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Power Generation Outage Planner

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Job Summary

Dominion Energy's Power Generation Outage Management organization is seeking an Outage Planner responsible for planning and executing outage management processes at Warren County or assigned facilities. The planner position will be primarily supporting Warren County Generating Station in Virginia.  It requires the individual to be detail oriented, experienced in maintenance & operation processes, planning, strategizing work with a proper risk evaluation, coordinating, leading, managing budget & reporting outage activities in a manner which utilizes resources to ensure plant reliability.  This individual works closely with plant resources, operations, and capital projects to help develop work to be executed during outages.  The individual reports to a Supervisor of Outage Management to develop the budget, scope, schedule, outage planning & execution of SAP orders.

Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory and company policies, productivity and safe operating performance.
  • Works closely with the Supervisor of Outage Management to develop the Outage plan to ensure actions required are adhered to, completed on time and the planning/scheduling of Outage SAP orders.
  • Develops Outage work scopes, plans and coordinates contractor Outage activities.
  • Reviews compliance with Preventative Maintenance schedules, plans job steps for work execution SAP and utilizes applicable permits in the planning process, using correct account coding and tracking purchase requisitions and deliveries as needed.
  • Responsible for ensuring maintenance technical information and manuals are updated and available; applies knowledge of resource availability to foster efficiency and safety during the Outage.
  • Conducts job walk downs prior to schedule development, supports Work Orders/Work Notifications closeout and documentation and verifies the availability of parts and tools for emergent requests.  Accountable for meeting safety and environmental goals and various other requirements to include training, obtaining work permits, conducting critical inspections, job observations, housekeeping, reporting hazards or other issues.
  • Conducts daily pre/post-Outage meetings and prepares detailed weekly, monthly and end of Outage reports.  Makes recommendations and procures equipment, material and services per plant specifications and procedures.
  • Manages maintenance material, receiving and staging for Outages.  Provides input into the development of detailed schedules for Outages using appropriate scheduling software.
  • Assists in developing 6-year Outage plans and scheduling and tracking goals during Outages.
  • Assists in preparing annual budgets and outlooks/spending forecasts.
  • Uses the Management of Change Process to develop, document, and implement plant Process Safety Management changes.
  • Trends critical path activities.
  • Coordinates work and resources with various station groups; maintains proper foreign material exclusion.
  • Assures all NERC, Title V, and etc. regulatory compliance is reviewed with Compliance Coordinators and developed into the appropriate business plans.
  • Develops recommendations to improve Outage schedules and Outage Planning Standards.
  • Meets with craftsmen and supervisors as needed and ensures that requirements and work needs are being addressed.
  • Prepares, asked to conduct, and lead Outage meetings if Supervisor is not available to communicate safety, environmental, work to be completed, scope, schedule, and budget status in an organized professional atmosphere.
  • Relocation assistance can be offered to the successful eligible candidate.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Requires minimum of 5 years' experience in power plants, Outage Planning, construction, mechanical maintenance and/or Station Maintenance process plus Bachelor's degree (or equivalent demonstrated experience.)
  • Preferred experience with, but at least a working knowledge of the Outage planning process, the planning scheduling of Outage SAP orders and Outage standards and understanding of the Outage Management process.
  • Previous maintenance or operations experience is required (5+ years desired).
  • Knowledge of environmental laws, ability to develop environmental analysis forms and interface with the Station's Environmental Compliance Coordinator (ECC) to address concerns and risks.
  • Knowledge of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) procedures and procurement process.
  • Knowledge of company software and systems used for scheduling Outages.
  • Knowledge of SAP tools desired.
  • Knowledge and work experience with project scope and development.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Self-motivated, bias for action, skilled in leading and fostering cooperation without formal authority.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with steam/gas turbine overhead, planning and forecasting.
  • Detail oriented; excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Skilled in utilization of MS Office Suite (intermediate to advanced skills in Excel, a plus), cost tracking, planning backlog and work orders.
  • Ability to create Preventative Maintenance requests for equipment.
  • Ability to create maintenance plans for outage related work.
  • Ability to read, interpret and communicate P&IDs, pipe and equipment specifications.
  • Ability to analyze events to develop recommendations and methods for improvement.
  • Previous power plant experience strongly preferred.
  • 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 E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined.

Education Requirements

Education Level:

High School graduate



Bachelor Degree, or equivalent experience and training in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Project Management.  Other degree programs or related equivalent planning work experience (8 years) may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 51-75%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Travel 51-75%

Other Working Conditions

Physical requirements for this position requires the ability to bend, squat, occupy crawl spaces, operate machinery, work over open grating, not afraid of heights, and confined space areas.  This position will be exposed to the following work conditions: cold weather, hot weather, dust, grease, loud noise, outdoors, temporary work locations, office work, etc.

Frequent travel is required during planning and execution as required to support the outage work.  This includes overnight travel, extended stays, day and nightshift.

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.
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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·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
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