Project Engineer - 112

ENTRUST Solutions Group
Detroit, MI

ENTRUST Solutions Group, an ENR Top 100 company, is a community of people, 2,500+ strong, who are committed to our clients and each other. We are diverse, talented, dedicated, and wholly focused on not only meeting the needs of our clients but exceeding their expectations.

We provide comprehensive and dependable engineering, consulting, and automation services to gas and electric utilities, telecommunication service providers, pipeline operators, and industrial companies. With first-hand experience operating and maintaining energy infrastructure, our engineering professionals provide expertise in Renewables, Power Services, GIS and Data Solutions, Automation Integration, Pipeline Engineering, Integrity Services, Industrial Solutions, Telecommunications, and Process Safety Management.

At ENTRUST, we work together as a team to accomplish more than we would individually, delivering innovative engineering solutions to meet our clients’ needs, while consistently maintaining the highest level of ethics and integrity.

We are passionate about what we do, how we do it, and who we do it for. We work with a smile, connect easily with others, and believe that work-life balance and a flexible work environment benefits everyone.

In return for top talent, ENTRUST Solutions Group offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of contributing to the continued success of our organization.


35+ US locations with licenses in all 50 states

3000+ Employees company-wide

31+ Languages in which our employees are fluent

105+ Professional Engineers (PE)

Project Engineer

Position Summary

The Project Engineer is required to perform a variety of senior level engineering tasks which are broad in nature and to interact with Clients to accurately interpret Client, organizational and technical requirements based on the information provided.

The Project Engineer role is to provide senior technical consultancy on civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and relay protection and control engineering as dictated by their qualifications and experience.

The Project Engineer’s duties include guiding project team members in formulating requirements and advising on the viability of alternative approaches. They provide input into analysis, feasibility studies, calculations and safety assessments as needed. The Project Engineer’s duties also include the preparation of conceptual engineering plans and conceptual level cost estimates for new, expansion, or upgrades of Substation and Line projects.


A fully competent engineer in the subject matter or the functional areas of the assignments. Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, and adaptation or modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Devises new approaches to problems. Requires professional experience to assure competence as a professional. Independently performs assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Will supervise and mentor junior engineers or technicians on assigned work.

The Project Engineer will have a working knowledge of the provisions and intents of local and national design codes and standards, building codes, OSHA safety regulations, utility FERC, NERC, and CIP standards as applicable. They may provide input into cost benefit analysis for electric utilities for certain alternative approaches.

The Project Engineer will prepare technical specifications required for services, materials and equipment for the systems and facilities or for other work requested by the Client. They will cooperate in the exchange of information and coordinate the activities of other consultants and Client staff whose work impacts or is impacted by their work. They will review and comment on drawings, specifications and calculations and other documents and data prepared by other consultants, equipment suppliers and Client staff. The Project Engineer may analyze and compare contract and subcontract tenders and tender budget information making recommendations for contract award where required.

The Project Engineer’s role includes the preparation of engineering reports suitable for review by an executive body and with the potential for public review and comment, and to provide expert witness testimony as necessary.

The Project Engineer will have the ability to communicate (both verbally and in writing) and work effectively with team members within their company and their counterparts in the Client organizations. They will be required to analyze technical problems and use engineering knowledge and experience to solve complex problems in new, unique and cost-effective ways all while demonstrating sound judgment, intellectual rigor and constancy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in engineering for the electric utility sector and expertise in a specific engineering discipline.
  • Professional engineering license preferred
  • Experience with software commonly used in their field of expertise
  • Strong at analyzing, understanding, confirming, and modifying utility design drawings for substation and line projects
  • Strong understanding of typical utility equipment and materials / components and their functionality including protection and control, metering, and SCADA
  • Strong understanding and ability to support utility project execution from conception and planning to construction and closeout
  • Excellent technical, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and consensus-building skills
  • Comfortable and effective working independently, as well as leading and working in teams across functional groups that vary from fundamentally technical to non-technical.

ENTRUST Solutions Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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