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Transmission Operations Specialist


Akron, OH, US, 44313

Job Function:  Transmission
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  66044

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.

The Technical Specialist works within Energy Delivery Transmission Operations Support (EDTOS) Power Network Analysis (PNA) group. EDTOS groups support the 24/7 operations of FirstEnergy’s (FE’s) three Transmission System Control Centers (SCCs) in Akron, OH and Fairmont, WV. The SCCs provide oversight of FE’s transmission grid through monitoring, optimization, and control. PNA provides monitoring, maintenance, and improvement of the Energy Management System (EMS) Network applications for SCC end-users. Positions within PNA are dynamic and execute a wide diversity of work over a spectrum of scopes. Candidates filling this position will support a variety of initiatives and perform interactions with peers and leadership.




  • Demonstrate a solid commitment to all aspects of safety.
  • Collaborate with internal staff and field managers on documenting aspects to ensure successful energization of new equipment.
  • Track and monitor completion of reoccurring team tasks and responsibilities leveraging technical solutions.
  • Manage and aid in conversions of data query spreadsheets to PERL programming language.
  • Work closely with internal staff to support compliance evidence gathering requests through data and screenshot captures.
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, and develop or update training presentations.
  • Manage internal SharePoint site for content updates and formatting enhancements.
  • Support documentation and performance tasks in collaboration with Transmission Planning and Protection in preparation of seasonal assessment studies and Network model comparisons.
  • Actively seek formal and informal learning opportunities to better understand departmental processes and procedures.
  • May require support for maintenance, enhancement, and resolution of real-time issues of the Network analysis system within the Real-time Energy Management System (EMS).




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology is preferred; in lieu of Engineering Technology degree, a Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical field
  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, an Associate Degree in a related technical field with 3 years of relevant work experience
  • 1 year of relevant or equivalent work experience
  • Project/task management background or applicable experience.
  • Experience in analyzing complex problems and demonstrating good judgment in decision making.
  • Demonstrated experience in accomplishing responsibilities in a timely manner through maximizing organizational resources and employing logical approaches.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with multiple departments].
  • Effective written and oral communication skills and conduct oneself in a professional manner.
  • Proficient PC skills (Word, Excel, and Outlook) are required with core understanding of applicable technical products and/or services.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Knowledge of the electric transmission system, reliability standards, and regional transmission organizations is beneficial.
  • Background knowledge of NERC and RFC standards and policies of the electric utility industry.
  • Experience and knowledge of programming in Perl and/or Visual Basics
  • Familiarity with any or all applications – GE/Alstom Energy Management System (EMS), Positive Sequence Load Flow (PSLF), Energy Delivery Outage Application (EDOA), Transmission Line Loadability (TLL), System Operations Requests (SOR), Transmission Adequacy & Reliability Assessment (TARA), PI DataLink, PERL, Primavera Unifier, QlikView

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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