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Consumers Energy Transmission Pipeline Project Engineer in Lansing|Kalamazoo|Jackson|Saginaw, 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

Transmission Pipeline Engineering is responsible for the engineering and design of Gas Transmission pipelines, including the lowering of gas pipelines and relocations, emergency valve replacements, and other compliance-driven pipeline projects. Transmission Pipeline Engineering also provides engineering, field, and technical expertise to other departments.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Transmission Pipeline Engineer position’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Serving as primary Project Engineer on a wide variety of transmission pipeline projects, including valve replacements, pipe replacements and relocations, pipeline lowerings, and other projects performed in support of pipeline safety, deliverability, integrity, and compliance.

  • Interfacing with internal and external contacts in order to execute transmission pipeline projects, including but not limited to Project Management, Project Controls, Supply Chain, Operations, Pipeline Integrity, Gas Control, and Real Estate.

  • Execution of engineering-specific project tasks, such as pipeline design, material selection, scope document creation, submission of purchase and service requisitions, project outage procedures, emergency plan revisions, drawings review, and field technical support.

  • Collaborating on, and providing input to, Consumers Energy’s own engineering specifications, engineering standard revisions, approved materials, and established processes.

  • Performing engineering studies related to pipeline safety, including external loading, buoyancy, and maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP).

  • Conducting project site walk-downs, coordinating meetings, and providing project/program updates to Consumers Energy management and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).

  • Supporting studies related to field-identified changes in population density, construction, depth of cover, and other pipeline issues.

  • Establishing and strengthening the transmission pipeline engineering department commitment as Trusted Energy Partner for internal and external customers.

  • Helping to develop the strategic plan for transmission pipeline asset relocation.

  • Supporting other transmission pipeline engineering activities as needed.

The reporting location of this position is negotiable. Reporting location may be limited during first several months depending on experience level of selected candidate and departmental needs. Ability to travel and support project work across the state is required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited university

  • Knowledge and/or experience in utility operations, preferred in Gas Operations

  • The ability to meet and manage multiple deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills

  • The ability to solve complex problems; taking new perspectives using existing solutions

  • Proficiency in SAP, Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.

The following skills and qualifications are preferred:

  • Experience in pipeline engineering

  • Knowledge of ASME B31.8, 49 CFR 192, and the Michigan Gas Safety Standards

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Michigan

  • Knowledge and application of regulatory compliance and utility trends

  • Experience mentoring employees and leading teams

This position will be filled as an Individual Contributor, at the appropriate salary grade from the job family based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

Essential Functions

  • Successful candidate will be responsible for planning, design, construction, and maintenance of gas transmission pipelines as well as valve sites, junctions, and interchanges.

  • Duties may fluctuate between projects, practice areas, and offices.

  • Individual possesses the skills to lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment.

  • Individual should exemplify safe work practices and follow the company’s internal standards as well as all state and federal rules for pipeline safety.

  • 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 standards for file structure, drawing practices, and records retention. Become familiar with plans and specifications, maps and related material for each project, and be able to utilize the information appropriately.

  • Utilize effective oral and written communication skills to provide technical expertise to coworkers, vendors, suppliers, and government entities.

  • Public/government 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 issues in a timely manner.

  • Serve as onsite project representative. Review operating and construction sites to monitor progress and other duties per the design documents.

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. 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 seventy-five 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.

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.