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Environmental Specialist III

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!

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

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Position has responsibility for environmental compliance, permitting and oversight of Dominion Energy facilities working under direction of Manager, Environmental Regulations.    Primary focus is waste compliance and permitting, but work may involve other environmental media and training as assigned.  Technical complexity of work is medium to high.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • technical assistance to Dominion Energy business segment to support environmental compliance
  • support to facility Environmental Compliance Coordinators for day-to-day operations, waste determinations, disposition guidance, environmental inspections, and environmental audits
  • oversight and preparation of applications for new and modified environmental waste permits and for permit renewals
  • preparation, review, and maintenance of closure, post-closure, fugitive dust, and hazardous waste contingency plans
  • assist operations with waste inspections and identification of best management practices for waste management
  • evaluation of waste generation and determinations, including alternative material substitution and other waste minimization techniques
  • oversight, review, and submittal of chemical and waste related annual reports for multiple facilities
  • communication and coordination with regulatory agency representatives, represent Dominion Energy during regulatory inspections, and other regulatory meetings
  • classification and electronic filing of environmental compliance data and reports, applications, permits, financial assurance, and generation fees
  • interpretation of environmental permits and regulations to ensure that compliance dates and requirements are met
  • implementation of the waste vendor review and approval process
  • oversight, preparation, and delivery of environmental training, guidance, and work practices
  • oversight and analysis of environmental performance and compliance data for internal reports and planning,  development and maintenance of spreadsheets and database systems for same


Position is based in Richmond, Virginia.  Ability for overnight travel up to one week to support stations in Dominion Energy’s facilities footprint including is expected.  Target travel percentage is 10 to 20%, but may be as much as 25% in a particular quarter depending on business need.  License or ability to obtain a license to operate a motor vehicle is required.  Ability to work in both office setting and at industrial sites is required.  Ability to work outdoors in potential weather extremes (heat, cold) is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

5+ years of experience in waste management regulatory compliance and/or permitting with a bachelor's degree. A master's degree can be counted towards one year of experience. Experience with waste regulations is required.  Experience with the RCRA programs and state hazardous and solid waste related requirements a plus.  Regulatory agency experience or experience representing an organization with regulatory agencies is a plus.  Experience overseeing consultants and strong negotiation skills are a plus.  Demonstrated ability to effectively manage details, multiple tasks, and hard deadlines is essential. 

Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and ability to effectively work in team environment are essential.  Effective computer skills (MS Office) and ability to work with electronic record management systems are essential.  

Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.

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

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental engineering, environmental sciences, chemistry, biology, geology or a related discipline.

Working Conditions
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
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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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.
Join us!

·21,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·18 states in the US
·100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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