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Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  39350

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, 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 regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

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

This position demonstrates industry recognized expertise in the operation, planning and the protection of the bulk electric system as well as knowledge and understanding of the NERC reliability standards
and PJM Manuals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Representing Transmission Planning & Protection (TPP) as its Compliance Champion
  • Acting as liaison between FERC Policy & Reliability Compliance groups, Energy Delivery and non-Energy Delivery departments, PJM and TPP
  • Working with the subject matter experts in TPP to create the basis of compliance in Catsweb for the NERC Reliability Standards and PJM Assigned Tasks for which TPP is responsible.
  • Managing projects and audits
  • Meeting deadlines and managing subject matter experts (SMEs) to meet deadlines
  • Keeping scorecards on progress of projects, such as relay misoperations, disturbance monitoring equipment failures, NERC standard implementation schedules, NERC Lessons Learned, ReliabilityFirst self-reports and mitigation plans
  • Fostering and modeling effective teamwork, creativity and problem-solving
  • Submitting regulatory filings and updating the Transmission Outlook Report
  • Commenting on and researching NERC Standards and other documents
  • Provide assistance during emergencies and storm related activities. Storm response duties may include time out of the office for extended stays.

Qualifications include:

  • BSEE (electrical) or BSET (Engineering Technology) with Professional Engineer license (PE) required
  • Minimum three years work experience as an Engineer required.
  • A Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Certificate preferred.
  • Project Management experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of applicable computer software necessary to fulfill job duties including but not limited to Microsoft Office. Experience in data collection, mining and functionality preferred.
  • Experience with evaluating new technology and integration of that technology into strategic initiatives
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated through progressive assignments and projects
  • Knowledge of electrical utility transmission system design, operational requirements, safety and customer requirements.
  • Familiarity with regulatory and NERC landscape
  • Valid driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must embrace a safety culture and maintain a safe work environment for co-workers and the public.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be able to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines, unexpected developments, changes in project scope, budget constraints, unforeseen field problems and demands on time for work assignments outside of the normal duties.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with good verbal skills and writing skills, providingcomprehensive project status reports, clear and concise correspondence, and accurate information.
  • Must possess strong organizational, computer, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be self-directed and not dependent on detailed instruction from others.
  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude to continue to learn, produce results, and strengthen existing relationships.
  • Ability to support numerous locations. Must be willing to travel throughout the service territory and to manufacturer/supplier locations on occasions. This may require working extra and/or irregular hours at times.



EEI Testing

We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies.  We strongly encourage potential employees to review all information, including the sample test brochures, and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests.  Click this link to access the practice tests. You will be prompted for a name and password. Use firstenergy for both.

Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It's important to take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration.  You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. 

Note: EEI website does not allow access to actual tests. Testing is held at various locations throughout our service territory based on where the job is located.

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


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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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