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Transmission Program Manager


Akron, OH, US, 44313

Job Function:  Transmission
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  69266

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



This position is responsible for managing, monitoring and controlling transmission maintenance programs to ensure they safely achieve the program deliverables within the approved scope, cost and schedule.


Responsibilities include:


  • Developing Program documents, Program specifications, bid documents and conducting pre-bid meetings with qualified bidders.
  • Working directly with Supply Chain personnel to competitively bid program work and award contracts
  • Reviewing Program and contract budgets for adequacy, completeness, and other requirements and assuring that required budgets exist to support planned work.
  • Focus on monitoring program scope and upon proper approvals, incorporate changes/revisions as required.
  • Providing Program status (scope, budget and schedule progress) and identification of issues requiring management involvement for resolution
  • Obtaining input and concurrence from affected OPCOs to support the proposed schedule and resource requirements; reviewing and approving Program Plans
  • Validating that Project estimates are appropriately developed and maintained for closeout reconciliation
  • Responsible for overseeing the activities of consultants and contractors for safety and quality assurance. Includes preparation of Incident Reporting documentation.
  • Identifying and coordinating needed outages to safely execute the work
  • Securing qualified field inspectors to oversee contractor's daily field work activities
  • Monitoring contractor resource levels and work product.
  • Understanding the terms of the contract and associated documentation of services under the contract/purchase order. Prior to mobilization to the site, conduct pre-construction meeting with contractor supervisory personnel to review all aspects of the program scope, scheduled facility outages, completion of reports and reporting protocol, etc.
  • Responsible for communicating with and reviewing property owner complaints. Work with contractor and/or Corporate Claims personnel to reach fair and reasonable settlements related to crop damage, land disturbance. land restoration, etc.
  • Responsible for the quality assurance and control program, including identification of quality requirements, responsibility for QA program, review and approval process for contractor's required documentation
  • Communicating Program goals, priorities, decisions and project updates to OPCO and T&SS Management teams
  • Identifying and notifying Management of additional resources, material and/or equipment requirements necessary to meet the Project scope or schedule
  • Coordinating the close-out and lessons-learned documentation applicable to the Program; auditing completed projects to evaluate whether identified objectives and benefits have been realized or establish a timetable of benefit realization
  • Perform ad hoc requests to support department and regional transmission's needs
  • Reviewing encroachments within our Transmission Rights-of-Ways

An employee hired at the Program Manager III or IV level will be expected to perform all of the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner.  Further, the Program Manager III or IV level employee will be assigned additional responsibilities related to those above.                                                          

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Engineering, Engineering Tech, Finance or equivalent preferred or closely related degree such as Construction Management or Project Management OR in lieu of a degree, minimum 4 years related experience is required.
  • Minimum of 2 (two) years of related experience is required.
  • Related experience may include project management, transmission maintenance, or construction experience.
  • Strong project management skills are required with a demonstrated ability to develop, manage and control multiple tasks
  • Strong understanding of electrical power preferred.
  • Must be a team player and possess a willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of FE safety practices.
  • Knowledge of FE design and construction standards.
  • Knowledge of the electric transmission system, reliability standards and regional transmission organizations is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated experience in accomplishing responsibilities in a timely manner through maximizing organizational resources, financial decision making and employing logical engineering approaches.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical ability are required
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with multiple departments in multiple locations.
  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel and Outlook) required with core understanding of applicable technical products and/or services. Primavera and MS project is a plus.
  • Ability to work in both an office and field environment.
  • Willing and able to support travel to various company locations (including overnight travel) as needed.


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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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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