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Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Multiple Locations, 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 Senior Field Leader role has a responsibility for the Gas Construction as well as directly leading 6-10 Field Leaders and 30-75 OM&C employees.


Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Lead Gas Construction work plan and all aspects of Gas Construction Grid projects, including safety, operational goals, performance, adherence to standards, employee development, and productivity. 
  • Ensure compliance dates are met and provide oversight on documentation and drive operational improvements.
  • Develop, mentor and support the Gas Construction multi-layered team structure.
  • Provide leadership on projects and problem solving for Gas Operations working across all levels and organizations.
  • Act as a key representative and change agent with Union Leadership and personnel on working agreement and Gas Operations strategy.
  • Lead the organization to meet company breakthrough goals and assure adherence to company standards and construction documentation (compliance) requirements.
  • Identify and implement operational improvements based on process knowledge and organizational performance. 



  • A High School Diploma is required.
  • Five or more years of successful performance in the Gas Field Leader role or other comparable exempt positions.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Michigan Gas Safety Standards, Company Standards, Procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of gas underground construction and maintenance, employee training and certification requirements (JGOCC).
  • Extensive experience managing major construction projects including planning, resource allocation and material logistics.
  • Understanding of safety rules (Company procedures, Michigan Gas Safety Standards and MIOSHA).
  • Working Agreement knowledge.



Essential Functions:

Responsible for the planning, organization, coordination, evaluating and supervision of employees assigned to the operation, maintenance and construction of gas distribution systems, customer gas services, buildings and grounds or utility support areas.  Recommends proposed changes and enhancements to systems and facilities operation, responds to complaints and requests for information, prepares and maintains reports of completed job orders and the status of jobs in progress.  Inspects job sites to check on work progress, assure satisfactory completion, including restoration;  Plans new assignments, prepares requisitions for operations and maintenance supplies, equipment and materials and supervises special projects as required.  Conducts regular safety meetings, participates as a member of safety committee; investigates and completes necessary incident reports and accident reports; maintains records, prepares and submits required reports for appropriate agencies.  Implements preventative maintenance programs.  Regular attendance is expected.


Hours and Travel

This position requires the individual to work a minimum of 40-50 hours per week with most of the time spent in the office or specific field locations.  Individual needs to be willing to work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines or assist with storm restoration activities and could be given very short notice to do so. Individual should be willing to participate in the on-call rotation in case of potential storms. Individual may have to work outside of assigned headquarters to help with storm restoration which may require overnight stays.  Could potentially work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the customer, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime. Individual must have a valid driver’s license.


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, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk and 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 field site is often loud.


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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