First Energy Corp. Analyst I / II in Akron, Ohio44308

Analyst I / II

Location: Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function: Finance

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 487

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 diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FES]

This position is within the Portfolio Hedging group of Commodity Operations at FirstEnergy Solutions. Analyst will be responsible for supporting the portfolio position by over-seeing various reports and participating in relevant auctions.

The position reports to the Lead, Portfolio Hedging and is located at the West Akron Campus.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting in monitoring and preparing reports on portfolio position and clusters.

  • Establishing a strong knowledge of commodity operations and fundamentals of electric markets.

  • Defining correlation matrices and evaluating statistical risk models.

  • Evaluating hedging tools such as options and other financial instruments.

  • Downloading and analyzing market results, performing variance analyses, and recommending initiatives to support business strategy.

  • Preparing, analyzing and evaluating market forecasts to support the budget process.

  • Compiling, analyzing, and interpreting results, identifying trends useful in strategic decision making.

  • Conducting business-specific research and analyzing data, interpreting results and assisting in implementation activities when necessary.

  • Continuously looking for and recommending process improvements and efficiencies.

  • Providing high level of service, continuous support and proactive involvement to leadership and peers.

  • Providing sound customer service by exceeding customer needs.

An employee hired at the Analyst II level will be expected to perform all of the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner. Further, the Analyst II level employee will be assigned additional responsibilities related to those listed above.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Mathematics, Economics or related discipline required

  • Minimum 0-4 years professional work experience required

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Ability to multitask, is self-motivated and works with limited supervision

  • Ability to deal with pressure in a constantly changing environment

  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines

  • Ability to challenge the status quo and continually look for way to improve processes

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel and Access)

  • Ability to write and modify code (xml, SQL, VBA, & .Net) to develop reports preferred

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to analyze data, identify trends, resolve problems, and investigate solutions through implementation

  • Desire to learn new skills, work closely in team environment, and willing to assist with all tasks in a small work group

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and relationship building skills

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


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Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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