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FirstEnergy Corporation

Senior Grant Management Analyst

Management

Management

No

PA, 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 position is a member of the Emerging Technologies Strategy department. The IIJA and IRA are federal programs providing $1.7 trillion in infrastructure funding. These once-in-a-generation programs are an important strategic opportunity for FirstEnergy. This position will be part of a team responsible for owning the process to pursue grants under the programs and managing any grants received. This includes engaging across our research partners and across functions at FE, driving an innovative and forward-looking culture, researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grants, pilot proposals, and reports that support FE’s goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria. Other responsibilities will include managing funder relationships, engaging in compliance reporting, and supporting special project initiatives. This position requires strategic thinking, strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, and the ability to work with a broad cross section of internal and external stakeholders, with an emphasis on outcome measurement.

Responsibilities include:

Leading grant proposal development and submission - preparing and organizing materials for proposals, and submitting and monitoring grant applications, as well as managing post-award activities like negotiations and compliance management.

  • Researching new funding and business development opportunities on a local, state, and federal level.
  • Managing, maintaining and building relationships with funders and other strategic partners on a local, state, and national level.
  • Drafting proposals/LOIs, grant application narratives, and budgets and collaborate to finalize with program staff, finance, and executive leadership.
  • Submitting grant applications.
  • Collaborating and building consensus with funders and FE employees to explore funding opportunities and fulfill grant requirements.
  • Maintaining master calendar of grants and prospects and all associated files and correspondence.
  • Maintaining library of grant support documents including resumes, bios, IRS forms, Board/staff diversity lists, etc.
  • Facilitating grant contracts/agreements.
  • Working with Communications and Investor Relations to ensure stories of success become public.
  • Maintaining grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement and grant budgets - taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness, including:
  • Monitoring and maintaining funder and investor reporting schedules and requirements
  • Tracking progress toward organizational and programmatic outcomes and goals
  • Requesting reimbursements and drawdowns as needed
  • Drafting compelling progress reports and work with Communications for targeted program updates (e.g. press releases, social media posts) to funders that fully capture programmatic success.
  • Assembling all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget reports, outcome measurements, success stories, etc.; work with Communications and IR to submit reports to funders and investors.
  • Researching statistics, trends and data for grant proposals and community advocacy, including:
  • Performing research and data-gathering—both from external sources and internal program data;
  • Assisting in development of presentations for various stakeholders.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public policy or related field of study is required.
  • Minimum of 13 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Relevant experience includes in-depth experience in research, project management, analysis is required.
  • Expert work management skills and the ability to manage, prioritize and delegate work assignments for peers while providing guidance when necessary.
  • Ability to solve highly complex challenges, make impactful recommendations, and implement results-driven solutions aligned with business strategy.
  • Demonstrated experience with innovation; Creative, forward-thinking mindset.
  • Demonstrated questioning attitude to learn, produce results and develop relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate externally with a strong understanding of etiquette and confidence in representing FE.
  • Ability to work with leadership, including leading cross-functional groups.
  • Highly organized.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Applications.
  • Desire to learn, grow, and work across FirstEnergy and deliver results.

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

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.