DTE Energy Consultant - Human Resources Client Relations in Newport, Michigan

Job Description

Consultant - Human Resources Client Relations-10155

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

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.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 3 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014 and 2015)

· 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.


Job Summary:

As the key liaison between the HR Department and assigned to DTE Energy business unit (Enrico Fermi Nuclear Power Plant), works collaboratively with business unit and HR Department leaders and staffs to drive achievement of business unit strategies, goals, objectives and key business initiatives through the delivery of strategic, tactical and administrative human resources services. This position is assigned to smaller, less complex Business Unit’s and will draw on management and Sr. Client Relations Generalists to assist, as needed.

Key Accountabilities:

-Actively recruit new employees using various means and events.

-Create verbiage to be used for internal job postings and external advertisements.

-Perform applicant screening regarding job relevance.

-Coordinate the internal hiring process.

-Develops and demonstrates a working knowledge of DTE Energy’s mission, vision, values, competitive environment and key strategies that create market advantage, including, specifically, how the enterprise achieves its’ objectives and the business language of the enterprise.

-Develops and demonstrates a working knowledge of the assigned business unit’s competitive environment, strategies, goals and objectives, key business initiatives and operational model that creates competitive market advantage, including, specifically, how the business unit makes money and the business language of the business.

-Proactively assesses the human resources implications of the business unit’s strategies, goals and objectives, key business initiatives and operational model and effectively communicate and create mutual understanding of those implications to business unit leadership.

-Works collaboratively with business unit and the Client Relations Team, HR subject matter experts, and other HR professional and administrative staff to create plans to address business needs and executes against plans to deliver workforce and talent planning, staffing, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, affirmative action, development, performance management, and other related human resources solutions that address the human resources implications of and are aligned with the business unit’s strategies, goals and objectives, key business initiatives and operational model.

-Ensures statutory, regulatory, ethical, contractual and policy compliance consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, enterprise values and code of conduct, collective bargaining agreements and human resources policies and procedures.

-Advises and coaches business unit on appropriate use of the HR service delivery model and the HR policy and guidelines.

-Advises and coach leaders and employees through employee related matters.

-Solicits guidance and advise from Sr. Client Relations Generalists as needed to ensure that appropriate actions are taken and recommendations are made in accordance with DTE policy and BU needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3 years of HR experience

  • Must be able to pass all phases of Enrico Fermi's In-processing.

  • Preference will be given to candidate who have prior HR experience working in an HR business partner capacity where they supported multiple HR processes (e.g., workforce planning, compensation, performance management, engagement, succession planning, and recruitment).

  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred, but not required

  • Required working knowledge of state and federal employment and labor relations laws and regulations and professional best practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence, persuade and coach to reach desired results.

  • Demonstrated experience in using a customer focused, business driven and results/solutions (not activity) oriented approach to establishing, building and maintaining strong client relationships.

  • Proficient interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)

  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining effective and mutually beneficial relationships at and across organizational levels.

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. Strong strategic, systemic and integrated thinking and decision making skills.

  • Proficient ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, issues or projects

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office business applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint), human resources information systems (PeopleSoft or SAP experience preferred), and Internet-based services and applications.

Job: Human Resources

Title: Consultant - Human Resources Client Relations

Primary Location: Michigan-Newport

Requisition ID: 10155