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Engineer I, II, III - Electric Transmission Siting & Permitting

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.

 

Job Summary

There is one position which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate’s education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

This position is in the Siting, Surveying & Permitting Department inside of the Power Delivery Engineering organization for Dominion Energy South Carolina. The department is responsible for all activities and processes needed for the surveying, routing, siting, and permitting of electric transmission lines and substation sites.

Responsibilities include preparing or reviewing site plans, cut & fill calculations, storm water calculations and permits, environmental studies, Public Service Commission permits, land use zoning permits and applications, and a host of other environmental permits. In addition, the department is responsible for the Siting of new substation sites and electric transmission line right-of-way corridors. Responsibilities also include budgeting, scheduling, hiring engineering and environmental consultants, inspections, and closing out projects. The candidate will be expected to establish and improve internal processes that will enhance departmental productivity and will need a general working knowledge of transmission line design, corridor routing studies, and complex permitting processes.  This position will also be responsible for initiating formal, in-depth siting studies and managing the process to a successful outcome.  This position will share responsibility for the daily engagement and interaction with property owners, developers, agency staff, elected officials, consultants, and others external to the company as needed to fulfill the regulatory and legal requirements associated with installing new transmission infrastructure.  Internally, this position must daily engage and interact with Transmission and Substation Engineering, Construction, Field Operations, Environmental Services, Legal, Governmental Affairs, Public Relations, Senior Management, and others to successfully acquire and permit corridors and sites.

 

 


 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and experience required for entry into this job include the following:

Engineer I

0-2 years of engineering experience;

Basic knowledge of engineering concepts, fundamentals and theory;

Oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing);

Effective decision making skills;

Computer skills and application of software programs;

Analytical and abstract thinking skills;

Problem solving skills;

Ability to learn to apply engineering theories and concepts to complex problems;

Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices;

Ability to develop effective planning, project and organization skills;

Ability to develop project management skills and to handle multiple tasks;Ability to work within a team environment. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Engineer II 

3+ years of relevant engineering experience.
Knowledge and application of engineering theories and principles, concepts, and fundamentals.
Requires developmental experience in a professional engineering position.
Competency in applying engineering principles, fundamental concepts, practices and procedures requiring some evaluation, originality and/or ingenuity to achieve project objectives.
Understands and can apply knowledge of configuration management.
Ability to perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. AutoCAD, Excel, etc.).
Planning, organizational and project management skills.
Ability to develop and exercise leadership skills.
Effective decision making skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing).
Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices.
Equally effective working independently or in a team environment.
Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Engineer III

5+ years of relevant engineering experience and a valid U.S. Professional Engineer license.
Full knowledge of engineering theories and principles.
Skilled in use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines.
Strong leadership skills with proven ability to serve as team project lead.
Provide guidance to less experienced engineers.
Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing).
Strong personal computer skills.
Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices.
In depth knowledge of various computer applications, with the ability to manipulate personal computer applications and perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. AutoCAD, Excel, etc.).
Equally effective working independently or in team environment.
Proven decision making skills.
Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks.
Strong planning, organizational and project management skills.

Education Requirements

Required Engineering degree: Bachelor

 

REQUIRED ENGINEERING CRITERIA: 
For placement of a candidate in the Engineer job series, the following criteria must be met: 

--Civil or Environmental Engineering Degree Preferred

--Possess a 4-year Engineering degree from an ABET accredited Engineering program based on the year that the Engineering program was accredited by ABET, or 

--Possess a 4-year Engineering degree from an institution outside of the U.S. which is accredited through the country's own Engineering accrediting body under the Washington Accord as a full signatory, and is a degree that was recognized by the country's accrediting body on or after the date that full signatory status was achieved, or 

--Possess a 4-year degree in Engineering (non-ABET accredited), Physics, Chemistry, Math or Engineering Technology and a post-graduate Engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same Engineering discipline is ABET-accredited based on the year the Engineering program was accredited by ABET, or

--Applicants that will meet any of the above criteria with a graduation date of May, 2023 will be considered.

 

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.
•    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.
•    Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6 plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Energized Wires Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Radiation Up to 25%
Travel Up to 25%
Dust / Grease / Oil Up to 25%

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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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

There are many reasons to work at Dominion Energy, but below are the top three employees have shared with us. Click on each of the links to learn more!

1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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.
 
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Facts:
·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

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 43% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 32% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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