Transmission & Substation Support Engineer


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 nations 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
This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU]
This position will support FEUs NERC PRC-005 Maintenance program, substation practices, and FEUs Industry Engagement activities. This entails providing technical support and subject matter equipment expertise of electrical maintenance practices and methods, substation safety guidelines, utility industry standards, and regulatory compliance requirements.
The reporting location can be any of the FE facilities. The Candidate for this position is considered mobile, with most of the week working from home and the possibility of traveling to an FE facility up to two days per week.
Responsibilities include:
Providing support and oversight to FE regulatory compliance commitments, specifically NERC substation maintenance requirements and state maintenance requirements
Reviewing and following up on maintenance orders to identify equipment issues or incomplete documentation.
Conducting or reviewing Apparent or Root Cause analysis related to maintenance compliance issues
Providing ad-hoc training to new personnel on NERC compliance responsibilities
Support the development and modification of FirstEnergy Substation Maintenance Practices and other technical documents
Participating in industry events as a subject matter expert.
Supporting the emergency plan through participation in assigned storm duties, including hazard
Creating an environment of accountability and a sense of urgency for meeting agreed-upon expectations/deadlines
Willingness to travel throughout the FirstEnergy system including periodic overnight stays
Maintaining a safe workplace for coworkers and the community based upon knowledge of exposures, industry regulations, and operating experiences.
Qualifications include:
Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering (BSEE, BSCE, BSME) from an ABET accredited institution is required. Acceptable alternatives are: (1) a Professional Engineers (PE) License (2) a Bachelors degree in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or technical field of study (non-ABET) plus an advanced degree in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelors program.
A Professional Engineering (PE) License in one of the states served by FirstEnergy (Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland or New Jersey) is preferred.
A Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Certificate is preferred.
Minimum of 3 (three) years of Engineering experience is required.
Demonstrated commitment to FirstEnergys Core Values
Ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels of FirstEnergy Corp.
Superior written and verbal communication skills; Ability to effectively present complex subject matter to all levels of management and to outside stakeholders
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