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Transmission Maintenance Manager - Akron, Reading, Greensburg, Fairmont

Location: 

Akron, OH, US, 44303

Job Function:  Transmission
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  38624

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 safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.


About the Opportunity

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

 

This position can be located in Akron, OH; Greensburg, PA; Reading, PA; or Fairmont, WV.

 

This position will oversee the work of a staff of supervisors, engineers and program managers responsible for overseeing the maintenance programs associated with FirstEnergy’s transmission line assets to comply with and in adherence to, all applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements. This entails working with all Operating Companies & providing technical support and subject matter equipment expertise of maintenance practices and methods, emergency response, construction methods, utility industry standards, and regulatory compliance requirements.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Promoting a safe work environment by ensuring all employees understand FirstEnergy policies and practices, actively participating in weekly safety meetings, completing all required safety training and engaging in safety reviews when on field assignments.
  • Creating a Diverse & Inclusive team environment where all employees are encouraged to express their opinions, having a questioning attitude, and providing input on ways to improve work practices.
  • Understanding of business initiatives and ability to contribute to the overall performance of the department and company.
  • Developing and maintaining FirstEnergy’s Transmission Line Maintenance Practices and Policies to be current and meet or exceed regulatory compliance and good utility practice.
  • Managing programs to meet annual budgetary allowances for both routine maintenance programs and all enhanced work and initiatives.
  • Regularly engaging with or leading industry groups associated with transmission lines such as North American Transmission Forum (NATF) & Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
  • Providing technical support for line maintenance and foundation and structure related issues
  • Managing and executing all aspects of regulatory required transmission line inspection programs which includes data collection for regulatory reporting.
  • Developing bid packages and competitively bidding all work under the direct responsibility of Transmission Maintenance in line with typical maintenance programs and repair. 
  • Managing FE aerial inspection programs, collecting and evaluating as-found condition data in TAMI data base and communicating with Operating Company personnel to assure action is taken for resolution.
  • Managing FirstEnergy’s wood pole inspection program. Providing pole reject and reinforcement data to Operating Company for their action.
  • Managing structure coating specifications, material, and application standards. Overseeing and managing all field work related to the program including quality assurance checks.
  • Managing foundation inspection specifications, material, and application standards. Providing engineering review and sign-off of proposed structural repairs. Overseeing and managing all contractor field work related to the program.
  • Conducting field engineering inspections and providing engineering drawings to facilitate structure repairs caused by landslides, erosion, storm, or damage by the public or other emergency situations.
  • Providing information and support for FirstEnergy’s Line Asset Management and Aging Infrastructure Assessment and recommending projects to address conditions and improve reliability.  
  • Working directly with and representing Operating Company interests in transmission line conditions, project prioritization and presentation of projects to management for line condition funding.
  • Participating in transmission equipment operation reviews and providing support for apparent cause investigations of line equipment failures, vegetation issues, storm damage and outside party involvement in outages.
  • Working with Operating Company personnel to manage and prioritize line related inoperable equipment conditions on all transmission facilities.
  • Maintaining a strong working relationship with the Operating Companies transmission / line management teams at each operating company to support their daily work activities. 
  • Providing technical input for Right-of-Way encroachments regarding electrical clearance concerns, public safety/welfare, maintaining access for maintenance and construction activities and maintaining the integrity of structures, guying, and related facilities. 
  • Supporting storm restoration activities by assigning employees field roles or back office support in the way of aerial patrols and as-found damage assessment
  • Identifying individual needs of employees for development purposes and providing practical opportunities for employees to grow in specific areas of interest.      

 

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required - Civil or Electrical is preferred.  In lieu of Engineering degree, minimum 10 years transmission line operation and maintenance will be considered.
  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience is required.  Relevant experience includes transmission line maintenance and / or construction experience
  • PE license is preferred.
  • Transmission Field Construction Experience is preferred.
  • Corporate or Regional Transmission Supervision is preferred.
  • Strong organizational, tactical & team building skills required.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills required; Ability to effectively present complex subject matter to all levels of management and to outside stakeholders is a key job function.
  • Commitment to FirstEnergy's Safety Policies, the Accident Prevention Handbook & Manual of Operations required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of FirstEnergy storm process required.
  • Willingness to lead by example is required.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments is required.
  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude to continue to learn, produce results, and strengthen existing relationships required.
  • Strong in-depth knowledge of transmission line maintenance and construction with a desire to continue to develop breadth & depth of knowledge, skills, and perspective is required.
  • A willingness and an aptitude for training and mentoring other members of the staff is required.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships at all levels of FirstEnergy.
  • Ability to travel across the FirstEnergy footprint & as needed outside the territory.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies during off hours.
  • Must be capable of driving projects and tasks to completion by evaluating conditions, assembling a team, and assigning proper resources.
  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines; Coach others in effective decision making
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access databases, TAMI and other applications.
  • Must be a team player who positively challenges those around him/her and is mentally flexible and cooperative.
  • Highly driven, self-motivated, and enthusiastic leader capable of communicating, motivating, and driving workforces toward positive change and improvement.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and the ability to lead others in achieving goals for the benefit of the business unit and FirstEnergy.
  • Display a creative and entrepreneurial approach to analyzing situations and developing solutions.

 

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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 

 

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team


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