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Consumers Energy Gas Distribution Designer in Jackson, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Department Summary

This position is located within Gas Engineering / Gas Asset Management / Distribution Pipeline Engineering (DPE) department and will report to the DPE Design Lead. DPE is responsible for designing and preparing Gas Distribution work orders for construction of major system improvement work that includes Civic Relocation, System Augments, Enhanced Infrastructure Replacement Projects, New Business and other programs that support the goals and objectives of Gas Asset Management (GAM).

Job Description/Responsibilities

The CAD Technician applies company design and construction standards to develop detailed non-routine engineering designs and construction specifications for gas main and service. A CAD environment is used in the development of detailed gas distribution system construction drawings. The design technician will be involved with planning, monitoring and facilitating the progress of projects through the SAP process to meet internal and external customer needs. Other job responsibilities will include, updating the Decision Analysis Project Planning (DAPP) database; initiating material procurement in advance of construction; while adhering to permitting specifications within local governmental agencies; and the application of standards contained in the Gas Distribution Engineering Manual (GDEM).

This opportunity is available at our Jackson, Michigan Service Center.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • A two-year associate degree in a scientific or technical field, or 48 scientific or technical credit hours as measured on a semester basis. (The 48 scientific or technical credit hours can be obtained through colleges, technical institutes, licensed apprenticeship programs, trade schools, military programs, etc.).

  • Candidates who do not meet the 48 scientific technical credit hours (education requirements), but have significant applicable experience in lieu of required education, may be placed within the Technical Support Job Family.

  • Documented history of self-motivation

  • A demonstrated proficiency in Computer Aided Design (CAD).

    For further consideration, please remember to upload your College Transcript(s) [official OR unofficial] and supporting documentation into the "Supporting Documents" section of your Application.

    Military applicants can request a Joint Services Transcript (https://jst.doded.mil), which provides descriptions of military schooling and work history in civilian language; it also provides credit recommendations with semester hours and level of the credit by the American Council on Education.

The following skills and experience may set you apart:

  • A demonstrated proficiency in SAP.

  • Civil design experience.

  • MicroStation experience.

  • Prior system improvement design experience.

  • Intermediate and/or Advanced Main design training.

  • One and one-half or more years’ experience as a Technician I, II, or III.

  • Project Management experience.

Essential Functions

  • Receives reports, and correspondence; reviews, processes, or maintains documentation for reference.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Reviews, edits, develops, manages, and interprets documents and drawings utilized for the purposes of maintaining, constructing, gas distribution systems.

  • Makes design decisions regarding gas distribution.

  • Consults with supervisors, operators, technicians, manufacturers, vendors, subject matter experts and engineers to review assigned area needs, discuss problems, prioritize work, and provide technical expertise.

  • Regular attendance is expected.

Hours and Travel

  • Meet travel requirements of the position.

  • Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

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

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.

  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as, books, paper, laptop computer, etc., and may require moving materials weighing up to 40 pounds. The recommended maximum weight for employees to lift without the aid of other employees or lifting device is 35 pounds.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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