First Energy Corp. EMS/GMS SCADA Design Specialist (Akron OH, Fairmont WV, Reading or Greensburg PA) in Akron, Ohio

EMS/GMS SCADA Design Specialist (Akron OH, Fairmont WV, Reading or Greensburg PA)

Location: Akron, OH, US, 44313

Job Function: Information Technology

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 6109

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 Service Corp, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

This position can be located in Akron OH, Fairmont WV, Reading PA, or Greensburg PA.


The EMS/GMS SCADA Design Specialist works at FirstEnergy's Control Center with a team of analysts and engineers in support of the Energy Management System (EMS) and Generation Management System (GMS). These systems are critical, real-time, 7x24 applications that controls and monitor FirstEnergy transmission system and generation assets.

The position is responsible for commissioning activities for all IT-managed Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) field equipment in support of the EMS and GMS.

Perform the following engineering functions in support of the EMS:

  • Coordinating engineering and commissioning activities with multiple groups throughout FirstEnergy involved in the SCADA delivery process – such as Regional Engineering, Substation & Transmission Engineering, Generation Engineering, IT Network Engineering, IT Regional Field Operations, Transmission Operations, Regional Dispatching Operations, Real Time Operations, ED Project Management, and ED Planning & Protection.

  • Performing resource scheduling, point-to-point checkouts, troubleshooting, inventory maintenance, and regulatory compliance (change control activities, configuration management, password changes, etc.) activities.

  • Issuing as-left settings.

  • Providing second-level field support for commissioning activities.

  • Managing schedules and coordinate changes following established department procedures.

  • Managing SCADA asset lifecycles, including establishing and coordinating maintenance programs for RTUs and associated equipment.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree

  • Ability and willingness to travel to Company sites, work flexible hours, and be available for call-in and after-hours support (7x24 operations)

  • Ability to effectively use standard PC software, including MS Windows and Office products, web-based systems, e-mail, relational database query tools.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels and with varying backgrounds.

  • Experience in providing responsive and effective customer service.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and plan work, work on multiple concurrent tasks, and meet deadlines.


  • Familiarity with relevant utility operations (transmission, distribution, generation)

  • SCADA engineering experience

  • Data communications and networking skills/knowledge

  • Familiarity with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and RTU ProgrammingFamiliarity with engineering drafting software

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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