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Cadilac, Michigan, United States
4 days ago



This position is the Dam Safety Engineer Lead for Consumers Energy’s 13 River Hydroelectric Generation Dams, responsible for adherence with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Dam Safety Requirements, Dam Safety, and Public Safety. This position oversees the implementation of the River Hydro Dam Safety Program. Includes dam safety engineering design reviews, Emergency Action Plan (EAP) management, inspection and monitoring reviews, and dam safety risk assessments.

The successful candidate will be expected to work in a hybrid status of reporting to any of the Hydro Headquarters (Cadillac, Croton, Ludington, or Five Channels) with some home office flexibility.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • River Hydro Dam Safety Program management including implementation and oversight applicable Dam Safety FERC requirements
  • Prioritize dam safety projects and align project risks/requirements/schedules with the FERC to ensure dam safety risked are addressed
  • Provide routine communications to the FERC for dam safety compliance
  • Provide direct leadership, development, and supervisory support to a dam safety team
  • Responsible for all the dam safety activities and projects that occur at or near the 13 hydroelectric dams
  • Management of Hydro Generation EAP’s (All 14 Hydroelectric Projects)
  • Act as Project Sponsor to ensure a variety of dam safety projects are completed within scope, schedule, and budget
  • Review engineering drawings and calculations that detail plans and specifications for dam safety construction projects
  • Participate in a dam safety on call rotation
  • Provide backup and support to the Ludington Dam Safety Engineer Lead


Requirements/ Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program as set forth in the Engineers Council for Professional Development. Civil Engineering preferred, other engineering discipline degrees may be considered commensurate with experience
  • 10+ years’ experience of applied engineering experience
  • 4+ years’ experience working with hydro dams
  • Profession Engineering designation
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge of risk-based decision-making resulting from risk analysis and risk-based evaluation
  • Knowledge of complex regulatory process and requirements, including FERC, NERC, EGLE, MDNR, and/or other State and Federal regulatory requirements
  • Experience developing O&M and capital budgets
  • Strong communication skills and ability to speak in front of Sr. Leadership, Regulators, and large groups of peers at conferences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Dam safety experience
  • Project management experience
  • Plant Operations experience
  • Root Cause Analysis experience
  • SAP experience
  • Working Knowledge of the FERC regulations and guidelines
  • Working Knowledge of State/Federal environmental regulations

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58857434
  • Location:
    Cadilac, Michigan, United States
    Cadilac, Michigan, United States
  • Position Title: SR ENGINEER LEAD
  • Company Name: Consumers Energy
  • Industry: Energy/Utilities/Gas/Oil/Electric
  • Job Function: Engineer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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