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FirstEnergy Corp. Transmission Line Engineer in Akron, Ohio

Transmission Line Engineer


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function: Engineering

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 27784

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 safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, approximately 24,500 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 an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

The Transmission Lines Engineer designs a variety of wood and steel transmission structures and structure foundations and calculates wire sags and clearances using a robust industry-standard software program known as PLS-CADD. The Engineer directs survey crews and drafting personnel to gather and record data for transmission line design and provides assistance with the preparation of plans for real estate and right of way acquisition, employing skills in GIS and AutoCAD software. The ability to work independently as well as in teams is a must as the Engineer will coordinate designs with other FirstEnergy areas of responsibility including Transmission Siting and Permitting, Substations, Project Management, Forestry, Real Estate and Construction, as well as the Regional operating companies located across six states. The Engineer calculates NESC clearance requirements, develops design packages for construction, creates bills-of-material for transmission line projects, creates standards and associated process flows for transmission structures and lines, and assists in implementation activities. Other duties include analyzing transmission line issues and recommending appropriate solutions and alternate design options.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining a safe environment for transmission lines to ensure the safety of co-workers, contractors, work crews and the general public.

  • Creating engineering designs and standards for transmission line projects that include wood and steel structure drawings, line plan and profile, wire arrangements, field reports, transmission switch drawings and wire sag charts.

  • Directing survey crews and drafting personnel to gather and record data for transmission line design.

  • Preparing bills-of-material and specifications to procure materials for a transmission line project.

  • Developing and assembling design packages including work scope for construction. The preferred candidate will have working knowledge of PLS-CADD or the ability and desire to learn PLS-CADD.

  • Supporting work crews during construction including office work and field visits.

  • Reviewing transmission line encroachments to ensure NESC clearance requirements are met. Coordinating encroachment responses with ROW Services and Transmission Line Maintenance personnel and ensure the public safety is protected.

  • Preparing drawings and documentation necessary to support the applications for engineering permits including highway crossings, railroad crossings, FAA and other related engineering permits.

  • Analyzing structure assemblies and equipment issues and recommending appropriate solutions and alternate design options.

  • Communicating across business units to ensure project milestones and project in-service dates are met.

  • Working with outside engineering consultants, vendors, and equipment manufacturers.

  • Reviewing manufacturer drawings for compliance with specifications.

  • Assisting ROW Services in the acquisition of transmission line easements by coordinating the preparation of sketches, maps, exhibits and easement plans.

  • Preparing and reviewing cost estimates for transmission line projects.

  • Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities. Storm response duties may include time out of the office for extended stays.

  • Supporting and sustaining FirstEnergy’s high performing organization by contributing to excellent organizational performance through responsible and proactive work efforts.

  • May be required to travel throughout the FE system and to other industry-related activities as necessary supporting FirstEnergy transmission initiatives.

Qualifications inculde:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical or Mechanical) from an ABET accredited school required. Civil Engineering is preferred.OR BSET (Engineering Technology) with Professional Engineer license (PE) required

  • Minimum 3 years work experience as an Engineer required.

  • Working knowledge of applicable computer software necessary to fulfill job duties including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat required.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • Must embrace a safety culture and maintain a safe work environment for co-workers and the public.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels across the FirstEnergy organization and with manufacturers.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with good verbal skills and writing skills, providing comprehensive project status reports, clear and concise correspondence, and accurate information.

  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.

  • Must possess strong organizational, computer, and problem solving skills. Will acquire skills in PLS-CADD, AutoCAD, MFAD, CREWS, SAP and FileNet.

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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Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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