Engineer I/II/III (STA In Training) or Technical Specialist I/II/III (North Anna)

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!



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 will be considered for this opportunity. 

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

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 


Job Summary

These position(s) which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidates education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities 

Upon successful completion of the training program, the employee(s) will be qualified to perform the STA function of ensuring that adequate engineering and accident assessment expertise is available on-shift. Once qualified as a Shift Technical Advisor (STA) the employee's responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following: Providing engineering and accident assessment advice to the on-duty Operations staff during accident and transient conditions. Coordinating activities with site personnel in order to support plant operations. Assessing Spent Fuel Pool heat load during both outage and non-outage conditions. Performing risk reviews for emergent activities and schedule changes in accordance with WM-AA-301, Operational Risk Assessment, and EOOS, as applicable. Reviewing reactivity management plans. Supporting the on-duty Operations staff in matters pertaining to plant operations. Performing risk evaluations for emergent configurations, when requested by the Unit SRO. Notifying appropriate Station Management when there has been a reactor trip or other significant event or transient as soon as possible. Conducting independent reactor trip reviews and investigating unplanned reactor trips. Providing advisory technical support to the Shift Manager in the areas of thermal hydraulics, reactor engineering, and plant analysis with regard to the safe operation of the unit. During the course of the prescribed training period, incumbents in this role may function in the capacity of Technical Specialist II (i.e. during outages and/or emergent situations). Perform other duties as requested or assigned. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


Technical Specialist I/II/III (STA in Training)

  • 0-2 years of operations, maintenance and technical design applications experience required for Technical Specialist I
  • 2 or more years of operations, maintenance and technical design applications experience required for Technical Specialist II 
  • 5 or more years of operations, maintenance and technical design applications experience required for Technical Specialist III
  • Six (6) months experience shall be required on-site prior to entering the formal training program. *External candidates can attain before entering program*
  • Knowledge of the design and operation of moderate to complex systems and equipment
  • Knowledge of industry codes, government regulations and company policies and practices
  • Working knowledge in the operation and application of personal computers and software programs
  • Good oral and written communication skills to include basic technical writing skills
  • Ability to apply, with limited guidance, engineering theories and concepts to effectively address problems
  • Analytical and abstract thinking skills. Ability to problem solve and to quickly process information
  • Ability to interpret industry codes, regulations and practices with general supervision
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks
  • Project management skills


Engineer I/II/III (STA in Training)

  • One (1) year of professional level nuclear power plant experience (Engineer I/II/III)
  • 0-2 years of engineering experience (Engineer I)
  • 3 years of engineering experience (Engineer II)
  • 5-6 years of engineering experience (Engineer III) 
  • Six (6) months experience shall be required on-site prior to entering the formal training program. *External candidates can attain before entering program* 
  • Knowledge and application of engineering theories and principles, concepts, and fundamentals
  • Requires developmental experience in a professional engineering position
  • Competency in applying engineering principles, fundamental concepts, practices and procedures requiring some evaluation, originality and/or ingenuity to achieve project objectives
  • Understands and can apply knowledge of configuration management
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Matlab, Excel, etc.) Planning, organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to develop and exercise leadership skills
  • Effective decision making skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing) Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
  • Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices.
  • Equally effective working independently or in a team environment
  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks

Education Requirements

Technical Specialist I/II/III

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of REQUIRED level of education: Bachelor , Disciplines: Preferred: Science or other like Technical Degree

Engineer I/II/III

Required Degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree):


Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

ANSI/ANS-3.1-2014, Section 4.6.2, 10 CFR 55.59(c) and 10 CFR 55.31(a)4

Working Conditions

Confined Spaces 51-75%
Dust / Grease / Oil 51-75%
Energized Wires 51-75%
Fumes 51-75%
Heat 51-75%
Loud Noise 51-75%
Office Work Environment 26-50%
Operating Machinery 51-75%
Outdoors 51-75%
Pressurized Lines & Valves 51-75%
Radiation 51-75%
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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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.
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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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