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FirstEnergy Corp. GM, Transmission Operations in Akron, Ohio

GM, Transmission Operations


Akron, OH, US, 44313

Job Function: Transmission

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 40386

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE)is dedicated to integrity, 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 regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU]

The General Manager of Transmission Operations is responsible for setting the direction for the transmission control rooms and Outage Coordination across FirstEnergy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership and general management of the FirstEnergy transmission and sub-transmission systems to ensure safe and reliable operations

  • Ensuring that Outage Coordination group provides required outages while ensuring the system can still be operated reliably

  • Developing and implementing operational plans that align with the goals, objectives, and strategic direction of the company.

  • Overseeing, monitoring, and enforcing the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the group to maintain and/or improve work quality.

  • Ensuring compliance and industry engagement with NERC, RFC, PJM, NATF and EPRI.

  • Ensure that Human Performance tools are developed to prevent Human Errors that could lead to LCE or LCEP

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Two-year technical degree or Bachelor’s degree with extensive experience in control room operations

  • Minimum of 10 years related utility experience preferably in the areas of Transmission Operations and/or Planning

  • Previous Manager level experience

  • A highly driven, self-motivated, and enthusiastic leader capable of communicating, motivating, and driving the workforce toward positive change and process improvement.

  • Familiarity with NERC, ReliabilityFirst, PJM, FERC requirements that impact transmission operations.

  • Possesses strong communication skills capable of representing company strategy to all levels of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Possesses the ability to learn detailed and technical topics quickly and thoroughly.

  • Strong safety focus and driver of continuous improvement

  • Keeps a tactical, strategic focus while leading and prioritizing department initiatives.

  • Comfortable with making independent and critical decisions.

  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills in the delegation of task while maintaining disciplined processes and close follow-up.


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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