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DTE Energy Senior Safety & Health Specialist in Detroit, Michigan

Senior Safety & Health Specialist


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC

Job ID: 1503

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

Responsible for providing day-to-day guidance and support for safety and health management within the assigned business unit (BU). Monitors compliance with all applicable governmental regulations and company safety requirements. Uses experience, combined with technical and business-unit specific knowledge to facilitate the development of improvement initiatives regarding safety and industrial hygiene.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides guidance and support to the assigned Business Unit / Client on safety and health policies, regulations and best practices.

  • Identifies and partners with the BUs to resolve safety related issues.

  • Leads Corporate Safety level projects (i.e., assessment, initiatives, sampling plans).

  • Leads enterprise safety initiative implementation within assigned BU.

  • Corporate Safety Standard(s) Ownership.

  • Works with BU to solve safety and industrial hygiene problems.

  • Is a member of the emergency response and emergency planning leadership team and leads activities as needed.

  • Keeps leader abreast of safety and health issues and concerns within assigned area of responsibility.

  • May lead corporate safety huddles, assigned working sessions, and/or assigned sub-committees.

  • Manages Incident and Accident (IA) log entries into system for respective BU.

  • Leads or participates with regulatory inspections (e. g. MIOSHA).

  • Performs Condition-Based Inspections, including mock inspections, confined space, satellite locations, walk downs, etc.

  • Leads in developing, administering and maintaining BU specific existing safety and health programs, policies, and procedures.

  • Utilizes extensive knowledge of Safety Playbook/Safety Maturity Model Processes and applies accordingly.

  • Works with BU partners regarding incident/injury event management, including conducting investigations, developing countermeasures, etc.

  • Leads recordable/Potential Serious Injury and Fatality (PSIF) Incident investigations with root causal analysis.

  • Ensures incidents are maintained per record keeping standard requirements.

  • Leads or assists with the development and delivery of safety and industrial hygiene related reports, presentations, and training.

  • May assume delegate role for corporate safety supervisor.

  • Routinely participates in respective BU level 3 and 2 safety committee meetings and participates in level 1 meetings as available.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED with 8 years of relevant experience in a utility, industrial, or manufacturing operation where safety or safety compliance was a significant area of responsibility; OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related science field/discipline with 6 years of relevant experience in a utility, industrial, or manufacturing operation where safety or safety compliance was a significant area of responsibility.

Other Qualifications


  • Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist certification.

  • Knowledge of the operations of the gas and/or electric utility generation and distribution systems

Other Requirements:

  • Experience in leading safety committees.

  • Knowledge of Maximo Corrective Actions, SAP, SRM, and Safety Management data systems as well as the ability to create and utilize spreadsheets.

  • Proficient computer skills to create and utilize spreadsheets and develop effective reports and presentations.

  • Experience in using company audit protocols to evaluate business unit safety programs and effectively communicating audit results through written reports.

  • Experience in problem analysis, problem solving, negotiations, and conflict management.

  • Must be available to respond to emergency events 24 hours / 7 days / 365 days per year.

  • Experience and skills in working with people at all levels of the organization in order to build teamwork, enthusiasm, engagement, and promote safety excellence.

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with peers on the DTE Energy Corporate Safety staff and assigned Business Unit/Client.

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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