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Consumers Energy I&C Technical Analyst 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 Summary

This position is within the Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Production Division of the DER (Distributed Energy Resources) / I&C department.

The division is responsible for all electric system I&C engineering and design activities for the high- and low- voltage distribution systems of Consumers Energy.

Recent or soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to apply!

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Design Technical Analyst is a team member of the production section of I&C. The select candidate will be responsible for producing detailed design drawings and supporting documentation to support capital and O&M projects. Projects will range in scope from new electric substations down to single I&C device modifications and change-outs, as well as smart/intelligent I&C devices on electric lines. These design packages typically contain electric substation one-line WD, schematic, front-view, and detail/switchboard wiring drawings.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Utilizing MicroStation for drawings with limited drawings in AutoCAD.

  • Produce additional project deliverables which typically will contain detailed bills of materials, circuit lists and other electronic database reports of project deliverables.

  • The Design Technical Analyst may also assist in the scope document process, project cost-estimates, project meetings, AC and DC load analysis, panel check out and closeout estimates.

  • The select candidate may also assist in material evaluation or new technology integration.

  • The employee will spend a significant amount of time utilizing computer-based applications with some minimal field work as required.


  • A Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited program, or Extensive Company or industry experience and technical background in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance (10 + years of I & C or protection controls)

  • Position may be filled utilizing the Engineering Tech Analyst Job Family.

The following skills and experience may set you apart:

  • Prior electric substation, Instruments & Controls, system protection or industrial (relay or Program Logic Control) controls experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology

  • Prior CAD and MicroStation experience a plus.

  • Produce detailed and complex engineering design drawings utilizing computer-aided drafting software within a confined time period supportive of a production-oriented role.

  • Able to work alone (self-motivated) but also work successfully in a team environment with other employees of varying technical skills.

  • Interpret substation equipment wiring diagrams and SCADA point lists.

  • Successfully be able to evaluate design alternatives to determine safest and most economical designs. Willing and able to follow instruction, assist in training of co-workers, and cooperate with other employees and customers.

This position will be located in Jackson, MI at the Parnall Office.

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.