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Sr Advisor, OH Reg Affairs - Columbus, OH


Columbus, OH, US, 43215

Job Function:  Government Affairs
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  17213

FirstEnergy at a Glance

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 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [SC00]


This position serves as the primary liaison to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).  The position develops and manages relationships with the PUCO with a high degree of integrity and credibility.  This position works with internal and external stakeholders to achieve regulatory objectives on matters at the PUCO.


The position reports to the Director, State and Federal Regulatory Affairs and is located in Columbus, Ohio.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage, maintain and develop positive relationships with the PUCO
  • Serve as key liaison for FirstEnergy to the PUCO
  • Communicate with external stakeholders on a wide range of issues
  • Monitor analyze and report on all regulatory matters at the PUCO and make recommendations to management to support decision making
  • Build relationships with all FirstEnergy business units
  • Develop and execute regulatory strategies that advance the goals of FirstEnergy
  • Coordinate regulatory activies with applicable FirstEnergy business units such as External Affairs, Legal, Rates, Energy Delivery and Finance to ensure proper alignment with business objectives
  • Understand and stay current on all applicable laws, pending legislation, administrative rules and policies that impact FirstEnergy
  • Foresee regulatory, legislative and policy opportunities to advance the company’s business objectives
  • Represent FirstEnergy at industry meetings, conferences and events
  • Works with peer utilities, consumer groups, trade associations and other regulatory and legislative stakeholders



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, technical or related discipline required
  • Minimum 10 years relevant work experience required.  Relevant work experience will include working with external audiences to communicate/advocate positions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), experience with Microsoft Outlook preferred
  • Electric utility industry and utility regulations experience preferred
  • Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Business and political acumen
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Exceptional relationship management, leadership and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work after normal business hours, which could include evening or weekend travel to industry conferences, meetings and events
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver results
  • Manage multiple priorities and focus on urgent tasks
  • Ability to understand and manage a wide range of issues that impact the company






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.

Position Classification



FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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