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Electrical / I&C / Computer Systems Engineer


Shippingport, PA, US, 15077

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  18035

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, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [BVN]


The Electrical / Instrumentation & Control (I&C) or Computer Systems Engineer position is located at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, PA.


Responsibilities include: 


  • Leading in the development of solutions to system issues in support of plant operations and maintenance during both outage and non-outage periods.
  • Serving as the system expert specifically in Electrical, Instrumentation and control or Computer in support of operating requirements.
  • Providing leadership for Problem Solving, Decision Making, Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis Teams.
  • Trending system parameters and monitoring performance of assigned systems.
  • Preparing technical reports and presentations.
  • Developing outage and routine maintenance activity lists.
  • Establishing predictive and preventative maintenance (task and frequency) for assigned systems.
  • Developing and completing investigations and corrective actions in accordance with the Corrective Action Program.
  • Providing support for interface with regulatory and oversight agencies.
  • Performing field walk-downs and interfacing with other groups to resolve emergent and routine plant issues.
  • Performing audits, observations, surveys and assessments of plant activities such as maintenance and operations.
  • Reviewing and analyzing plant operating characteristics and both Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Industry correspondence to identify operating experiences that may be pertinent to or will aid in the resolution of plant issues applicable to assigned systems. 
  • Reviewing schedules and work orders to ensure efficient work implementation.
  • Championing design change improvements and interfaces.
  • Demonstrating a solid commitment to all aspects of safety.
  • Actively seeking formal and informal learning opportunities to better understand technical policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Developing effective working relationships with employees within you own work group and establishing a professional network.
  • Performing Emergency Response Organization (ERO) duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET-accreditied institution is required.  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred.
  • Experience in Electrical, Instrumentation and Control or Computer preferred
  • Prior professional-level engineering experience is preferred.
  • Prior plant system engineering experience, including experience with electrical, mechanical and I&C components, is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Able to develop effective working relationships with all employees at FirstEnergy.
  • Able to deliver quality and accurate work within established deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make formal technical presentations to various management levels.
  • Ability to work extended hours, shift schedules and perform on-call duties when necessary.
  • 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.

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