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Consumers Energy Electric Lines Design Engineer in Multiple Locations|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.


This position is located within Electric Transmission and HVD Engineering, High Voltage Distribution Engineering, High Voltage Distribution Lines Design and Standards, and reports to HVD Lines Design and Standards Section Head. This position is part of the HVD Lines Design Team. The HVD Lines Design Team is responsible for the design of all of Consumers Energy’s 46kV and 138kV electric distribution line assets.


This position is responsible for overseeing the design of complex and time sensitive projects for a region that covers the eastern half of Consumers Energy’s High Voltage Distribution electric service territory. This position is directly responsible for supervising technicians who are designing capital HVD projects for reliability and capacity needs. This person is also asked to support the creation of documents needed to construct the HVD Lines designed projects. This position provides analysis of equipment and material applications for the design and construction of HVD lines. In addition, this position will review the most recent changes to the National Electric Safety Code and incorporate these changes and other best engineering practices into Consumers Energy HVD line designs. Position is also responsible for communicating with persons outside the company concerning topics related to HVD Lines. This includes responding to notifications and requests from county and state road commissions, private individuals and corporations, and other utility representatives.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in the requisite engineering field from an ABET accredited institution.

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in an engineering job function

    Jackson-Parnall location - open to other locations or remote work across southern region of state.

The successful candidate should have the following specific skills and abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate across multiple organizations and to people with varied technical experience.

  • Must be self-motivated and exhibit a positive and professional attitude.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects, meets deadlines, provide appropriate solutions to problems, and make decisions in a team environment.

  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple tasks and shifting priorities

  • Knowledge of high voltage distribution lines materials.

  • An understanding of electric lines construction practices and limitations.

  • Experience using PLS-CAD is preferred.

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.

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.