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Engineer II/III - Transmission Line Standards (Civil/Structural)

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: GLEN ALLEN, VA, US, 23060

Company: Dominion Energy

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!


To learn more about Dominion Energy’s workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to DE&I, please see our Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report.



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

Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric Transmission (ET) Line Engineering Standards department is seeking a motivated Civil/Structural engineer to support the Company’s Evolving Transmission grid. The primary responsibilities for this role include the engineering support required in the creation and modification of detailed standard drawings, model development and maintenance of all standard structure designs used in the PLSCADD line design software, and management of the supporting documentation, implementation and review of the quality assurance and controls initiatives surrounding new and existing manufacturing plants used in the production of steel structures. The role will be key in supporting the development and updates to engineering manuals and guidelines as well as material fabrication and construction specifications as it pertains to structure and foundation design to ensure compliance with current industry requirements and practices.  The select candidate will also coordinate and provide peer check for any outsourced development initiatives and support peer groups in evaluating the compliance of steel hardware manufacturers with current material and testing standards. The successful candidate will be expected to exercise independence in evaluating, selecting, and applying standards or well-defined engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to everyday tasks and use independent judgment in prioritizing and making moderately complex adaptations and modifications to existing designs. While this position is primarily in an office environment, periodic field trips to Dominion active construction sites, manufacturing sites and material warehousing will be required. 

A Transmission Line Civil/Structural Standards engineer would be expected to:

  • Design line and substation structures, to include preparation of steel performance drawings, fabrication drawings and PLSCADD Models.
  • Support the qualification, review and development of dominion strength criteria used in the design and evaluation of transmission structures. 
  • Support the mechanical/structural aspect to electrical connections, and forces applied to use of conductors (wire, pipe conductors) using aluminum and stain-less steel hardware.
  • Work closely with project and standards engineers and designers to coordinate the design/site customization of structural elements for transmission line designs.
  • Support the structural component of engineer-procure-construct (EPC) evolutions within transmission projects. 
  • Support supply chain in the identification and approval of new suppliers for steel poles and towers. 
  • Coordinate and manage the QAQC program for all new and existing steel fabricators of transmission structures and components. 
  • Develop, support, and help maintain transmission technical specifications.  Sample specifications include general transmission line engineering, galvanized bolts, predesigned flange plate light duty steel poles, predesigned light duty steel poles, welded tubular steel pole structures, steel lattice transmission towers, prestressed concrete poles, general foundation specifications, drilled pier foundations, steel h-pile and pipe pile foundations, and cylinder pile foundations.  
  • Establish an industry presence in transmission specific committees and working groups.  For example, participate in relevant working groups within IEEE, EPRI and ASCE.
  • Provide normal and emergency support for operation and construction evolutions.    
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

*Must be able to meet NERC qualifications 
*This is not a remote role; successful candidate must be able to maintain regular in-office attendance in accordance with the business unit’s hybrid schedule of three days in the office and two days remote.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

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

  • Engineer II - 3+ years of design experience required. 
  • Engineer III - 5+ years of design experience is required.
  • Experience with PLSCADD, PLSPOLE and PLSTOWER is preferred.
  • Understanding of the engineering principles related to the design of structures used in transmission lines is preferred.
  • 1+ years of transmission line or utility experience is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of company design and operating standards, preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Autodesk and MicroStation is a plus.
  • General understanding of electrical and mechanical design concepts. 
  • Competency in applying technical concepts, standards, processes, and procedures. 
  • Ability to think analytically, solve technical problems and adjust work plans accordingly.
  • Experience with interpreting technical drawings. 
  • Experience applying project management principles to lead new initiatives. 
  • Self-motivator having 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
  • Effective oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills (including technical writing). 

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualification: 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. 

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.

Education Requirements

Required degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree): Bachelor

Required discipline(s): Civil Engineering

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Preferred, not required: Registered Professional Engineer (PE) or Certified Engineer-In-Training (EIT) 

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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