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Engineer II or III - Electric Transmission Planning Modeling (Glen Allen, VA)

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Job Summary

Dominion Energy’s Power Delivery Group is seeking a motivated and experienced Engineer II or Engineer III to be part of the Electric Transmission Planning Team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing the power system models used by the Dominion Energy Electric Transmission Planning Team and PJM.  Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Manage the development of the PSS/E power flow cases for PJM’s Regional Transmission Expansion Planning Process (RTEPP), the Multiregional Modeling Working Group (MMWG), and the internal Dominion Energy base cases
  • Provide model updates for ASPEN short circuit models and PSS/E power flow models throughout the year.  Examples include Model on Demand (MOD) project files, contingency file updates, facility rating updates, and facility impedance updates
  • Work collaboratively with the Dominion Energy ET Planning Team and PJM to develop additional power system models for reliability analyses, extreme event analyses, distributed generation sensitivity analysis, resiliency analysis, and the generator interconnection queue studies
  • Work collaboratively with many internal Dominion ET departments (the SOC, system protection engineering, substation engineering lines engineering, etc.), PJM, SERC, and other external groups to develop and maintain accurate short circuit models using ASPEN One-Liner
  • Perform breaker duty analysis as needed for the annual RTEPP and generator interconnection requests
  • Maintain the bus impedance reports to be used by both internal and external customers
  • Automate the work processes to collect load information at the winter and summer system peaks, and work with the Dominion forecasting group to update the loads in the cases using the PJM Load Forecast Report
  • Assist in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of computer-based tools for the Electric Transmission Planning Team
  • Possesses a comfort and familiarity with creating, maintaining, and using databases
  • Carry out data mining and data analytics on historical data to validate power system models
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned

 

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

  • Engineer II: 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
  • Engineer III: 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

 

Candidate should have strong electrical engineering background, preferably in electric power systems such as engineering experience working in the Electric Utility Industry in Transmission System Operations, Substation Engineering, System Protection or Transmission Planning. Other engineering backgrounds may be considered if presented in combination with a strong electric power background.  Candidate should possess strong knowledge of engineering principles and practices that will enable the successful candidate to progress in an engineering career series

 

Engineer II: 3+ years of significant directly related experience (3+ years of research engineering work experience on directly related projects for the electric utility industry. Work on such projects may be accomplished as part of an Engineering PhD program [completed and graduated by December 31st, 2021] on its own or in combination with additional research engineering work experience on directly related projects for the electric utility industry) 

 

Engineer III: 5+ years of significant directly related experience (5+ years of research engineering work experience on directly related projects for the electric utility industry. Work on such projects may be accomplished as part of an Engineering PhD program [completed and graduated by December 31st, 2021] on its own or in combination with additional research engineering work experience on directly related projects for the electric utility industry) 

 

*Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications; A master’s degree can count as one year experience)

 

 

For both engineering levels:

  • A working knowledge of power system analysis software packages such as PSS/E, PSS MOD, Power Gem’s TARA software, ASPEN One-Liner, Transmission Operations Energy Management System (EMS), and the Python Programming Language, is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in power system modeling (i.e. short circuit, power flow, dynamics, EMS), is preferred
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in developing system models from diverse and indirect data and information sources preferred.
  • Experience writing scripts, macros, or code to develop tools to automate work processes 
  • Knowledge of programming skills and tools for automation of system studies, such as Python, .NET, C#, etc.
  • Firm understanding of AC/DC fundamentals, including an understanding of three-phase power systems
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of substation components and their functions
  • In-depth understanding of the system protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment
  • Working knowledge of substation and transmission line one-line diagrams and relay functional drawings
  • Knowledge and experience with the OSIsoft PI Data Historian platform
  • Ability to work proficiently with Microsoft Office applications
  • Self-motivator who can work cooperatively in a team environment, but is comfortable independently seeking knowledge and information
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems
  • Planning, organizational and project management skills
  • Must possess good communication skills, written and oral
  • Must be dedicated to continuous improvement and identifying best practice opportunities

 

 

Education Requirements

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

  • This role is considering upcoming graduates for PhD engineering programs completed and graduated by December 31st, 2021 with engineering research or work experience on directly related projects for the electric utility industry
  • Electrical Engineering Degree or Computer Engineering Degree is preferred
  • Electrical Engineering Degree with Power Systems focus is strongly preferred

 

REQUIRED ENGINEERING CRITERIA:

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 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
  • Possess a 4-year degree in Physics, Chemistry or Math 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.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

  • A current valid United States Professional Engineer license is preferred but not required.

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 dombenefits.com.

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

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