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Supervisor - Construction (ESO - Capital Projects)


Monroe, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  10019

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:

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

  • Supervises employees responsible for day-to-day planning and execution of construction projects performed by Company and contractor personnel. Responsible for ensuring projects are planned and built in accordance with Company standards, specifications, schedules and requirements, and yield maximum Return on Investment (ROI). Oversees construction permitting activities. Interfaces with Company and contractor staff to ensure the optimal allocation of support resources. Works with construction planning personnel to ensure that projects are prioritized and planned in accordance with mutually agreed upon construction schedules. Leads continuous improvement (CI) commitment and systematic CI efforts for a given group(s). Span of control: =5 jobs & =15 FTEs (direct, second-level, etc.)


Key Accountabilities

  • Ensures that contractors build facilities in accordance with Company standards and procedures, and maintain appropriate crew operator qualification standards.
  • Oversees construction schedules and coordinates construction activities with other appropriate areas.
  • Ensures that construction action plans are kept up-to-date and communicated to the organization for prioritization of workload.
  • Resolves escalated construction project concerns and works with appropriate parties (contractors, customers, agencies, etc.) to determine project and scheduling solutions.
  • Responsible for review of as built drawings before payment to contractor is approved.
  • Works with the construction planning group on technical designs and cost effective installations.
  • Applies and works with new construction materials, practices and technologies (as deemed ap-propriate for the given project(s).
  • Identifies and implements process and procedure changes related to customer- and Company-generated processes that result in increased efficiencies.
  • Monitors workload of staff to ensure that activities are being planned in accordance with their priority.
  • Monitors staff productivity; implements workload adjustments if standards are not being met.
  • Ensures that resources and workloads are balanced, ensuring that projects are appropriately planned, prioritized and executed.
  • Acts as a liaison between union and management and ensures consistent application of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
  • Guides the continuous improvement commitment & efforts for a given group(s): designing processes; establishing quality/quantity standards & metrics; collecting, refining, adapting & communicating best practices; sharing knowledge and developing staff in a systematic fashion. Uses process design outcomes to solve problems
  • May assume responsibility as key tag protection leader and/or job leader per applicable Corporate policy.
  • Performs or ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory/management functions for a given group(s): planning, organizing, directing the performance of ongoing activities, special and/or ad hoc assignments, staffing (employee selection, training/coaching & performance man-agement), time entry, coordinating, reporting & budgeting.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school graduation or GED, & the knowledge / capabilities typically acquired through 6+ years of job-relevant experience


Building trades experience


Other Qualifications


  • Associate's degree or certificate in engineering, construction management, or other job-relevant discipline
  • Bachelor's degree in construction management


Other Requirements

  • Proficiency in applicable software applications (e.g Microsoft Office, Maximo) to apply them with minimal instruction or guidance (this level of proficiency is typically attainable through 1+ year(s) of substantive application experience)
  • Experience managing multiple projects and dealing with customers.
  • Communicates effectively (verbally & in writing) with individuals at all levels, inside and outside the Company
  • Analytical & problem solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations
  • Thorough knowledge of project management concepts and processes, and project controls related to design, procurement and construction management
  • Ability to apply project planning & implementation and/or continuous improvement principles (typically acquired through several years of experience in these areas) to affect tangible, positive outcomes
  • Deals effectively with resistance; takes positive steps to avoid the recurrence of errors through constructive critique.

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: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit