Engineer Senior – Operations Engineering

at DTE Electric Company
Location Detroit, Michigan
Date Posted August 1, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


Job Summary

Senior level engineer responsible for planning and conducting engineering activities. Requires the use of advanced techniques and the application of theories, precepts, practice and disciplines, including practical field experience. Incumbents have the responsibility and authority to make decisions on engineering problems and methods applicable to the resolution of important issues. Participates on and leads teams of field employees, technicians, engineers and other personnel.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develops, coordinates, and directs important projects or field engineering assignments with complex features.
  • Performs assigned (or initiates) engineering studies, proposing solutions to engineering-related problems; develops models and analyzes data to support improvement programs, techniques & solutions.
  • Interfaces with outside departments, vendors, suppliers, and reliability entities.
  • Develops or assists in presentations of engineering-related projects to all levels of management & external parties (contractors, customers, etc.).
  • Plans and manages group workflow to meet budgets and schedules.
  • May mentor and provide guidance/direction for less experienced staff.
  • Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 4 years of job relevant experience
  • Other Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in Engineering or job-relevant discipline
  • Experience maintaining the State Estimator and the ability to troubleshot and resolve Sate Estimator technical issues
  • Maintain, support, and use the functionality of the Energy Management System (EMS) and this includes State Estimator (SE), Contingency Analysis (CA), provide feedback in updating the model/contingency definitions for a realistic simulation of the electrical system.
  • The ability and experience in developing System Operating Practices for N-1 conditions
  • The ability and experience in reviewing proposed engineering projects and provide operational feedback
  • The ability and experience in working with cross-functional teams to support the processes required to update, integrate and maintain SCADA real time measurements used by EMS system operations applications databases and displays.
  • The ability and experience in prioritizing corrective maintenance jobs by reviewing equipment outages and prioritizing based on the impact to the electrical system.
  • The ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and build relationships.
  • The ability to provide on-call support.
  • Other Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel and Word
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills
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