First Energy Corp. Transmission Project Manager in Reading, Pennsylvania

Transmission Project Manager

Location: Reading, PA, US, 19612-6001

Job Function: Transmission

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 167

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 Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU]

This position reports to the Manager of Project Management Transmission and is located in Reading, PA. This position is responsible for managing, monitoring and controlling projects to ensure that they safelyachieve the Project deliverables within the approved scope, cost and schedule.

Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reviewing Project documents for clarity and completeness -- examples include contracts, requisitions, billsof material or Material Requests for Issue, Task Authorizations, and Engineering Work Requests.

  • Reviewing Project and contract budgets for adequacy, completeness, and other requirements and assuringthat required budgets exist and Project budget revisions are initiated if required.

  • Focusing on ensuring that proper change management and application integration activities are included inthe Project plan and monitoring the Project to ensure the planned tasks are completed.

  • Coordinating with Business Services personnel to prepare capital expenditure authorizations andassociated Project budget revisions.

  • Providing the Management Sponsor with Project status (scope, budget and schedule progress) andidentification of issues requiring management involvement for resolution.

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

  • Validating that Project estimates are appropriately developed and that contingency is correctly applied.

  • Ensuring the tactical and strategic plan alignment of the Project.

  • Monitoring and/or reporting contractor resource levels.

  • Ensuring adequacy of Project Team membership and participation. Is responsible for overseeing theactivities of consultants and contractors.

  • Understanding the terms of the contract and associated documentation of services under thecontract/purchase order. Upon mobilization to the site, reviews applicable topics delineated in the ServiceContractor 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 andapproval 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 Portfolio Management and/or Work Management personnel to develop and update the Projectschedule.

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

  • Ensuring the documentation, scheduling and disposition of open items applicable to department's area offunctional responsibility.

  • Coordinating the close-out and lessons-learned documentation applicable to the Project; Audit completedprojects to evaluate whether identified objectives and benefits have been realized or establish a time table ofbenefit realization.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Engineering, Finance or equivalent preferred or closely relateddegree - such as a minor in Construction Management or Project Management; consideration will be given tonon-degreed candidates with over five years of related project management experience.

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

  • Experience with a project management tool such as Primavera, MS Project, etc. with relatedScheduling/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 arerequired.

  • 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.

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