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Engineer - Real Estate Services, Akron, OH

Location: 

Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  15526

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 is to provide engineering expertise and accountability within a project management organization through the planning, designing, managing, and controlling of capital and O&M projects. The Engineer ensures that projects safely achieve the deliverables within the approved scope, budget and schedule for new building projects, building additions and major alterations and renovations for all facilities. This position provides support to all business units and reports through the Administrative Services department.

 

The position reports to the Manager, Planning and Projects and is located at the Corporate Office in Akron, Ohio.

 

 

Critical COMPETENCIES

Demonstrates Business Acumen – The best performers analyze industry data to develop strategies, make cost-effective decisions, and evaluate the implications for other areas of the company.

Partners Effectively with Customers and Vendors- The best performers understand that there are internal and external customers; they know who those customers are and what they need; they win customers for life.

Communicates Effectively - The best performers actively listen to others, present all of the information needed by an audience, share information in a timely fashion, answer questions honestly and are easily understood.

Demonstrates Critical Thinking - The best performers challenge assumptions, seek to find the root cause of issues, use reasoning and logic in decision making and in drawing conclusions. 

Identifies Priorities and Plans Accordingly - The best performers obtain and allocate resources properly, maintain focus, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain facility engineering standards for a portfolio of facilities and infrastructure (ie. mechanical, electrical and plumbing). Facility categories include offices, service centers, data centers, warehouses, emergency operating facilities, and transmission dispatch and regional dispatch facilities
  • Lead and manage all aspects of the project management life cycle for planning, bidding, awarding and oversight of capex/construction projects throughout FirstEnergy’s real estate portfolio
  • Oversee the planning, design and engineering, construction and closeout of various types of capital and O&M projects;
  • Facilitate and manage capex project activities on behalf of operating companies and other business units
  • Design and review various facility engineering plans and specifications and other project documentation ensuring clarity and completeness – examples include programming and scoping documents, performance specifications, project plans, contracts, equipment and constructions bid packages, requisitions, bills of material or material requests for issue, task authorizations, and engineering work requests
  • Develop detailed engineering job packages for modifications or additions to electrical, mechanical, HVAC, building envelope and site work
  • Perform detailed facility assessment analysis and input into FirstEnergy’s facility database for future project planning
  • Engage and coordinate all project stakeholders including consultants, contractors and internal resources. Examples are, but not limited to, architects, engineers, general contractors, and internal IT and security resources. This also includes monitoring and/or reporting contractor resource levels
  • Take responsibility for the quality assurance and control of assigned projects, including identification of quality requirements, responsibility for agreed upon quality assurance program and if required, oversee the review and approval process for contractor provided procedures
  • Identify all project requirements, develop performance specifications, establish and manage construction budgets and schedules
  • Develop and maintain various corporate design standards
  • Prepare and present project status reports for management. Reports entail recurring, standard reports and ad hoc reports that address status of scope, budget and schedule that identify risks and issues, and outlines mitigation strategies
  • Communicate project goals, priorities and decisions to the Leadership Team
  • Partner with operating companies and other business units from project conception and planning through construction and turnover. This includes obtaining concurrence (or buy-in) from affected departments to support the proposed schedule, resource requirements, and review and approval of project plans
  • Ensure project close-out and lessons-learned reviews are completed. Participate in audit of completed projects to evaluate whether identified objectives and benefits have been realized
  • Perform project analytics and planning on behalf of the Administrative Services department
  • Embrace a safe work environment and support a workplace of respect, appreciation and acceptance for everyone

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Architecture is required
  • Professional engineer certification a plus
  •  Minimum 0-5 years professional work experience required
  • Experience in project organization with a background in engineering, finance, construction or project controls
  • Strong analytical ability to resolve complex technical issues
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency in engineering economics and budgeting preferred
  • Strong project management skills are required with a demonstrated ability to develop, manage and control multiple tasks
  • In depth knowledge of architecture, mechanical, electrical, or structural design of commercial and industrial facilities is required.  Must have experience reading, interpreting and understanding facilities architectural and engineering drawings a must. Detailed project controls experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of building operating systems, health and safety issues, architectural and engineering disciplines, financial objectives, construction practices, construction documentation and industry related information technology preferred
  • Experience with Project Management tools such as Primavera, MS Project, etc., with related Scheduling/Resource Planning expertise is a plus;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project) and AutoCAD is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical ability
  • Team player and possess a willingness to work in a team environment with an ability to work cross functionally
  • Positive attitude and proactive behavior
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required

     

 

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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 www.firstenergycorp.com 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

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

Exempt 

 

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