Senior Transmission Project Manager (Any FE Location) at FirstEnergy Corp

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Fairmont, West Virginia

Job Description:


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

There are multiple roles open and can be located in any of the FE locations.

This position is responsible for managing, monitoring and controlling projects to ensure that they safely achieve the Project deliverables within the approved scope, cost and schedule. Employees at the senior level of this job family are recognized as subject matter experts. They lead by example, educate and direct others on technical subject matters and are responsible for solving highly complex problems and managing highly complex projects. At this level the Project Manager is expected to manage any project in the portfolio with guidance as needed from the Manager. Projects assigned will progress in complexity and variety to facilitate acquiring a breadth of knowledge and experience to become a subject matter expert.

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

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing Project documents for clarity and completeness - examples include contracts, requisitions, Bills of Material or Material Requests for Issue, Task Authorizations, and Engineering Work Requests.
  • Reviewing Project and contract budgets for adequacy, completeness, and other requirements and assuring that required budgets exist and Project budget revisions are initiated if required.
  • Focusing on ensuring that proper change management and application integration activities are included in the Project plan and monitoring the Project to ensure the planned tasks are completed.
  • Coordinating with Business Services personnel to prepare capital expenditure authorizations and associated Project budget revisions.
  • Providing the Management Sponsor with Project status (scope, budget and schedule progress) and identification of issues requiring management involvement for resolution.
  • Obtaining concurrence (or buy-in) from affected departments to support the proposed schedule and resource requirements. Reviewing and approving of Project Plans.
  • Validating that Project estimates are appropriately developed and that contingency is correctly applied.
  • Ensuring the tactical and strategic plan alignment of the Project.
  • Monitoring and / or reporting contractor resource levels.
  • Ensuring adequacy of Project Team membership and participation. Responsible for overseeing the activities of consultants and contractors.
  • Understanding the terms of the contract and associated documentation of services under the contract/purchase order. Upon mobilization to the site, reviews applicable topics delineated in the Service Contractor Orientation / Evaluation Checklist with the contractor.
  • Responsible for the quality assurance and control program, including identification of quality requirements, responsibility for QA program (Energy Delivery's or Contractor's program) and if required, review and approval process for contractor provided procedures.
  • Communicating Project goals, priorities and decisions to the Region / Corporate Leadership Team.
  • Ensuring Project challenge meetings, peer reviews and assessments are performed.
  • Working with Portfolio Management and / or Work Management personnel to develop and update the Project schedule.
  • Identifying and notifying the Project Team of additional resources or requirements necessary to meet the Project scope or schedule.
  • Ensuring the documentation, scheduling and disposition of open items applicable to department's area of functional responsibility.
  • Coordinating the close-out and lessons-learned documentation applicable to the Project; Audit completed projects to evaluate whether identified objectives and benefits have been realized or establish a time table of benefit realization.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Construction Management or related field is required. Minimum of 8 years' related experience required. In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to applicants having 12 years related experience or 8 years transmission experience.
  • Related experience includes project organization, engineering, finance, construction, project management, planning or project controls.
  • Strong project management skills are required with a demonstrated ability to develop, manage and control multiple tasks.
  • Experience with a project management tool such as Primavera, MS Project, etc. with related Scheduling / Resource Planning expertise is a plus.
  • Detailed Project Controls experience is a definite plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical ability are required.
  • Successful candidate must be a team player and possess a willingness to work in a team environment.

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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