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IT Project Manager


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  17526

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]


IT Project Manager




As part of the Operational Technology Networks team, this position will have responsibility to develop and lead projects delivering communications supporting the Grid Modernization Plan for FirstEnergy in the State of Ohio.  




  • Manage the communications track of the Grid Modernization Plan and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders including operating company representatives, contractors, and network architects
  • Establish communications to devices used for Distribution Automation (DA), Integrated Volt-VAR Control (IVVC), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS)
  • Deliver communications related projects on-scope, on-schedule, and on-budget




  • Bachelor or Associates Degree in Networking, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Telecommunications or related field, or related work experience
  • 10+ years of experience managing complex, technical projects
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, focused, and hard-working




  • Strong project management education, skills and background
  • Experience developing detailed schedules for a portfolio of projects with various individual milestones
  • Experience running projects to establishing communications to remote field devices
  • Understanding of underlying communications technologies including fiber (outside the plant), digital microwave, field area networks, SCADA/RTU communications, routing & switching
  • Experience coordinating project activities with contractors, subject matter experts, network architects, etc.
  • Ability to learn new concepts in information technology, learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology
  • Project management certification a plus but not required
  • Familiarity with general engineering documentation and an electrical background is preferred
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills




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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