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Analyst - Rates & Regulatory Affairs, Akron, OH


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Business Analyst
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  16829

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co. a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [SC00]


The position is within the Rates & Regulatory Affairs group and reports to the Director, Rates and Regulatory Affairs.  It is located at the Corporate Office in Akron, Ohio.


Responsibilities include: 

  • Developing high proficiency in various concepts used in setting the rates that customers pay for electric service, including revenue requirements, cost of service, rates of return, regulatory accounting and the time value of money
  • Supporting appropriate regulatory actions in all FE jurisdictions
  • Coordination with other groups to obtain and ensure completeness and accuracy of information required for transmission formula rate revenue requirement updates, monthly earnings recognition, and annual formula rate update filings as well as state rate cases or ongoing state monthly / quarterly rider updates
  • Reconciling and explaining variances between actual and forecast
  • Supporting FE transmission rate cases before FERC
  • Supporting FE rate cases before state commissions as well as supporting interventions in other utility rate cases before state commissions
  • Providing analytical support to mid to executive level management
  • Assisting management and coworkers, developing and implementing well-defined practices and procedures
  • Conducting business-specific research, analyzing data, interpreting results, and making recommendations
  • Meeting the needs of internal and external customers through sound service and responsiveness
  • Actively seeking formal and informal learning opportunities to better understand evolving regulatory and policy issues
  • Exercising sound decision making by developing alternatives and recommendations to advance Company positions and improve work processes
  • Developing effective working relationships throughout the FirstEnergy organization




  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or math or related discipline required.  Advanced degree is a plus. 
  • Minimum 4 years relevant work experience.  Relevant work experience will include analyzing data, interpreting results, developing alternatives and making recommendations in a setting that is relevant and transferrable from a skillset standpoint to rates and regulatory affairs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Word).  SAP, Business Explorer, and other data querying tools is a plus.
  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude to learn, produce results, and develop relationships
  • Demonstrate analytical abilities, including problem solving and decision making
  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work extended hours, less than 25% travel annually, could include some overnight stays





Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification



FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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