer-assisted design (CAD) software
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of GD&T principles
  • Proficient in MS Office, with aptitude for learning new software


We encourage you to apply if you have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program with four (4) or more years of pipeline utility engineering work experience 
    • [OR] Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a non-ABET accredited program with a Professional Engineering license with four (4) or more years of pipeline utility engineering work experience
  • Understanding of 49 CFR Part 192, the Michigan Gas Safety Standards and ASME B31.8 is preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License is required


In this role, you will 


  • Design, control, and implement mechanical systems and products and serve as the primary point of contact with clients for all mechanical engineering project matters
  • Manage the development and implementation of mechanical systems
  • Designing, maintaining, implementing, or improving mechanical instruments, facilities, components, equipment products, or systems for industrial, commercial, or domestic purposes
  • Performing a wide range of engineering tasks by operating computer-assisted design or engineering software and equipment
  • Collaborate with customers, coworkers, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering products or projects and monitor project progress and budget, and prepare reports for upper management
  • Ensuring that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements by preparing mechanical systems specifications, technical drawings, or topographical maps and investigate and resolve project issues in a timely manner
  • Establishing construction, manufacturing, or installation standards or specifications by performing a wide range of detailed calculations
  • Ensuring compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements by directing or coordinating installation, manufacturing, construction, maintenance, documentation, support, or testing activities
  • Writing reports and compiling data regarding existing and potential mechanical engineering projects and studies
  • Provide technical support to other departments and personnel as needed
  • Preparing specifications for purchases of mechanical equipment and materials and estimating material, labor, or construction costs for budget preparation
  • Oversee and manage the installation of mechanical equipment and components
  • Other non-essential duties as assigned or may be necessary


Why should you join our team?

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.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Up to 13 paid Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance Program

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 

We, at CMS Energy, value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. It is part of our DNA. We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others. We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included. We don’t discriminate. We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences. Our uniqueness makes us authentic. We create safe spaces where everyone can be who they truly are. We invite difficult conversations and uncomfortable topics. We value diverse perspectives; this is what makes us great together. We harbor an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our Employee Resource Groups, Women’s Advisory Panel (WAP), Women’s Engineering Network (WEN), Minority Advisory Panel (MAP), Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy (PACE), GENERGY, capable, Interfaith and Veterans Advisory Panel (VAP) are key enablers to living the values of our company culture: Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.

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, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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