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Engineer (I, II, III) or Engineering Tech Spec (I, II, III) - ET Eng Design

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!



We offer a hybrid 3-2 work schedule (three days in the office, two days of teleworking) to accommodate the need for flexibility.

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


Job Summary


There are three positions that will be filled commensurate with the successful candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and education: 


Engineer I, Engineer II, Engineer III  - OR -  Engineering Technical Specialist, I, Engineering Technical Specialist II, or Engineering Technical Specialist III 


Level I: This role is the entry or developmental level. Performs routine to moderate work assignments designed to develop professional engineering and engineering technology work knowledge, technical skills and experience within the functional area or specific engineering discipline necessary to progress to the fully functional intermediate level.


Level II: This role is fully competent in all conventional aspects of the subject matter. Distinguished from level I by increased complexity in application of engineering or technical skills required candidates should be able to apply engineering or technical principles to perform and coordinate difficult and complex work activities.


Level III: This is the highest level within this job series, applicants are expected to provide technical expertise and/or team leadership as needed and may serve as a technical expert on engineering / technical related legal and regulatory issues to outside entities.


These roles develop, design, analyze and evaluate transmission facility additions/modifications by applying engineering theories, principles, and practices that contribute to safe, reliable, and cost-effective transmission line designs. These positions will be part of the electric transmission engineering design team. The team's primary responsibility is the design, development, and implementation of high voltage (69kV-500kV) overhead transmission lines throughout the entire DEV footprint.  The team’s composition includes entry level to technical experts.


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Provide detail design packages for high voltage transmission line projects. This will include, but not limited to, building new lines, re-building and modifying existing facilities, fiber installations, and customer relocations.
  • Provide analysis and evaluation of existing and proposed electric transmission line facilities. 
  • Select most cost-effective solution to achieve desired reliability for a given project. 
  • Support projects starting at the detail design phase and through construction to energization.
  • Interface with other departments or groups such as Project Management, Construction, Supply Chain, Permitting & Route Selection, Real Estate, Right of Way Administration, and Transmission O&M.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


For Both Engineering Technical Specialist series and Engineer series:


  • Full knowledge of engineering or technical theories, standards and principles
  • Basic understanding of statics and structural loading
  • Basic understanding of the principles of electric transmission and/or distribution applications a plus
  • Experience with AutoCAD, MicroStation, or PLS-CADD is a plus
  • Solid understanding of overhead line design is highly preferred (Level II & III)
  • Understanding of deep foundation design (Level II & III)
  • Understanding of the principles of transmission and/or distribution applications is strongly preferred (Level II & III)
  • 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
  • Proven decision making skills
  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Strong planning, organizational and project management skill
  • Self-motivator who has the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, but is comfortable independently seeking knowledge and information
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to independently plan and organize work assignments
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


*NOTE For Transitioning Military Applicants:

  • 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)
  • 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 (above

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience Cont'd


Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications; An advanced degree can count as one year experience

Engineer I: 0-2+ years of engineering experience


Engineer II: 3+ years of relevant engineering experience or demonstrated equivalent.

Engineer III: 5+ years of significant directly related experience 



Engineering Technical Specialist I: 0-2 years relevant work experience in a technical role with a preferred Bachelor’s Degree (Or 5 years of relevant work experience in a technical role with an Associate Degree; Or 8 years of relevant work experience in a technical role with a High School degree / equivalent) 


Engineering Technical Specialist II: 3 years of relevant work experience in a technical role with a preferred Bachelor’s Degree (Or 5 years of relevant work experience in a technical role with an Associate Degree; Or 8 years of relevant work experience in a technical role with a High School degree / equivalent) 


Engineering Technical Specialist III: 5 years of relevant work experience in a technical role with a preferred Bachelor’s Degree (Or 7 years of relevant work experience in a technical role with an Associate Degree; Or 9 years of relevant work experience in a technical role with a High School degree / equivalent) 


Education Requirements


*Note: These roles are considering upcoming graduates with a completed and conferred degree no later than August 31st, 2023


Engineering Series Roles:

Required: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (see engineering criteria below) 

Preferred: Civil Engineering 



  • 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 degree in Engineering (non-ABET accredited), 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 Series

Bachelor's degree preferred or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education. (See criteria below)


Preferred Discipline(s): Engineering Technology, Physics, Math, Biology, Computer Engineering. 

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


In order to be a titled Engineering Technical Specialist, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • 4-year Engineering Technology degree or 4-year degree in Engineering (not ABET-accredited); or
  • 4-year degree in Physics, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Engineering or other technical related discipline; or
  • 4-year non-technical degree and post-graduate degree in Engineering Technology or Engineering (not ABET-accredited); or
  • Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred degree

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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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 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (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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