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DTE Energy Damage Preven & Public Awareness Liaison in Melvindale, Michigan

Damage Preven & Public Awareness Liaison


Melvindale, MI, US

Company: DTE Gas Company

Job ID: 1272

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

Testing Required:Not Applicable

Job Summary

The Damage Prevention and Public Awareness Liaison is responsible for the proactive outreach and education of associated hazards for groups that routinely work around DTE Gas systems. Incumbents in this position partner with excavators, contractors and other DTE Gas field employees to mitigate potential damages to company assets.

Key Accountabilities

  • Focuses on enhancing public safety and reducing asset damage of gas commodities.

  • Proactively engages public safety agencies, excavators/contractors and representative associations to offer education and training on utility system hazards.

  • Conducts training with public emergency first responders and excavators to promote safe work practices and compliance with Miss Dig regulations when working around DTE Gas facilities.

  • Provides guidance during third-party pre-construction meetings regarding safe excavation practices.

  • Develops and makes presentations to small and large audiences.

  • Conducts field audits of Miss Dig staking and contractor performance.

  • Identifies unsafe excavation practices in the field and counsels excavators, contractors and company crews to adhere to Miss Dig regulations.

  • This position may include nights and weekend/holiday timeframes to respond to customer needs and emergent work situations.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree and 2+ years' experience in natural gas field service, distribution, transmission, or operations or High School diploma and 5+ years' experience as stated above

Other Qualifications


  • Knowledge of PA 174 (Miss Dig Law)

  • Knowledge in fundamentals and hazards of natural gas, electricity and gas and electric safety procedures

  • Experience with the electric storm process

  • Experience in Natural Gas and/or Construction industrry preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Must possess strong verbal, written and presentation skills and the ability to communicate clearly, with credibility and confidence to audiences both within and outside of the Company

  • Must have a valid driver's license and meet company driving standards

  • Must possess 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

  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

  • Must have the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions

  • Must be self-starting and able to manage multiple work assignments

  • Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality

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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