DTE Energy Compensation Specialist in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Compensation Specialist-11190

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:

Responsible for providing analytical and administrative support in the design and administration of employee compensation plans, inclusive of both base and variable pay. Programs may include (but are not limited to) job evaluation, salary increase and administration, compensation surveys, long- and short-term incentive plans, and HRIS or system input and management. Partners with senior-level compensation and benefit professionals, as well as across the broader HR organization, to ensure the accurate and appropriate delivery of applicable compensation program components. Span of control: 0; this is an individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Participates in the monitoring of competitive trends in compensation programs, including survey participation.

  • Conducts research and market analysis of compensation services.

  • Uses metrics to provide on-going analytical support and evaluate the effectiveness of compensation programs, e.g. cost/benefit analysis, efficacy metrics, etc.

  • Participates in the corporation’s job evaluation/analysis program, per the coordination of activities by senior-level compensation staff, including collecting and analyzing job information to determine market rates.

  • Reviews, edits and prepares job descriptions.

  • Supports senior-level personnel in the administration and execution of various compensation processes, including incentive payments, job evaluation, annual base pay, and bonus cycles.

  • Develops, analyzes, and disseminates reports to appropriate levels within the organization.

  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts within the compensation and/or benefit function; including the establishment of quality/quantity standards and metrics; documenting and sharing knowledge among applicable staff in a systematic fashion.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience in compensation design/administration or HR generalist responsibilities that entail compensation/benefit administration.

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or an HR-related discipline; Experience in compensation design/administration; Working knowledge of appropriate HR regulations, e.g. FLSA, etc.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel.

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

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

  • Flexibility and the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new/evolving responsibilities.

  • Balances multiple demands from superiors, peers and/or client parties in a positive and even-handed fashion; displays a calm demeanor under pressure.

  • Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges prevailing practices and approaches with reasonably sound alternatives.

  • Sound organization and planning skills.

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 supervisor or management representative to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Job: Human Resources

Title: Compensation Specialist

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 11190