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Gas Damage Prevention Specialist II

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At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

This role is the second level position within the Damage Prevention Specialist developmental job progression, which serves as the point of contact for the service territory for all excavation damages on natural gas distribution pipelines.  Distinguished from Damage Prevention Specialist I, by the ability to exercise independent judgement and decision-making in planning, organizing and conducting work assignments. The incumbent effectively utilizes the proper resources to develop solutions and devise new approaches to problems encountered in work assignments.  May receive instructions and guidance on unusual or complex problems and knows when to get others involved.

This position also serves as the point of contact for the service territory for all excavation damages on natural gas distribution pipelines.  The position is responsible for educating stakeholders and ensuring safe digging practices are utilized.  This may require incident investigations, resolution of disputes, presentation of safe digging practices, etc.  

The candidate who is awarded this position will be expected to become certified with the Gold Shovel Standard within 90 days of becoming a Damage Prevention Specialist II.

This position will be located in the DEO service territory and report to one of the Akron/Cleveland local offices.


Jobs In Series
Gas Damage Prevention Specialist I
Gas Damage Prevention Specialist III

Additional Responsibilities Include:

•    Responsible for the collection, tracking, and real-time reporting of damage data resulting from 1st, 2nd and 3rd party dig-ins to Dominion Energy’s infrastructure.
•    Review damage investigations to assure data integrity and accuracy.
•    Monitor work load and performance of Pipeline Integrity prevention and mitigative activities to ensure compliance with federal, state and local authorities.
•    Monitors and controls a process to ensure excavations in close proximity to transmission or storage facilities is observed.
•    Initiates investigation of unreported excavations found by aerial surveillance or leak survey
•    Coordinates damage prevention in an assigned geographic location.
•    Acts as key contact with state One-Call centers to resolve performance complaints from 3rd party excavators regarding line locating and aerial surveillance performance.
•    Investigates damage incidents and monitors performance.
•    Interacts with local emergency response agencies including fire department, police departments, sheriff departments, 911 centers, government agencies, neighborhood associations and schools on behalf of the company in an effort to resolving performance and billing problems.
•    Attends damage prevention council meetings and actively participates in community events to ensure damage prevention is a top priority.
•    Assists with identifying outside contractors and participates in negotiation processes for price and service of contractors
•    Acts as intermediary between field supervisors and contractors on damage prevention work.
•    Reviews and analyzes performance data to identify best practices and standardize processes
•    Oversight of Locate Ticket Risk Model and Ticket Management system.
•    Maintain accurate data to be utilized in the Ticket Management Risk Modeling software.
•    Must be fully competent with the Gold Shovel Standard certification criteria
•    Assist in identifying negligent excavators and facilitate any state damage prevention enforcement procedures
•    Develop, coordinate and conduct periodic Locator Training/Recognition for line locators in assigned gas service territory
•    Works with Operations to coordinate locate contractors and their contracts
•    Must have valid driver’s license and be able to drive
•    Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years directly related experience or
•    Associates Degree and 5+ years of directly related experience or
•    High school diploma and 7+ years of directly related experience
•    Directly Related Experience includes: Utility locating, construction/safety management, utility construction/design experience, survey, quality control/assurance, field inspections, field operations, or facilities management.
•    Skills:  verbal, written and interpersonal communication; strong computer skills; Analytical skills to identify trends, analyze data, identify process improvement opportunities and monitor activity and performance.
•    Abilities:  effectively interact with customers; teaming; detail oriented; Ability to manage multiple activities, resources, and time to achieve results and meet deadlines.

•    Knowledge of: gas transmission and distribution system and activities; safety procedures within gas transmission and distribution operations and ability to communicate standards; applicable government codes and regulations.

•    Physical attributes to perform essential function of the job: walking, climbing, stooping, bending and prolonged standing.
•    Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive


Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor’s Degree (Business, Engineering, or Construction/Engineering Technology) and 5+ years directly related experience 
•    3+ years excavation damage prevention experience or utility locating experience
•    3+ years Natural Gas Distribution/Transmission pipeline experience 

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications. Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above


Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:

Preferred Disciplines:
Engineering Technology
Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold 26-50%
Dust / Grease / Oil Up to 25%
Fumes Up to 25%
Heat 26-50%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 51-75%
Outdoors 26-50%
Travel 26-50%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.


Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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1. Great Work Life Balance
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture

About Dominion Energy

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·17,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·16 states in the US
·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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