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MR&C Engineering Resource Planner/Scheduler (SR TECH ANALYST I)

Date: Jan 25, 2023


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 6.8 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.





The MR&C Engineering Resource Planner/Scheduler can be based in any of our Michigan locations and is eligible for hybrid work. This position will be required to Go Where the Work Is across the state of Michigan based on business need.




The MR&C Engineering Resource Planner/Scheduler leads a team responsible for planning the engineering and design workload and advising the MR&C Engineering team on resource usage and needs.  The lead creates and maintains multiple reports and metrics such as the demand vs resource usage report, AFC (Approved for construction / released on time), jobs at risk, etc.  Reports that are required will need to be created and maintained. This position will be required to supervise contract employees.

This position requires a significant amount of coordination between various stakeholders and teams.  Examples of this coordination might include coordinating schedules between MR&C Engineering resources (Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, EI&C Engineering and EI&C Design), Transmission Pipeline Engineering, Distribution Pipeline Engineering, Storage Engineering and / or Enterprise Project Management and/or Operations.

Must be able to adjust to shifting priorities and reschedule the team’s engineering workload.  Previously displayed job performance relating to priority management is a requirement.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the development of the workplan
  • Collaborate with engineering leads to coordinate resources to meet deadlines and optimize resources
  • Provide planning and scheduling reports, and communicate required metrics
  • Coordinate resource schedules with project schedules using Primavera software
  • Create and revise standards and processes in a timely fashion to reduce struggle and eliminate waste
  • Participate in and support CE Way activities including DOR’s, Problem Solving and Process Documentation and Improvement as required on the MR&C Engineering Team
  • Offer recommendations on adjusting workload so that priority projects are completed on time.
  • Conduct problem solving sessions as required to improve metrics




The MR&C Engineering Resource Planner/Scheduler role will be filled as a Sr. Technical Analyst I based on the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, AND five (5) years of related technical work experience

            (OR) Associate’s degree, AND a minimum of nine (9) years of related technical work experience;

            (OR) If no degree/credits, thirteen (13) years of years of related technical work experience




  • Natural Gas Pipeline/Regulation project experience
  • Primavera (Oracle) P6 experience
  • Presentation skills required in meetings and in training
  • Ability to read blueprints and technical documents


Why should you join our team?


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.


What we offer:


  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Up to 13 paid Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance Program


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 


We, at CMS Energy, value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. It is part of our DNA. We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others. We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included. We don’t discriminate. We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences. Our uniqueness makes us authentic. We create safe spaces where everyone can be who they truly are. We invite difficult conversations and uncomfortable topics. We value diverse perspectives; this is what makes us great together. We harbor an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our Employee Resource Groups, Women’s Advisory Panel (WAP), Women’s Engineering Network (WEN), Minority Advisory Panel (MAP), Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy (PACE), GENERGY, capable, Interfaith and Veterans Advisory Panel (VAP) are key enablers to living the values of our company culture: Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.

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, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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