Operations Leadership Development Program

Date Posted: 
Company Name: 
DTE Energy
Job Location: 
Detroit , MI
Contact Name: 
Allyson Cantrall
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Job Description

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 4 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
· Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
· J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
· Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
· Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
· Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
· Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Job Summary:
Applies experience and expertise to solve problems, influence other, and execute on business unit priorities in one of DTE Energy’s operations areas, including Gas, Distribution Operations, and Fossil Generation. Leads various projects and initiatives, and will have the opportunity to formally lead a workforce in one of these operational areas.

Key Accountabilities:
-Generates innovative ideas and applies change best practices to ensure impact on key initiatives
-Applies operational and technical fundamentals in the business environment using analytical and problem solving skills
-Utilizes formal approach to project management including utilizing tools and techniques that are a part of the six sigma/lean approach; documents, updates and maintains project scorecards as requested
-Leads and monitors Continuous Improvement (CI) projects/programs and/or initiatives, ensuring successful execution and achievement
-Tracks overall CI progress and application working directly or indirectly with leaders
-Applies knowledge and expertise to develop and implement CI resulting in improved performance within the Business Unit
-Performs or oversees various core supervisory/management functions for a given group(s) within a business unit, including: planning, organizing, directing the performance of ongoing activities and/or special / ad hoc assignments, staffing (employee selection, training/coaching, performance management, and time entry), and reporting and budgeting
-Provides technical support to the field as required
-Coaches others to drive process change/improvements

-Bachelor’s degree
-3 years of experience leading in an operations environment, inclusive of leading change initiatives

-Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, such as engineering or physical sciences
-Experience supervising a represented workgroup
-Experience working in the utility industry

Additional skills and competencies:
-Strong oral and written communication
-Strong analytical and problem solving skills
-Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
-Able to coordinate many tasks concurrently
-Strong business acumen
-Ability to motivate and influence others
-Leadership abilities; able to coach up and down the organization
-Ability to teach CI tools & concepts in a dynamic and engaging way
-Project management skills

Closing Date: 
Position is open until filled