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DTE Energy Principal Supervisor - Chemistry in Newport, Michigan

Principal Supervisor - Chemistry


Newport, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1597

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

Supervises projects, activities and professional/technical employees to support Nuclear Generation Chemistry for full compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements and company and business unit strategic objectives. Applies engineering standards/procedures and provides advice on issues within the chemistry discipline. Ensures company policies, standards, and procedures are applied in the implementation of chemistry activities and projects. Identifies and drives changes necessary to ensure continuous improvement and attainment of performance measures. Span of control: 6-10 FTEs.

Key Accountabilities

  • Analyzes data, trends, reports, and resources related to the assigned program area and provides recommendations for positions, policies, strategies, and goals/objectives for site management

  • Assures compliance with federal and state regulations (e.g., Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), etc.) and company/site programs and license requirements, including policies, practices, and records retention

  • Evaluates work group performance against key program and applicable site performance indicators and analyzes internal processes and plans to formulate and guide the development and implementation of process improvements or corrective actions to resolve identified deficiencies

  • Manages and controls costs and staffing within approved budgets, directs activities to minimize waste and inefficiencies, and promotes opportunities to maximize continuous improvement

  • Monitors industry issues and benchmarks to minimize the impact of emergent issues or evolving standards

  • Promotes teamwork by representing work group as interface with other site groups to coordinate, monitor, and support the cooperative accomplishment of site activities, initiatives or the joint resolution of plant problems

  • Supports the achievement of company, plant, and personnel safety and environmental goals

  • Ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory/management functions for a given group(s) within a business unit: planning, organizing, directing the performance of on-going activities and/or special/ad hoc assignments, staffing (employee selections, training, coaching and performance management, time entry), coordinating, reporting and budgeting

  • Leads the continuous improvement commitment and efforts for team, including designing processes, establishing quality and quantity standards and metrics, collecting, refining, adapting, and communicating best practices, sharing knowledge, and developing staff in a systematic fashion; uses process design outcomes to solve problems

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

This is a dual-track base requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following two options:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, engineering technology, physics, or mathematics with 7 years of job relevant experience, OR

  • High school diploma and 11 years of job relevant experience

Other Qualifications

  • Leadership skills necessary to be in command of critical issues

  • Exhibits knowledge of company/site vision and strategic priorities

  • Inspires and motivates others by formulating and instituting clear and consistent performance standards

  • Meets commitments

  • Maintains a position on the Fermi Emergency Response Organization (ERO) in support of the Radiological Emergency Response Plan (RERP)

  • Shows proficiency in computer applications relevant for field

  • Possesses solid analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong continuous improvement and planning skills

  • Maintains strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills

  • Exhibits excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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:MonroeNearest Secondary Market:Detroit

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