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Forestry Specialist / Adv Forestry Specialist- Emerging Technology. / LiDAR

Company: FirstEnergy Corp
Location: Akron
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

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. The ability to work remotely within the United States may be available based on business need. - This option is not available in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon or Washington at this time. VM Program Management Emergent Technology Specialist: Note* Location is open to any FirstEnergy location within the operations footprint, subject to the hiring managers approval. This position is primarily responsible for supporting and advancing current and future Emerging Technologies for Vegetation Management on the Transmission, Sub Transmission and Distribution FirstEnergy System. Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrating and directing a solid commitment to all aspects of safety as a core value.
  • Actively demonstrate, be accountable for and encourage behavior that fosters a culture of integrity and accountability. Ensure that business activities, processes and procedures are performed in compliance with all applicable requirements and with the highest of ethics.
  • Create an inclusive and welcoming work environment where each employee feels valued, that they belong and are enabled to do their best every day.
  • Supporting current and future Emerging Technologies for the execution of vegetation management work in areas of bid preparation, time reporting, invoicing, work planning, tree work, herbicide work, new construction, storm work, and other unplanned work activities.
  • Performing tasks and duties required to maintain current Emergent Technologies implemented.
  • Assisting with the development of new innovative technology, methods, and procedures for vegetation management Emergent Technologies.
  • Maintaining and supporting computer hardware and software for Emerging Technologies, work management systems, databases, cloud applications, data management, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, remote sensing systems including LiDAR, satellite, aerial imagery, maps, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), navigational tools and other key applications.
  • Updating workflow documentation, reviewing, and editing of procedures, processes, compliance requirement standards and other program documents used in vegetation management for achieving business unit goals, strategies, and transformation initiatives for new Emerging Technology solutions.
  • Ensuring required scope of work for development and implementation of new Emerging Technologies with internal business unit Executive Leadership and external vendors is understood and adhered to.
  • Collaborating with other internal cross-functional business units to support current and implement new Emerging Technologies in vegetation management and across the entire FirstEnergy enterprise.
  • Administrating Emergent Technology projects with FirstEnergy staff and external vendors to pilot, develop, and test new software, hardware and technologies that can be utilized for vegetation management.
  • Performing training of internal FirstEnergy employees and external contractors, developing training material and presentations, advising and teaching on topics related to current and new technologies, and monitoring the implementation and oversight of the Emerging Technologies
  • Attending meetings for the development, communication, training, support, and implementation of current and new Emerging Technologies with vegetation management staff, contractors, and any other external stakeholders including industry conferences and peer utilities.
  • Developing and providing key business metrics for monitoring data and outputs of the Emerging Technologies.
  • Applying advanced image and data analytics from Emerging Technologies to identify vegetation management trends and drive efficiency into the vegetation management program and compiling formal presentations for Executive Leadership.
  • Performing storm restoration activities, field observations or field inspections if required.
  • This position will require moderate travel and overnight stays ( Qualifications at the Forestry Specialist:
    • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Conservation, Forestry Science, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Data Science, or related discipline In lieu of Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degree along with 7 (seven) years of related work experience, or High School Diploma (or GED) along with 14 (fourteen) or more years related work experience in Conservation, Forestry Science, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Data Science, or related discipline.
    • Knowledge and experience with ESRI's ArcGIS application suite and other GIS utility applications, highly preferred.
    • Must have extensive knowledge and experience with Emerging Technologies and advanced data analytics.
    • Ability to write code to create software programs and debug programs, a plus.
    • Must possess advanced computer proficiency skills with numerous PC software and applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
    • Excellent ability to communicate and present himself/herself in a professional manner.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing skills and experience.
    • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
    • Excellent organizational and note-taking skills.
    • Superior interpersonal skills to gain cooperation with internal and external customers.
    • Must have the ability to manage and motivate others, delegate tasks, set priorities and ensure deadlines are met.
    • Must be self-motivated and able to multi-task with competing priorities, provide both internal and external quality customer service in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must possess interpersonal skills necessary to operate in a team or consensus decision-making environment, possessing the ability to make quick assessment and deliver well thought out decisions when situations arise that require independent judgment.
    • Must be able to resolve conflict, communicate, negotiate, and execute as needed in team environments.
    • Must have the ability to build relationships and credibility, and provide staff support to management and higher levels of professionals.
    • Possess leadership qualities that allow one to provide effective guidance to others, coach others in effective decision making and facilitate meetings.
    • Must have the ability to proactively work with staff and contractors to assure there is uniformity, consistency and results obtained to meet business unit objectives and identify and implement efficiencies where applicable.
    • Ability to work with business units to develop standard operating procedures, documenting workflow and process steps.
    • Must be able to use data analysis and other Emerging Technology to support strategic process improvement plans, in addition to the ability to implement and execute process improvement changes for key performance areas.
    • Understand the Company's Accident Prevention Handbook and possess the ability to work safely.
    • Possess the physical ability to perform work in the field in all weather conditions and traverse difficult terrain to support and assess the Emergent Technologies.
    • Must be willing to perform moderate (
    • Must have a personal vehicle to commute to various locations as required, possessing a valid driver's license. - 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. Position Classification [[SC00]] - - FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Keywords: FirstEnergy Corp, Akron , Forestry Specialist / Adv Forestry Specialist- Emerging Technology. / LiDAR, IT / Software / Systems , Akron, Ohio

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