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Engineer II/III or Engineering Technical Specialist II/III - Human Factors

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!

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Job Summary

A Human Factors Engineer or Technical Specialist (HFE) is needed to support the major Digital Instrumentation and Control (I&C) modernization program for the Virginia nuclear fleet (Surry and North Anna Power Stations). The Digital I&C project is a 10+ year effort as part of Subsequent License Renewal (SLR) to upgrade safety and non-safety-related analog systems to digital and transform the main control room to flat panel displays and controls. This role works with a cross-functional team of HFE peers, design engineers, station stakeholders, and project leads to evaluate changes to the main control room and how the operator interacts with the new digital control systems. There is one position available which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in Human Factors program activities in support of the project (e.g., functional requirements analysis and function allocation, task analysis, user interface design and evaluation, Human Factors Engineering evaluations)
  • Reviewing Design / Engineering Change packages from a human factors perspective
  • Achieving qualification under Dominion Energy’s program for HFE
  • Overseeing contracted human factors work, mentoring, and ensuring consistency and compliance with Dominion Energy and industry standards
  • Coordinating support activities for Factory and Site Acceptance Testing and Simulations (e.g., procedure and training development and changes)
  • Interfacing with the primary equipment supplier to support human factors reviews and input
  • Partnering with the project’s engineering and licensing groups and station stakeholders, including Operations, I&C, Training, and about 10 other departmental work groups
  • Analyzing risk and incorporating mitigating strategies in the human factors program
  • Reporting and presenting status to project managers and management team on a periodic basis
  • Interface with the industry on latest guidelines and best practices

A cover letter is strongly encouraged.

A relocation package may be available for the selected candidate.  There is flexibility on the primary work location to be Innsbrook Technical Center in Glen Allen, VA, North Anna Power Station in Mineral, VA or Surry Power Station in Surry, VA.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

•    Engineer II: 3+ years of relevant engineering experience;

•    Engineering Technical Specialist II: 3+ years of relevant experience;

•    Engineer III: 5+ years of relevant engineering experience;

•    Engineering Technical Specialist III: 5+ years of relevant engineering experience;
•    Full knowledge of engineering theories and principles;
•    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;
•    Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing);
•    Strong personal computer skills;
•    Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems;
•    Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices;
•    In depth knowledge of various computer applications, with the ability to manipulate personal computer applications and perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Excel, 2D and 3D drawing/modeling tools, etc.);
•    Equally effective working independently or in team environment;
•    Proven decision making skills;
•    Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks;
•    Strong planning, organizational and project management skills. 


•    Preferred experience with human factors evaluations on an analog to digital conversion project and human-machine interfaces (HMI)
•    Preferred current knowledge of industry guidance and regulations including NUREG-0700 and NUREG-0711 and applications to commercial nuclear operations. Would consider similar experience in non-nuclear human factors-related functions (Department of Defense, Aviation/Transportation Industry).
•    Preferred College/University degree (Bachelor’s in Human Factors Engineering or related science) or certificate or coursework in human factors engineering
•    Preferred background or experience in Operations or Operations Training
•    Preferred experience serving a dedicated role on a project team


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 will count as one year toward the years of experience.


Military service members and veterans with a rank of E-5 or higher plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below are encouraged to apply.

Education Requirements

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.

For placement of a candidate in the Engineering Technical Specialist job series, the following criteria must be met: 

  • 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

Holds or 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%

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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·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
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We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 43% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 32% (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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