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Rate Analyst


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Finance
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  40611

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 the FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]


The Rate Analyst position reports to the Manager, Load Forecasting with the preferred locations being the General Office in Akron, Ohio OR Greensburg, PA.  However, other FirstEnergy locations within its service territory could be considered with required travel to Akron, OH.


The Load Forecasting group is responsible for preparing timely and accurate energy, peak load, and revenue forecasts for use by the business units, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, and management to support decision-making.   


Responsibilities include:


  • Supporting the customer, energy, and revenue forecast processes
  • Streamlining existing and develop new forecasting processes to improve accuracy and efficiency
  • Effectively using data mining and analytical tools to enhance forecast processes and prepare relevant analyses
  • Evaluating forecast input data for accuracy, with the ability to detect trends and outliers.
  • Supporting monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc management reporting and analysis
  • Supporting regulatory filings related to forecasts
  • Offering ideas and suggestions to improve complex work process and projects
  • Performing various customer analyses by effectively compiling, analyzing, and comparing large volumes of billing data
  • Conducting business specific research and analyze data; Interpret results
  • Providing analytical support to mid to executive level management
  • Actively seeking ways to build, challenge, and add value within scope of assignments
  • Maintaining a safe workplace for coworkers
  • Developing positive working relationships with employees at all levels




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business, Finance, or related discipline is required.

  • Minimum 0-2 years relevant work experience is required.  Relevant work experience includes intermediate data analysis and business research skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 
  • Experience working with large datasets.
  • Experience with programming languages, such as Python, R, and SQL a plus.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Display analytical abilities, including problem solving and decision making.
  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude to learn, produce results, and develop relationships.
  • Desire to continue to learn and grow.
  • Exercise independent judgment on basic projects and assignments.


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.

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FirstEnergy Human Resources Team



Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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