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Telecom Project Manager - Remote Option


Greensburg, PA, US, 15601

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  45604



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 safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.


About the Opportunity


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


The ability to work remotely within the United States may be available based on business need.  This option is not available in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon or Washington at this time.


As part of the Operational Technology Networks team, this position will have responsibility to develop and lead projects delivering communications supporting both the Long Term Infrastructure Improvement Projects (LTIIP) and legacy communication asset replacement projects (MOSCADs/Bandits) in FirstEnergy’s PA and NJ Operating Companies. 


Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the communications track of projects to deploy monitoring & control to substation and line devices
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders – including operating company representatives, contractors, network architects, specialists, engineers, and technicians
  • Establish communications to devices used for Distribution Automation (DA) and Integrated Volt-VAR Control (IVVC)
  • Deliver communications-related projects on-scope, on-schedule, and on-budget


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


Qualifications at the Level II include:

  • Bachelor or Associates Degree in a computer science, technology, engineering or business-related program along with 2 years related work experience. In lieu of a degree, 4 years of related experience required.
  • Experience developing detailed schedules for a portfolio of projects with various individual milestones
  • Experience running projects to establishing communications to remote field devices
  • Understanding of underlying communications technologies including fiber (outside the plant), digital microwave, field area networks, SCADA/RTU communications, routing & switching
  • Experience coordinating project activities with contractors, subject matter experts, network architects, etc.
  • Project management certification a plus but not required
  • Familiarity with general engineering documentation and an electrical background is preferred
  • Strong project management education, skills, and/or background
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn new concepts in information technology, learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, focused, and hard-working


Qualifications at the Job Title Level III include all the above plus:

  • Degree with 4 years of related experience required. In lieu of a degree, 6 years of related work experience required.
  • Working knowledge of related work experience.


Qualifications at the Job Title Level IV include all the above plus:

  • Degree with 8 years of related experience required. In lieu of a degree, 10 years of related experience required. 

In-depth knowledge of related work experience




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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