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Engineer II / III - Electric Transmission Operations Engineering (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!


Job Summary


There is one position available that will be filled at either the Engineer II or Engineer III level, commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Dominion is seeking an Engineer III in the Operations Engineering Support—Special Studies team within Electric Transmission. ET Special Studies provides domain expertise and engineering root cause analysis for operational challenges across Dominion Energy and the electric grid. As novel challenges arise, Special Studies cultivates and develop the necessary knowledge base and modeling, simulation, and other engineering capabilities to address them.


Job activities and responsibilities include:


  • Develop innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions to operational problems and provides solutions to complex engineering problems and issues that may span multiple disciplines within Electric Transmission, as well as other Dominion business units.
  • Conducts research, development, and demonstration of leading-edge tools, technologies, and applications to maintain Dominion's leadership position in the industry.
  • Power system modeling: transient oscillations, load flow, transient dynamic simulations, and real time digital simulations.
  • Analyze multiple infrastructure interdependencies.
  • Analyze and plan for significant increase in renewable energy on transmission and distribution systems, such as solar and wind energy, and the installation of microgrids throughout both systems.
  • Perform manufacturer evaluations and support material requisitions as needed.
  • Support Dominion field organizations in response to equipment emergencies, material, design, and any other issues identified by the field.
  • Perform root cause analysis of events and implement improvement plans.
  • Maintain and manage equipment data for transmission assets.
  • Perform/support evaluation, design, engineering, and support activities related to advanced power systems technologies such as FACTS and HVDC.
  • Participate/collaborate with trade and industry organizations, benchmarking activities, universities, ISOs/RTOs, and national research labs.


Must be able to meet NERC qualifications.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


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

Engineer II: 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.
Engineer III: 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


Basic Qualifications:


  • Engineer II:  3+ years of related engineering experience and an ABET Accredited Engineering Degree
  • Engineer III: 5+ years directly related engineering experience and an ABET Accredited Engineering Degree
  • An advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) counts towards related experience
  • Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Preferred advance degrees: Doctorate in Electrical Engineering; Master’s in Electrical Engineering
  • Candidate should have strong electrical engineering background; preferably in electric power systems. Other engineering backgrounds may be considered if presented in combination with a strong electric power background.
  • Candidate should possess strong knowledge of engineering principles and practices that will enable the successful candidate to progress in an engineering career series.
  • Knowledge in using specialized power engineering tools, such as PSS/E, ASPEN, PSCAD, RTDS, MATLAB, MAXWELL 3D, and SYNERGI.
  • Proficient at analyzing all aspects of three-phase AC power flow.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in developing system models from diverse and indirect data and information sources preferred.
  • Knowledge of programming skills and tools for automation of system studies, such as Python, .NET, C#, etc.
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
  • Planning, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Must possess good communication skills, written and oral.
  • Must be dedicated to continuous improvement and identifying best practice opportunities
  • Must be able to work well independently as well as in team environment

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 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
  • Possess a 4-year degree in Physics, Chemistry or Math 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.

Education Requirements


Education Level:

Required: Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred: Doctor of Philosophy; Master’s Degree


Disciplines: Required: Electrical Engineering

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

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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·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

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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