DTE Energy Human Resources Representative in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Human Resources Representative-10405

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

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.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 3 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014 and 2015)

· 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.


Job Summary

This position is an entry-level professional Human Resources (HR) generalist job that entails exposure or assignments across a broad range of HR specialty areas. As part of a dynamic HR organization, this position is responsible for carrying out a variety of HR activities and assisting in day-to-day administration of HR policies and programs in one or more of the following areas: business partner, staffing, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, training, performance management, benchmarking, diversity and inclusion. This position may support assigned business unit (BUs) clients in their application of HR policies and initiatives, or assist senior-level HR staff in these activities. Incumbents work in accordance with existing policies and procedures, or specific instructions, but take on assignments entailing judgment and/or discretion to select from, or recommend alternative approaches. Span of control = 0: this is an individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities

  • Act as a partner to HR Team to formulate HR-related plans that are consistent with the company and BU’s core values, mission and vision

  • Collaborate with HR team and professional / administrative staff to assist with plans to address business needs; executes initiatives and ongoing activities dealing with business partner, staffing, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, training, performance management, diversity and inclusion. etc.

  • Assist with the appropriate use of the HR service delivery model, HR policy and guidelines

  • Assist HR team with coaching leaders and employees through employee related matters

  • May assist with screening external candidates based on job relevant criteria

  • May assist with managing the design and implementation of temporary programs (i.e., Co-ops, interns, summer students, etc.)

  • Solicit guidance and advice from senior-level HR staff, as needed to ensure that appropriate recommendations and actions are carried out in accordance with company and BU needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources-related disciplines, e.g., Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Industrial Psychology, etc. (excludes human and social services disciplines)

  • Preferred: 1-plus year(s) of HR-related experience (e.g. labor relations, staffing, employee relations, compensation and benefits, organizational development, etc.)

  • Proficient verbal (and non-verbal), written and presentation skills; communicates clearly, with credibility and confidence

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations

  • Competent in ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high-visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork and planning).

  • Capable of managing work with shifting priorities, multiple demands from leaders, peers and client groups in a positive and even-handed fashion; displays a calm demeanor under pressure and embraces change

  • Proficient in MS Office sufficient to apply it with minimal instruction or guidance (this level of proficiency typically attainable through 1-plus year(s) of substantive experience with the applications).

  • Ability to work in a ‘team’ and/or ‘matrix’ structure, supporting multiple clients.

Job: Human Resources

Title: Human Resources Representative

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 10405