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DTE Energy Strategist in Detroit, Michigan



Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 12267

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities. When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing. Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: Not Applicable

Hybrid Role: Must be able to come on-site periodically and reside a commutable distance from the assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Primary Services Job Specific

Strategist will provide analytical support to the Project Management Organization. In their primary role, the strategist will develop a wide view of the Distribution Operations capital investment efforts and lead the organization’s corporate capital approval process. These activities will include facilitating the development of executive-level presentations, coordinating review schedules, attending capital project review meetings with senior leaders, collecting feedback and ensuring approval documents are complete and accurate.

Job Summary

  • Supports strategic projects, strategy development, analysis, and planning for the business unit by working with cross- functional groups across the business unit and Company. Prepares and, at times, delivers key presentations to the leadership team. Span of control: 0; individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides support in developing strategic presentations, executive summaries, and annual planning cycle deliverables for the business unit

  • Prepares, analyzes, and delivers monthly business and financial summaries aas necessary

  • Supports the business unit's communication needs as required

  • Supports detailed financial models to support the long-term planning process and business cases for major project/investments

  • Supports and/or leads cross-functional teams to investigate, analyze, and make recommendations on current strategic or operational issues to leadership.

  • Participates in the creation and development of the organization's scorecard and operating plan

  • Serves as an internal consultant to the business unit, as required, to support the overall strategy

  • Researches and prepares internal and external communications and presentations for leadership

  • Acts as liaison for various business unit initiatives, including strategic planning, human resources, communication, and regulatory initiatives

  • Supports ad-hoc reporting as needed

  • Uses continuous improvement tools to identify defects and improve processes

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of job-relevant experience (e.g., in strategy, engineering, finance, and/or business)

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, finance, business, or a related discipline

  • Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Well-developed organization and communication skills. Track record of developing clear and effective PowerPoint presentations

  • Familiarity with project management and/or Distribution Operations

Other Requirements

  • Proficient verbal, written and presentation skills; communicates clearly with credibility and confidence.

  • Extensive knowledge of data analysis; ability to summarize data effectively and provide appropriate summaries in response to common business questions.

  • Experience with cost and performance metrics; especially interpretation, trending and writing high level performance commentary

  • Analytic and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives and recommend optimal solutions for various situations

  • Ability to develop and coordinate cross-functional work groups and projects yielding optimal outcomes

  • Strong project and time management skills

  • Ability to work with shifting priorities and embrace new or evolving responsibilities

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.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that 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.