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DTE Energy Prin Specialist-NERC Comp Process Mgmt in Detroit, Michigan

Prin Specialist-NERC Comp Process Mgmt


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1825

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.

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Job Summary

Supports the process owner in developing, monitoring, sharing, and improving process clarity, process awareness, process measurement, process improvement and process management. Develops and implements new/revised policies, procedures, programs, initiatives or solutions within the Process or through cross-functional process boundaries. Leads the development and implementation of new/revised policies, procedures, programs, initiatives, or solutions within the process or through cross-functional process boundaries with multiple business units, including Information Technology Systems, Fossil Generation, Nuclear Generation, Distribution Operations, Corporate Security, Generation Optimization, and Renewable Energy. Works closely with the subject matter experts (SME) from numerous business units to ensure North America Electrical Reliability Corp (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Operations and Planning (NERC 693) process documentation and programs meet the NERC compliance requirements and as ensure that sustainment activities for the processes will meet audit standards. Takes a lead role on behalf of the NERC Compliance Organization (NCO) management in developing, monitoring, sharing, and improving processes and documentation associated with DTE Electric NERC standards adherence. This function includes leading the implementation and continuous improvement of process clarity, process awareness, process performance measurements, process management, and documentation management for NERC CIP and/or 693 standards.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads cross-functional teams in developing, monitoring, and improving performance goals, measures and targets in support of process objectives.

  • Identifies skill and knowledge gaps with NERC programs and requirements, and recommends or develops solutions to close those gaps, including potential training needs and development assignments.

  • Performs and provides support in obtaining and analyzing data for measurement of process and for process improvement projects.

  • Acts as SME for the process, leading teams to develop, analyze, and improve work flows and technology systems for process. Identifies gaps associated with cross-functional process "hand-offs" and recommends solutions to close gaps. Acts as coach or informal leader for compliance process management specialists supporting NCO.

  • Provides guidance to interpret current policies for both internal process performers and external customers and organizations.

  • Applies change management methodology within the process and recommends revisions to policies or redesign of process as required to meet customer needs and process objectives.

  • Leads and manages possible non-compliance activities to ensure that identified violations are corrected and reported on time to external auditors.

  • Forecasts resource requirements for process and monitors both workload and progress toward meeting process objectives.

  • Works closely with NCO leaders to identify areas for improvement ensuring compliance with NERC standards and to identify areas for "above and beyond" compliance activities, increasing DTE Energy's compliance and reduction of overall risk to the Bulk Electric System (BES).

  • Stays current with NERC standards development, NERC topics, current industry trends, and cyber security topics.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Associate's degree with 10 years of job related experience or Bachelor's degree with 7 years of job related experience.

  • Experience must include at least one of the following areas: regulatory compliance, risk management and planning, audit support, control development, CIP & 693 operations concepts.

Other Qualifications


  • Degree in Engineering, Business or a technical field of study

  • Job relevant experience in the following disciplines: NERC compliance, bulk electric systems planning/operations, compliance auditing, or cyber security.

  • Process management experience with regulatory compliance areas (e.g FERC, NERC, SOX, EPA, HIPAA, EEOC, CPSC, FTC).

  • Formal training in Lean/6Sigma and Continuous Improvement

Other Requirements

  • Must have a valid driver's license, provide a suitable automobile for occasional use on Company business, and meet Company driving standards.

  • Communicates well with others.

  • Proficient verbal, nonverbal, written, and presentation skills.

  • Ability to understand human behavior and working with a diverse workforce to implement improvements.

  • Ability to integrate information and apply problem solving skills to target key process issues, develop and implement the plan, and follow through to successful completion.

  • Ability to work within a team environment.

  • Cooperate with peers, leaders, and individual contributors to the team

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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