Senior Safety & Health Specialist


Walker, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  13725

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

Responsible for providing day-to-day guidance and support for safety and health management within the assigned business unit (BU).  Monitors compliance with all applicable governmental regulations and company safety requirements. Uses experience, combined with technical and business-unit specific knowledge to facilitate the development of improvement initiatives regarding safety and industrial hygiene. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides guidance and support to the assigned Business Unit / Client on safety and health policies, regulations and best practices.
  • Identifies and partners with the BUs to resolve safety related issues.
  • Leads Corporate Safety level projects (i.e., assessment, initiatives, sampling plans).
  • Leads enterprise safety initiative implementation within assigned BU.
  • Corporate Safety Standard(s) Ownership.
  • Works with BU to solve safety and industrial hygiene problems.
  • Is a member of the emergency response and emergency planning leadership team and leads activities as needed.
  • Keeps leader abreast of safety and health issues and concerns within assigned area of responsibility.
  • May lead corporate safety huddles, assigned working sessions, and/or assigned sub-committees.
  • Manages Incident and Accident (IA) log entries into system for respective BU.
  • Leads or participates with regulatory inspections (e. g. MIOSHA).
  • Performs Condition-Based Inspections, including mock inspections, confined space, satellite locations, walk downs, etc.
  • Leads in developing, administering and maintaining BU specific existing safety and health programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Utilizes extensive knowledge of Safety Playbook/Safety Maturity Model Processes and applies accordingly.
  • Works with BU partners regarding incident/injury event management, including conducting investigations, developing countermeasures, etc.
  • Leads recordable/Potential Serious Injury and Fatality (PSIF) Incident investigations with root causal analysis.
  • Ensures incidents are maintained per record keeping standard requirements.
  • Leads or assists with the development and delivery of safety and industrial hygiene related reports, presentations, and training.
  • May assume delegate role for corporate safety supervisor.
  • Routinely participates in respective BU level 3 and 2 safety committee meetings and participates in level 1 meetings as available.  

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED with 8 years of relevant experience in a utility, industrial, or manufacturing operation where safety or safety compliance was a significant area of responsibility; OR


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related science field/discipline with 6 years of relevant experience in a utility, industrial, or manufacturing operation where safety or safety compliance was a significant area of responsibility. 

Other Qualifications



  • Bachelors Degree in related science field/discipline
  • Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist certification. 
  • Knowledge of the operations of the gas and/or electric utility generation and distribution systems


Other Requirements:


  • Experience in leading safety committees.
  • Knowledge of Maximo Corrective Actions, SAP, SRM, and Safety Management data systems as well as the ability to create and utilize spreadsheets.
  • Proficient computer skills to create and utilize spreadsheets and develop effective reports and presentations.
  • Experience in using company audit protocols to evaluate business unit safety programs and effectively communicating audit results through written reports.
  • Experience in problem analysis, problem solving, negotiations, and conflict management.
  • Must be available to respond to emergency events 24 hours / 7 days / 365 days per year.
  • Experience and skills in working with people at all levels of the organization in order to build teamwork, enthusiasm, engagement, and promote safety excellence.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with peers on the DTE Energy Corporate Safety staff and assigned Business Unit/Client.

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.