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Environmental Specialist III -Air (Cayce or Richmond)

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 does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking an experienced Environmental Specialist III to join our team to support Dominion Energy facilities with Clean Air Act environmental permitting and compliance under the direction of the Supervisor, Environmental Regulations – Air.  Technical complexity of work is high.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Utilizes a high-level understanding of federal/state/local air emissions inventories, operational parametric monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements to support enterprise-wide Air Compliance.  
  • Provides regulatory and scientific expertise, advice, guidance, and interpretation to company personnel which ensures or improves compliance with all regulatory and voluntary Greenhouse Gas, Carbon, and Methane reduction requirements/ initiatives. 
  • Independently develops, implements, coordinates, and oversees complex air quality programs and projects in accordance with state and federal regulation. 
  • Writes and edits detailed scientific reports, suitable for submission to regulatory agencies. 
  • Coordinates and leads complex environmental permitting activities and applicability assessments for company facilities and operations. 
  • Leads air permitting efforts for large capital projects.
  • Prepares and submits correspondence, reports, and testimonies to environmental regulatory agencies. 
  • Represents Company before regulatory agencies, industry groups, and the public on environmental issues. 
  • Reads, analyzes, and interprets new and existing regulations. 
  • Develops and conducts environmental training. 
  • Uses electronic databases to analyze and monitor company compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Adheres to Dominion Energy safety rules and safety performance expectations.
  • Adheres to Dominion Energy environmental policies, guidance, and work practices.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

5+ years of experience with Clean Air Act requirements, including New Source Review permitting, Title V permitting, air compliance and reporting, and air emissions data management. (Note:  A Master's degree will count as one year towards experience requirements.  A partial year of experience of six months or more will be rounded up to one year).

Additional knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences that are required for entry into this job include the following:

  • Extensive knowledge or expert level understanding of the Clean Air Act requirements.
  • Experience with managing large capital projects is preferred.
  • Proven ability to handle challenging situations diplomatically and assertively.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and digest information provided.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. 
  • Proven skills related to team building, communication, facilitation, writing, and research.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a variety of internal and external team members and customers. 
  • Proven ability to work in a geographically diverse team environment.
  • Logic and reasoning skills, to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternatives, conclusions, or approaches;
  • Respectful assertiveness, to ensure environmental compliance requirements are met by others, while considering the spirit and letter of the law;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interface with internal stakeholders effectively;
  • Ability to give full attention to others, to take time understanding the points being made, and to ask questions;
  • Ability to influence others;
  • Ability to embrace collaborative problem solving;
  • Ability to communicate appropriately for audience needs;
  • Ability to share information and to facilitate open idea exchange;
  • Ability to understand implications of new information;
  • Ability to identify complex problems, to review related information, to develop and evaluate options, and to implement solutions;
  • Ability to adapt actions;
  • Ability to remain professional while delivering high-quality, reliable, environmental services to customers.

Education Requirements

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

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Not applicable

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

May be required to work in a field environment and exposed to extreme temperature and weather 25 to 50%.

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

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.
Join us!

·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.

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