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FirstEnergy Corporation

Supv, CCR and Waste Programs

Agriculture and Forestry

Soil And Plant Scientist


Pennsylvania, United States

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 Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

This position is a supervisory role in the Environmental group responsible for leading and coordinating environmental efforts to maintain the compliance of environmental regulatory responsibilities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with regulatory agencies to ensure coordination of permitting and compliance with applicable regulations across all facilities.
  • Coordinate, supervise, and lead compliance for FirstEnergy facilities including transmission, generation, and operating companies.
  • Update and maintain FirstEnergy’s Environmental Compliance Program to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements involving coal combustion residuals, air emissions and all waste streams.
  • Manage landfill resources including air space development, landfill avoidance (beneficial use and/or harvesting), permitting, including legacy sites.
  • Ensure timely submittal of all permits and required regulatory reporting.
  • Continually seek opportunities to enhance customer satisfaction and broaden/deepen. relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Communicate complex issues with various internal and external groups to find appropriate compliance and permitting solutions.
  • Actively participate and manage team members on industry working groups and forums
  • Execute the performance management process by providing feedback and coaching on an ongoing basis by discussing development opportunities, performance issues, succession planning and other potential changes.
  • Manage employees’ performance to achieve established objectives.
  • Set priorities and goals for the team to ensure task completion; coordinate work activities with other supervisors and/or managers.
  • Lead, educate, and direct others to improve team effectiveness and communicate results/recommendations to varying audiences.
  • Lead/support other environmental initiatives within the organization.
  • Support other activities as needed.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or related discipline preferred with a minimum 5-7 years of relevant work experience. Relevant experience must include experience working with electric utilities, and federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
  • Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Experience related to mitigating environmental risk and pursuing continuous improvement.
  • In-depth knowledge of energy delivery, power generation, and other facilities, including retired assets.
  • Candidate should have demonstrated ability to develop programs that communicate environmental information to project managers relative to regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of facilities needs and how to help facilities (including retired) succeed with maintenance, operations, and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated experience leading initiatives and projects related to permitting, compliance, reporting, and program development.
  • Candidate must be able to manage and lead subject matter experts in providing support across multiple business units, and support organizations outside of their supervisory control.
  • Candidate must have experience working with regulatory agencies to achieve alignment with permitting expectations.
  • Able to manage both internal and external contracted resources.
  • In-depth knowledge of information systems such as Microsoft Office tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Word.
  • Ability to adapt communication skills and convey regulatory compliance to all audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and the ability to lead others in achieving goals for the benefit of the business unit and FirstEnergy.
  • Ability to set and communicate clear expectations, priorities, and measures of success.

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