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Principal Product Owner - Enterprise Automation


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  10843

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

Hybrid Role: Must be able to come on-site periodically and reside a commutable distance from the assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Job Summary

Oversees intelligent business automation and digitization projects involving automating, streamlining, and/or enhancing business processes. Maintains and uses automated robotic and digital technologies to assess current processes and develop recommended solutions. Facilitates work sessions to develop business cases and guides business representatives/project teams in defining and describing requirements of the automation solution. Provides advanced guidance on end-to-end business processes, data interpretation and metric analysis.  Leads, mentors or coordinates less experienced analysts and team members. Span of control: 0; individual contributor.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversees process assessments to define end-to-end business processes and workflow steps using automated robotic and digital technologies and input from business process owners
  • Establishes project requirements by meeting with key stakeholders and facilitates working sessions to elicit program features/requirements
  • Oversees complex projects with team members to validate project requirements and works with stakeholders to ensure that automation delivered solutions meet business unit needs
  • Develops the end-to-end business process and documents the workflow steps at a cursory level in solution design documents to allow for automation
  • Converts project requirements and specifications into developable and testable features
  • Collaborates with leadership to resolve problems and develop automation recommendations
  • Solicits input from project managers, process subject matter experts and stakeholders in developing detailed process flow, assumptions documentation, and business requirements
  • Develops, monitors, and maintains project plans and documents, including project components in accordance with organizational standards and processes
  • Oversees projects of moderate to high complexity that may involve one or more business partners, interfaces and/or systems across multiple processes
  • Provides advanced guidance on industry best practices

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, technology, or engineering discipline and 7 years of experience with business process and/or system analysis, inclusive of 2 years leading projects and/or teams

Other Qualifications


  • Experience in creating process designs and standardizing processes
  • Experience with business platform technology and applications (e.g., Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Digitization Platforms, Systems Applications and Products (SAP), etc.)


Other Requirements:

  • Thorough understanding of office software and applications (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Effective communicate skills with the ability to influence and build relationships and foster a positive work environment
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives and recommend optimal solutions
  • Effective organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to multi-task (e.g., prioritize and manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high-visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork and planning)
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams across multiple areas/business units

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