First Energy Corp. Transmission Project Manager V in Akron, Ohio

Transmission Project Manager V

Location: Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function: Engineering

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 1101

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 Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

This is the highest level Project Management position. This position is responsible for managing, monitoring and controlling projects to ensure that they safely achieve the Project deliverables within the approved scope, schedule and budget. Employees at the senior level of this job family are proficient in all areas of project management and are recognized as subject matter experts. They lead by example, educate and direct others on technical subject matters and are responsible for solving highly complex problems and managing highly complex projects.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing guidance to other project managers on all aspects of project management strategy and practices.

  • Reviewing Project documents for clarity and completeness -- examples include scope documents, project plan, contracts, equipment and construction bid packages, requisitions, Bills of Material or Material Requests for Issue, Task Authorizations, and Engineering Work Requests.

  • Reviewing Project and contract budgets for adequacy and completeness. Initiate and ensure budget revisions made and documented when required.

  • Ensuring change management protocols are followed to ensure complete documentation for changes in scope, schedule and costs.

  • Providing project status reports. Recurring, standard reports and ad hoc reports that address status of scope, budget and schedule and that identifies risks and issues and outlines mitigation strategy.

  • Obtaining concurrence (or buy-in) from affected departments to support the proposed schedule and resource requirements. Review and approval of Project Plans.

  • Validating project estimates including contingency.

  • Developing, with input of project team, the strategic and tactical execution plan for the project.

  • Monitoring and/or report contractor resource levels.

  • Ensuring adequacy of Project Team membership and participation. Responsible for overseeing the activities of consultants and contractors assigned.

  • Understanding the terms of the contract and associated documentation of services under the contract/purchase order. Upon mobilization to the site, reviews applicable topics delineated in the Service Contractor Orientation/Evaluation Checklist with the contractor.

  • Responsible for the quality assurance and control program, including identification of quality requirements, responsibility for QA program (Energy Delivery's or Contractor's program) and if required, review and approval process for contractor provided procedures.

  • Communicating Project goals, priorities and decisions to the Region/Corporate Leadership Team.

  • Ensuring Project challenge meetings, peer reviews and assessments are performed.

  • Working with Project Controls to develop and update the Project schedule.

  • Identifying and notifying the Project Team of additional resources or requirements necessary to meet the Project scope or schedule

  • Ensuring the close-out and lessons-learned protocols are completed. Participate in audit of completed projects to evaluate whether identified objectives and benefits have been realized.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Construction Management or related field. Consideration given to non-degree candidates with over 15 years related project management experience or 10 years transmission experience.

  • Must have minimum of 8 years’ experience in project organization with background in engineering, finance, construction or project controls. Strong performance recommendation.

  • Strong project management skills are required with a demonstrated ability to develop, manage and control multiple tasks.

  • Experience with a project management tool such as Primavera, MS Project, etc. with related Scheduling/Resource Planning expertise is a plus.

  • Detailed Project Controls experience is a definite plus.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical ability are required.

  • Successful candidate must be a team player and possess a willingness to work in a team environment.

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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