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Sr Engineer-Project Engineer

Date: May 17, 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.

 

Department Summary

This position is within Energy Delivery / Gas Asset Management / Engineering Asset Planning and will report to the Delivery Planning Lead The individuals are responsible for proactive  review of delivery enhancements across the assets and optimizing the solutions.  They will link between strategy and engineering to make sure the engineering solutions meet the needs of the overall gas system. Each engineer will be responsible for a different asset class, which include Metering and Regulation, Distribution, and Storage/Compression/Transmission. They will be responsible for coordination of multiple projects in current and future yearsto ensure project schedules and system requirements are aligned. These Engineers will also have responsibility of helping to build the futurefinancial plans to ensure long term business plan deployment inputs align with future project and system outage schedules.  

 

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Evaluate identified jobs across asset classes, maximize and coordinate work with major projects. Projects would include all asset classes within the natural gas system.
  • Review results of outage analysis and complex operating procedures
  • Financial projects review, budgeting entry/review, business rate case testimony & witness support
  • Support of Natural gas Delivery Plan outlook and evaluation (1-10 years out). High level Engineering resources alignment with investment plan
  • Evaluate and own standards/processes/job aids for Delivery Planning strategies

 

 Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering from an ABET Accredited Program
  • In lieu of an Engineering Degree, an Associate's degree in a scientific/technical field with 5 - 7 years of applicable experience OR extensive years of applicable experience (10+ years) that demonstrate required abilities and performance may be acceptable
  • Be familiar with Natural Gas system (storage, compression, transmission, regulation, distribution) and their integration
  • Communication skills
  • Waste Elimination Principles
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Negotiation skills

 

The following skills may set you apart

  • Project management and controls background and certification (PMP)
  • Procedure writing and reviews
  • Design background in the natural gas space
  • Rate case background
  • History of proactively planning
  • Expertise in the integration of the natural gas system
  • Knowledge of federal and state gas code
  • Financial experience-budgetary experience

 

 

Essential Functions

  • Ensure Project Engineering, Engineering Planning, Finance, and Strategy departments/stakeholders are aligned and in agreement with current and future year asset plans 1-10 years in advance
  • Align high level engineering resources with the natural gas delivery workplans
  • Support enterprise resource planning process
  • Establish standard work
  • Continuous process improvement
  • Become a subject matter expert for technical review of projects, outage plans, and complex operating procedures
  • Ability to solve complex technical problems; taking new perspectives using existing solutions
  • Ability to meet and manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Teams

 

 Hours and Travel

  • This is position generally requires the individual to work 40 hours per week with approximately 90% of time spent in the office or remote location.
  • Travel (approximately 10%) to in-state job sites and project meetings may be required.

 

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; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.   The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty 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 this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud.

 

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.

 
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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