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Metering & Regulation Design Intern

Date: Jan 27, 2019

Location: Jackson, 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.


Intern Program Summary

The Consumers Energy Internship Program is designed to be complimentary to traditional classroom instruction and is based on the three core principles of skill development, ability enhancement, and knowledge application.

In addition to working alongside full-time employees within the Metering & Regulation Design team, interns will have the opportunity to participate in a number of optional events within the program. This includes Intern networking events, company tours, and the consistently top-ranked philanthropic event, the Intern Challenge.


Job Description/Responsibilities

The Design Technician applies company design and construction standards to develop detailed non-routine engineering designs and construction specifications for gas main and service. A CAD environment is used in the development of detailed gas distribution system construction drawings. The design technician will be involved with planning, monitoring and facilitating the progress of projects through the SAP process to meet internal and external customer needs. Other job responsibilities will include, updating the Decision Analysis Project Planning (DAPP) database; initiating material procurement in advance of construction; permitting activities with local governmental agencies; and the application of standards contained in the Gas Distribution Engineering Manual (GDEM).



Enrolled and actively pursuing a bachelor or master's degree in a technical related field. A successful candidate should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 The following skills and experiences may set you apart from others:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • A mechanical/electrical aptitude
  • An ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, provide appropriate solutions to problems, and make decisions in a team environment.
  • Aptitude to learn ProjectWise and SAP is a must; prior experience a plus

Primary location of this internship will be at Consumers Energy headquarters in Jackson, MI.

Current Employees: If you would like to refer someone to the 2019 internship program please send an email to


Essential Functions

Provide high quality designs for regulator stations, CI (Commercial & Industrial) meters, and city gates. Make design decisions with regard to facilities utilized for gas distribution. Consults with supervisors, operators, and engineers to review assigned area needs, discuss problems, prioritize work, and provide technical expertise. Receives reports and correspondence; reviews, processes or; maintains documentation for reference. Performs other related duties as required.  Review, edit, develop, manage, and interpret documents and drawings utilized for the purposes of maintaining, constructing, testing, and removing facilities for gas transmission and distribution systems.


Hours and Travel

Meet travel requirements of the position.  Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.


Physical Demands

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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is often required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  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. 




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