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Energy Manager



Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  11575

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

    Provide demand side energy conservation and energy efficiency opportunities by performing reviews of energy consuming systems and equipment including maintenance functions, operating practices and physical conditions. Perform utility usage patterns and evaluations for energy reduction and equipment replacement opportunities. Promote energy conservation and energy efficiency through the implementation of established best practices, energy conservation awareness education, integration of new energy efficient technologies and energy usage analysis. Span of control = 0; this is an individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify and analyze energy conservation and energy efficiency opportunities, with the objective of optimizing customerÆs energy utilization.
  • Provide assistance in resolving billing issues, power quality issues, momentary outage resolution and any other utility-related customer concerns.
  • Provide customers with energy conservation and optimization technical support for multiple energy sources including; electricity, natural gas, steam, compressed air, water, etc.
  • Collaborate with the maintenance and operation divisions for implementing measures to reduce utility usage and improve efficiency and provide technical support.
  • Write grant proposals and coordinate energy partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Understand existing and new products, services and technologies to optimize energy usage in a cost-effective manner and provide customer with simple pay back evaluations.
  • Monitor, develop and implement energy awareness programs and activities and conduct energy audits.
  • Prepare reports relating to operations and program performance and disseminate to leadership.
  • Work directly with customers to develop annual energy budgets.
  • Provide project management functions for implementation of energy related projects to ensure the maximum resource efficiency and sustainable building practices are used.
  • Assist in driving customer satisfaction by meeting the customer and DTE EnergyÆs overall energy reduction targets.
  • Follow all safety procedures and requirements of DTE Energy.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • This is a dualtrack base requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following options:
    • Associate's degree in engineering engineering technology, or a related technical discipline, and the knowledge and capabilities acquired through 5+ years of relevant job related experience, such as experience in energy management
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology, or related technical discipline and the knowledge and capabilities acquired through 3+ years of relevant job related experience such as; experience in energy management; evaluating energy management systems, compressed air systems, HVAC systems, lighting systems; energy-saving programs in commercial and industrial facilities.

Other Qualifications


  • Professional Engineer's license
  • Certified Energy Manager certification from the Association of Energy Engineers
  • MBA


Other Requirements

  • Understand and recommend energy conservation techniques for implementation.
  • Perform energy efficiency technology evaluations and provide recommendations to the customer.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced analytical and project management skills, including scheduling, estimating, and budgeting.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with individuals at all levels, inside and outside the Company.
  • Ability to learn and discuss existing and new products, services and technologies to optimize energy usage.
  • Analytic and problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key energy improvementrelated issues, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret potentially complex financial and energy usagerelated data, and develop optimal recommendations and solutions.
  • Ability to conduct effective meetings, and manage the meeting process with optimal results.
  • Ability to initiate new ideas and approaches; challenging prevailing practices and approaches to develop feasible alternatives.
  • Knowledge and experience in Continuous Improvement processes, with a focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to work in a team and/or matrix structure.

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.