First Energy Corp. Nuclear Mechanical Structural Design Engineering Specialist - Shippingport, PA in Shippingport, Pennsylvania

Nuclear Mechanical Structural Design Engineering Specialist - Shippingport, PA

Location: Shippingport, PA, US, 15077

Job Function: Engineering

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 6166

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 FENOC, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [BVN]

As a Mechanical/Structural Design Engineer at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant in Shippingport, PA your responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for developing solutions to mechanical /structural engineering issues in support of plant operation and maintenance (outage and on-line) as assigned.

  • Responsible for preparing calculations, engineering design packages, specifications, technical reports and presentations.

  • Provide input for interface with regulatory and oversight agencies. Interface with and coordinate activities performed by outside engineering/consulting service companies.

  • Assemble and/or review design changes. Prepare new or revise existing design specifications.

  • Responsible for ensuring changes to the design requirements are identified, documented, controlled, evaluated and approved.

  • Preparing technical reports and presentations.

  • Developing and completing investigations and corrective actions in accordance with the Corrective Action Program.

  • Performing field walk-downs and interfacing with other groups to resolve emergent and routine plant issues.

  • Performing audits, observations, surveys and assessments of plant activities such as maintenance and operations.

  • Pursuing opportunities to improve site human performance.

  • Demonstrating a solid commitment to all aspects of safety.

  • Actively seeking formal and informal learning opportunities to better understand technical policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Developing effective working relationships with employees within you own work group, and establishing a professional network.

  • Performing Emergency Response Organization (ERO) duties as assigned.Qualifications at the Nuclear Engineer III level include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred.

  • Prior plant engineering experience, including experience with mechanical components, is preferred.

  • Must be able to work independently in leadership and mentoring roles with little Supervisory involvement.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong analytical ability.

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with all employees at FirstEnergy.

  • Able to deliver quality and accurate work within established deadlines.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make formal technical presentations to various management levels.

  • Ability to work extended hours, shift schedules and perform on-call duties when necessary.

  • Must reside within site-specific ERO response time.

  • Minimum of 3 years professional-level engineering experience in the nuclear industry or 7 years of related professional-level engineering experience in a non-nuclear industry is required.

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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