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Adv Scientist


Holmdel, NJ, US, 07733

Job Function:  Scientific
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  16673

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 Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L , a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.




Job Title:

Mid-Level Environmental Compliance Specialist

Service Group Name:


Work Location:

Holmdel, NJ or Morristown, NJ

Employment Status:


First Energy Corp. is looking to fill one position for a mid-level environmental compliance specialist.  This position will work as an employee within the Environmental Division (Energy Delivery Support) of First Energy’s JCP&L operating company.  The selected candidate will be tasked with conducting and/or managing a range of environmental and engineering-related endeavors associated with construction of electric transmission lines and electrical substations.  Tasks will include but not be limited to: obtaining environmental permits (NJDEP, County Soil Conservation Districts, etc.), monitoring environmental permit compliance, developing and negotiating mitigation strategies, threatened and endangered species coordination, erosion and sedimentation control plans, Stormwater management, avoidance and minimization measures, impact assessments, and regulatory/governmental agency coordination.  This position will require out-of-town and occasional overnight travel.



  • Lead and support the development and implementation of programs which assure that the environmental regulatory obligations associated with construction of electrical transmission lines and substations are achieved in a cost-effective manner and that environmental risks are effectively managed
  • Support the preparation of permit packages and regulatory required reports and submittals
  • Assess project needs and procure services from outside consultants, as needed, to ensure project delivery
  • Review and provide comment on reports, studies, and recommendations prepared by outside consultants
  • Prepare technical and research documents such as environmental impact reports, and communicate the results to individuals in industry, government, or the general public
  • Develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relationships with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings
  • Assess the impacts of environmental laws and regulations on energy delivery facilities and operations, prepare comments on proposed activities, and provide guidance and training related to the implementation of regulatory requirements
  • Communicate and present information in a timely manner to a variety of audiences
  • Use computers and related internal corporate programs and systems to store, process, and analyze data



  • Minimum of 4 to 7 years of experience in various fields of study including, but not limited to: applicable federal and state regulations associated with earth disturbance, wetlands and watercourses, threatened and endangered species, historic resources, and general engineering principles
  • Permitting and regulatory experience related to referenced fields of study in NJ
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience with third party customers or stakeholders
  • Strong project management and budgeting/cost control experience
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions in selecting the most appropriate path to resolution
  • Experience managing field investigations associated with wetlands, watercourses, and threatened/endangered species



  • Experience with environmental issues and permitting related to the energy sector with a focus on energy delivery
  • Training or field experience associated with FERC projects with a focus on energy transmission



  • B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Wildlife, Environmental or Physical Sciences or Engineering from an accredited college/university
  • Four to seven years in environmental consulting or a related industry





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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