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Business & Planning Analyst


Grand Rapids, MI, US

Company:  DTE Gas Company
Job ID:  4314

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.


External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Professional Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable



Job Summary
    Performs analysis, research, development, testing and implementation and support of systems and procedural solutions to support business opportunities, initiatives and strategic goals in the most effective and efficient manner. This position is a blend of technical expertise, in depth understanding of customer service/business unit needs and business knowledge with strong interpersonal and creative thinking skills. This is an individual contributor role with no direct reports.
Key Accountabilities
  • Researches, prepares analyses and simulations of BU operations and operational effectiveness, including benchmarking the BU functions against competitors, to support recommendations for BU improvement(s), goal and target setting.
  • Tracks, maintains and provides up-to-date information on the BU's metrics and scorecard.
  • Delivers effective presentations of findings and recommendations to multiple levels of stakeholders, creating visual displays of quantitative information.
  • Analyzes the impact of various BU initiatives in the context of regulatory requirements and considerations.
  • Coordinates input from various business units to facilitate the integration of group-level plans with larger (Corporate-wide) plans and/or activities; may participate in periodic reviews of achievements and performance versus plans.
  • Provides budget development, tracking and related analytical support for the BU's leadership, or for operating groups within a given BU.
  • Analyzes capital and O&M projects; develops recommendations to maximize the business units output for long-range planning purposes.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional stakeholders to understand their business needs and formulate complete end-to-end analysis.
  • Coordinates and recommends the design of templates and planning tools used in the BU planning process.
  • Performs analyses to identify and resolve potential sources of loss or threats to business unit outcomes, and minimize their effects
  • Updates or develops data models and databases; engages in activities intended to maintain data integrity.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, engineering, or a related discipline, and 3+ years of planning, continuous improvement / quality assurance, project management, data analysis, or related experience
Other Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Power BI, Sharepoint & SQLs a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Proficient verbal, written and presentation skills; communicates clearly, with credibility and confidence
  • Intermediate-to-advanced analytical and project management skills
  • Analytical 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 develop / coordinate crossfunctional work groups and projects, yielding optimal outcomes
  • Working knowledge of financial and economic analysis and project management.
  • Ability to work in a team and/or matrix structure, supporting multiple clients.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new/evolving responsibilities
  • Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges prevailing practices & approaches with reasonably sound alternatives
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: Grand Rapids