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Senior Attorney

Company: DTE Energy
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 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.

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.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple years
  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
  • Indeed's annual "50 Best Places to Work" award for two years running
  • 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

Job Summary

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Provides legal services in matters with some complexity and sensitivity calling on a significant breadth of knowledge and depth of experience. Has a broad business perspective and applies this perspective to legal analysis and solutions to meet objectives. Leads others in plans and

execution and can lead teams or coordinate with other areas to provide legal services. May be called to represent the interests of the Company in any number of legal matters including but not limited to the areas of commercial contracts and transactions, business development, finance, litigation, renewable energy and decarbonization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Accepts increasingly complex or sensitive legal projects and sees that they are effectively resolved in an efficient manner.
  • May research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft and execute legal documents, gather relevant information using multiple sources and methods, provide work guidance to other professional or paraprofessional and support staff to develop solutions to business problems.
  • Independently handles complex commercial contracts and transactions and effectively negotiates with counterparties.
  • Provides clear advice and counsel on complex issues.
  • Works with minimum legal supervision and collaboratively with all levels of internal clients.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

Graduate of accredited law school and admitted to the state bar of permanent residence within a reasonable time, with at least five years of legal experience.

Other Qualifications

Preferred:

  • Exhibits exceptional verbal and non-verbal communication, written and presentation skills.
  • Possesses analytic 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, i.e. MS-Word and Excel sufficient to apply them with minimal instruction or guidance.
  • Experience in drafting, structuring, and negotiating commercial transactions in the area of renewable natural gas, renewable energy, decarbonization or other energy related business activities.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a team and/or matrix structure, supporting multiple clients, procedures and policy.
  • Ability to cope with multiple demands from superiors, peers and subordinates in a positive and even-handed fashion; displaying a calm demeanor under pressure.
  • Competent with prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high-visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork and planning.
  • Initiate new ideas and approaches; challenging orthodox practices and approaches with reasonable and sound alternatives.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands characterized in the essential and marginal job functions epitomize those that 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.

Please reference the essential and marginal job functions (general office) for this position.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The employee performs job duties in a climate-controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities cited in this description, depending on the organization & role to which they're assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature & 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 & control the work of employees under their supervision.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor

Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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