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Regional Resource Recovery Manager (Wood Procurement)


Woodland, CA, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  6679

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 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 multiple 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

Job Summary

Location: Woodland, CA


The position will be responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of the company’s fuel procurement and ash disposal strategy and plans for multiple facilities.

The person in this position will establish fuel and ash plans based on market conditions, forecasts, and opportunities while providing fuel that meets the overall quality requirements for the facilities and is in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

The individual will need to work with both internal and external stakeholders to develop and manage multiple sources for the procurement of wood and disposal of ash.  

The individual may also assist with the business development activities as assigned. 

Key Accountabilities

•    Identifies sources of wood or other materials suitable for processing and consumption.
•    Develop and evaluate fuel sourcing opportunities.
•    Evaluate commercial contracts to maximize value to the company 
•    Ensure compliance with PPA fuel sharing mechanisms
•    Communicates activities, plans, and results as needed 
•    Negotiates with counterparties to successfully structure procurement, transportation, storage, and other commercial agreements needed to satisfy fuel plan
•    Work with private and public entities to identify and establish material procurement points in support of each facilities fuel plan.
•    Performs all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or 5 years relevant professional experience in similar position is desired.

Other Qualifications


•    The candidate should have a commercial background and be familiar with various aspects of the wood and wood transportation industry
•    Certified Registered Professional Forester with field related experience in HHF market
•    Experience with wood fired power plant facilities is preferred as this is the primary use of recovered material


Other Requirements

•    Ability to develop and maintain strong relationship with wood suppliers, transporters, brokers, and recovery customers is essential.
•    Knowledge of cost optimization activities is helpful.
•    Exposure to power plant solid fuel management procedures and processes is helpful
•    Power plant solid fuel hedging strategies and cost control strategies would be helpful
•    History of developing and crafting solid fuel procurement and transportation agreements is helpful.
•    Experience or Exposure with managing waste recovery yards or fuel yards is helpful
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to analyze and communicate task, needs, activities, and follow-up actions to relevant stakeholders are a must.
•    Ability to take initiative.
•    Ability to juggle multiple assignments.
•    Team player, ability to lead and/or work with large groups.
•    Ability to travel as necessary


Physical Demands

The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: stand or walk and stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands or arms. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: sit and talk or hear.

The employee in this classification will be required to occasionally lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight.  

Vision requirements for this position include close and distance vision.


Working Conditions

The individual may also be exposed to chemicals and odors consistent with waste materials.  The individual may at times work near mechanical moving parts.  They may work in high, precarious areas, around fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat.  The individual may spend many hours driving as stakeholders may be broadly dispersed over a large geographical area.

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.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law.





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