Principal Civil Engineer (2024)

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities. Consumers Energy services 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.


This position is assigned to Parnall Office located in Jackson, MI, other locations may be considered as well. The candidate must be located within commutable distance of the locations OR willing to relocate (relocation package available to those who qualify).

We are looking for: Prin Civil Engineer

The Principal Civil Engineer is a specialist in design, planning, and oversight for the construction of infrastructure complex projects. These can include renovation and construction of varying structures such as; buildings, dams, pipelines, etc. The principal civil engineer will be the point of contact and responsible for ensuring department projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards. They will lead a team of engineers and technicians on moderately complex projects, delegating work and responsibilities to lower-level engineers.

The knowledge and skills involved with this position include but are not limited to:

  • Thorough understanding of civil engineering principles, practices, and tools.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or similar software
  • Thorough understanding of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings, pipelines, and other related structures
  • Thorough understanding of safety regulations related to assigned projects
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be both creative and analytical
  • Detail-oriented and accurate

We encourage you to apply if you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program with seven (7) or more years of applicable engineering experience
    • [OR] Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from a non-ABET accredited program plus a Professional Engineering license with seven (7) or more years of applicable engineering experience

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Consults with and provides guidance to project stakeholders and managerial staff regarding engineering requirements for construction of various designs, modifications, and structural repairs
  • Uses design software and drawing tools to accurately render and communicate designs; plans and designs other necessary and related systems and structures such as transportation or hydraulics
  • Prepare feasibility studies, reports, designs, calculations, cost estimates, construction schedules, and other technical documentation
  • Assesses strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel by testing materials and soil using appropriate methods to ensure safe modifications/building
  • Perform fieldwork and data collection as necessary and undertake fieldwork when required, such as soil testing and surveying
  • Sets design specifications by computing load and grade requirements, material stress factors, flow rates, and similar parameters
  • Comply with all relevant legislation, codes of practice, and professional standards
  • Plans projects based on the analysis of relevant materials such as drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, survey reports, maps, and other geologic and topographical data
  • Estimates materials, equipment, and labor needed to determine project costs
  • Prepare proposals, reports, specifications, calculations, and other deliverables as required
  • Drafts and presents reports on topics related to projects such as environmental impact statements and right-of-way descriptions that adhere to all local, state, and federal codes and regulations
  • Collaborates with internal coworkers, architects, contractors, surveyors to establish installations or reference points, grades, elevations, and other factors that will affect construction & to ensure projects progress properly
  • Monitors project progress and ensures design specifications, safety, and sanitation standards are met; upon completion of a project, inspects, repairs, and maintains the structures as needed
  • Other non-essential duties as assigned or may be necessary

Why should you join our team?

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Up to 13 paid Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance Program

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

We, at CMS Energy, value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. It is part of our DNA. We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others. We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included. We don’t discriminate. We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences. Our uniqueness makes us authentic. We create safe spaces where everyone can be who they truly are. We invite difficult conversations and uncomfortable topics. We value diverse perspectives; this is what makes us great together. We harbor an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our Employee Resource Groups, Women’s Advisory Panel (WAP), Women’s Engineering Network (WEN), Minority Advisory Panel (MAP), Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy (PACE), GENERGY, capable, Interfaith and Veterans Advisory Panel (VAP) are key enablers to living the values of our company culture: Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.

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, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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