DTE Energy Supervisor - Engineering - Transmission Engineering Design in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Supervisor - Engineering - Transmission Engineering Design-11335

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:

Supervises projects/activities and staff engaged in the creation, planning, design, construction, and/or maintenance of structures, facilities, systems, processes, and/or components. Applies engineering standards/procedures and provides advice on issues with a given engineering discipline. Ensures that company engineering policies, standards and procedures are applied in the implementation of engineering activities and projects. Consults with management on standards and specifications within the assigned engineering discipline(s). Identifies and drives changes necessary to ensure continuous improvement and attainment of performance measures.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Analyzes problems and issues encountered in the performance of engineering

related activities; provides analyses and consultation to management,

individuals, and business units within the organization.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable industry regulations, codes, or standards

and company rules and regulations for projects and activities. Established

required standards and practices.

  • Maintains awareness of industry issues through research and benchmarking;

incorporates lessons learned into day-to-day engineering practice.

  • Guides and leads continuous improvement commitment and efforts for

designing processes, establishing quality standards and metrics, collecting,

refining, adapting and communicating best practices, sharing knowledge, and

implementing the use of advanced problem solving tools.

  • Sets short-term goals and priorities; participates in the development of long-

term goals. Motivates through leading by example and providing constructive


  • Performs all duties in accordance with DTE Energy’s safety rules, operating

regulations and practices; reports unsafe conditions and practices.

  • Performs or ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory

functions for a given group: short-term planning, organizing, determining

workload and delegating assignments, directing the performance of ongoing

activities and/or special and ad-hoc assignments, staffing (employee

selection, training/coaching, and performance management, initiating

corrective or disciplinary actions, time entry), coordinating, reporting, and



Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of 8 years of job relevant experience

  • Proficiency in computer applications relevant for field

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong continuous improvement and planning skills

  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Master's Degree in Engineering or relevant discipline

  • Working knowledge of natural gas handling systems, including transmission,

distribution, storage, processing, controls, measurement, environmental,

regulatory compliance, gas analysis and materials testing and analysis.

  • Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards including Michigan

Gas Safety Standards.

  • Yellow Belt Certification.

  • 2 years of senior or lead work experience.

  • Professional Engineer registration.

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize varying combinations of the competencies cited in this description, depending on the organization and role to which they’re assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being 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 right of any supervisory or management representative to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Job: Engineering

Title: Supervisor - Engineering - Transmission Engineering Design

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11335