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Senior Labor Relations Specialist


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  5344

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 different 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 consecutive 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

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.

Testing Required: Not Applicable


Job Summary
    Provides input into the development of the labor negotiations strategy. Consults with management in the interpretation and administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements. Researches and recommends company positions relative to economic and non-economic issues as input to the collective bargaining process. Represents the company during non- economic negotiations and participates in economic negotiations. Provides work direction and coaching to less experienced professionals.
Key Accountabilities
  • Identify strategies to address issues through the negotiation process, or by facilitating resolution through the union/management partnering relationship
  • Represent the company position throughout the grievance and arbitration processes
  • Function as a Step 3 Hearing Officer
  • Respond to NLRB charges including, where necessary, expert testimony
  • Serve as labor consultant to assigned client groups for the handling of all labor/management issues
  • Provide advice in the administration of disciplinary actions
  • Interpret and administer collective bargaining agreements
  • Assist in responding to unionization drives
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Seven years Human Resources experience with at least three years in labor relations
Other Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others
  • Proficient verbal, nonverbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, guidance, and consulting to others
  • Ability to research complex issues and develop position papers based upon qualitative and quantitative data
  • The ability to facilitate conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of NLRB regulations, employment law, HR practices and programs and the major provisions of labor agreements
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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit