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Senior NERC Compliance Specialist

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.

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


Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking a Senior NERC Compliance Specialist to join the team at the Innsbrook Office in Glen Allen, VA.


Specific functions include: 

  • Responsible to independently lead the coordination and administration of Dominion Energy’s NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) compliance efforts, and implement the Company's comprehensive compliance programs.
  • Develop and administer ongoing training programs to ensure successful implementation and advocacy of a NERC compliance culture within Dominion Energy. Assess, identify and prioritize NERC compliance risks based on federal, national and regional requirements. 
  • Recommend content and implementation strategies for Dominion Energy compliance program initiatives. 
  • Act as source of best practice information and keep abreast of trends and issues to design, implement, communicate, and administer NERC compliance programs. 
  • Provide honest, candid, and timely responses to appropriate Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and responsible management. Recommend specific action on various NERC compliance matters. Interface directly with regulatory and reliability agencies (i.e. FERC, NERC, REs, etc.) on issues pertaining to reliability standards and compliance enforcement. 
  • Partner with compliance attorneys and other Dominion Energy registered entities to minimize legal and regulatory compliance risks. 
  • Prepare and present periodic reports to executives. 
  • Coordinate, schedule and implement an ongoing internal self-audit process to ensure continuous audit readiness by the business area. Execute Dominion Energy's compliance audit preparations, schedules and logistics within the business area upon notification of an official compliance audit from regulatory and reliability entities (FERC, NERC, REs). 
  • In addition, position will be responsible for the preparation, coordination, and providing support to other Dominion business units in developing documents, testimony, and interrogatory responses related to incoming Virginia State Corporate Commission and North Carolina Utility Commission rate cases impacting the Nuclear Business Unit.  
  • Coordinates with other Dominion business units to ensure consistency and accuracy in filings, and serves as witness coordinator for senior nuclear management on rate case testimony. 
  • Responsible for annual and monthly submittals of various Virginia State Corporate Commission and North Carolina Utility Commission regulatory reports.
  • Responsible for successfully leading complex special projects, as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • 5-6+ years of directly related experience.
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written communication and presentation skills (including public speaking).
  • Ability to research and understand customer issues.
  • Respectful assertiveness, to ensure compliance requirements are met by others, while considering the spirit and letter of standards.
  • Demonstrated consensus-building and team-building skills.
  • Ability to be diplomatic and persuasive.
  • Demonstrates ability to establish and maintain a high level of trust and confidence.
  • Exceptional organization and planning skills.
  • Independent decision-making expertise.
  • Complete understanding of regulations and policies pertaining to the NERC Compliance Program and the ability to independently implement them in the Business Area.
  • Clear understanding of the company's organizational structure.
  • Ability to analyze information and make sound decisions.
  • Compliance and/or Business Area Experience required.


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.


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 are encouraged to apply.

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:

Preferred Disciplines:  Business, Engineering
Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
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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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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