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Consumers Energy Company Sr Engineer LeadIC Technology Solutions in 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.Department SummaryThe DER/ Instrumentation and Controls (IC) Engineering Design Division provides critical and quality engineering services to our customers. DER/IC 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 IC device modifications and change-outs, and responsibilities also include smart/intelligent IC devices on electric lines. Job Description/ ResponsibilitiesThe Integration Engineer/Supervisor will interface with multiple departments identifying business and technical needs, shaping the future of electric grid integration. With responsibilityfor participating in and eventually leading the engineering and integration of hardware and software for smartrogrammable/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 IC 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 required.The ideal candidate will also have:and#8226;Prior experience leading a technical teamand#8226;Strong analytical skillsand#8226;Excellent, clear oral and written communications skills and customer relations skillsand#8226;A positive attitude, strong work ethic and self-motivationand#8226;A dedicated interest in integration, connectivity design, networking, programming and configuration of intelligent electrical devicesand#8226;The ability to work successfully in a diverse team environment and with employees of varying technical skills and administrative levelsand#8226;A flexible approach and the ability to adapt to changing technologies, industry trends and emerging regulatory requirementsThis position will be located at the Parnall Road facility in Jackson, MI. Remote will be considered. Requirements/Qualificationsand#8226;Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited programand#8226;8 or more years of applied ABET exempt engineering work experience.The following skills and experience will set a candidate apart:and#8226;Prior MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word skillsand#8226;Prior experience with programmable/configurable devices, such as RTUs, PLCs, PACs, protective relays, regulator and recloser controlsand#8226;Prior experience with device connectivity and/or integrationand#8226;Experience with the IEC-61131 programming suiteand#8226;Experience with the DNP-3.0 protocol, both serial and IPand#8226;Experience programming in a high level object-oriented language is required. (VB.NET is preferred)and#8226;A desire to learn this