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Customer Projects Designer II - Centralized Design Group

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

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!


Job Summary

This customer-oriented role, engineers technical electric distribution solutions by applying principals to account for equipment and labor, and project manages approximately 50-100 projects from inception to completion.

  • Projects include, but are not limited to new construction, maintenance, and relocation of electric distribution facilities.
  • Communicates company policy and procedures, electric service requirements, and project schedules and status to internal and external customers. 
  • Designers represent the Company throughout the design process as the assigned point of contact for the customer.
  • Participates in the 2-year electric distribution designer training program and is evaluated through class participation, practical field experiences, and continuous advisory reviews.
  • Inspects project sites, designates facility placement, determines metering requirements, and prepares service agreements and detailed drawings utilizing Arc-FM, Auto-Cad, or other tools as appropriate.
  • Analyzes electrical load data and performs calculations to determine size and location of electric distribution facilities based on engineering standards, existing or proposed easements, Right-of-Way permits and operational needs and requirements.
  • Utilizes work management system to prepare cost estimates based on design of new construction or modification of existing facilities.
  • Coordinates installation/relocation of other utilities (i.e. cable television, phone, etc).
  • Prepares underground agreements, billing authorities, revenue calculations, negotiates and secures Right-of-Way permits, environmental permits, easement agreements and highway/railroad permits.
  • Reconciles construction field adjustments (as-builts) to ensure mapping accuracy in the Geographic Information System (GIS). Identifies safety issues - checks equipment and work area regularly to ensure safety and compliance; identifies hazards and improvements that could prevent safety problems; evaluates impact of decisions and actions on own and others' safety.
  • Assists in storm restoration processes by driving, patrolling, scouting damage locations and digitally obtaining information. Assists in customer issue resolutions and regulatory inquiries.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • 2 - 3+ years directly related experience.
  • Successful completion of the Customer Projects Designer Development Program or previous external experience demonstrating knowledge of fundamental overhead and commercial design.
  • Knowledge of distribution design, electricity, company policies and procedures.
  • Skills:  verbal, written and interpersonal communication; time management and organization; project management; math and technical aptitude.
  • Abilities:  effectively interact with customers and team members; detail oriented.
  • Physical attributes to perform essential function of the job: walking, climbing, stooping, bending and prolonged standing.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

Education Requirements

Associate preferred

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Notary Public (or ability to obtain); Projects Designer Development Program; Valid state driver's license

Working Conditions

Cold 51-75%
Office Work Environment 26-50%
Outdoors 51-75%
Heat 51-75%
Travel 51-75%

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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