First Energy Corp. Planning & Protection Specialist - Akron, OH in Akron, Ohio

Planning & Protection Specialist - Akron, OH

Location: Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function: Engineering

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 1863

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]

Energy Delivery Planning and Protection (EDPP) Transmission Planning & Protection Specialists are responsible for projects across FirstEnergy's transmission and sub-transmission systems in an Operating Company area. The primary focus is on the study, planning, and protection of transmission and sub-transmission lines, and substations to ensure its safe and reliable operation. Responsibilities also include support of compliance, data, and models.


  • Performing studies related to generation and load interconnections to the transmission system.

  • Developing protective relay design specifications and settings for transmission line and substation projects.

  • Providing technical engineering analysis and performing/developing engineering studies of transmission infrastructure projects, plans, and capital budgets to maintain the reliability and integrity of the FE system.

  • Performing engineering analysis for root causes of automatic trippings of the transmission and sub-transmission systems.

  • Providing technical relaying guidance to field and control center personnel.

  • Demonstrating a solid commitment to all aspects of safety.

  • Providing technical engineering support to management and higher levels of professionals, as needed.

  • Conducting technical research; Compiling and analyzing complex technical data; Solving practical engineering problems.

  • Preparing technical reports and summaries; Making presentations when necessary.

  • Recommending and implementing engineering solutions to complex technical issues and assignments.

  • Providing engineering support in preparing technical responses to state and federal commission requests for information and analysis of technical information.

  • Preparing technical evidence submittals and related engineering analysis for compliance related to various EDPP related activities.

  • Recommending and implementing job related improvements and efficiencies for the betterment of the overall processes within Planning and Protection.

  • Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities.

  • Providing Operations Center technical engineering support during storms, heavy loading periods, abnormal system events, etc.

  • Ensuring that EDPP meets RF, NERC, PJM and regulatory requirements for EDPP through answering to audits, information requests and managing evidence for meeting NERC Requirements.

  • Developing transmission circuit models to represent ratings and impedances for the FE system as well as create load flow cases using that information.


  • Works safely according to company policies and procedures.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology or a related technical field.

  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.

  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

  • Sound teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical abilities involving moderately complex problems; exercise sound judgment.

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Word, and SAP.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new software applications needed for the position.

  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.

  • Must live within 45 miles of reporting 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 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


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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