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Senior Engineer Lead

Date: Sep 14, 2021


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.

This is a hybrid (work from home/onsite) position.  Candidate must live or be willing to relocate within 60 miles of Consumers Energy Service Center.  This position will cover Lansing, Owosso and Battle Creek Service Center.


Department Summary


The LVD Engineering and Design department produces quality, expert and efficient design services within scope and on-time to internal and external clients, to provide safe and reliable electric service to our customers.


The LVD Engineering and Design team at Consumers Energy is seeking qualified candidates to lead distribution design efforts throughout the state's service territories. The chosen candidate will maintain responsibility for and lead a group of talented engineers and system designers that architect electric distribution line infrastructure to enhance and expand our grid system.


Job Description/Responsibilities


Core responsibilities of the position include:

  • Lead a team of up to 15 distribution design employees (multi-headquarter locations) performing Distribution Design functions relating to both system enhancements (Capacity and Reliability) and new business. This can include field review and customer interaction.
  • Process involvement on design practices with key stakeholders (Construction, Scheduling, Supply Chain)
  • Review and approve designs for technical accuracy (first time quality)
  • Interdepartmental collaboration with High Voltage Distribution Planning and Engineering, Low Voltage Distribution Planning, Customer Energy Management (new business), Forestry, Right of Way, Planning and Scheduling, Distribution Standards and Materials
  • Balance and oversight of regional workload, date and project management, employee staffing and contractor support
  • Involvement in continuous improvement initiatives and opportunities to increase efficiencies and productivity through process improvement
  • Research and test validation of forward-looking engineering products and services
  • Storm Assistance through Damage Assessment and resource coordination for major events




  • 8 + years of related work experience with a Bachelor's degree in a scientific/technical field (OR) Associate's degree in a scientific/technical field with 10+ years of related work experience (OR) 12+ years of related work experience without a degree.
  • Exceptional Communication and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Self-Starter, Organized, Meticulous



  • Advanced Engineering, MBA, or PE designation preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of Industry Standards and Code Requirements
  • Previous SAP experience
  • Project Management Experience
  • R&D practice

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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