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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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 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



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