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FirstEnergy
Posted Jul 08
Full Time
Ohio

FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy Service Company is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. FirstEnergy Corp. is a public utility holding company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. FirstEnergy Corp.’s public utility subsidiaries are involved in the transmission and distribution of electricity to more than six million retail customers in six states. FirstEnergy Corp. and its subsidiaries are subject to extensive regulation by federal and state public utility regulatory agencies.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position at FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., and is in the Legal group. The position reports to the Associate General Counsel. There will be travel associated with this position as the attorney will be expected to (i) participate in PJM stakeholder meetings and processes, (ii) attend meetings, hearings, and conferences in Washington, D.C., and other venues, and (iii) support business clients at FirstEnergy’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio, as well as other facilities in the FirstEnergy footprint as the need arises.

The junior to mid-level federal regulatory attorney will work on issues related to FirstEnergy’s legal obligations for wholesale customers, and also on issues related to FirstEnergy’s participation as a Transmission Owner in the PJM Interconnection, LLC Regional Transmission Organization. As many of these issues will be regulated and adjudicated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), experience with administrative agency practice and procedure is a plus. In addition, this position will support state regulatory attorneys on combined federal-state matters.

  • The attorney will support FirstEnergy’s transmission investment business plan, and monitor/participate in PJM stakeholder processes.
  • The position will work as part of a team on complex regulatory litigation, and will supervise
  • outside counsel and consultants. Over time, the attorney may take on other assignments in the federal regulatory or company legal department space, as needs arise

Summary of Responsibilities :

  • Handle legal matters in the areas of federal public utility regulatory law, with special emphasis on
  • legal obligations to serve wholesale customers, and PJM transmission matters.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external counsel, consultants, and internal business clients and
  • staff on project assignments.
  • Draft and review agreements, regulatory filings, and other legal documents in addition to other
  • corporate communications and documents.
  • Advise internal business clients and other FirstEnergy counsel on matters within the attorney’s
  • responsibility.
  • Provide valuable strategic and business advice.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an accredited university required. Member in good standing of at least one state bar required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a litigation practice at a regional or national law firm or national industry association.
  • Complex administrative agency litigation experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated strategic legal thinking, and problem-solving skills with the ability to provide legal
  • advice taking into account business context and factors.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with internal business clients, outside counsel, and external stakeholders
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to understand new areas.

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.