FirstEnergy Celebrates Engineers


Forward-thinking engineers help us achieve our mission of making our customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger. Whether they work in one of our corporate offices or out in the field, engineers across a wide range of disciplines – from electrical to civil to mechanical – work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep electricity flowing for our 6 million customers.

This National Engineers Week – or “EWeek” – we’re highlighting a few of our engineers that help ensure customers have safe and reliable electric service, and work to modernize and strengthen the electric system.

Abdel Laaouaouda, Energy Transactions Engineer (Electrical Engineer)

Abdel joined FirstEnergy in 2016 following a co-op at the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa. In his role in Transmission Operations, he focuses on reporting energy interchange between FirstEnergy operating companies as well as other utilities and generators in the PJM footprint.

Bal Timsina, System Modeling Engineer (Electrical Engineer)

Bal started his career working for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) before relocating to Akron, Ohio, to work for FirstEnergy. In his role in our Transmission Planning & Protection group, he responsible for modeling changes that occur throughout the electric system.

Amanda Turner, Transmission Portfolio Management Engineer (Civil Engineer)

In her role with the company’s Portfolio Development Team, Amanda identifies and prioritizes FirstEnergy’s capital distribution and transmission projects, with a special focus on active transmission projects and the management of the projects’ finances, scopes and in-service dates. Her work helps to ensure the active portfolios remain on budget and on schedule.

Interested in Engineering?

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, National Engineers Week is held each February to promote careers in engineering and technology in an effort to develop a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce. Students interested in engineering are encouraged to pursue internships or co-op opportunities to receive hands-on experience, develop their professional skills and gain a better sense of the career paths that align with their personal strengths and interests.

Visit for information on current intern/co-op and employment opportunities, as well as a list of college career fairs and events that our Recruiting team will be attending.


MEDIA CONTACT: Christy Hajoway, 330-374-6544

Last Modified: February 21, 2020