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SCADA Modeling Specialist


Fairmont, WV, US, 26554

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  69004

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 can be filled in Fairmont, WV or Akron, OH.


The EMS SCADA Modeling Specialist works at FirstEnergy's Transmission Control Center with a team of analysts and engineers in support of the Energy Management System (EMS). The system is a critical, real-time, 7x24 application that monitors and controls the flow of power across the FirstEnergy transmission system and interconnections.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing support for EMS electrical one-line display development
  • Providing configuration of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to facilitate command and control of substations.
  • Working with transmission operations on system requests
  • Supporting enhanced visualization projects for control rooms
  • Assisting with testing upgrades to the software
  • Creating and executing comprehensive test plans, developing test cases, and assisting with integrations
  • Supporting operators and engineers in the use of the EMS
  • Working directly with other staff members to identify, evaluate, prioritize, and implement improvements consistent with business requirements.
  • Working with design engineers and/or field personnel to conduct remote system and equipment tests.
  • Assisting in the creation of system documentation, version release notes, and training material. Conducting presentations and training as needed
  • Developing a solid understanding of processes in the FirstEnergy Transmission Operations line of business, keeping up with developments in the electric utility industry at large, and being able to speak the language of the business.


Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical discipline required. In lieu of a degree, 2-4 years of related experience required.
    • Related experience includes, but is not limited to:
      • Experience managing high-availability complex data sets, RTU configurations, SCADA communications and/or protocols.
      • Experience with real-time systems, real-time architectures and databases including modeling and revising data through software applications
  • Ability and willingness to travel to company sites, work flexible hours and be available for call-in and after-hours support (7x24 operations) as needed
  • Ability to effectively use standard PC software, including MS Windows and Office products, web-based systems, e-mail, relational database query tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels and with varying backgrounds.
  • Experience in providing responsive and effective customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and plan work, work on multiple concurrent tasks, and meet deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with relevant utility operations (transmission, distribution, generation)
  • Data communications and networking skills/knowledge
  • Previous SCADA and/or engineering experience
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to effectively resolve technical problems.
  • Familiarity with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and RTU Programming
  • Familiarity with engineering drafting software

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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