The Safety Specialist supports DTE Vantage in implementation and oversight of safety programs and policies at sites located throughout the United States. The position reports to the Manager, Safety Team. This is a corporate staff position based in Detroit, Michigan with the ability to work remotely.
Develop, implement, and continuously improve safety programs
Work collaboratively with leadership and employees to strengthen the company’s safety culture
Lead strategic safety initiatives
Conduct site assessments and recommend solutions to address gaps
Work with leaders to ensure compliance with regulations and alignment with company expectations
Create and deliver safety-related reports and presentations
Develop and present training and educational programs
Travel to project sites (approx. 25%)
Perform all other related duties as assigned
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Occupational Safety or a closely related field
Four years of practical experience in industrial safety, safety management systems, training, field/site safety auditing, project management, and hazard identification and control
Extensive knowledge of occupational safety regulations
Knowledge of electrical standards
Knowledge of, and experience with, safety management systems
Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to positively influence and motivate
Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with all colleagues
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
Ability to work in a matrix organization where business leaders have equal organizational authority
The following physical demands must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Successfully complete pre-employment physical including ability to utilize respiratory protection and all other safety requirements, drug screen and background check
Must be able to reach with hands and arms, and to hold objects
Must be able to sit, stand or walk for up to 8 hours per day, including walking long distances, up and down stairs and ladders and on uneven ground
Must be able to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight
Vision requirements for this position include close, distance and peripheral vision, along with depth perception
Must be able to hear conversations in noisy environments
The employee works both in a business office setting and at project sites
Must be able to work outdoors during all seasons including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme cold and/or heat
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.
About DTE Energy
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.