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FirstEnergy Corporation

Supervisor Transmission Project Management - Reading, PA or Morristown, NJ




Reading, 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 Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU] This Supervisor position is responsible for the administration and oversight of the Project Managers in the FE Transmission Project Management department, and reports to the Manager, Transmission Project Management. This position can be located in Reading, PA or Morristown, NJ. Responsibilities include: - Ensuring there is a complete team and individual commitment to safety in all areas of work. - Ensuring there is a complete team and individual commitment to environmental compliance. - Supervising a staff of Project Managers (both internal and external), while providing leadership and direction that results in successful projects which meet, enhance and contribute to the overall goals of FET and FE. - Directing daily activities of project managers and technical personnel. - Directing and developing staff and participating in the development of the overall direction and goals of the department. - Overseeing a positive work atmosphere that promotes individual development and operates within the FirstEnergy Rules of Engagement and Code of Ethics. - Monitoring employee satisfaction and managing performance and development. - Ensuring adherence to all applicable policies and practices, including but not limited to the Manual of Operations, FE Construction Standards and the Accident Prevention Handbook. - Communicating department and project goals, priorities and decisions to Regional and Corporate Leadership. - Conducting periodic project status meetings with corporate and regional personnel. - Ensuring that project challenge meetings, peer reviews and variance analysis meetings are performed. - Working with Portfolio Management to develop and update the 5 year work plan. - Working closely with Su Chain to ensure external resources are available as needed throughout the year. - Working with Construction Management to ensure projects have construction oversight resources as needed. - Working with controls and financial oversight groups to minimize financial risks associated with projects - Developing and maintaining reasonable project schedules. - Reviewing, documenting and saving change requests as needed. - Managing the escalation of issues and risks associated with projects. - Helping to determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities. - Continually seek and capitalize upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships. - Identifying and notifying the Transmission Leadership Team of additional resources or requirements necessary to meet the scope or schedule of a project - Participate in the FirstEnergy storm process as needed. Qualifications Include: - Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Construction Management or related field. Consideration will be given to applicants having extensive multi-disciplined and technical and operational background in lieu of a college degree. - Must have minimum of 5 years' experience in project organization with background in engineering, finance, project management, construction, or project controls. - Knowledge of project management concepts and processes. - Experience with a project management tool such as Primavera or MS Project 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. - Ability to be a highly motivated, enthusiastic leader who functions well independently and is capable of communicating, motivating, and driving positive workforce change and process improvement. - Ability to be an active thinker and team player who positively challenges those around him/her and is mentally flexible and cooperative. - Ability to make accurate decisions and demonstrate sound judgment. - Results oriented and willing and available to work extra hours and travel, as required. 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 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.