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DTE Energy Electrical Engineer in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Electrical Engineer


Canonsburg, PA, US

Company: DTE Gas Enterprises, LLC

Job ID: 818

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

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.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple years

  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence

  • Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running

  • 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

Job Summary


The Electrical Engineer is responsible for reviewing, developing, and managing the design for all electrical systems throughout the company’s facilities as well as supporting construction activities and the operation of existing electrical systems.

Key Accountabilities

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the review and management of the electrical design of all facilities including but not limited to:

  • Load Studies

  • Instrument Data Sheets

  • One Line Diagrams

  • Area Classification Drawings

  • Cause and Effect Matrix

  • Cable Schedules

  • Required to be proficient with Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) and participate in design reviews including the Process Hazard Analysis.

  • Responsible for developing a comprehensive program in accordance with prudent industrial practices to ensure the safe, continuous, and reliable operation of all electrical infrastructure including transformers, switchgear, feeders, motors, and other ancillary equipment.

  • Develop and manage budgets and schedules for multiple midstream projects, assist other disciplines to achieve their goals and support management where required.

  • Participate in cost and schedule estimates, plan work in alignment with project schedule, monitor and report progress using ascribed system.

  • Drive innovative solutions to reduce cost and schedule.

  • Liaise and interact with other disciplines to ensure overall project goals are met and advise management of variations in a timely manner.

  • Ensure all deliverables are aligned with company and client procedures and standards.

This position will report to an Engineering Manager for day-to-day work, and occasionally visit company locations to provide expertise for design reviews, construction meetings, due diligence and as needed for emergency responses.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on natural gas systems including the following:

  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization and employees report to both a functional leader and a business leader

  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborate on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation and development)

Other Qualifications


  • The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, taste and smell.

  • Frequently, the employee is required to stand, walk, and sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: use hands to finger and handle, and talk or hear.

  • The employee in this classification will be required to occasionally lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight.

  • Vision requirements for this position include close, distance and peripheral vision, along with depth perception.

Additional Information

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.

Nearest Major Market:Pittsburgh

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