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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Engineering - Transmission
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Engineer, Transmission Protection


FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to 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 generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity - REQ 12792

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


The Transmission Protection Engineer is responsible for transmission protection functions across FirstEnergy's transmission and sub-transmission systems in an Operating Company area. The primary focus is on studying and protecting the transmission and sub-transmission lines, system interconnections, and transmission and sub-transmission substations to ensure its reliable operation. 




  • Performing studies related to new load and generation interconnection facilities attaching to the assigned area.
  • Performing transmission protection activities with the operating companies, other utilities, nonutility generation, the Regional Transmission Organization, and Reliability Councils.
  • Developing protective relay design specifications and settings for transmission line and substation projects.
  • Analyzing all the automatic trippings of the transmission and sub-transmission systems.
  • Initiating, recommending, and assisting in creating the capital portfolio of reliability and condition related protection projects within the area of responsibility.
  • Providing staff assistance to management and higher levels of professionals, as needed.
  • Conducting technical research; Compiling and analyzing moderately complex data; Solving practical problems.
  • Preparing technical reports and summaries; Making presentations when necessary.
  • Demonstrating a solid commitment to all aspects of safety.
  • Meeting customer needs by providing sound service and responsiveness.
  • Exercising sound decision making by developing alternatives and recommendations to technical work processes.
  • Actively seeking formal and informal learning opportunities to better understand departmental procedures.
  • Building relationships and credibility across organization.
  • Demonstrating sufficient maturity to exercise independent judgment on moderately complex projects and assignments. 




  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from an ABET accredited school or a related technical degree (BSET/BSEET) and P.E. License. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years' professional engineer experience
  • Demonstrated abilities of effective analytical and reasoning capabilities, refined oral and written communication skills, including ability to effectively structure and confidently present information
  • to peers and leadership.
  • Ability to work independently on assignments that may be broad in nature involving the compilation, preparation, and analysis of various statistical/analytical data, reports, statements,
  • studies, or projects.
  • Effectively work independently and in unison with fellow team members.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Word.
  • Basic researching skills required.
  • Desire to continue to learn and grow, work across FirstEnergy, and deliver results.
  • Ability to deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter, customer focused, and results oriented.
  • Travel, as required.
  • Must live within a 60 minute commute of assigned work location.

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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