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Expert Attorney


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  7025

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: Not Applicable


Job Summary

Provides the most senior level of legal services in matters of the complexity, sensitivity and having a significant financial impact on the Company. Has in-depth legal skill in one or more areas of the following: administrative, energy, or regulatory. Provides trusted analysis, proposed solutions, and representation. Leads and mentors’ attorneys and other legal personnel in the performance of legal matters and career development. May be called to represent the interests of the Company in any number of formal or informal legal proceedings including but not limited to federal, state or local judicial, administrative or alternative dispute resolution processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Regularly participates in the resolution of complex, sensitive, or financially significant legal matters and sees that they are effectively resolved in an efficient manner.
  • May research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft and execute legal documents, gather relevant information using multiple sources and methods, provide work guidance to other professional or paraprofessional and support staff to develop solutions to business problems.
  • Works without legal supervision and collaboratively with all levels of internal clients.
  • Anticipates significant legal issues in practice area of expertise and independently devises innovative legal solutions to promote business objectives.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Graduate of accredited law school and admitted to the state bar of permanent residence within a reasonable time.
  • At least ten (10) years of legal experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience practicing in an administrative forum in the field of energy or public utility law/regulation.
  • Exhibits exceptional verbal and non-verbal communication, written and presentation skills.
  • Analytic and problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.
  • Ability to work in a team and/or matrix structure, supporting multiple clients, procedures and policy.
  • Cope with multiple demands from superiors, peers and subordinates in a positive and evenhanded fashion; displaying a calm demeanor under pressure.
  • Competent with prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high-visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork and planning.
  • Initiate new ideas and approaches; challenging orthodox practices and approaches with reasonable and sound alternatives.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, i.e MS Word and Excel sufficient to apply them with minimal instruction or guidance.

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.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that 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: Detroit