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Date: Jun 22, 2022


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.


General Summary

The Executive Director of Transmission Operations is responsible for approximately 366 employees, including 3 statewide managers as well as capital and O&M budgets. The position also includes Gas System Integrity, Gas Compression and Gas Storage the operations and maintenance workforce for measurement and regulation, pipeline integrity, gas compression, gas storage and transmission pipeline. The measurement and regulation group include the maintenance of 125 city gatesand placing pipeline and storage lines in and out of service. The gas transmission pipeline system involves the oversight of the operations, maintenance, and construction activities on the 2400 miles of pipeline operating at greater than 20% SMYS, as well as associated valving, odorization, etc. The pipeline integrity responsibility involves the operation of pig runs (cleaning, gauge, caliper, MFL, other smart devices), as well as associated remediation projects. The gas compression group involves the operations, maintenance, and enhancements for 7 compression stations.


The location for this position will be Southern Central MI – Jackson, Livingston, Genesee, Ingham County etc.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct operations and maintenance activities for corrosion control, gas transmission measurement & regulation, gas transmission pipeline, gas compression and pipeline integrity, including safety, goals, performance, adherence to standards, employee development and productivity.
  • Oversee response to emergencies, on call and incident command for abnormal events.
  • Lead the collaboration of strategy, tactics and execution of work plan, budget and forecast for gas system integrity and enhancement. Support Gas Operations budget process.
  • Coordinate activities to reach objectives among cross functional groups including gas distribution, gas service, engineering, scheduling and planning, fleet, facilities, environmental, etc.
  • Sponsorship of key company initiatives. Interactions with key customers, municipalities/government agencies, CAMs, and project managers on critical projects and/or as needed.



  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business Management.
  • 10 or more years of applicable experience.


The following experience/skills may set you apart from others

  • Master's Degree in Business Management or Engineering.
  • Functional knowledge of the gas system design, measurement and regulation, gas storage and gas system maintenance activities and practices.
  • Natural gas fundamentals, gas operations standards and procedures, contract administration, safety leadership, performance management, union relations, change management, problem solving, leadership abilities, critical thinking skills, strategic focus, business acumen.


Essential Functions

General management jobs provide or supervise/manage/direct the planning, business analysis, budget preparations and analysis, negotiations, transactions, customer services and auditing of a wide variety of business functions and processes of specific operating and support areas throughout the company. Duties and who this individual report to will fluctuate between projects, departments and offices. Lead business analysis and support for the plans, reports, impacts, contracts, schedules, estimates, data collection, observations, and field investigations. Provide business analysis and support services with accuracy, on time and under budget. Use computer assisted applications software and equipment to prepare business analysis support documents. Understand and follow Company established standard procedures for file structure and standards procedures for projects. Become familiar with business and department and Company plans and related material and be able to utilize the information appropriately. May be involved in client contact and communication. Utilize effective communication skills to answer inquiries from coworkers, clients, or the public. Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders. Attend internal and external meetings. Provide business analysis and support services in a legal and ethical manner. Regular attendance is expected.


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; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must lift and move up to twenty 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.

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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