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T&D Project Specialist II (Permitting)

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. 

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.  

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking a candidate to fill the position of T&D Project Specialist II-Permitting. This opening is ideal for a self-starter looking to define a new role within Electric Distribution Design. The role will be responsible for efficiently recognizing and meeting project milestones based on input from the project team and oversight of a contractor responsible for the permitting application, submittal, approval, and possible extension, and close-out processes. The successful candidate will also oversee a permit tracking and reporting platform in order to evaluate permitting metrics, not limited to, quantities, permit review duration, cost, deficiencies, and extensions. By utilizing and designing these reporting systems, an ideal candidate will be able to communicate and analyze trends, concerns, and successes in the permitting process. 




  • Serve as single point of contact, for customer/contractor/municipality; perform due diligence to accurately determine permitting needs and responsible Design Group.
  • Form and leverage relationships between design, project management, Joint Use, Construction, contractors, and external permitting agencies; facilitate stakeholder meetings.
  • Analyze and evaluate existing process improvements to ensure quality assurance and compliance with company/regulatory standards.
  • Understand electrical designs and cost estimates from scope of work and project requirements.
  • Responsible for coordination of all permits, supporting internal and external projects/programs, and address any joint use and easement issues associated with the permits in timely manner.
  • Act as single point of contact between Dominion Energy and contractor(s) responsible for permitting, joint use and easements.
  • Assist with onboarding, provide training as needed for contractor resources to ensure consistency across the system.
  • Assist with resolutions of any quality issues with contractors, third party customers, and/or supplies.
  • Monitor work to ensure compliance with approved quality plans and procedures.
  • Assist with providing leadership skills through training, mentoring and supporting less experienced design personnel as well as interacting with other groups/departments.
  • Provide bi-monthly report-out to Dominion Energy leadership to include status of relationship with Jurisdictions, DE contractor performance.
  • Assist with interpretation and communication of company policies and procedures to customers.
  • During outage events, utilizes electronic damage assessment tools to provide data for restoration analysis and customer communication.
  • Conducts field assessment of electrical infrastructure for resource allocation and material needs, and facilitates logistics for storm response.
  • Provide design support as determined by department supervisor, utilizing ArcFM, AutoCAD, NJUNS, or other tools as appropriate.
  • Provide assistance with inspecting project sites, facilitate stakeholder meetings, and provide daily support to designers and vendors.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Four (4) years directly related experience (in electric distribution/utility design, construction management and/or project management) with a Bachelor's degree; 6 years of directly related experience with an Associate's degree; or 8 years of directly related experience with a High School Diploma/GED. Note: a partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.
  • Strong knowledge of distribution design, electricity, company policies and procedures and mainframe and personal computer.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills.
  • Skills: good written, verbal and interpersonal communication; math and technical aptitude; time management and organization; project management; analytical.
  • Abilities: adaptable to change, demonstrate initiative, effectively interact with customers, teaming, detail oriented.
  • Physical attributes required to perform the essential functions of the job: walking, climbing, stooping, bending and prolonged standing.
  • 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 above.
  • Permitting experience is a plus.
  • Contractor oversight experience is a plus.

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Bachelor's degree.
Required Degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree):
Preferred Disciplines: Business, Communication, 
Construction Management, Electrical Technology, Liberal Arts.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Outdoors 51-75%
Office Work Environment 26-50%
Travel 51-75%

Other Working Conditions

Driver's license and ability to drive.

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.  


The Company is actively seeking United States military veterans who meet the qualifications outlined above. 


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1. Great Work Life Balance
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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·21,000 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

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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