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Engineer II / Engineer III - System Protection Standards

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23220

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

 

Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric Transmission (ET) System Protection Standards department is seeking a motivated Electrical Engineer to support the Company’s evolving transmission and distribution grid. The primary responsibilities for this role include the design and development of protective relay standards and special applications for ET capital and O&M projects. 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. 

•    Perform engineering work activities and projects for System Protection Standards to develop, maintain, and support system-wide standards for transmission and distribution system protection, communications, metering, and control applications.
•    Provide expert technical support to other groups for the development and application of protection and control standard designs.
•    Ensure the proper utilization of standard design modules. 
•    Identify root causes for deviations of standard practices and develop/recommend improvements to existing standards to improve utilization.
•    Evaluate and recommend new products, applications, and methods considering all stakeholder input to maintain or improve safety, reliability, and efficiency.
•    Participate in various company teams and industry organizations to enhance ET’s system protection performance.
•    Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

 

This position is located in Richmond, VA and works a hybrid 3/2 (office / remote) weekly schedule.

 

Relocation assistance may be provided to the successful candidate.
 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience 

•    Understanding of IEC-61850 communication protocol for substation protection strongly preferred. 
•    Strong time management skills with the ability to independently plan and organize work assignments.
•    Strong oral and written communication skills, including technical writing.
•    Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
•    Equally effective with working independently or in a team environment.
•    Experience with Microstation or equivalent CAD software a plus.
•    Understanding of basic networking principles a plus.
•    Ability to interpret codes, regulations, and practices.

 

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.
•    BS Electrical Engineering degree required. 


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,


 

Engineer III:
•    Comprehensive understanding of AC/DC fundamentals, including three-phase power systems.
•    Thorough understanding of the principles of transmission and distribution relay protection preferred.
•    Minimum 5 years of experience.
•    BS Electrical Engineering degree required. 

 

Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6 plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above.


(Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications; An advanced degree can count as one year experience).

 

Education Requirements

 

Education Level: Required: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

 

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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