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DTE Energy Consultant - Human Resources Client Relations in Detroit, Michigan

Consultant - Human Resources Client Relations


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC

Job ID: 1951

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:Professional Pre-Hire Assessment

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Job Summary

  • As the key liaison between the HR Department and assigned to DTE Energy business units, works collaboratively with business unit and HR Department leaders and staffs to drive achievement of business unit strategies, goals, objectives and key business initiatives through the delivery of strategic, tactical and administrative human resources services. This position is assigned to smaller, less complex BU's and will draw on management and Sr. Client Relations Generalists to assist, as needed.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develops and demonstrates a working knowledge of DTE Energy's mission, vision, values, competitive environment and key strategies that create market advantage, including, specifically, how the enterprise achieves its' objectives and the business language of the enterprise.

  • Develops and demonstrates a working knowledge of the assigned business unit's competitive environment, strategies, goals and objectives, key business initiatives and operational model that creates competitive market advantage, including, specifically, how the business unit makes money and the business language of the business.

  • Proactively assesses the human resources implications of the business unit's strategies, goals and objectives, key business initiatives and operational model and effectively communicate and create mutual understanding of those implications to business unit leadership.

  • Works collaboratively with business unit and the Client Relations Team, HR subject matter experts, and other HR professional and administrative staff to create plans to address business needs and executes against plans to deliver workforce and talent planning, staffing, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, affirmative action, development, performance management, and other related human resources solutions that address the human resources implications of and are aligned with the business unit's strategies, goals and objectives, key business initiatives and operational model.

  • Ensures statutory, regulatory, ethical, contractual and policy compliance consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, enterprise values and code of conduct, collective bargaining agreements and human resources policies and procedures.

  • Advises and coaches business unit on appropriate use of the HR service delivery model and the HR policy and guidelines.

  • Advises and coach leaders and employees through employee related matters.

  • Solicits guidance and advise from Sr. Client Relations Generalists as needed to ensure that appropriate actions are taken and recommendations are made in accordance with DTE policy and BU needs.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business Administration, Management or related discipline

  • Must have four (4) to five (5) years professional experience providing human resources, labor relations, and/or organization development advice and counsel, including at least three (3) years experience practicing a specific human resources discipline, labor relations or organization development

Other Qualifications


  • PeopleSoft or SAP experience

Other Requirements

  • Required working knowledge of state and federal employment and labor relations laws and regulations and professional best practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence, persuade and coach to reach desired results.

  • Demonstrated experience in using a customer focused, business driven and results/solutions (not activity) oriented approach to establishing, building and maintaining strong client relationships.

  • Demonstrated experience effectively communicating orally and written in multiple formats with varied audiences from individual to large groups.

  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining effective and mutually beneficial relationships at and across organizational levels.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong strategic, systemic and integrated thinking and decision making skills.

  • Able to set and execute priorities while simultaneously managing multiple projects.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office business applications (e.g, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), human resources information systems and Internet-based services and applications.

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

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