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Pipeline Construction Inspector- Level 1 and 2

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!

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


This position is located in Columbia, South Carolina.

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Job Summary Level 1

  • Provides inspection services documenting construction activities.
  • Ensures work is performed in accordance with O&M procedures, the project work plan, company environmental and safety standards, and as required by project-specific permitting.
  • Reviews contractor qualifications, ensuring qualifications to perform required tasks.
  • Coordinates work activities with contractors, ensuring quality work and efficient use of resources.
  • Communicates company standards and policies to contractors.
  • Completes company forms, creates as-built data, and obtains GPS data. Records wall and coating thicknesses, anomaly dimensions, soil resistivity, and P/S readings.
  • Communicates work activities with Gas Control and Measurement Group.
  • Works with Environmental Compliance Coordinator, ensuring environmental compliance through scheduling site inspections and acquiring samples for testing.
  • Ensures material is disposed of properly. Inspects recoating, pad work, fence work, paint work, and anomaly digs.


Job Summary Level 2

  • Performs all duties of Pipeline Construction Inspector I.
  • Interacts with customers and landowners to resolve construction issues and conflicts.
  • Digitizes all documentation for records retention.
  • Downloads and processes field-acquired GPS data and pressure test recorder data.
  • Works with engineering group during design phase, to address constructability issues.
  • Identifies design and constructability issues in the field, and provides solutions for engineering review and approval.
  • Assists in determining project timelines and cost. Communicates and coordinates work activities with Gas Control and Measurement Group. Inspects HDDs, conventional bores, electrical installs, tapping and stopping activities, and air mover operation.
  • Provides oversight, support, and training for Pipeline Construction Inspector I.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Level 1 - At least 3 years experience with pipeline construction methods. A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.

Level 1:


               Certified Pipeline Weld Inspector

                NACE CIP Level 1


CEPSCI (obtain within 6 months of hiring) and API 1169 (obtain with 12 months of hiring) Certifications

Level 2 - At least 6 years experience with pipeline construction methods.  A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.

Level 2:
               NACE CIP Level 1

CEPSCI, Certified Pipeline Weld Inspector and API 1169 Certifications.  Other related certifications will be considered for equivalency.


The Company is actively seeking United States military veterans who meet the qualifications outlined above.

Both level 1 and 2

Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
Knowledge of OHSA standards.
Knowledge of PHMSA (CFR 192) and FERC regulations.
Knowledge of steps and procedures required for tapping and stopping work.
Ability to operate data acquisition equipment in recording and processing GPS data.
Ability to record data with coating and UT gauges.
Ability to record anomaly measurements, utilizing pit gauges.
Ability to utilize multimeter and half cell for P/S readings.
Ability to utilize pipe locator to mark lines.
Ability to operate and process digital pressure, test recorder data.
Ability to operate a personal computer proficiently.
Ability to identify problems, collect and analyze data, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to work independently, and as a team member.
Ability to respond to emergency call out.
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.

Education Requirements

Education Level:

High School Graduate/GED

Working Conditions
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Pressurized Lines & Valves Up to 25%
Travel 26-50%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
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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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

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

About Dominion Energy

I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.
I am not just any energy… I am Dominion Energy.
We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry.  We're shaping the future of energy in America.
Join us!

·21,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·18 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: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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