Engineer I/ II/ III- Electric Transmission High Voltage Testing (On-site)

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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.



Job Summary

The advertised position, within Dominion Energy’s Electric Transmission group, has been created to facilitate engineering support to the operation of the new High Voltage Laboratory (HVL), which is currently under construction. This new 17,000 square foot HVL is built simultaneously with the associated Technical Support Building (TSB). Both these facilities 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 and will be instrumental in performing root cause analysis of failed transmission and distribution equipment. The main test systems that will be used in the HVL include 3,200kV impulse generator, 1,500kV AC and 1,200kV DC test sets.
Among many tasks, the incumbent will be assisting in the preparation of ultra HV tests on the large substation equipment, such as power and instrument transformers, bushings, circuit breakers, GIS, cables, transmission line insulators, capacitors, etc. 


•    Perform work under the guidance and direction of the Manager - High Voltage Testing or Consulting Engineer. 
•    Assist in overseeing all activities taking place in the HVL. 
•    Participate in setting the test circuits. 
•    Assist in development of test plans, procedures, and test schedules.
•    Learn the software to operate all test systems.
•    Verify the electrical connections made by technical staff.
•    Made contributions to the improvements in the HVL operation.
•    Be mindful about requirements for complying with all relevant federal and state regulations, as well as all required Dominion Energy work safety policies and guidelines.
•    On request, help in the process of achieving ISO 17025 accreditation for the laboratory. 
•    Help in developing calibrations and preventive maintenance programs for the laboratory test equipment, auxiliary instrumentation, and tools.
•    Prepare drafts of test reports. 
•    Actively participate in routine calibrations of test equipment and instrumentation, and in updating the calibration records.
•    Take interest in software upgrades for the test equipment. 
•    Provide help in keeping inventory of tools, instrumentation, consumables, and test articles. 
•    If required, perform relevant literature searches. 
•    Perform other duties as requested or assigned by the High Voltage Testing Manager or Consulting Engineer. 

The position is located in Petersburg, VA and will work on-site.  Relocation may be offered to the successful candidate. 


Apart to standard 5 days x 8 hours per day work schedule, we offer an option of working 9 hours a day with every second Friday off subject to change due to business needs. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Engineer I: 0 – 2 years of relevant engineering experience 
Engineer II:  3+ years of related engineering experience
Engineer III: 5+ years relevant engineering experience 

  • Willingness to work effectively in a team setting under supervision and without.
  • Ability to think analytically and solve technical problems.
  • Willingness to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, includes technical writing.
  • Good orientation in various computer applications.

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g., Matlab, Excel, etc.).
  • Design and drafting skills using 2D and 3D design software, such as AutoCAD, Solid Works/Solid Edge.
  • Comfortable with heights up to 140ft, and in addition, an ability to perform selected tasks on elevations up to 50ft using an articulated boom lift or a scissor-lift.

Education Requirements


Required degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree): Bachelor's or higher in Engineering 

Preferred: Electrical 


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 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

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Energized Wires Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Travel Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 51-75%
Outdoors 26-50%

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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