DTE Energy Environmental Specialist in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Environmental Specialist-11297

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 5 consecutive years

· 7th on Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award

· 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:

Provides expertise on environmental programs, regulations, permit conditions and equipment. Intermediate-level professional, acts as liaison on environmental issues within and outside the Company, independently developing and monitoring environmental projects and work groups; gives technical assistance to clients. May provide training, lead work groups and

committees to identify solutions to environmental problems of moderate-to-significant complexity. Performs a range of intermediate-to-complex tasks, recognizing and implementing needed actions without immediate direction. May commit limited Company resources in response to emergency cleanup activities.

Key Responsibilities

-Develops and implements environmental training programs.

-Develops, monitors, and may lead environmental projects and programs.

-Provides project/field engineering or technical assistance on various environmental projects.

-Ensures environmental regulatory compliance by monitoring, reporting, developing and implementing procedures and strategies.

-Facilities/application expert on programs, systems, regulations and permit condition.

-Independently recommends and implements environmental solutions involving the engineering, design, operation, and maintenance of Company assets.

-Performs, coordinates, and recommends solutions for environmental issues based on investigations, tests and monitoring results.

-Represents the Company and is the liaison on environmental issues with regulatory agencies, emergency responders, and industry peers.

-Reviews and interprets environmental regulations and proposed regulatory changes to assess impact to ensure compliance; keeps abreast of and applies current and new technology.

-Observes and helps develop safety and security procedures, determines appropriate actions beyond guidelines, reports potentially unsafe conditions and recommends/leads appropriate corrective actions.

-Performs environmental analysis, trending of data, special tests, and investigations for client needs.


-Required: High school diploma or GED and 9 plus years of job related experience, OR; Associate’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental economics & policy, OR a relevant environmental science degree & 3-plus years of related experience.

-Preferred: Experience working with environmental waste

-Ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple projects and assignments.

-Knowledge of the Corporation’s business philosophy; understands the environmental implications of decisions and recommendations and strives to accomplish business goals in balance with environmental protection/stewardship opportunities, environmental regulations and equipment.

-Makes decisions systematically, can make decisions under pressure, builds a consensus, considers impact of decisions and works to minimize negative impacts.

-Works well in groups and with people on all levels both within and outside the company, helps resolve conflicts, facilitate meetings, is flexible and open-minded and focuses team on strategies and goals.

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize varying combinations of the competencies cited in this description, depending on the organization & role to which they’re assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature & level of work being 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 right of any supervisory or management representative to assign, direct & control the work of employees under their supervision.

Job: Environmental

Title: Environmental Specialist

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11297