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Project Manager, Renewable Energy

Date: Jun 7, 2021

Location: Lansing, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

CMS Enterprises owns and operates independent power generating plants, natural gas assets and an energy marketing group for the non-utility segment of CMS Energy's business.  We are proud of our strong history of reliably serving our utility, municipal, commercial and industrial customers. To learn more about CMS Enterprises business, please visit   

At CMS Enterprises, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture which 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 part of 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.


This Project Management role will serve current CMSE needs associated with its existing electrical generation fleet and new renewables and energy storage projects.  The Project Manager should preferably have an engineering or technical project management background and degree with experience in power generation and distribution, renewable energy systems, and general facilities projects.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple new or retrofit projects individually and supervise the execution of other project managers from initiation to delivery including planning, design, procurement, construction, and commissioning phases.  Compliance with budget/schedule commitments.
  • Technical support to CMSE asset/plant managers on new construction, retrofit, plant improvement, and performance/reliability enhancements.
  • Technical support to CMSE business development team on proposed new renewable/storage projects or similar asset acquisition, including supply of design/procurement/construction insights and strategy.
  • Participate in CMSE renewable project operations execution, including interface with O&M service providers/contractors, warranty management, testing, environmental/regulatory compliance and other CMSE business groups (e.g., accounting, tax, legal).


Requirements/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree from ABET-accredited program in engineering or technical field; OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4+ years’ experience with an Engineering or Project Management background, including problem solving skills in design and construction of new projects and familiarity of power generation processes (e.g., operations, maintenance)
  • General understanding of electric power generation from various sources and power transmission and distribution (T&D) from generators to customers
  • Project management (PM) skills.  This includes cost/schedule management and compliance, knowledge of contracts, establishing relationships with contractors and third parties, and use of PM and Microsoft software
  • Working knowledge of construction site and operating plant safety (e.g., OSHA, NFPA), risk management, quality requirements, and documentation control
  • Excellent communication skills while Interfacing with third parties including building and regulatory officials, developers, insurance brokers, contractors, owner’s engineers, skilled trades, and others involved in project execution


Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic supervisory skills
  • Understanding of information (IT) and operations (OT) technology is a plus


Travel and Location

This position will be remote/virtual with ability to travel to project sites until CMSE leadership deems that it is safe to return to an office. At that time, the selected candidate may choose to remain virtual or travel to an assigned office preferably in the state of Michigan.


Physical Demands

Ability to work both indoors and outdoors, with occasional site visits to existing CMSE generating assets and periodic visits to new renewable development or similar project sites.  Must be able to follow CMSE safety requirements at all times and to communicate with 3rd parties, CMSE asset and plant managers, and other corporate leaders.  Ability to safely climb wind turbine towers to nacelle level desired.


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.

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