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DTE Energy Supervisor - Field Overhead in Sylvan Lake, Michigan

Supervisor - Field Overhead


Sylvan Lake, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1774

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:Leader Pre-Hire Assessment

Testing Required:Not Applicable

Job Summary

Leads team of design and/or field personnel engaged in the design, construction, maintenance, emergency repair, and/or operation of overhead lines. Implements and drives changes necessary to ensure continuous improvement within the Processes and leads a single focused team or grouping of teams to meet the specific objectives of the Processes. THIS JOB WILL COMPLY WITH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION (DOT) DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING

Key Accountabilities

  • Supervises overhead line crews in their day-to-day activities. Additionally, may, under emergency conditions, supervise underground line crews, Substation Maintenance, Substation Operators and/or Planners in the design, construction, maintenance, emergency repair and/or operation of overhead and underground, or substation/station equipment.

  • Meets or improves performance goals, measures, and targets in support of the Processes. Manages all aspects of work assigned so as to complete a quality job, on time, and within budget.

  • Assures and maintains personnel's adherence to work practices and procedures, safety rules and regulations, and Union/Management agreements.

  • Represents Company in daily contacts with customers, developers, municipal and governmental officials, and other utilities.

  • Performs or ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory/management functions for a given group(s): planning, organizing, directing the performance of ongoing activities and special assignments, staffing (employee selection, training/coaching and performance management), time-entry, coordinating, reporting and budgeting.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge/capabilities typically acquired through one of the following experience criteria:

  • Seven-plus years' experience in the construction, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of overhead circuitry as a lineman (with High School diploma or equivalent)

  • Five-plus years' experience in the construction, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of overhead circuitry as a lineman (with an Associate's degree in business or technical discipline)

  • Three-plus years' experience in the construction, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of overhead circuitry as a lineman (with a Bachelor's degree in business or technical discipline)

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others.

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

  • Analytical and problemsolving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.

  • Must become Red Tag Qualified within six months of selection.

  • Must be able to work shifts and extended periods of overtime Must meet Company driving standards.

  • Must possess, or obtain prior to start date, a Group "A" Commercial Driver's License with air brake endorsement or a Classified Endorsement Temporary Instruction Permit to operate a Group "A" vehicle with air brakes.

  • Drivers with the Classified Endorsement Temporary Instruction Permit must obtain a Group "A" Commercial Driver's License as soon as certified by Employee Training.

  • Canadian citizens must obtain an Ontario Class "A" License with a "Z" endorsement for air brakes.

  • Working knowledge of EEO, safety, Company/Union/Management Partnership, employee development programs.

  • Working knowledge of and the ability to administer the Union/Management labor agreements.

  • Provides leadership through example in a unionized environment, consistent with prevailing collective bargaining agreements (typically based on experience in a unionized environment).

  • In addition to normal job responsibilities, each employee must be willing to perform an emergency or storm assignment as needed.

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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