First Energy Corp. Engineer, Transmission & Substation Services in Towanda, Pennsylvania
This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU] These FirstEnergy Utilities corporate engineering positions, which are located in Erie, Johnstown, Reading, Towanda, or Lewistown, Pennsylvania are accountable in providing field engineering services and technical support for the maintenance, construction, testing, and commissioning of substation equipment up to and including 500 kV. This includes a significant amount of time (50% of time or greater) working outside of an office environment, at various company and customer substation facilities and service centers. This job primarily provides day-to-day support to projects and tasks centered in Penelec and Met-Ed, with some work assignments also within the other FirstEnergy operating companies. Responsibilities:
Providing commissioning oversight of new capital substation installations. This includes the development of check-out guides, review and approval of test results, development of equipment energization plans to minimize system risk and final technical approval of equipment prior to it being released to transmission operations.
Providing onsite technical support to regional substation services employees during preventative and corrective maintenance activities.
Applying engineering skills and operational knowledge in the identification and resolution of technical problems while in the field during the installation phase, testing phase, and during the design life of substation equipment.
Providing emergency technical support following substation equipment failures to support customer restoration and system reinforcement. This includes developing field modifications and commissioning the installation of portable substations.
Assisting in the development of new or in the modification of existing maintenance practices to address changing technology, new equipment types, improved test and diagnostic methods, regulatory changes, etc.
Auditing of preventative and corrective maintenance paperwork and test results to verify technical adequacy and regulatory completeness.
Assisting in performing Apparent Cause and Root Cause analyses, including formally documenting findings through the preparation of technical reports and presentations.
Assisting in the education of others on technical subject matters and in the improvement of technical programs and process effectiveness.
Maintaining a safe workplace for coworkers and the community based upon a developing knowledge of potential hazards, industry regulations/requirements and company practices.
Supporting the development of corporate programs and policies; assisting others tasked with leading organizational change.
Assisting senior technical staff in developing solutions to complex technical assignments.
Supporting FE Utilities Operations and Maintenance staffs in reaching goals and meeting deadlines.
Supporting the emergency plan through participation in assigned storm duties including hazard responding.
Producing results that have a direct, positive impact on the company.
Consistently anticipating customer needs and deliver high quality results.
Working both independently and in unison with others including regional and plant personnel as well as other departments/sections and outside vendors.
Willingness to travel throughout the FirstEnergy system including periodic overnight stays. Qualifications
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from an ABET accredited school required or be a professionally certified engineer (PE License) and have a Bachelor of Science degree in a technical subject (Engineering Technology, Physics, etc.).
Position level is commensurate with both education level and acquired expertise.
Engineer II – 0 to 3 years of professional engineering experience. A Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Certificate preferred.
Engineer III – Minimum of 3 years of professional engineering experience. A Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Certificate preferred.
Engineer IV – Minimum of 5 years of professional engineering experience. A Professional Engineers (PE) License preferred.
Strong consideration will be given to those with previous experience in the design, maintenance or testing of substation equipment. Also, familiarity with the understanding, application, and communication of microprocessor based protection and control equipment is considered a plus.
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 participate in afterhours (e.g. evening, weekend and holidays) callouts to provide onsite technical and operational guidance in support of system emergencies
Ability to work extended hours
Ability to lead by example
Ability to handle multiple assignments
Demonstrate a questioning attitude to continue to learn, produce results, and strengthen existing relationships
Strong mechanical aptitude
A willingness and an aptitude for training and mentoring technicians and other members of the technical engineering staff
Developed analytical and technical abilities
Ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels of FirstEnergy Corp.
Model active learning
Must be capable of driving projects and tasks to completion by working in the field with the regional substation physical work force.
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 www.firstenergycorp.com 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 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 Exempt Employment Type Full-time Facility Site Towanda - PA City Towanda FirstEnergy Human Resources Team