Transmission Line Oversight 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]
There are 2 positions available and can be located in Akron, OH or Greensburg, PA.
The job of Transmission Line Design Oversight Engineer requires an individual to be self-directed with an interest and / or ability to manage engineering designs, equipment and standards for the External Engineering group within FirstEnergy. This position will work with multiple Engineering design firms, engaged in a wide variety of transmission line engineering design, from the earliest design stages through construction and record update. This position will report on the progress of design projects and advise of any issues that could impair the successful completion of the project on a proactive basis. This position must provide technical support to Substation and Transmission personnel, Real Estate, Project Development, Project Management and Construction crews verifying that no safety standards are compromised, checking for accuracy, and monitoring expenditures to ensure projects stay within budget allocation and meet the required in- service date.
Responsibilities include:
Direct responsibility for overseeing multiple transmission line design projects, across multiple external design firms. This position will work in conjunction with external design resources to deliver and / or facilitate the following:
Creating engineering designs and work scope for transmission line projects and confirming documentation and support is available to necessary personnel. Possible items including wood and steel structures, foundations, clearances, layout drawings, grounding, lightning protection.
Transmission Line Design Oversight Engineer will be documenting and entering design issues in the design issue tracker database after each project review.
Ensuring designs support a safe environment for transmission lines and substations personnel, contractors, and the general public.
Reviewing bills-of-material and specifications prepared by the design firm to procure needed equipment and materials for a transmission line project.
Preparing and filing applications and supporting documentation for engineering permits when necessary. Reviewing NESC clearance requirements and ensuring public safety is protected.
Assisting Real Estate in the acquisition of property by coordinating the preparation of sketches, maps, exhibits and easement plans needed to effectively acquire transmission line rights and easements.
Directing technical personnel to gather and record data for transmission line design projects. Working with outside engineering firms, vendors, equipment manufacturers and consultants.
Reviewing manufacturer drawings for compliance with specifications.
Supporting communication across business units regarding project needs. Convening internal project schedule compliance review meetings with necessary parties to assure deliverables support project schedule and are within the project budget.
Ensuring standards and equipment specifications are up to date and accurate, reviewing against industry standards and best practices.
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