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Associate, Power & Industrial


Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company:  DTE Energy Resources, LLC
Job ID:  5141

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

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. 

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* 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

Job Summary

Location:  Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Associate Program for the Power & Industrial Group (a subsidiary of DTE Energy Company) is seeking ambitious, energetic, quatitatively adept individuals with an interest in high visibility roles in finance and strategy for their rotational development program, based at its Ann Arbor, Michigan headquarters.

A strong candidate possesses a broad range of financial and commerical skills, is capbable of managing the details of complex transactions, and has the ability to work within a team-oriented environment in rapidly evolving markets.  You must have at a minimum a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and be pursuing an advanced degree from a top-tier school.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

We seek candidates who are pursuing an MBA or other advanced degree in a related field, from a top-tier school.  A technical or quantitative undergraduate degree is a plus. A minimum of three to four years of progressive work experience is preferred, along with the following demonstarated skills and personal characteristics:

  • Strong quantitative and financial modeling capability
  • An aptitude for and an interest in financial analysis
  • The ability to understand and analyze complex business issues
  • The ability to clearly communicate results to senior management
  • The ability to work independently and in a fast-paced team environment
  • A high level of maturity, integrity, confidence, intellectual curiosity, initiative taking, the ability to get agreement and/or buy-in, and a team oriented work ethic
The Program

Associates rotate through three assignments within the Power & Industiral Group, each lasting approximately eight months.  In their assignments, Associates work within multidisciplinary teams formed to identify, evaluate, and execute energy-related transactions and strategies.  Following the program, participants will transition into new positions based on their interests and company needs.

Examples of specific assignments include:


  • Identifying and screening potential acquisition candidates
  • Conducting valuation, due diligence, structuring, negotiation and integration for an acquisition
  • Developing and negotiating the pricing and structure for an on-site co-generation project
  • Evaluating investments in new renewable energy technologies
  • Developing a marketing plan to grow an existing product line


To ensure an effective transition to DTE, Associates will be assigned an advisor.  Associates will also receive training in valuation, problem solving, communication, and industry specific topics.


The physical demands characterized in the essential and marginal job functions epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please reference the essential and marginal job functions (general office) for this position.


The employee performs job duties in a climate-controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit