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Electric Distribution Designer - entry- or mid-level (Eastern VA)

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: CHESAPEAKE, VA, US, 23322-4261

Company: Dominion Energy

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!



 

Job Summary

Note: This requisition will remain open for an unidentified period of time; it will be monitored and candidates reviewed on an on-going basis. Interviews will be conducted for specific location(s) as needed. This requisition is for multiple office locations in the Eastern Virginia Area (Chesapeake, Chuckatuck (Suffolk), Peninsula, Norfolk, Virginia Beach & Williamsburg.). Please select all office location(s) for which you would like to be considered.  
This position will be filled at the entry- or mid-level based on qualifications of the successful candidate. 

Job summary below is for entry level Designer.  Complexity of assignments, expectations, and responsibilities increase based on level.

The Projects Designer position is the first level in the Electric Distribution Design job classification.  This role will serve as a point of contact for internal and external customers for installation of electric distribution facilities.  Projects Designer shall use technical knowledge, face-to-face customer interactions and customer service skills to safely and efficiently perform design of electric distribution facilities for variety of residential, commercial, and internal customers.  This work additionally includes project site visits, inspections and preparation of detailed drawings using ArcFM, AutoCad or other tools as required.  

Through the use of project management skills, the designer shall determine material needs, time and cost estimates, technical designs, and easement negotiations. 

Responsibilities
•    Develop work requests related to overhead and underground facilities associated with electric distribution system. Prepare field notes and design. Perform customer contacts. 
•    Prepares underground agreements, billing authorities, revenue calculations, etc.
•    Utilizes work management system to prepare cost estimates based on design of new construction or modification of existing facilities. 
•    Reconciles construction as-builts to ensure mapping accuracy in GIS.
•    Provide “on-call” assistance (scouting, patrolling, etc.) during emergencies and storm restoration activities; includes travel to any location within Dominion Energy service territory for duration determined by Company.
•    Analyzes electrical load data and performs calculations to determine size and location of electric distribution facilities based on engineering standards, existing or proposed easements, Right-of-Way permits and operational needs and requirements. 
•    Coordinates installation/relocation of other utilities (i.e. cable television, phone, etc).
•    Identify safety issues-Check equipment and work area regularly to ensure safety and compliance; identifies hazards and improvements that could prevent safety problems
•    Perform other jobs as assigned.

The entry level position includes participation in electric distribution designer training program. (Candidates hired at mid-level may also participate in some or all of the program.)  This development program is a two-year commitment.  Incumbents must successfully complete the program before promoting to the next level.  While participating in the two-year development program, based on performance, the incumbent is eligible for a progressive pay increase at their one-year anniversary (lump sum or up to 5% increase).

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Designer I:

Minimum:
•  Associate's with 0-2 years of related experience
•  Customer Service, Construction Management, Drafting, Utility Experience, Project Management, Technical Design, General Electricity / Electrical   (In addition to minimum, prefer: Retail, Field Operations background, GIS/AutoCAD
•  Skills: Verbal, written and interpersonal communication; strong computer skills; time management and organization; project management; math and technical aptitude
•  Abilities: effectively interact with customers; teaming; detail oriented; Physical attributes to perform essential function: walking, climbing, stooping, bending and prolonged standing
•  Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive.

 

Designer II:

Minimum:
•  Associate's with 2-4 years of related experience
•  Customer Service, Construction Management, Drafting, Utility Experience, Project Management, Technical Design, General Electricity / Electrical   (In addition to minimum, prefer: Retail, Field Operations background, GIS/AutoCAD
•  Skills: Verbal, written and interpersonal communication; strong computer skills; time management and organization; project management; math and technical aptitude
•  Abilities: effectively interact with customers; teaming; detail oriented; Physical attributes to perform essential function: walking, climbing, stooping, bending and prolonged standing
•  Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive.

A partial year of experience of 6 months or more will be rounded to one year of experience.

• 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

Minimum:  
Associates Degree and 0+ years or 2+ years of related experience (depending on level) or an equivalent combination of high school with appropriate years’ of demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education.  Preferred disciplines:   Business, Engineering Technology, Construction Management; or equivalent military experience (Military Service Members/Veterans ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3 with 2+ years)

Preferred: Associate's.
 

Note: This position will be filled as posted - "Customer Projects Designer I” (internal title) regardless of degree (e.g. engineering degreed candidates will not automatically be placed into or later converted to an Engineer title)

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Notary Public; Must complete Projects Designer Development Program; Valid state driver's license

Working Conditions

Cold 51-75%
Office Work Environment 26-50%
Outdoors 51-75%
Heat 51-75%
Travel 51-75%

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 dombenefits.com.

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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