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Detroit, MI
10000+ employees
Company - Public (DTE)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Detroit's economy may be lackluster, but DTE Energy still provides a reliable spark. The holding company's main subsidiary, Detroit Edison, distributes electricity to some 2.1 million customers in southeastern Michigan. The ... Read more

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DTE Energy – Why Work For Us?

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading.

As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress. 

DTE Energy has more than 10,000 employees in utility and non-utility subsidiaries involved in a wide range of energy-related businesses. The company's growing non-utility businesses are built around the strengths, skills and assets of DTE Energy's electric and gas utilities.

Our company has more than a century of history in powering Michigan homes and businesses. It all began in 1849 when Lemuel Davis created the City of Detroit Gas Co. Since then, our company name has changed multiple times, but throughout the years we have remained committed to providing safe, reliable, cleaner and cost-effective energy.

The Beginning

In 1849, Lemuel Davis, a gas engineer from Philadelphia, took on the challenge of organizing a company and securing local financing. A new gas plant was built and Davis became president of the City of Detroit Gas Co., which was later renamed the Detroit Gas Light Co.

In June of 1851, 53 gas street lamps were erected on Woodward, Woodbridge and Jefferson Avenues to light Detroit for the first time.

Between 1849 and 1889, gas usage flourished. The Detroit Gas Light Co. built a second manufacturing plant near the future site of the Ambassador Bridge and extended its gas main to side streets as demand for gas lighting increased.

In 1879, Thomas Alva Edison invented the incandescent lamp, and in 1883, the incandescent light bulb made its first Detroit appearance at Metcalf Brothers dry goods store.

In 1886, the Edison Illuminating Co. of Detroit was organized and began serving its first customers.

Looking to the Future

Today, DTE Energy’s natural gas utility is one of the nation’s largest, safely delivering natural gas to 1.2 million Michigan families and businesses in over 500 communities.

In addition to relying on Michigan’s abundant supply of natural gas, DTE Energy pipelines link customers to energy sources in Texas, Oklahoma, the Rockies, Appalachia, the Gulf of Mexico and western Canada. Because of Michigan’s unique geology, DTE Energy is able to store up to 130 billion cubic feet of gas in naturally occurring underground rock formations. This storage capability assures customers of a reliable gas supply at a competitive price.

As DTE Energy looks to the future, the company continues to explore alternative ways to generate electricity and better ways to deliver it safely and reliably to homes and businesses. The company is working hard to create a diverse energy infrastructure — including clean renewable energy —that will meet Michigan’s demand for power without compromising the needs of future generations.

Our Aspiration, Our Mission

Be the Best-Operated Energy Company in North America

The values of DTE Energy are simple. We put the health and safety of people first — and know this responsibility rests with each of us, every day. We act with integrity and show respect — and understand this defines our company's character. We see our work through the eyes of those we serve — and know that our work is a powerful means to serve others. We bring our best energy and focus to our work — and are fully engaged and accountable for results. We believe that improvement is our daily responsibility — and know those we serve have the right to expect that from us. We play to win as a team — and put the needs of our enterprise first. We are passionate about the success of our company — and know that its health and growth generate prosperity.

If you think this sounds like you, we’d love to review your application for any open positions.

  • Our employees are the foundation of our company and the energy behind our operations.
  • We strive to maintain a positive, collaborative workplace environment where everyone feels valued.
  • We want to ensure every employee goes home healthy and safe every day.
  • DTE Energy has a long and rich history of creating a diverse workforce and inclusive working environment.

Diversity Is About More Than Categories

It's about understanding and embracing the unique differences, talents and perspectives of our employees, customers and suppliers.

For DTE Energy, diversity isn’t only about race or gender. It’s about recognizing what makes our employees, suppliers and customers unique and applying those perspectives and talents to how we do business.

We understand that our workplace, the communities we serve and our region are a broad mix of individuals with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Learning to embrace these differences, recognizing their inherent strengths and working together are essential to building strong communities.

We believe it is smart business to do business with a diverse supplier base. Through our Supplier Diversity Initiative, we seek relationships with businesses that are small, owned by women, veterans, and minorities.

DTE Energy is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. Find out more about DTE’s Energy Groups and see what DTE is doing to encourage cooperation and understanding.

DTE Energy is committed to hiring veterans

Veterans have served our country, worked to protect our freedom and have skills, knowledge and attitudes that we value at DTE Energy. As a company that is also committed to serving and operational excellence, DTE Energy offers military veterans the opportunity to continue to execute with excellence with the spirit of service for which the military is accustomed.
DTE has a variety of well-paid career positions that we encourage veterans to apply for, and we actively recruit veterans during campus recruiting for our various student programs. We also offer, from time to time, training for positions in our Energy boot camps to ensure a strong foundation in energy that will assist throughout the apprenticeship program.
Please consider a career in energy and bringing your skills and commitment to service to DTE Energy for a promising career.
Visit our  job board for veterans, which allows those with past military service to enter Military Occupational Codes and find job opportunities that align with past experience.

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DTE Energy Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
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