DTE Energy Senior Strategist (Fossil Generation) in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Senior Strategist (Fossil Generation)-09558

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

The Senior Strategist performs short and long term strategy development, analysis, and planning for the business unit which may include but not be limited to five-year strategic plans, long-term integrated resource plans, operational plans, and environmental strategy. The Senior Strategist provides administration and analysis of customer research, coordinates regulatory rate cases, business unit performance reporting and business plan deployment. In providing these services, this position works closely with senior management and other areas of the Company.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Lead and provide support in developing the annual strategy presentation for DTE Energy Senior Management and the DTE Energy Board of Directors.

  2. Analyze the strategic, operating and financial impacts of internal business proposals or external regulatory / legislative proposals. Develop recommendations and associated business cases in response to these proposals.

  3. Develop detailed financial models to support the long-term planning process as well as business cases for major projects/investments.

  4. Lead cross-functional teams to investigate, analyze and make recommendations to Senior Management on current strategic or operational issues.

  5. Provide leadership, analytical and financial skills to the business units.

  6. Lead and facilitate the strategy update process, development of organizational scorecards and creation of the business units’ annual operating plans.

  7. Serve as an internal consultant to business units, as required to support the overall strategy.

  8. Act as liaison for various corporate initiatives including strategic planning, human resources, communication and regulatory initiatives.

  9. Research and prepare internal and external communications for Senior Management.

  10. Lead lean/six-sigma projects to drive business improvements in the business unit.

  11. Use continuous improvement tools to identify defects and improve processes.


Education, Experience and Competencies

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or Engineering and the knowledge/capabilities typically acquired through 5-plus years of job-relevant experience, inclusive of professional level business functions exhibiting a progressive work history.

A Master’s degree is preferred, however a Master in Business Administration (MBA) is required if the job resides in the Strategy and Planning Organization.

Ability to think strategically and creatively while demonstrating strong analytical and facilitation skills.

  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven abilities to cohesively defend or justify recommendations.

  2. Ability to work professionally with individuals at all levels of the corporation and with outside consultants.

  3. Demonstrated financial analysis and modeling skills and experience.

  4. Demonstrated project management skills and experience.

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 and role to which they’re assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and 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 and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Job: Fossil Fuel Generation Operations & Maintenance

Title: Senior Strategist (Fossil Generation)

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 09558