Testing Site Coordinator II-IV at FirstEnergy Corp in Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Other 26 days ago.

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].

There are (2) two positions available in Akron, Ohio.

The individual(s) in this position will have the responsibility of coordinating and overseeing contracted testing and technical service interests for Transmission and Distribution substation projects, as well as special assignments relating to the safety and reliability of other substation activities in partnership with Utility Operations, Construction & Design Services, and Transmission & Substation Services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Continually seeking to improve the safety climate by controlling and reducing exposure for self and others. Monitoring and promoting the use of human performance tools and practices to protect people and system reliability
  • Ensuring adherence to all safety, quality, and FirstEnergy specifications
  • Participating in project status updates meetings with Project Managers and contracted resources
  • Understanding the construction scope of assigned projects, including any potential problems and constraints that would delay in-servicing or cause significant interruptions
  • Participating in pre-construction planning meetings. Providing experience to the project team for development in work packages
  • Assisting with constructability reviews and post project lessons learned discussions
  • Estimating testing schedules from work planning meetings. Confirming resource needs on impending projects to ensure adequate staffing levels
  • Supporting the development of contract service burn rates and track against project estimate and forecast
  • Ensuring all service providers have the necessary specifications, setting and drawings to complete work safely and effectively
  • Clearly articulating quality requirements for all vendors working on construction activities
  • Coordinating on-site testing activities with Construction Site Coordinator, Commissioning Engineer, and local FE substation personnel
  • Monitor, review, and address concerns with switching schedules and special contingencies
  • Planning for SCADA & Apparatus testing; reviewing, recording and sharing documentation
  • Proactively inspecting testing records and ensuring documentation is being completed in accordance with compliance requirements
  • Confirming test reports are complete, accurate and uploaded into appropriate systems of record
  • Ensuring closure of Cascade Mx Orders, including WOI and Day-Zero orders
  • Supporting the FirstEnergy CIP program and requirements related to substation assets and site access
  • Pursuing the redline process so that as-built drawings are accurate and returned within required timeframe

  • Inspecting work performed by contractors against design and construction standards
  • Supporting unplanned outage investigations. Developing and sharing Operating Experience reports to support a continuous learning environment
  • Consistently looking to improve site conditions. Helping prepare for functional testing and commissioning
  • Understanding the typical risks on a transmission construction project. Implementing a risk management plan for any testing hazards
  • Documenting project site meetings that address issues such as safety, performance, quality control, or adherence to construction schedules
  • Maintaining awareness of procedures and policies designed to comply with ethics standards. Consistently applying ethical decisions in working with stakeholders (external and internal)
  • Verifying critical field testing, including but not limited to relay testing, current transformer testing, power-factor testing, cylinder testing, insulation resistance, contact resistance, winding ratio and grounding testing
  • Identifying long-term incomplete items and assist with Issues Database entries
  • Performing constructability reviews. Reviewing the conceptual scope with the entire project team and the project manager. Conducting preliminary site reviews and gathering local expertise feedback on various aspects of the project

An employee hired as the Testing Site Coordinator III level will be expected to perform all the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner. Further, the Testing Site Coordinator IV level employee will be assigned additional responsibilities related to those above.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or a related technical field required.
  • In lieu of a degree, 3 years of experience in utility, commercial or industrial construction required.
  • Experience in electrical substation construction and/or maintenance required.
  • Proven teamwork and interpersonal skills to aid in the resolution of compliance issues.
  • Demonstrated ability in using Microsoft Office tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Ability to deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter, customer focused, and results oriented
  • Sound analytical abilities involving complex problems; exercise sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated experience in accomplishing responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills to aid in the resolution of complex issues.

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.
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