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Zoning & Community Relations Coordinator - Birdseye Renewable Energy Charlotte, 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.


Job Summary

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

Oversees community engagement and work closely with the Solar Project Development Team to serve as the face of Birdseye  with local project stakeholders including landowners, elected officials, planning department staff, local taxing authorities, local contractors, and other local stakeholders. 

Secure land use (i.e. CUP, SUP and Zoning Variance) permits for greenfield and third-party-acquired solar and battery storage projects across multiple local, state, and federal jurisdictions. 

Successfully negotiate project design and mitigation measures with local authorities to ensure project moves into the life cycle. 

Manage utility-scale solar developments throughout the Eastern United States, overseeing and acquiring all permits needed for corresponding jurisdiction(s). 

Perform necessary entitlement due diligence for prospective and acquired projects. 

Engage necessary experts for public hearings and manage the process, including contracts, scheduling, payment and scope management.

Responsible for media inquiries and public relation pieces. 

Perform other duties as requested or assigned.  

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

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

5-6+ years of experience working in business, public utilities, environmental research, real estate or public service.
At least 3 years of directly experience in zoning, county government and/or community relations.
Bargaining and negotiation experience and ability to assist in developing leasing and land agreement strategies
Proficiency in all aspects of land management
Knowledge of probate, contract, and real estate laws
Knowledge of state and local laws concerning royalty ownership, laws of descent, storage rights and property rights
Full knowledge of local, state and federal laws concerning permitting
Knowledge of courthouse record keeping at the county level
Ability to communicate effectively, speak persuasively and develop rapport internally and externally
Ability to prepare reports, letters, memos and to maintain documentation
Ability to plan and organize and work independently
Ability to perform calculations and land valuations
Ability to interpret maps, plats, blueprints, plans and surveys
Must demonstrate strong attention to detail and the ability to solve complex problems with little, to no, supervision
Must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or more rounds to one full year of qualifications.
The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications.

• 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.

Education Requirements

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

Preferred Disciplines:
Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, Marketing, Environmental Science, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture.

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Licenses, Certifications, Qualifications or Standards

     AICP a plus

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 51-75%
Travel 26-50%

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

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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