Share this Job

Associate Transmission System Operator or Transmission System Operator (Richmond, VA

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!

 

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

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

 

Job Summary

There are multiple positions that will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

Associate Transmission System Operator

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.Role obtains 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.


Transmission System Operator

This role has the responsibility and authority to take and/or direct timely and appropriate real-time actions, including the shedding of firm load, to maintain the reliability of the Bulk Electric System, during both normal and emergency conditions. This role is subject to the authority of PJM, which functions as Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Operator, and Balancing Authority.


Critical, reliability-related tasks are performed without obtaining approval from higher-level personnel within Dominion.


Role maintains relevant PJM and NERC certifications. Successfully completes relevant, on-going task verifications. Maintains knowledge of Dominion's operating practices and procedures. 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 provide 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.


Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Associate Transmission System Operator:

  • Requires two-plus years of directly related electrical or mechanical experience (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications; A master’s degree can count as one year 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 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
  • This position requires you to operate a Dominion Energy vehicle or operate a vehicle on Dominion Energy's behalf
  • In this role you will be expected to report and respond to emergency storm related events.
  • The work schedule for this position requires you to work 12 hour rotating shifts

 


Transmission System Operator:

  • Requires three-plus years of directly related electrical or mechanical experience, and at least 18 months in a System Operator role (or title that performs the same functions of a Dominion Transmission System Operator) *Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications; A master’s degree can count as one year experience
  • Must have current NERC Transmission Operator certification.
  • Current PJM Transmission System Operator certification preferred. If not currently PJM certified, must otherwise have at least three years experience in a System Operator role or title that performs the same functions of a Dominion Transmission System Operator (and must obtain PJM certification within 12 months of start date)
  • Proficient-level knowledge: NERC regulations (Proficient-level knowledge of PJM regulations strongly preferred); Mathematics; 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; Industrial safety and emergency procedure
  • Proficient-level skills: Computer systems (Microsoft Word, EMS, DMS, etc.); Verbal and written communications; Interpersonal; Complex problem-solving; Teamwork and collaboration
  • Abilities: Critical thinking; Attention to detail; Effective in high stress situations; Personable, flexible and dependable; Honest and ethical
  • This position requires you to operate a Dominion Energy vehicle or operate a vehicle on Dominion Energy's behalf
  • In this role you will be expected to report and respond to emergency storm related events
  • The work schedule for this position requires you to work 12 hour rotating shifts

 

For Military Applicants: 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/below)

Education Requirements

Preferred Associate Degree (or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education)

 

Disciplines Preferred:
Electrical
Engineering
Industrial
Mechanical

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Other Working Conditions

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, https://careers.dominionenergy.com/content/Pre-Employment-Testing/

 

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 dombenefits.com.

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.  

You can experience the excitement of our company – it's the difference between taking a job and starting a career.

Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

There are many reasons to work at Dominion Energy, but below are the top three employees have shared with us. Click on each of the links to learn more!

1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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.
 
Join us!
 

Facts:
·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 43% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 32% (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.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond

Job Segment: Electrical, Engineer, Engineering