Consulting Engineer - High Voltage Testing (On-site)

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: PETERSBURG, VA, US, 23803

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!


To learn more about Dominion Energy’s workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to DE&I, please see our Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report.





Job Summary


This position will be located in Petersburg, VA and will work on-site. Relocation assistance may be provided!



More extensively than ever before, the Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Industry has been exposed to significant technological challenges. Moreover, it is expected that the intensity of this trend will considerably accelerate with time. Subsequently, these challenges will force utilities to incorporate new technologies and utilize novel power equipment for ensuring successful, reliable, and efficient grid operations during ever changing operating conditions, natural events, and external threats.  

Dominion Energy’s Power Delivery Group is currently constructing a new 17,000 square foot High Voltage Laboratory (HVL), and the associated Technical Support Building (TSB). Both these objects will begin their operation in the middle of 2024. These facilities will be instrumental in improving asset management of power equipment owned by Dominion Energy and its reliability. They will also enable validation of equipment standards and specifications and will enhance the current ability to evaluate equipment hardware, firmware, and software within an energized environment, prior to deploying to the power grid rated up to 500kV. In addition, they will provide necessary support to the evaluation of new model of electrical power equipment, and in addition, will be instrumental in performing root cause analysis of failed transmission and distribution equipment.

Responsibilities include:
•    Assist in overseeing all activities taking place in the High Voltage Lab
•    Verify the electrical connections before commencing testing.
•    Develop and enforce policies and procedures to ensure safe operation of the HVL.
•    Work with laboratory staff on continuous improvements in the HVL operation.
•    Provide guidance to the technical staff and identify for them training needs.
•    Develop test plans, procedures, and test schedules while ensuring efficient use of laboratory resources.
•    In addition to conforming to national and international test standards, ensure compliance with all relevant federal and state regulations, as well as all required Dominion Energy work safety policies and guidelines.
•    Lead the process of achieving ISO 17025 accreditation for the laboratory. 
•    Develop preventive maintenance programs for the main laboratory test equipment, instrumentation and tools, and in addition coordinate maintenance activities.
•    Write quality test reports.
•    Lead routine calibrations of test equipment and instrumentation and continuously update the records.
•    Take responsibility for software upgrades, both for the test equipment, and for the office.
•    Manage inventory of tools, instrumentation, consumables, and test articles, and if required initiate their procurement.
•    If required, design accessories for connecting test objects to the test equipment.
•    Perform other duties as requested or assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and experience that are required for entry into this job include the following:

  • Minimum 7 years of directly related engineering experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering theories, principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related field;
  • Knowledge of business/financial and contractual matters;
  • Recognized expert by other engineers and management;
  • Provides expert technical consultation to other engineers and management;
  • Skilled in the use of advanced engineering techniques;
  • Strong planning and project management skills;
  • Strong technical and organizational leadership skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing);
  • In depth knowledge of various computer applications, with the ability to manipulate personal computer applications and perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Matlab, Excel, etc.);
  • Proven decision making skills;
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems;
  • Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices;
  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks;
  • Equally effective working independently or in team environment

    Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6 plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above will be considered.



Education Requirements

Education Level:

Degree required (equivalence not accepted in lieu of degree): Bachelor in Engineering


Preferred: Electrical Engineering 




For placement of a candidate in a Consulting Engineer title, 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 degree in Engineering (non-ABET accredited), Physics, Chemistry, Math or Engineering Technology 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.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description


Professional Engineer (PE)


Depending on functional responsibilities and location of position, must review ANS 3.1 12/79, ANSI N18.1-1971 or ANSI/ANS 3.1-1993 and DOM-QA-1 as appropriate.

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Energized Wires Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Radiation Up to 25%
Travel Up to 25%
Dust / Grease / Oil 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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