FirstEnergy Corp. Senior Consulting Engineer in Akron, Ohio
Senior Consulting Engineer
Akron, OH, US, 44320
Job Function: Engineering
Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID: 19410
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 generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.
About the Opportunity
This is a position with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEG]
Position will provide oversight of the enterprise-wide North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) operations and planning and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance programs, with a focus on the fossil side of the business. The candidate will maintain relationships with internal compliance directors, manage the compliance outsource service provider, and administer internal compliance programs. The role will leverage internal compliance directors accountable for supporting processes, policies and procedures in place to maintain NERC compliance. The position will collaborate with FE, third party, fossil and nuclear resources to stand up the FES compliance program based on legacy processes, policies and procedures to be "lifted and shifted" from FE to FES.
In addition to day-to-day compliance program oversight, this position will provide thought leadership to adapt new policies and procedures in support of new standards, liaise with stakeholders in preparation for audits, and foster a risk-averse culture that encourages assessing compliance, inquiring about potential gaps, and self-reporting issues.
Sustaining compliance with NERC Operations and Planning and CIP standards
Establishing and maintaining a proactive self-reporting, risk-averse culture in support of NERC-CIP standards
Supporting audit preparation and support activities with internal and external stakeholders
Managing outsourced service provider and commercial terms
Delivering results and fostering employee engagement by capitalizing on diverse perspectives and talents of the whole team
Leading continuous improvement efforts and managing change
Establishing and managing performance metrics aligned with compliance standard
Demonstrated experience managing NERC-CIP compliance standards is required; strong relationships with Reliability First and/or other NERC regions, and deep power generation experience is preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution and a minimum of 12 years' experience in a related field is required
Leading implementation of the NERC Operations and Planning and CIP compliance programs, as well as understanding standards and reporting requirements
Strong interpersonal communications skills
Able to develop and navigate relationships across all levels
Project and risk management skills
Proven ability to deliver presentations and communicate strategic initiatives to internal and external audiences
Leading and facilitating stakeholders to implement processes and procedures to adhere to compliance standards
Establish and achieve service level agreements with internal and external stakeholders
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 www.firstenergycorp.com 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.
FirstEnergy Human Resources Team
Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland
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