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Engineer III


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  17330

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]


This position can be filled in Akron, OH, or Fairmont, WV


The Electrical Engineer,  PNA Energy Management System employee works at FirstEnergy's Control Center with a team of analysts and engineers in support of the Energy Management System. The system is a critical, real-time, 7x24 application that controls, monitors, and models the flow of power across the FirstEnergy transmission system and interconnections.


Representative duties include:


  • Providing primary maintenance and support of the EMS network application toolset (network model, state estimator, and contingency analysis) for EMS environments.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of wide-area visualization operator tools
  • Acting as a liaison between EMS support, operations, and engineering functions.
  • Understanding the business functions to provide optimal solutions that are scalable, reliable and cost effective.
  • Providing technical leadership for support and planning in the power network applications area.
  • Managing software, including software configuration, and providing system database support; maintaining integration and interfaces between systems.
  • Managing schedules and coordinating changes following established department procedures
  • Providing engineering technical expertise to ensure the operational reliability of SCADA and Real-Time Network Analysis systems
  • Maintaining the EMS dispatching training simulators for transmission and distribution functions


Summary of Qualifications




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited school
  • Ability and willingness to travel to company sites, work flexible hours and be available for call-in and after-hours support (7x24 operations) as needed
  • Ability to effectively use standard PC software, including MS Windows and Office products, web-based systems, e-mail, relational database query tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels and with varying backgrounds.
  • Experience in providing responsive and effective customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and plan work, work on multiple concurrent tasks, and meet deadlines.



  • Familiarity with relevant utility operations (transmission, distribution, generation)
  • Data communications and networking skills/knowledge
  • Previous PNA or network analysis and/or engineering experience
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to effectively resolve technical problems.
  • Familiarity with powerflow applications
  • Familiarity with engineering simulation software




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