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Estimating & Design Representative - Toledo Edison


Wauseon, OH, US, 43567

Job Function:  Distribution
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  41888

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 integrity, 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 regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity


Requisition ID: 41888 - Posted 09/30/21 - Wauseon Service Builiding - Wauseon OH - Distribution - Reg Full-Time (FT) - Bargaining Unit

This is an open position with Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.



A.  Duties

Under general supervision is responsible and accountable for representing the Company in meetings

and communications with customers, customer representatives and governmental representatives,

initiating contacts, making field surveys, applying standards and policies, preparing cost estimates,

construction drawings and bills of material for complex and moderately complex construction projects

involving the extension, upgrading or relocating of Company overhead and underground distribution

systems, including wood and steel poles but not steel towers; performs other related duties such as:


1.  Meeting in person and corresponding by phone and mail, including drafting letters and preparing

     transmittals, with customers, customer representatives, electricians, builders, developers and

     governmental representatives to determine customer needs and to identify and communicate

     applicable Company policies, processes and requirements for the installation of underground

     and overhead services and facilities, including determining the point of service location;


2.  Obtaining necessary customer information, customer account information and Company records;

     calculating various customer load information required for service design such as, but not limited to,

     connected KW, KW demand, KWH per month, estimated annual revenue, welder and motor start



3.  Determining Company and customer work responsibilities and preparing or directing the preparation

     of work division sheets;


4.  Securing contacts and payments of customer premium charges, temporary service charges, line

     construction deposits, etc. necessary for the release of construction work orders;


5.  Coordinating the installation of services, service upgrades and outages with the various elements

     within the Company including prioritizing jobs and inspecting customers’ work for readiness;


6.  Identifying and communicating to Sales potential sales opportunities for installation of electrical



7.  Preparing detailed working drawings from field notes and rough sketches, for the guidance of

     construction crews and coordination of work with the customer, describing the work to be done

     and showing such information as existing facilities, foreign utility contacts and equipment,

     customers’ premises, properties affected, location of and facilities to be installed and removed,

     right-of-way, easement and permit requirements, tree conditions, unusual or adverse land

     conditions; indicating special instructions and proper fusing and phasing based on established

     parameters and procedures, as required;


8.  Preparing or directing the preparation of estimates, based on established unit cost standards and

     standard construction practices, of the type and amount of material to be used or reused in

     construction, retired or restocked, the man-hours necessary and the estimated cost of the work,

     including overheads and applicable accounting areas;


9.  Obtaining required information relating to public improvement projects from governmental offices,

     utilities and other such as:  right-of-way and easement requirements, construction requirements,

     location of proposed and existing public facilities and equipment, affects on Company facilities and

     equipment locations and determining necessary relocation plans;


10. Procuring, preparing and processing necessary easement forms covering descriptions of right-of-

      way to be acquired; securing necessary description and ownership data from public or available

      Company records and negotiating with property owners by mail, telephone and personal interview

      for signature to easement agreement; drafting letters, tendering payment, arranging for witnesses

      to signatures and notarization, and similar details, as required; analyzing expense items incident

      to each easement acquisition; following Law of Contracts and Agencies as interpreted under the

      Ohio Revised Code, as applicable to public utility easements;


11. Coordinating and detailing security light, install, remove or relocate requests for customers,

      including the proper completion and execution of the security lighting agreement;


12. Segregating and detailing to material, labor and expense that portion of estimated costs applicable

      to maintenance or operation;


13. Handling relations with foreign utilities regarding coordination of the work;


14. Appraising value of lines on private property for Company acquisition;


15. Reviewing actual labor elements of completed jobs and segregating to conductor, pole, street

      lighting, cable and conduit classifications;


16. Directing crew members as assigned;


17. Driving Company vehicles;


18. Instructing and training employees in the work;


19. Assisting employees of higher classification;


20. Performing the duties of Junior Estimating & Design Representative, and;


21. Performing similar or less skilled work.






B.  Qualifications


Must meet the Company’s requirements as to General Qualifications; must have all the qualifications of

Junior Estimating & Design Representative, in addition:


1.  Must have one (1) year of experience of Junior Estimating & Design Representative, or the



2.  Must have completed two (2) years of college courses in engineering subject, or the equivalent;


3.  Must have demonstrated an aptitude for estimating work and ability in the performance of the duties

     of Junior Estimating & Design Representative;


4.  Must have a thorough working knowledge of the elements of electricity including the principles of

     A.C. lines and circuits;


5.  Must have a working knowledge of:

     a. tariff regulations and Company policies and procedures relating to service installations;

     b. the principles of line construction and maintenance work;

     c. the preparation of field notes, field sketches and working drawings as related to moderately

         complex overhead and underground distribution lines;

     d. the use of transit, level and flag as required by the assignments;

     e. the layout, functions and operating features of the circuits and equipment of the transmission and

         distribution systems;

     f. the use of unit cost standards and procedures for preparing construction cost estimates;

     g. the preparation and detailing of an estimate of constructing or rebuilding overhead and

         underground distribution lines; and

     h. the preparation and detailing of an estimate for retirement of Company facilities:

6.  Must be able to:


     a. direct the work of others and to receive, interpret and pass on orders and give instructions in a

         manner which will maintain harmony and obtain satisfactory work results;


     b. work cooperatively and courteously with employees and customers with whom the work must be



     c. operate a Company motor vehicle in accordance with its safety regulations and hold a valid

         driver’s license;


     d. procure, prepare and process easements;


     e. operate corporate and unit equipment, and various computer systems required to perform the

         work, including computer terminal and printer, print machine, copy machine and calculator;


     f. apply the basic concepts of the various Company rates;


     g. provide applicable metering information on job prints and related Company/

         customer documentation; and


     h. make necessary public and customer contacts in a courteous manner, as well as securing all

         required field data for adequate preparation of working drawings, easements and estimates

         of cost and retirement;


7.  Must progressively develop a thorough working knowledge of all policies, practices and procedures,

     including, but not limited to:


     a. the layout, functions and operation of the circuits, mains and equipment of the underground and

         overhead transmission and distribution systems;


     b. the standard practices for complex construction and retirement cost estimating;


     c. segregating estimated costs to maintenance or operation; and


     d. appraising existing facilities;


8.  Must have an alertness of manner, a cooperative attitude, and a suitably neat and

     mature appearance for dealing with the public; and


9.  Must possess necessary physical abilities to efficiently and safely perform field

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

Bargaining Unit 


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