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Supervisor - Construction and Operations


Sylvan Lake, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  3070

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: Leader Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable



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


Utiity, manufacturing, production, or related military experience


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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit