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Contract Coordinating Engineer

Company: CMS Energy
Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

General Summary

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Engineer will provide leadership and oversight for contracted projects throughout the Consumers Energy service territory.
  • 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 commitments.
  • 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 I&C design.
  • 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 resources.
  • 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 projects.
  • Conduct occasional field visits, usually to electric substations or generating plants, to define project scope, determine existing conditions or meet with field technical employees.
  • 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 circumstances.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program
  • 7 or more years of engineering work experience

Preferred Qualifications

The following skills will/may set you apart from others:

  • Control or Substation Design experience
  • Experience and/or knowledge with relaying / system protection
  • Project engineering or project management experience
  • Experience with renewable interconnections
  • CAD, MS Access, MS Excel, and/or programming skills, SAP experience

Overview

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.

Essential Functions

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.

Physical Requirements

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 candidate.

Keywords: CMS Energy, Ann Arbor , Contract Coordinating Engineer, Other , Jackson, Michigan

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