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Associate Transmission System Operator

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Job Summary

This role works under direct supervision to take and/or direct timely and appropriate real-time actions to maintain the reliability of the Bulk Electric System, during both normal and emergency conditions. Critical, reliability-related tasks are performed under the direct, continuous supervision and observation of a Transmission System Operator, Senior Transmission System Operator, or Supervisor-Electric Transmission Operations. Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Must obtain PJM and NERC certifications within 12 months of start date.
  • Successfully completes relevant task verifications within 24 months of start date.
  • Monitors elements of the bulk electric system and responds to status changes.
  • Responds to disturbances, emergency events and other changes in weather or system conditions, and makes the appropriate internal and external notifications.
  • Monitors voltage and reactive power flows and utilizes reactive resources to maintain voltage schedules.
  • Prepares switching orders that will isolate work areas and provides a safe zone of protection for both field personnel and equipment.
  • Provides verbal instructions to field personnel engaged in switching operations, and makes the appropriate internal and external notifications.
  • Controls transmission and distribution equipment using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) as needed.
  • Monitors and regulates the flow of power among interconnected entities.
  • Logs system activities for routine reporting to ensure the accuracy of operational records.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
  • Requires two-plus years of directly related electrical or mechanical experience.
  • Beginner-level knowledge: Mathematics, Safety and emergency procedures.
  • Beginner-level skills: Computer systems (Microsoft Office), Verbal and written communications, Interpersonal, Complex problem-solving, Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Abilities: Critical thinking, Attention to detail, Effectiveness in high stress situations, Personable, flexible and dependable, Honest and ethical
  • Preferred experience:Five-plus years of directly related electrical or mechanical experience
  • Preferred knowledge: Beginner-level knowledge of NERC and PJM regulations, Electrical principles (flow of electricity, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, direct and alternating currents, etc.), Electrical control systems (electrical controls and motors, motor controls and starters, relays, overloads, control circuits, etc.), Substation equipment and operations, Power station operations and generation


Licenses, Certifications, Qualifications or Standards


  • NERC Transmission Operator
  • PJM Transmission System Operator



The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.

Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Associate

Preferred: Electrical Engineering Industrial Mechanical  Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Working Conditions
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI�System Operator/Power Dispatcher (SOPD II) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser,


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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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
·18 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: Richmond

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