Transmission Project Manager - Portfolio Management - Reading or New Jersey at FirstEnergy Corp

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

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

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

This is the mid-level Project Development position located in the Portfolio Management team. While this
position has the same overall responsibilities as all levels for managing, monitoring and controlling projects
to ensure that they safely achieve the project deliverables within the approved scope, cost and schedule. At this level the employee is expected to manage any project in the portfolio with guidance as needed from the Supervisor. Projects assigned will progress in complexity and variety to facilitate acquiring a breadth of knowledge and experience to become a subject matter expert and progress to next level. The Portfolio Project Development role is tailored to lead the project during the project development phase. This phase occurs during the initial stages of engineering.

The goal of the position is to refine projects to eliminate unknowns/risks by developing detailed scope,
estimates, schedules, and execution plans while interacting with multiple internal/external teams. The
detailed scopes, estimates, schedules, and execution plans that are developed during the project
development phase will be assembled and transitioned to the project management organization for
execution of the project.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing a technical review of the project solution.
  • Leading the refinement of project scope documents.
  • Coordination of multiple internal/external support teams to ensure project assumptions are vetted and resolved.
  • Hosting site walk downs and multiple project execution discussions. Determine and resolve any
    project constructability concerns.
  • Reviewing project documents for clarity and completeness -- examples include scope documents,
    project plans, contracts, equipment and construction bid packages, requisitions, Bills of Material or
    Material Requests for Issue, Task Authorizations, and Engineering Work Requests.
  • Reviewing project and contract budgets for adequacy and completeness. Ensure budget revisions are
    made and documented when required.
  • Ensuring change management protocols are followed to maintain complete documentation of changes in scope, schedule and cost.
  • Providing project status reports including recurring, standard and ad hoc reports that address the
    status of scope, budget and schedule for the assigned projects. Also develop reports that identify risks with a mitigation strategy.
  • Obtaining concurrence (or buy-in) from affected departments to support the proposed schedule and
    resource requirements.
  • Supporting the development of detailed project estimates including contingency.
  • Developing, with input of project team, the strategic and tactical execution plan for the project.
  • Coordinating outage availability with operations and submit outage requests per PJM/Internal
  • Coordinating the equipment purchase/delivery plans to ensure efficient project execution.
  • Forecasting contractor/internal resource levels needed to support execution.
  • Ensuring adequacy of Project Team membership and participation. Responsible for overseeing the
    activities of consultants and assigned contractors.
  • Communicating project goals, priorities and decisions to the Region/Corporate Leadership Team.
  • Developing detailed project forecasts and ensure project challenge meetings, peer reviews and
    assessments are performed.
  • Working with Project Controls to develop and update the project schedule.
  • Identifying and notify the Project Team of additional resources or requirements necessary to meet the project scope or schedule
  • Developing and maintaining project status documents for handoff to project management
  • Developing and communicating lessons learned by leading a project review process.
  • Supporting the Rate Development Process for formula recovery locations.
  • Coordinating with Portfolio Management Team to develop the multiyear portfolio.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Construction Management or related field is required. Minimum of 3 years' related experience required. In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to applicants having 7 years related experience or 5 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 project management tools such as Primavera, MS Project, etc. with related
    Scheduling/Resource Planning expertise is preferred.
  • 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

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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