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SR ENGINEER LEAD (Station Engineer Leader)

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Northville, MI, US

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.

 

COMPANY

 

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.

 

LOCATION

This Sr. Engineering Lead will be primarily based out of our Compression Station in Northville, MI (Negotiable).   

 

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

Located within Gas Asset Management, Compression Engineering is responsible for the overall integrity, strategic planning, and execution of projects across Consumers Energy’s fleet of (8) compressor stations. The Compression Station Engineering team works in a team setting in the role of lead and/or technical support engineer for project execution, maintenance, or troubleshooting related to compressor station equipment.  Compression Station Engineering also works closely with project managers, engineers of other disciplines, environmental engineers, plant operations and maintenance personnel, outage managers, construction managers, Architectural & Engineering firms, contracted labor, and vendor representatives to ensure projects are completed safely, on time, and on budget.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Sr. Engineering Lead is responsible for the overall leadership, management, alignment and direction of the station engineering staff for Compression Assets. In this role, the Sr. Engineering Lead provides technical and management oversight of the Station Engineering Department staff to ensure that Compression equipment performance is monitored, required maintenance is specified, required upgrades are documented, justified and scoped, and significant equipment failures are understood and resolved looking across the different process and systems. This role is also responsible to work closely with engineering asset planning to ensure the 5-year capital plan is developed and submitted.

 

This role will be responsible for decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have an important impact on extensive engineering activities. Creativity, foresight and mature engineering judgment will be required to anticipate and solve unique and controversial engineering problems, optimizing across all aspects of the compression systems and fleet; including problem solving and root cause analysis review and approval.

 

This role will also be responsible for determining Gas Compression balance of plant and gas conditioning program objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and guides for diverse engineering activities. These include aligning and optimizing the engineering solutions between gas conditioning and balance of plant systems, and solutions that need to be expanded to other fleet locations.

This role requires direct interface with Operations personnel in both leadership and front-line worker capacity. The position requires the candidate to be able to review maintenance plans/tasks and procedures of different varieties (operating, maintenance, worker protection, and system outages) and provide feedback and/or corrective actions to the procedure owners and authors, in some instances may be required to author procedures or maintenance plans themselves.

 

 

The specific duties/responsibilities include:

 

  • Planning, design, construction, and maintenance of gas compressor equipment, as well as supporting operations. 
  • Lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment.  
  • Should exemplify safe work practices and follow the company’s compliance standards.
  • Lead and/or assist with engineering activities to include design, plans, inspections, system planning, specifications, reports, environmental impacts, permits, contracts, schedules, estimates, data collection, construction observation, and field investigation.
  • Provide engineering services with accuracy, integrating all applicable governmental and company laws, standards and procedures on time and under budget.
  • Understand and follow company established standard procedures for file structure and standard drawing procedures for projects. 
  • Assist in client contact and communication. Utilize effective oral and written communication skills to provide technical expertise to coworkers, clients, customers, government entities and 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 all engineering services in a legal and ethical manner.
  • Serve as onsite project representative.
  • Review operating and construction sites to monitor progress and other duties per the design documents.
     

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

This Sr. Engineering Lead may be filled based on the following qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program, and a minimum of eight (8) years of engineering/technical experience.
  • Experience with Industry Codes, Standards, and Recommended Practices.
    • Must be self-motivated and organized.
    • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point).
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple tasks and shifting priorities.
    • Must demonstrate sound engineering judgment and the ability to solve problems and make decisions.
    • A willingness and ability to work as a team member with multiple work groups.
       

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous Reliability Engineering experience
  • Experience in an engineering supervision capacity
  • Experience with leading a team of direct reports in a virtual environment.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing principles.
  • Experience with application of quality assurance protocols.
  • Experience with the Michigan Gas Safety Code.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License, or Engineer in Training with the goal of becoming a PE.
  • Experience in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of natural gas compressor station gas processing equipment, and gas transmission piping.
  • Knowledge in project management including safety leadership, schedule logic and implementation, procurement and construction means and methods.
  • Experience in procurement of engineered material, equipment and professional services.
  • Experience coordinating and developing contract documents, specifically engineering drawings and technical specifications for both consulting and construction services

 

HOURS & TRAVEL

This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours per week (45-50 typical) with 85% of time spent in the office or specific field locations.  Travel is required to job sites and project meetings and could be significant dependent upon location and may require overnight stays.

 

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, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to stand and walk for periods of up to and beyond eight hours in all kinds of weather; snow, mud, dirt water, ice, etc. The employee frequently is required to talk or 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 construction site is often loud. Individual must have the ability to work up to 16 continuous hours during emergent work.

 

 

 
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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