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Compliance Specialist


Fairmont, WV, US, 26554

Job Function:  Transmission
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  15830

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 Utilities, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU]


The individual in this position has responsibility for supporting the compliance and procedure processes within Transmission Operations to align FirstEnergy Transmission Operations procedures and supporting documentation with North America Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, ReliabilityFirst Corporation (RF) standards, PJM Manuals, and PJM Transmission Owner Matrix of Assigned/Shared Tasks.


Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, maintaining, and reviewing operating procedures for Transmission Operations control centers.
  • Developing Basis of Compliance narratives demonstrating regulatory compliance.
  • Preparing for and support regulatory audits, self-certification, data-submittals and spot checks.
  • Reviewing and analyzing daily Transmission Operations logs for regulatory related actions/events.
  • Providing feedback on best practices and lessons learned.
  • Preparing reports, assembling documentation and other materials to demonstrate compliance; assisting in self-certifications, spot checks, and audit preparation.  This includes documentation management of all standards, policies, procedures, and evidence to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Utilizing FE compliance technology such as FileNet and CATSWeb to assign, track and monitor FE Transmission compliance efforts.
  • Verifying FE Transmission compliance with NERC, ReliabilityFirst (RF) and PJM policies and standards.
  • Becoming and remaining knowledgeable of PJM Manuals and their relationship with FirstEnergy procedures.
  • Becoming and remaining knowledgeable of the PJM Transmission Owner/Transmission Operator Matrix of Assigned/Shared Tasks and its relationship to FirstEnergy procedures and applicability to compliance standards.
  • Assisting in working with other FirstEnergy business units to build working relationships that maintain strong coordination and communications to ensure a complete and thorough demonstration of FirstEnergy’s compliance with regulatory standards is achieved.
  • Maintaining awareness of emerging industry transmission issues through benchmarking and participation in appropriate utility forums/groups.
  • Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities.



  • Minimum bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or related discipline, along with 2+ years of related work experience.  In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 4 years of direct, related experience will be considered.
  • The experience must include a basic understanding of the subject matter.
  • Proven teamwork and interpersonal skills to aid in the resolution of compliance issues.
  • Demonstrated ability in using Microsoft Office tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in accomplishing responsibilities in a timely manner through maximizing organizational resources and employing logical approaches.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with multiple departments in multiple locations.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills and conduct oneself in a professional manner.


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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