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System Supervisor I - 708


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  708

Great news! We are changing our recruiting system from Taleo to MyDTE.  With these exciting system enhancements, job seeking just become easier.

How do I get started?
Update your myDTE employee profile with your personal and professional information.  Note: Your Taleo record may contain your legacy resume.

How do I apply for positions?
Electronically. Access the Careers board through the Quest portal ( by selecting myDTE and selecting Careers from the home button at the top of the myDTE landing page.

What are the requirements to be considered for a position?
* No bid restriction – If you are new to the company or to your non-represented role, you may be restricted from bidding.  Please check with your leader as you consider whether to apply.
* Submitting your application before the end of the job posting window.  Applications processed directly from may not be accepted.
* Providing accurate professional experience, education and/or certifications that will help our Talent Acquisition Specialist determine how you meet the basic qualifications for the position.
* Currently a regular employee. 

What happens if you are selected for the position?
* Your current pay will be evaluated against the midpoint of the pay zone indicated above to determine the appropriate job pay offer.  Note: Federal, State and Local taxes are not taken into consideration when evaluating a potential offer.
* You decide to accept or decline the offer within the pre-specified timeline.

How to manage the transition to your new role?
* You work with your current and new leader to determine a start date in your new position. Typically, this transition occurs in 2-3 pay cycles, but longer transition times can occur due to current business unit needs.
* In addition to normal job responsibilities of the new position, you must be willing to perform an emergency or storm assignment as needed. Plan accordingly.
* In certain location or job-specific roles, you may require to complete a background check and drug screen to obtain physical and/or cyber access or to meet compliance requirements.

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.

Bidding Restriction: 36 Months
Testing Required: EEI SOPD II Test

Job Summary

In normal or emergency conditions, take or direct those actions necessary to ensure the stable and reliable operation of the electric system at one of three primary positions in DTE SOC, (accountabilities include the interruption or restoration of service to customers).

Key Accountabilities

  • Primary system supervisor positions include 1) Distribution 2) Subtransmission and 3) Bulk Electric System Power Switcher (BPS).
  • Maintain a certification at one or more primary certification positions after initial training period. (When operating at the BPS position, accountabilities also include independently interrupting firm load as necessary to maintain the reliability of the Bulk Electric System, and maintaining a valid NERC System Operator Certification).
  • Periodic rotation of performing in the role of Dispatch Supervisor.
  • Responsible for complying with all NERC cyber and reliability standards.
  • Conduct network security studies to assess the impact of network and generation changes on system security.
  • Interact with various internal, private and governmental organizations to develop procedures and coordinate the activities of a multi-skilled work force engaged in the restoration of customer service.
  • Responsible for inspections, approvals and commissioning/decommissioning of all system equipment.
  • Direct switching and protective tagging on equipment in power plants, interconnections, transmission and distribution stations/substations, industrial substations, primary customers, overhead and underground circuits.
  • Monitor power system security and take action to maintain secure electrical networks at all voltage levels.
  • Prevent and correct voltage and security violations by re-dispatching generation, controlling loads and other system resources.
  • Develop, evaluate and implement strategy to restore internal or inter-company transmission/sub transmission/distribution paths in a safe manner, which also maintains service to as many customers as possible.
  • Analyze requests for shutdowns and coordinate with requests from various work groups taking primary customer production schedules, equipment load ability, and costs into consideration.
  • Coordinate various work groups to manage goals, measures, targets and budgets. Including setting work priorities for field groups and authorizing/requiring over-time with independent judgment.
  • Administer union contracts and coordinate work rules and practices of the different local unions in the maintenance and operation of the electrical system.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, 4 years job-relevant operating experience and completion of a basic electricity course
  • OR Associate's degree in Electrical, Industrial, Technology or Computer Engineering or an equivalent discipline, 3 years of job-relevant operating experience and completion of a basic electricity course
  • OR Bachelor's degree in a technical engineering discipline and 1 year of job-relevant operating experience.
  • Note: Job-relevant operating experience would consist of operating engineer, electric control room operator, power plant operator, air traffic controller or similar operating experience with life critical operating tasks

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree


Other Requirements

  • Must complete a Certification Program for a primary DTE SOC System Supervisor position within the initial training period, including red tag qualification as a part of the certification program.
  • Supervisory Profile Record test results will be considered in final selection.
  • System Operator/Power Dispatcher test ("Acceptable" grade).
  • Working knowledge of Corporate Policies/Procedures to include Absence and Pay practices.

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