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Design Instrumentation & Controls Engineer


Oak Harbor, OH, US, 43449

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19869

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 Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [DBN]



The Design Instrumentation & Controls Engineer is a member of the Electrical/Instrumentation & Controls Design Engineering Unit at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. This group serves as the owners of the design and licensing basis for the station.


Responsibilities include:


  • Preparing engineering change packages for modifications to the station, including design drawings, vendor drawings, specifications, and other applicable documents
  • Maintaining instrumentation & controls calculations up to date
  • Assisting in developing solutions to engineering technical issues in support of plant operation and maintenance
  • Preparing technical reports and presentations on engineering technical issues as needed
  • Supporting problem identification and resolution using the Corrective Action Program
  • Ensuring changes to the design requirements are identified, documented, controlled, evaluated, and approved
  • Managing and completing assigned activities to support timely implementation for required plant operations
  • Maintaining the plant design and licensing basis complying with industry standards and regulations
  • Participating in Problem Solving and Decision-Making teams, troubleshooting efforts and developing repair strategies for plant equipment as necessary
  • Supporting the Emergency Response Organization




  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited institution is required
  • Fundamentals of Engineering [FE] certificate is preferred
  • Possess sound research, analytical and technical abilities
  • Familiarity with Nuclear Power Plant Design, licensing basis documents, and the processes used to maintain them is a plus.
  • Able to work independently in leadership and mentoring roles with little Supervisory involvement
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong analytical ability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make technical presentations to all levels of management
  • Able to work extended hours, shift schedules and perform on-call duties when necessary
  • Able to deliver quality and accurate work within established deadlines
  • Reside within site-specific ERO response time



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



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