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Groundman - Eastern Region

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

We have multiple vacancies in all the locations listed. Please say 'yes' to all the locations you will consider working in. If you don't say 'yes' at the time of application, you cannot add a location at a later time.
We have multiple vacancies in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton and Williamsburg district offices.

The successful candidate will be exposed to the many facets of construction, operation and maintenance of the Electrical Distribution System.  If you enjoy the variety of challenging work outside of an office and want to develop communication, technical and mechanical abilities, the Groundman position may be an excellent starting point for a career with Dominion Energy.   More specifically, the successful candidate will develop skills to prepare themselves for potential advancement in Line-work, Substation, Design or Dispatch areas.  As a Groundman, the majority of the work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions and is considered "heavy labor". Must be willing and able to work up to 300 hundred hours a year in overtime. Ability to respond within one hour of a call for overtime strongly preferred. Specific Groundman functions include but are not limited to the following activities:
•    Providing tools, materials and supplies to journeyman linemen
•    Ensuring safety rules and regulations are observed on the worksite
•    Driving trucks and ensuring they are properly stocked and maintained
•    Preparing the equipment and worksite for effective completion of assignments
•    Operating various types of equipment used in the construction process (diggers, aerial devices, etc.)
•    Perform all duties, as assigned
The selected candidate must be 18 years of age at the time of application, must obtain a Class A CDL learner's permit within 1 month of employment and a CDL within 6 months of employment. Due to weight limits on equipment, weight restriction of 290 pounds applies.
The starting pay rate will be $21.19 per hour advancing progressively to $26.70 per hour after one year.
Upon completion of your pre-employment background and medical check, your first day of work will be at our Training Center in Chester, VA.  You will attend Groundman training for a period of 4 weeks Dominion Energy’s expense.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

•   Valid Drivers License and 18 years of age    
•   GED or HS diploma required   
•    Ability to lift up to 75 pounds on a regular basis
•    Ability to carry up to 60 pounds
•    Ability to work on ladders and hydraulic lifts
•    Ability to be on call and quickly respond for electrical restorations
•    Ability to learn how to operate construction equipment and use hand tools
•    Computer application aptitude
•    Ability to work within a physically demanding work environment
•    A strong driving record which will allow the candidate to obtain a commercial driver’s license by the end of the fifth month of employment

Education Requirements

GED or HS diploma required

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

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

There are many reasons to work at Dominion Energy, but below are the top three employees have shared with us. Click on each of the links to learn more!

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.
Join us!
·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: Hampton Roads

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