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Gas Pipeline Integrity Engineer

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Gastonia, NC, US, 28056

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!

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

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

This role is fully competent in all conventional aspects of the subject matter and is the second level position (Engineer II) in the engineering series.  Distinguished from an entry level engineer (Engineer I) by increased complexity in application of engineering skills required.  Under direction of supervisor or work leader, exercises independence in evaluating, selecting and applying standard or well-defined engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.  Uses independent judgment in prioritizing and making moderately complex adaptations and modifications.  Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require investigation of a limited number of variables.

This position will support the Gas Transmission Integrity Management organization and will influence the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the transmission and distribution pipeline systems through the proactive use of asset knowledge, threat identification, knowledge of threat interaction, data integration and analytical tools to increase operational efficiency, improve system integrity and minimize safety risk to employees and the communities we operate in.  

The Gas Transmission Integrity Management organization is responsible for evaluating the risk and threats to the integrity of the gas transmission system then developing and implementing a strategic integrity management plan for the entirety of the gas transmission pipeline assets. The Integrity engineer is a critical position within the TIMP team to help ensure Dominion Energy maintains safe and reliable pipelines which comply with federal regulations. The Integrity engineer will promote a safety culture throughout all levels of the organization with an emphasis on improving learning from the past and anticipating the future.

The position will be located in Gastonia, NC (Charlotte area)


Job Progression for Engineer job series:

Engineer I
Engineer II
Engineer III


Additional responsibilities may include:
•    Provides engineering support in designated company area, or specific engineering discipline.
•    Performs and/or reviews engineering calculations, analysis, research and design. 
•    Provides cost analysis as needed and develops recommendation based on calculations (e.g. cost for equipment upgrade) for management review.  
•    Provides engineering support of Integrity Management (IM) plan administration, compliance, implementation and documentation.
•    Provides engineering support of individual IM assessments, remediation activity, data analysis.
•    Provides progress metrics on IM activities.
•    Technology and project development supporting IM.
•    Provides engineering support in developing process and materials standards.
•    Provides engineering support and training of other engineers, office staff, and field technicians.
•    Reviews records of pipeline projects.

•    Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline and 3+ years of directly related engineering experience. 

•    Directly Related Engineering Experience includes: Engineering, Integrity Management, Quality Management, Gas Pipeline Operations, Cathodic Protection/Corrosion Engineering, Pipeline Compliance, Design/Construction; Industrial/Systems Engineering.

•    Skills: Planning, organizational and project management, develop and exercise leadership, effective decision-making, effective oral and written communication (includes technical writing).
•    Abilities: Perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Matlab, Excel, etc.), think analytically and solve complex problems, interpret codes, regulations and practices, effectively work independently or in a team environment, process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks.  
•    Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive.


Preferred Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years directly related experience with 3+ of those years in natural gas distribution/transmission pipeline integrity management, pipeline design, pipeline operation, pipeline repair or pipeline construction experience; or
•    Experience with integrity methods (in line inspection (ILI), pressure testing, or direct assessment methods) and assessment evaluation; or 
•    Experience with cathodic protection practices and principles; or
•    Experience with project coordination/management; or
•    Experience with regulatory compliance at Federal, State, or local levels (DOT, PHMSA, etc.).


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

 • 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 below.

Education Requirements

Required: Bachelor's degree in Engineering

REQUIRED ENGINEERING CRITERIA: 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 engineering degree from a non-ABET accredited program 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

•    Possess a 4-year degree in Physics, Chemistry or Math 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

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Outdoors 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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