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Survey Technician III (Glen Allen, VA)

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!


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

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


Job Summary


This senior level position within the survey department independently performs difficult and complex work requiring thorough knowledge of the subject matter (to include all land survey disciplines associated with transmission lines, substations, and various projects that include easement and boundary line issues). Provides surveying support, expertise and leadership to fellow team members. Provides direction and schedules survey field crews. Attends project meetings and prepares survey project work summaries. Coordinates survey requests between company and approved contractors. Analyzes and interprets plans and specifications to determine work procedures. Compiles and calculates survey data. Verifies and approves drawings to ensure adherence with survey fundamentals, specifications and established company standards. Approves and processes survey field notes and transmits to internal departments. Researches both internal and external data records to obtain right of way, easement and company fee owned documents and deeds. Provides GIS support as assigned. Schedules and coordinates related assignments to meet time and cost objectives. Reviews and approves contractor invoices. Performs quality control checks on LIDAR survey data files. Reviews, approves and transmits PLS CAD survey files to be used by transmission engineering. Determines methods and procedures for establishing or re-establishing survey grade control. Prepares specifications and detailed standard reports to support survey procedures. Prepares surveying cost estimates for the project process.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


Required experience: 5+ years of relevant experience in directly related field (or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education)


  • Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications
  • Strong knowledge of surveying theories and principles
  • Strong knowledge of CAD,Strong knowledge of algebra, trigonometry and geometry
  • Strong leadership skills,Ability to provide guidance to less experienced survey techs
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to analyze drawings and specifications and to make precise decisions
  • Strong personal computer skills
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member
  • Working knowledge of Global Positioning System practices and procedures
  • Working knowledge of PLS CAD software
  • Working knowledge of various GIS software and applications
  • Proficiency in construction layout
  • To military applicants:  Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3; E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined (above/below)

Education Requirements


Required: High School or equivalent degree


Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Outdoors 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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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

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1. Safety Centric Work Environment
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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