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Date: Jun 1, 2021

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 Gas Controller role is located in Jackson, Michigan at the Parnall Complex. This position is not eligible for remote work.




Consumers Energy Gas Control is part of the Gas Management Services (GMS) department. GMS ensures that natural gas delivered to Consumers Energy customers is uninterrupted and at the lowest possible cost. Gas Control's primary function is to ensure the safe and effective supply and delivery of natural gas at approximately 30 system interconnections, 150 high pressure transmission regulation stations and 250 high to low pressure distribution regulator stations. Gas Control teams with Consumers Energy field stakeholders from Compression, Storage, Metering and Regulation (M&R) and Pipeline groups to accomplish this role.




The Gas Controller will be responsible for the following:

  • Monitor, control and operate the gas transmission and distribution system in a manner that meets operational needs while following operational policies and procedures.
  • Perform duties as described per 49CFR192.631 (PHMSA Control Room Management Rule) and the Consumers Energy Gas Control Room Management (CRM) plan and may perform such duties while under direction of a more senior Gas Controller.
  • Continuously monitors and controls the operation of Gas Transmission, Gas Storage and Gas Distribution Facilities to ensure the overall safety and integrity of the Gas System.
  • Due to the training involved with becoming fully functional in the role of Gas Controller, the successful candidate will be ineligible to apply for another internal job posting for the first 36 months of their employment.




  • Gas Controllers monitor, control and operate the gas transmission and distribution system by following the CRM/regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Conduct system analyses and support services with accuracy.
  • Use computer assisted applications software and equipment to prepare business analysis support documents.
  • Understand and follow Company established standard procedures in order to complete work assignments.
  • Become familiar with business and department plans and related material for job assignments.
  • Gas Controller's utilize highly technical information and discern system operations and risks in a highly detailed environment under stressful situations.
  • Utilize effective communications skills to answer inquiries and provide leadership to coworkers.
  • Attend internal meetings. Provide business analyses and support services in a legal and ethical manner.




  • High School Diploma or GED
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience with natural gas or high-pressure fluids applications
  • Must be able to obtain the Gas Controller qualification within 6-15 months
  • Prior to the start date, Consumers Energy requires that the successful candidate live no more than 1 ½ hours from his/her Jackson work location. (In accordance with Department of Transportation's pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration (PHMSA) control room management fatigue mitigation requirements)
  • Ability to work alternating 8, 10- or 12-hour day/evening shifts. (modified DuPont schedule)




  • Highly detail orientated
  • Experience in gas field or pipeline operations
  • Experience monitoring and operating high pressure fluid systems using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Understanding of compressible fluid regulation, flow dynamics and physical characteristics of compressible fluids under varying temperatures and pressures
  • Completed some college level technical courses or have a Degree in a technical field
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft databases and spreadsheets
  • Prior Control Room Experience
  • Prior Exempt Experience




The Gas Controller position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week with up to 100% of time spent in the office or at the Gas Controller's Stations. Shift work can occur on weekends and during holiday periods. Operations and training require minimal travel to alternative job sites from the central office.




The Gas Controller position requires Background & Personal Risk Assessment (PRA) screenings in order to have unescorted access to any gas control room boundaries that are regulated and enforced by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pipeline Security Guidelines. This person in this role is subject to random drug testing in accordance with Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) requirements.




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.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand and walk. The employee must use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear within the control center, over the phone and over a two-way radio. The employee will be using multiple computers with an associated keyboard and mouse for each. The employee must be able to lift and move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Internal (employee) applicants must be in his/her current position for a minimum of twelve months to be eligible for this vacancy, unless otherwise approved by his/her Officer.

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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