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Electrical Engineer III - Power Systems

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!

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Job Summary

Dominion Energy seeks an Engineer III with a strong Electrical Power Systems background to join the Power Generation Engineering Group in support of our Non-Nuclear Power Generation fleet. The fleet consists of conventional fossil, simple and combined cycle, hydro, wind, and solar with support of the upcoming offshore wind and battery storage efforts aligned with the Virginia Clean Economy Act (CEA). The team’s responsibilities are broad and encompass every aspect of the generation fleet’s electrical program which includes low and medium voltage distribution, electrical relay protection, electrical equipment diagnostics, root cause analysis, fault analysis, and more.  It is an exciting time to be in Power Generation Engineering!

This support includes, but is not limited to the following functions:

  • Perform power systems analysis (Short circuit, load flow, overcurrent coordination, and arc flash analysis) as needed in support of plant capital projects, as well as daily operations.
  • Develop and maintain electrical system models to support such studies.
  • Perform protective relay settings calculations; develop logic diagrams and other documentation as needed to ensure adequate protection of Generators, Transformers, Motors, Buses, and other major plant equipment. 
  • Evaluate design of new/proposed generation and/or the impact of changes to existing plant electrical distribution systems. 
  • Oversee electrical equipment installation and provide commissioning support of electrical equipment, such as Switchgear, Transformers and Motors.
  • Support fleet wide compliance efforts with NERC Modeling, Data and Analysis (MOD), Protection and Control (PRC), and Facilities Design, Connections and Maintenance (FAC) standards.
  • Provide technical support and identify process improvement opportunities based on incident investigations, root cause analysis, and industry best practices.
  • Provide Market and Plant operations technical support and unit/system operational limit recommendations.
  • Relocation assistance can be provided to the successful eligible candidate.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Requirements (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications):

  • Minimum 6 years engineering experience. 


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience with IEEE, NEC and other applicable industry codes and standards. 
  • Extensive experience with, and knowledge of medium voltage (up to 35 kV) & low voltage (up to 600 VAC) power plant and/or heavy industrial distribution systems including utility scale generators, substations, switchgear, transformers, panel boards, grounding systems, capacitor banks, etc. 
  • Proven ability to perform fault analysis calculations.
  • Familiarity with computer simulation software tools (ETAP, PSS/E, PSLF, MATHCAD, etc.).
  • Protective relay coordination experience.
  • Significant experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications.
  • Familiar with NERC Reliability Standards.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering 


Education Requirements


 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 engineering degree from a non-ABET accredited program and a postgraduate 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 
  • Possess a 4-year degree in 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%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Travel 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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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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·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.

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