Sales Consultant - Renewable Energy
Detroit, MI 
Posted 3 days ago
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 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.

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 consecutive 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

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.

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Professional Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable

Job Summary

This will be a business-to-business and business-to-customer sales representative responsible for sales of electric products within DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower Program. MIGreenPower is a simple and affordable program that empowers customers to attribute a greater percentage of their energy use to DTE Energy's newest wind and solar projects.

Incumbents will focus on attracting, retaining and expanding MIGreenPower sales within both new and existing accounts for DTE’s residential, commercial, and industrial customer classes. This position requires a high degree of interaction with internal DTE stakeholders, including consultants, as well as external stakeholders such as regional economic development organizations, municipalities, neighborhood associations, business owners, etc., to effectively sell the MIGreenPower products. Also, an important aspect of this job will be to effectively partner with the product development and marketing team within the MIGreenPower program to ensure alignment before the products are sold to our customers. Incumbents will have broad latitude (within their scope of responsibility) for independent action.

Span of control: 0. Individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities
  • Establishes and maintains account relationships with residential, commercial, and industrial customers to support renewable energy solutions and related sales initiatives
  • Executes sales processes for the renewable energy solutions pipeline, including coordinating with team members, performing sales activities, and handling direct sales to customers
  • Partners with product development and marketing teams to ensure alignment
  • Forecasts and achieves sales and revenue targets for an assigned book of business
  • Leads special assignments and projects, and partners with product development and marketing teams to ensure alignment with product development, pricing, and communication channels
  • Advises customers on renewable energy solutions and provides account management support
  • Develops and makes presentations to promote renewable energy solutions
  • Remains current on energy regulations and rates and provides consulting advice as needed
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

This is a multi-track base requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following three options:

  • High school diploma and 7 years of experience in sales or energy-related account management; or
  • Associate’s degree and 5 years of experience in sales or energy-related account management; or
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience in sales or energy-related account management.
Other Qualifications


  • Degree in business, marketing, or an engineering-related technical field
  • Experience in energy/utility industry, including marketing and sales to residential, commercial, and industrial customers

Other Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and similar applications
  • Consulting and influencing skills with the ability to build relationships and influence parties, including engaging individuals to embrace changing expectations and initiatives
  • Understands utility distribution and transmission operations and related energy commodity issues
  • Understands renewable energy technologies and regulated utility financial concepts
  • Analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives and recommend optimal solutions
  • Ability to develop and coordinate cross-functional work groups and projects
  • Working knowledge of basic financial and economic analysis, and project and risk management
  • Promotes an atmosphere conducive to the open exchange of new ideas and alternatives approaches
  • Effective communication and presentation skills at all levels
  • Flexibility and the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new and evolving responsibilities
  • Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges prevailing practices and approaches with reasonably sound alternatives
Additional Information

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
7+ years
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