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Supervisor Construction & Operations


Redford Twp, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  9923

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.

Bidding Restriction:  Three (3) Years


Job Summary

Operational leadership program designed to develop the requisite technical knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform as a leader within DTE Energy’s electric distribution operations.  Incumbents are responsible for leading a team of professional office and/or field personnel from varying areas of the organization, including overhead and underground lines, warehousing operations, substations, and/or electric field operations.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable policies, procedures or standard work instructions (SWIs), and recommending change consistent with the principles of continuous improvement (CI).  This position is a developmental role for leaders, with the intent of providing incumbents the necessary skillset to be progressed to the applicable supervisory role within electric distribution operations.


Span of control: approximately 4 jobs and 6-10 FTEs (direct)

Key Accountabilities

  • With the support and guidance of the respective leadership, supervises office and/or field personnel across multiple areas within electric distribution operations.
  • Interprets data, identifies trends, conducts root cause analysis, and assists with benchmarking studies to determine improvement opportunities.
  • Assures and maintains personnel's adherence to work practices and procedures, safety rules and regulations, and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  • Represents the Company in daily contacts with customers, developers, municipal and governmental officials, and other utilities.
  • Leads CI efforts for assigned group(s); may design processes; establish quality/quantity standards and metrics; collect, refine, adapt and communicate best practices; share knowledge and develop staff in a systematic fashion. Uses process design outcomes to solve problems.
  • Performs or ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory/management functions for assigned group(s):  planning, organizing, directing the performance of ongoing activities and special assignments, staffing (employee selection, training/coaching and performance management), time-entry, coordinating, reporting and budgeting.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of supervisory and/or lead worker experience. (e.g. utility, office, manufacturing, production, or related military)

Other Qualifications

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel and report to work at different locations within the Company's service area.  Incumbents are responsible for their own transportation, must maintain valid licenses required for their operations of any Company vehicles/equipment and comply with applicable Company driving/operating standards.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (days, afternoons and nights, weekends, and rotating schedules)
  • Proficient verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to others.
  • Ability to develop goals, measures, and targets in support of organization, process, and company objectives.
  • Ability to balance multiple demands from superiors, subordinates, and/or peers in a positive and even-handed fashion; displays a calm demeanor under pressure Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges prevailing practices and approaches with reasonably sound alternatives
  • Ability to deal 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.