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.
The Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Design Division
provides critical and quality engineering services to our
customers. This division supports technical work on projects
ranging in scope from complete new electric substations down to
single I&C device modifications and change-outs and includes
smart/intelligent I&C devices on electric lines.
- The Engineer will provide leadership and oversight for
contracted projects throughout the Consumers Energy service
- The position will be responsible for utilizing contract
engineering design services for management of the divisional
workload when additional resources may be required to meet project
- The employee will be expected to contribute to staffing
decisions and help to shape the future direction of the Division in
technology, process, managerial, and administrative areas.
- Lead I&C efforts in utilizing contracted engineering design
services to complete substation design services across all areas of
- Lead as the single point of contact for external design
resources. Check Issued for Review (IFR) and Issued for
Construction (IFC) packages. Coordinate with key internal
stakeholders in the processing of IFC packages.
- Coordinate and collaborate with contract design resources to
meet I&C design commitments and expectations.
- Coordinate and collaborate with I&C production engineers to
excess workload needs.
- Coordinate and collaborate with HVD Substation Design and HVD
Lines Design contract group to best utilize external design
- Provide production support through QA/QC on projects within
other section's responsibilities to level workload.
- Develop and respond to project scope documents for contracted
- Conduct occasional field visits, usually to electric
substations or generating plants, to define project scope,
determine existing conditions or meet with field technical
- Utilize a positive attitude, strong work ethic,
self-motivation, and the ability to motivate/develop others.
- Coordinate and collaborate in a diverse team environment and
with employees of varying technical skills and knowledge.
- Coordinate with equipment vendors on various projects.
- Consistently and proactively utilize strong organizational
skills and technical knowledge to meet a variety of tasks.
- Participation in a storm role is highly encouraged.
This position will be located at the Parnell facility in
Jackson, MI. Remote working options may be available depending upon
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical
Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program
- 7 or more years of engineering work experience
The following skills will/may set you apart from others:
- Control or Substation Design experience
- Experience and/or knowledge with relaying / system
- Project engineering or project management experience
- Experience with renewable interconnections
- CAD, MS Access, MS Excel, and/or programming skills, SAP
The Engineering Job Family is utilized in those areas of the
Company where engineering services are provided. Typically,
employees in this job family are required to utilize various
computer software programs, and to design, develop and/or provide
advice and counsel on the operation of equipment and processes and
procedures. They are responsible for ensuring adherence to laws and
regulations applicable to Company employees.
Nature of Work
The essence of the work that is performed in the Engineering Job
Family is design, develop, build, and test mechanical, electrical,
electronic devices, tools, plants, facilities and systems while
applying the principles of motion, energy, force, and materials. In
addition, the Lead positions supervise other engineering and
technical employees. For some jobs in this family, professional
certification or licensing may be required.
Planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Electric and
Gas Distribution and Electric Generation systems as well as
facilities and ancillary support process for all utility
operations. Duties and who this individual report will fluctuate
between projects, Practice Areas, and offices. Individual possesses
the skills lead, problem solve, and work well in a team
environment. Individual should exemplify safe work practices and
follow the company's compliance standards. Lead and/or assist with
engineering projects to include design, plans, inspections, system
planning, specifications, reports, maps, environmental impacts,
permits, contracts, schedules, estimates, surveying, easements,
data collection, construction observation, and field investigation.
Provide engineering services with accuracy, integrating all
applicable governmental and company laws, standards, and procedures
on time and under budget. Use computer assisted engineering,
design, and drafting software and equipment to prepare engineering
and design documents. Understand and follow company established
standard procedures for file structure and standard drawing
procedures for projects. Become familiar with plans and
specifications, maps, and related material for each project and be
able to utilize the information appropriately. Assists in client
contact and communication. Utilize effective oral and written
communication skills to provide technical expertise to coworkers,
clients, customers, government entities and the public. Public
involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations,
and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting
with stakeholders. Attend internal and external meetings. Provide
all engineering services in a legal and ethical manner. Resolve all
customer complaints in a timely manner. Serve as onsite project
representative. Reviews operating and construction sites to monitor
progress and other duties per the design documents. Regular
attendance is expected.
Hours and Travel
This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours
per week (45-50 typical) with 85% of time spent in the office or
specific field locations. Travel is required to job sites and
project meetings and could be significant dependent upon location.
Individuals need to be willing to work additional hours as
necessary to meet deadlines or assist with storm restoration
activities. Individual should be willing to participate in the
on-call rotation in case of potential storms. Individual may have
to work outside of assigned headquarters to help with storm
restoration which may require overnight stays Individuals must have
a valid driver's license.
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; stand; walk; and stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel
objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be
able to stand and walk for periods of up to and beyond eight hours
in all kinds of weather; snow, mud, dirt water, ice, etc. The
employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must
frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and
move up to fifty pounds. The recommended maximum weight for
employees to lift without the aid of other employees or a lifting
device is 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise
level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level
on the construction site is often loud. Individual must have the
ability to work up to 16 continuous hours during emergent work.
Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based
upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected