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Gas Pipeline Compliance Engineer II (Cayce, SC or Gastonia, NC)

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

This position will support the Pipeline Compliance Department and is the second level within the Engineer – Pipeline Compliance job family. Distinguished from the Engineer I – Pipeline Compliance by the increased complexity in application of engineering skills. The incumbent will be expected to exercise independence in evaluating, selecting and applying standard or well-defined engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Uses independent judgment in prioritizing and making moderately complex adaptations and modifications.  Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require investigation of a limited number of variables.


The position will be located in either Cayce, SC or Gastonia, NC (Charlotte area). This position will support compliance activities in both NC and SC.


Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Performs and/or reviews engineering calculations, analysis, research, and design. 
  • Provides cost analysis as needed and develops recommendation based on calculations (e.g. cost for equipment upgrade) for management review.
  • Provide technical solutions for complex, regulatory compliance questions and issues pertaining to State and Federal pipeline regulations. 
  • Serve as the primary Pipeline Compliance representative and liaison with local government and regulatory personnel and develops effective relationships with the personnel. 
  • Coordinate State and Federal pipeline safety audits, including reviewing and presenting records to auditors, and manages follow-up on any regulatory deficiencies. 
  • Develop and review compliance, integrity management, construction, O&M, and standard operating procedures (SOP) plans, standards, and procedures. 
  • Partner with the Business Unit construction and operations management to ensure regulatory compliance and to increase operational efficiency and minimize safety risk to employees and the communities we operate in. 
  • Provide notifications, and draft and submit reports for PHMSA and state reportable events.
  • Provide support for the online manuals system and the Management of Change (MOC) program and application.
  • Perform root cause analysis (RCA) of pipeline events and prepare lessons learned reports.
  • Assist in compiling annual PHMSA and GHG reports.
  • Participate in the Dominion Pipeline Compliance committee.
  • Support and participate in the Dominion Pipeline Safety Management Steering Team.
  • Perform analysis of pipeline safety regulations and their impact on the business units.


The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.


Military Service Members/Veterans ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3 with education/experience as defined below.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Qualifications (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline and 3+ years relevant engineering experience. 
  • Relevant Engineering Experience includes:  Engineering, Pipeline / Regulatory Compliance, Integrity Management, Quality Management, Gas Pipeline Operations/Design/Construction, Industrial/Systems Engineering.


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Skills: 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. Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing). Strong personal computer skills. Proven decision-making skills. Strong planning, organizational and project management skills.
  • Abilities: Think analytically and solve complex problems.  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. Matlab, Excel). Equally effective working independently or in a team environment. Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks.
  • 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. Matlab, 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. 
  • Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in natural gas distribution and/or transmission.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years directly related experience; and
    • Experience with 3+ years of regulatory compliance at Federal, State, or local levels.


Education Requirements

Education Level Required: Bachelor's degree in Engineering




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


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

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

  • 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, or 
  • Possess a 4-year engineering degree from a non-ABET accredited program, 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.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Travel 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

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

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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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·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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