DTE Energy Supervisor - Nuclear Engineering (Systems Engineering) in Newport, Michigan

Job Description

Supervisor - Nuclear Engineering (Systems Engineering)-09962

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 3 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014 and 2015)

· Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

· J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

· Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

· Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

· Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

· Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Job Summary:

Responsible for overall supervision, adherence to standards and procedures, and the development of staff within an assigned area(s) of the Corporation's Nuclear Organizations. Areas supervised may include: nuclear plant system, equipment & structure maintenance; nuclear power- generating equipment operation, including reactors, reactor plant support systems (e.g. fuel handling, radioactive waste disposal); secondary plant systems and pumps, electrical breaker connections, turbines, generators, and associated auxiliary equipment; nuclear corrective action, licensing, document control, training and the development/maintenance of associated processes and procedures. Ensures compliance with applicable Corporate, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations, employee and public safety provisions. Leads continuous improvement (CI) commitment and systematic CI efforts for a given group(s). Span of control: typically =5 jobs & 10 FTEs.


  1. Performs or ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory/management functions for a given group(s) within a business unit: planning, organizing, directing the performance of on-going activities and/or special / ad hoc assignments, staffing (employee selection, training/coaching & performance management, time entry), coordinating, reporting & budgeting; mentors, provides guidance and direction, and acts in a subject matter expert capacity for less experienced staff.

  2. Leads the continuous improvement commitment & efforts for a given group(s): designing processes; establishing quality/quantity standards & metrics; collecting, refining, adapting & communicating best practices; sharing knowledge and developing staff in a systematic fashion. Uses process design outcomes to solve problems.

3 Implements and supervises a range of engineering, technical and support activities / practices, making sound decisions on a expedient basis, maximizing results (ultimately, electrical output), while minimizing costs, consistent with organizational standards and regulatory requirements

  1. Leads cross-functional teams, resolving multiple complex organizational and/or technical issues

  2. Participates in Emergency Response Organization (ERO) activities, as applicable.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES (may vary, depending on the

discipline or organization)

MINIMUM: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, or an

applicable science discip-line, & the knowledge / capabilities typically

acquired through 10-plus years of experience in nuclear plant design,

construction, operation, or maintenance (or equivalent Navy nuclear

experience), inclusive of senior-, lead- or project management

experience; requires at least 4 years in the specific area being

supervised. Must satisfy applicable regulatory & Corporate security /

drug testing provisions and have the physical capability to work in a

nuclear power plant (i.e. climb stairs, work in hot environments &

radiation/contamination areas). Incumbents in Supervisor – Reactor

Engineering positions must have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or

the physical sciences, & 2-plus years of experience in such areas as

reactor physics, core measurements, core heat transfer, and core physics

testing programs.

  • Proficient verbal, written and presentation skills; communicates

clearly, with credibility and confidence.

  • Analytical & problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to

identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and

recommend optimal solutions for various situations

  • Competent in "multi-tasking" (i.e. the ability to prioritize &

manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high-

visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork & planning)

  • Balances multiple demands from superiors, subordinates & peers in a

positive and even-handed fashion; displays a calm demeanor under


  • Provides leadership through example in a unionized environment,

consistent with prevailing collective bargaining agreements.

  • Motivates through ‘leading by example,’ coaching/mentoring and

providing ongoing constructive feedback to subordinate staff;

competent in systematically eliciting the best efforts & results

from subordinate staff; deals effectively with resistance; takes

positive steps to avoid the recurrence of errors through

constructive critique.

Job: Nuclear Generation Operations & Maintenance

Title: Supervisor - Nuclear Engineering (Systems Engineering)

Primary Location: Michigan-Newport

Requisition ID: 09962