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Engineer II OR Engineering Specialist II, Site Design - Birdseye Renewable 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!

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

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

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

Birdseye Renewable Energy (“BRE”) is a wholly owned affiliate of Dominion Generation, Inc. based in Charlotte, NC.  BRE has twin priorities. First, BRE leads utility scale solar and storage development of contracted assets with key C&I and utility customers in select markets within the broad geography of “Eastern US” for ownership by Dominion Generation.  Second, BRE supports the development of solar (and battery storage) assets in the Commonwealth of Virginia in furtherance of the Virginia Clean Economy Act. BRE is actively looking for an Engineer II or Engineering Technical Specialist II, Solar Site Design to join their team. 

This role will be responsible for the preliminary layout and design of photovoltaic power plants, basing assessment and impact planning on site due diligence. This position will be responsible for site evaluation and will work with a multidisciplinary team to develop site background design parameters and the design of site array layouts. Focus will be on storm water drainage and grading compliance, water quality, monitoring, and efficient planning of photovoltaic power plant projects.

Other details include:

  • Interface closely with the project development team
  • Support business development and operations by preparing design calculations and concept drawings (or having them prepared by an outside consulting firm)
  • Travel to project sites and present site evaluation/assessment reports
  • Participate in project meetings and conference calls
  • Ensure final documentation is accurate and complete for all project work
  • Demonstrate creative skills to solve complex site arrangement problems 
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

The position will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Engineer II:  BS Degree in ABET accredited Civil Engineering discipline or similar, plus 3 or more years of engineering experience.

Engineering Technical Specialist II:  BS Degree in Civil Engineering or similar technical related discipline (i.e. Civil Engineering Technology or other similar disciplines) plus 3 or more years of engineering experience OR if Associate's Degree plus 5 or more years engineering experience OR High School Diploma plus at least seven years of related engineering experience. 


For both levels: 

  • Minimum 3 years of design and engineering experience in land development.  PV background a plus.
  • Strong Hydrology, Hydraulics, Grading and Erosion Control experience.
  • Min 3 years design/drafting experience for land development, Civil 3D grading experience required.
  • Site feasibility evaluations and assessments, and constructability evaluation
  • Conditional Use Zoning Plans.
  • Familiarity with the site development process and permitting requirements. 
  • Individual proficient in Hydrology, Storm water Management Software preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, & AutoCAD Civil3D 2021.
  • Experience with Sketchup Pro and Lumion preferred. 
  • Experience in electronic processing and filing of drawings, specifications, budgets, reports, project schedules and other documents.  
  • 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 are encouraged to apply.

Education Requirements

Engineer II: To be eligible for Engineer II title, the successful candidate must meet one of the Engineering requirements provided below.  Highly prefer engineering degree (ABET) in Civil Engineering.

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, 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 engineering degree from a non-ABET accredited program and a postgraduate 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 Possess a 4-year degree in 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 Holds or has previously held a valid U.S. Professional Engineer license. 

Engineering Technical Specialist II: Preferred Bachelor Degree (or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education).  Highly prefer degree in Civil Engineering (non-ABET) or related field.  

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Depending on functional responsibilities and location of position must review ANS 3.1 12/79, ANSI N18.1-1971 or ANSI/ANS 3.1-1993 and DOM-QA-1 as appropriate.

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%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Radiation 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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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.
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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.

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