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DTE Energy Energy Manager in Michigan

Energy Manager



Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1985

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

Provide demand side energy conservation and energy efficiency opportunities by performing reviews of energy consuming systems and equipment including maintenance functions, operating practices and physical conditions. Perform utility usage patterns and evaluations for energy reduction and equipment replacement opportunities. Promote energy conservation and energy efficiency through the implementation of established best practices, energy conservation awareness education, integration of new energy efficient technologies and energy usage analysis. Span of control = 0; this is an individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify and analyze energy conservation and energy efficiency opportunities, with the objective of optimizing customerÆs energy utilization.

  • Provide assistance in resolving billing issues, power quality issues, momentary outage resolution and any other utility-related customer concerns.

  • Provide customers with energy conservation and optimization technical support for multiple energy sources including; electricity, natural gas, steam, compressed air, water, etc.

  • Collaborate with the maintenance and operation divisions for implementing measures to reduce utility usage and improve efficiency and provide technical support.

  • Write grant proposals and coordinate energy partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies.

  • Understand existing and new products, services and technologies to optimize energy usage in a cost-effective manner and provide customer with simple pay back evaluations.

  • Monitor, develop and implement energy awareness programs and activities and conduct energy audits.

  • Prepare reports relating to operations and program performance and disseminate to leadership.

  • Work directly with customers to develop annual energy budgets.

  • Provide project management functions for implementation of energy related projects to ensure the maximum resource efficiency and sustainable building practices are used.

  • Assist in driving customer satisfaction by meeting the customer and DTE EnergyÆs overall energy reduction targets.

  • Follow all safety procedures and requirements of DTE Energy.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • This is a dualtrack base requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following options:

  • Associate's degree in engineering engineering technology, or a related technical discipline, and the knowledge and capabilities acquired through 5+ years of relevant job related experience, such as experience in energy management

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology, or related technical discipline and the knowledge and capabilities acquired through 3+ years of relevant job related experience such as; experience in energy management; evaluating energy management systems, compressed air systems, HVAC systems, lighting systems; energy-saving programs in commercial and industrial facilities.

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Professional Engineer's license

  • Certified Energy Manager certification from the Association of Energy Engineers

  • MBA

  • Experience identifying, developing, and implementing lighting system replacements in industrial and commercial facilities.

  • Experience evaluating lighting design proposals for compliance with documented specifications.

  • Experience with electrical distribution systems in industrial facilities.

Other Requirements

  • Understand and recommend energy conservation techniques for implementation.

  • Perform energy efficiency technology evaluations and provide recommendations to the customer.

  • Intermediate-to-advanced analytical and project management skills, including scheduling, estimating, and budgeting.

  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with individuals at all levels, inside and outside the Company.

  • Ability to learn and discuss existing and new products, services and technologies to optimize energy usage.

  • Analytic and problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key energy improvementrelated issues, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret potentially complex financial and energy usagerelated data, and develop optimal recommendations and solutions.

  • Ability to conduct effective meetings, and manage the meeting process with optimal results.

  • Ability to initiate new ideas and approaches; challenging prevailing practices and approaches to develop feasible alternatives.

  • Knowledge and experience in Continuous Improvement processes, with a focus on customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to work in a team and/or matrix structure.

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.

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