I&C Technology Solutions Lead
Company: Consumers Energy
Posted on: June 7, 2021
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 DER/ Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Engineering
Design Division provides critical and quality engineering services
to our customers. DER/I&C Engineering is responsible for design
of instrumentation and controls primarily within High Voltage
Distribution substations, also design distribution SCADA,
Generating plant interfaces and Distributed Energy Resource
interfaces. The 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
responsibilities also include smart/intelligent I&C devices on
Job Description/ Responsibilities
The Integration Engineer/Supervisor will interface with multiple
departments identifying business and technical needs, shaping the
future of electric grid integration. With responsibility
for participating in and eventually leading the engineering and
integration of hardware and software for
smart/programmable/configurable devices, substation network devices
and legacy electrical devices in electric substations and on
electric lines. This engineering and integration position will
support the detailed design of multiple projects reflected in the
design drawings produced by others in the I&C Division.
The Integration Engineer/Supervisor will work "hands-on" in a
lab environment, where system prototyping, test setups and
integration of devices will be common. Typical devices encountered
will be programmable automation controllers, communications
devices, network devices, SCADA remote terminal units (RTU),
protective and control relays, meters, transformer
monitors/controllers, transducers and generic controls for
intelligent electrical devices (IEDs). Additionally, as a working
supervisor, the individual will perform supervisory functions as
The ideal candidate will also have:
- Prior experience leading a technical team
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent, clear oral and written communications skills and
customer relations skills
- A positive attitude, strong work ethic and self-motivation
- A dedicated interest in integration, connectivity design,
networking, programming and configuration of intelligent electrical
- The ability to work successfully in a diverse team environment
and with employees of varying technical skills and administrative
- A flexible approach and the ability to adapt to changing
technologies, industry trends and emerging regulatory
This position will be located at the Parnall Road facility in
Jackson, MI. Remote will be considered within the state of
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET
- 8 or more years of applied ABET exempt engineering work
experience OR 8+ years of related exempt work experience as a
Technical Analyst Engineer (for placement within the Engineering
Technical Analyst job family).
- Prior MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word skills
- Prior experience with programmable/configurable devices, such
as RTUs, PLCs, PACs, protective relays, regulator and recloser
- Prior experience with device connectivity and/or
- Experience with the IEC-61131 programming suite
- Experience with the DNP-3.0 protocol, both serial and IP
- Experience programming in a high level object-oriented language
is required. (VB.NET is preferred)
- A desire to learn this skill (VB.NET) will also be
- 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
- Duties and who this individual reports to 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,
contracts, schedules, estimates, 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
- Understand and follow company established standard procedures
for file structure and standard drawing procedures for projects.
Become familiar with plans and specifications, and related material
for each project and be able to utilize the information
- 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.
- 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. Regular attendance is
Hours and Travel
This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours
per week (40-50 typical) with 95+% of time spent in the office.
Travel is occasionally required to job sites and project meetings.
Individuals need to be willing to work additional hours as
necessary to meet deadlines and may assist with storm restoration
activities. 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. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to work safely
in an electrical lab environment. 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
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.
Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor
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