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Engineer II/III-Mechanical Analysis

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.  We also offer a Flex Friday schedule (Week 1:  Mon-Thurs 9 hr days and Fri 8 hr day, Week 2:  Mon - Thurs 9 hr days and Fri off).

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


Job Summary

The corporate Nuclear Engineering & Fuel department is seeking an Engineer II or Engineer III for a position on the Mechanical Engineering Analysis team at our Glen Allen, VA office.  The position will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The successful candidate will be responsible for performing assigned analyses, which may include thermal-hydraulic analysis of nuclear plant fluid systems, HVAC system and building modeling, motor operated valve (MOV) and air operated valve (AOV) analyses, mechanical component evaluations (e.g., pumps, seals, heat exchangers), reviewing plant design changes, and evaluations of as-found plant conditions for the Dominion Energy nuclear power stations.


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 below are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


  • Engineer II:  3+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • Engineer III:  5+ years of relevant engineering experience;
  • Knowledge of fundamental mechanical engineering theories and principles.
  • Knowledge of fundamental theory, design, systems, structures, components, and operation of pressurized water reactors.
  • Experience with industry computer codes used for fluid systems thermal-hydraulic analysis and HVAC system and building analysis such as KYPIPE, Gothic or similar.
  • Ability to effectively operate a personal computer and workstation computer, including standard Microsoft applications. Programming skills are desirable.
  • Ability to define problems, collect information, evaluate data, draw valid conclusions, and develop solutions in a time-critical environment.
  • A demonstrated professional orientation, and an ability to lead, communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, and work effectively in teams and independently under own initiative.
  • Strong communication, teamwork, analytical, and project management skills are essential for success in this position.




  • Post-graduate degree(s) preferred.
  • Professional Engineer license preferred.
  • Advanced thermal-hydraulic modeling and analysis skills desirable.
  • Knowledge of nuclear regulations and regulatory processes and experience with 10 CFR 50.59 screens and evaluations.


Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will count as one year toward the year of experience. A Master's Degree will count as one year toward the years of experience.

Education Requirements

Mechanical Engineering degree is preferred.  Similar degrees will also be considered.

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 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.

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

  • Occasional overtime.
  • Position requires nuclear plant access, including associated background checks and random drug testing.

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
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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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