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Engineer I or II - System Protection Engineering (Richmond, VA)

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




 

Job Summary

 

Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric Transmission (ET) Distribution-System Protection Engineering department is seeking a motivated Electrical Engineer to support the Company’s evolving distribution grid.  The primary responsibilities for this role include the design, modeling, and development of protective relay settings for 69 kV and below with in distribution substations. This is an exciting time to join our team as we are involved in industry-leading projects and initiatives like interconnecting 5000 MW of solar generation in the next 5 years, the first utility-owned offshore wind project in United States federal waters off the Atlantic coast, STATCOMS, IEC-61850, and the largest data center load growth in the world. 

 

Job Responsibilities – Engineer I:

  • Learn basic protection philosophy and applications to real-world scenarios
  • Develop protective relay settings for Distribution-System Protection Engineering (DSPE) protection schemes inside the substation.
  • Provide technical assistance to various engineering and field teams to fully develop the protection and control design package. 
  • Provide technical support to conceptual engineering teams, project management teams and ET Field Organization throughout the course of capital projects. 
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

 

Job Responsibilities – Engineer II:

  • Develop protective relay settings for DSPE protection schemes inside the substation.
  • Provide technical assistance to various engineering and field teams to fully develop the protection and control design package. 
  • Provide advanced technical support to conceptual engineering teams, project management teams and ET Field Organization throughout the course of capital projects.
  • Participate in various company teams and industry-level organizations to enhance DSPE’s system protection performance.
  • Participate in trade and industry organizations and benchmarking activities.
  • Support team with compliance and/or setting peer review activities.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience 

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to independently plan and organize work assignments.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including technical writing.
  • Equally effective with working independently or in a team environment.
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
  • Experience with short circuit modeling software preferred.
  • Understanding of IEC 61850 communication protocol for intelligent substation protection is a plus. 
  • Experience with SAP work management systems is a plus.
  • Programming skills for automation of system studies (e.g., Python, .NET, C#, etc.) is a plus.
  • Experience with PSCAD and/or RTDS is a plus.
  • Ability to interpret codes, regulations, and practices
  • 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)


Engineer I:

  • Basic understanding of AC/DC fundamentals, including three-phase power systems.
  • Basic understanding of the principles of transmission and/or distribution relay protection a plus.
  • Minimum 0 - 2 years of experience with a bachelor's or advanced post-graduate degree in electrical or power engineering is required

 

Engineer II:

  • Understanding of AC/DC fundamentals, including three-phase power systems.
  • Understanding of the principles of transmission and/or distribution relay protection preferred.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience with a bachelor's or advanced post-graduate degree in electrical or power engineering is required

 

*Note for both positions: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications; A an advanced degree can count as one year experience

Education Requirements

 

 Bachelor's or Advanced post-graduate Degree in Electrical or Power Engineering is required (see required engineering criteria below)

 

*This position is considering upcoming graduates who have will obtain a degree by May 31st, 2022.

 

 

REQUIRED ENGINEERING CRITERIA: 

 
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%
Radiation 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 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.  

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1. Great Work Life Balance 
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.
 
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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

Over the last 10-15 years, we have reduced carbon emissions by more than 50% and methane emissions by 25%, but that's just the start. By 2050, we will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all of our electric and natural gas operations. We are taking immediate action to reduce emissions as quickly as possible, while also exploring new technologies to accelerate future progress.


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