DTE Energy Federal Affairs Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Description

Federal Affairs Specialist-10410

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:

Advocates before members of Congress and executive branch officials to garner support for policies and legislation that align with DTE Energy's interests and strategic business objectives. These objectives include federal energy policies impacting DTE Energy’s electric and gas utilities in Michigan as well as its investments in gas midstream assets and other power and industrial assets across the country.

Key Accountabilities:

-Meets formally and informally with members of Congress, legislative staff and other federal government officials to present DTE Energy's position concerning various public policy matters. Typical agency interactions include U.S. EPA, FERC, DOE.

-Identifies federal policy proposals that may influence DTE Energy operations, plans or its strategic and business objectives; refers information to appropriate personnel for further analysis; assists in developing company positions and lobbying strategies.

-Represents DTE Energy at political events, legislative hearings and business and social events.

-Develops network of reliable federal-level contacts and decision-influencers.

-Proactively seeks federal procurement opportunities.

-Builds and effectively participates in coalitions with like-minded stakeholders to achieve favorable policy outcomes.


-Minimum: Bachelor's Degree.

-Eight years of experience in federal or state government relations or high-ranking Congressional staff member or Executive Branch staff.

-Preferred: Bachelor's degree or higher in the following disciplines Political Science, Business, Engineering or Science.

-Preferred: Knowledge of technical and financial aspects of regulated electric and gas utilities and non-utility/non-regulated ventures.

-Strong knowledge and understanding of federal legislative, regulatory, governmental and political processes and operations.

-Must possess strong negotiating skills and demonstrated ability to handle adversarial situations diplomatically.

-Must possess high ethical standards and regard for the need to preserve the reputation of the enterprise in external interactions.

Job: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Title: Federal Affairs Specialist

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Requisition ID: 10410