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Engineer - PA, OH, WV


Reading, PA, US, 19612-6001

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  18658

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 Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU]


FirstEnergy is seeking applicants to fill available engineering positions in the Transmission, Construction, Design, Operations and Support groups.

FirstEnergy is comprised of ten investor owned electric utilities serving 6 million customers located in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.


Engineering opportunities are in the areas of:

Transmission and Substation Design; Transmission System Operations and Support; Maintenance, Commissioning and Support; System Planning and Protection; Construction Support and Management; Project and Portfolio Management; Asset Management; Regulatory Compliance; Data Management and Control; and Cyber Security.

Primary reporting locations are Akron, Ohio; Greensburg and Reading Pennsylvania; Fairmont, West Virginia and other limited locations across the states served. 

Openings are for experienced engineers. There are multiple positions and can be located in Akron, OH, Greensburg and Reading, PA, Fairmont, WV, and other limited locations across the states served. 


These engineering positions are largely in support of FirstEnergy’s Energize the Future program to upgrade, expand and modernize the transmission system, with an approximate $1.2 billion dollars investment annually.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing safe and reliable electrical service to our customers in a cost effective and environmentally responsible manner.
  • Promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment that values an open exchange of ideas to promote innovation.
  • Recognizing risks and taking precautions and preventative measures to ensure a safe work environment for others as well as self
  • Conducting technical research and analysis, interpreting results and making recommendations
  • Offering and implementing technical solutions to basic technical processes and/or projects
  • Preparing engineering change packages, specifications, technical reports and presentations
  • Providing engineering output documents, such as minor modifications and corrective action response
  • Managing and completing assigned activities to support timely implementation of required system operations
  • Ensuring compliance with design codes/standards
  • Providing sound customer service
  • Actively seeking ways to add value within scope of assignments
  • Anticipating and delivering results on a variety of job-specific projects
  • Performing project management and assistance in project start-up
  • Working independently as well as in a team environment                                                      

Qualifications include:

  • BSEE (electrical) OR BSEET (Engineering Technology) with Professional Engineer license (PE) required.
  • At least 3 years of engineering required.
  • A questioning attitude and desire for continuous learning.
  • Demonstratable analytical, problem solving and technical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to work within established deadlines driving tasks to successful completion.
  • Ability of collaborating with a varied and diverse group internal or external to the company.
  • Must have proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to FirstEnergy’s Safety Policies and the Accident Prevention Handbook.
  • Understanding of FirstEnergy’s Manual of Operations.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. 
  • Ability to work extended hours or afterhours (e.g. evening, weekend and holidays) callouts to provide onsite technical and operational guidance in support of system emergencies.
  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude to continue to learn, produce results, and strengthen existing relationships.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels across the FE organization as well as with outside parties.
  • Model active learning.
  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must live within a 45-minute commute of assigned work location

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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