DTE Energy MEP Principal Electrical Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

MEP Principal Electrical Engineer-11081

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 5 consecutive years

· 7th on Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award

· 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:

The position located at the corporate headquarters in Detroit, is an advanced-level engineer providing technical expertise and input in engineering or scientific design, testing, problem solving, and technical support for large or complex projects. Approximately 10% travel required on a somewhat regular basis to the project location maybe required. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering or scientific principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes independent decisions on engineering or scientific problems and methods, and resolves important issues. Develops solutions independently and provides recommendations. Liaison with individuals and units within or outside the organization, with responsibility for acting independently on technical matters. Authorizes preliminary project scope reviews, scope definitions, and estimates. Chairs regular update meetings, to management on scope, budget, engineering costs, schedules, and estimates for engineering designs.

Span of control = 0; this is an individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering and scientific principles and practices in broad areas of assignments.

  2. Assist in the development and execution of large or complex engineering projects.

  3. Develop new or improved techniques and procedures.

  4. Makes recommendations and presentations to management.

  5. Manages outside supplier services including the preparation of requests for quote, bid evaluations, and contract oversight.

  6. Provides expertise on the application of Company codes and standards.

  7. May mentor, provide guidance and direction, or act in a ‘subject matter expert’ capacity for less experienced staff; may provide input in performance evaluations, but does not supervise.

  8. Provides technical and budget direction and coordination for limited-scope projects.

  9. Recommend and implement solutions to complex problems involving the engineering, science, design, operation, and maintenance of Company assets.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology (Electrical Engineering preferred)

  • Seven (7) years of job relevant experience.

  • Computer Skills: Applications and methods used in related discipline.

  • Ability to produce effective and concise written correspondence.

  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards of national organizations.

  • Apply and interpret industry codes and standards in relate

  • Preferred Professional Engineer (PE)license

  • Preferred PMI/PMP (Project Management Institute) certification

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities. Utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Job: Construction & Project Management

Title: MEP Principal Electrical Engineer

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11081