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Transmission Reliability Engineer


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Transmission
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  65546

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 selected candidate may be offered a position within the same job family, at a level that is lower than what was posted.  This will be determined based upon the results of the interview process which considers the candidate’s skills, work history, experience level, and other relevant qualifications.

The reporting location can be any of the FE facilities.  The Candidate for this position is considered mobile, with most of the week working from home and the possibility of traveling to an FE facility up to two days per week.


This position is responsible for analyzing transmission system reliability performance data and determining root causes of transmission system reliability issues.  This position is also accountable for determining solutions to resolve transmission system reliability issues, and coordinating / championing those solutions through to implementation.


Responsibilities include:

  • Initiating actions to collect data and information required for transmission system reliability analysis
  • Organizing transmission reliability data to facilitate analysis of transmission system reliability
  • Performing formal and rigorous analysis to determine the cause(s) and/or root cause of transmission system events
  • Performing statistical analyses of transmission reliability data to identify the primary drivers adversely impacting transmission system reliability
  • Developing and maintaining metrics demonstrating how FE transmission system reliability compares to applicable industry standards
  • Developing and maintaining leading indicators that ultimately help to predict reliability indices
  • Recommending to management, target levels of FE transmission system reliability performance relative to industry norms
  • Working with Planning & Protection, Engineering and others to identify options with recommendations for projects and initiatives to improve FE transmission system reliability
  • Coordinating and championing transmission system reliability improvement projects through to inclusion in transmission portfolio
  • Coordinating activities to assess FE transmission system performance and reliability (e.g. assist visits, self-assessments, etc.)
  • Developing and making presentations to leadership on status updates and/or project justifications
  • Serving as the lead and focal point for the transmission system reliability program across FEU
  • Championing and coordinating transmission reliability improvement initiatives through to conclusion


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


Qualifications include:


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution is required.  In lieu of a degree, a Professional Engineer’s (PE) License is required. 
  • A Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Certificate is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 (three) years of Engineering experience is required.
  • A working knowledge of electrical engineering, transmission substation equipment, transmission system protection and transmission system operations are desired
  • Prior experience with root cause analysis, Six Sigma and / or statistical analysis is desired
  • Experience with Lean and/or continuous improvement processes are also desired
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess the ability to continue to learn and grow, work across FirstEnergy, and deliver results




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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