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Engineer II / III - Strategic Initiatives

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!


To learn more about Dominion Energy’s workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to DE&I, please see our Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report.



We offer a hybrid 3-2 work schedule (three days in the office, two days of teleworking) to accommodate the need for flexibility.



At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.



Job Summary


There are two positions 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.


The newly formed Demand Side Operations Department seeks a self-motivated and forward-thinking candidate to provide full engineering support to include but not be limited to researching, assessing, analyzing, calculating, and providing technical specifications needed for the Demand Response and Load Curtailment Programs.  The initial emphasis for the department will be on Data Center load, but will expand to manage other demand side resources in the future, such as Distributed Energy Resources (DER), batteries, etc.  Under the direction of the Demand Side Operations leadership, this candidate should have the ability to exercise independence in evaluating, selecting, and applying moderate to complex engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, as well as use independent judgment in prioritizing and making moderately complex design adaptations and modifications.  This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong work ethic, who enjoys using engineering concepts to devise new approaches, solving problems, and who excels at starting a project from the ground level and working to contribute to its success to full maturity. 


Duties Include:  


  • Support the engineering required to assess, analyze, and recommend technical specifications for the development of hardware and software systems needed to monitor the real-time N-1 secure transmission limit. 
  • Work to develop specification and a sustainable means to automate the transmission of the load curtailment control signals for the load shedding actions for the Emergency Management System (EMS) to the Distribution Management System (DMS) down to the participant’s equipment.
  • Incorporate and ensure company regulatory policies are accounted for in all specification application design.
  • Work to develop operating procedures for hardware and software applications
  • Implement process and procedures to ensure alerts and warnings are issued to key stakeholders and actions are initiated accordingly.
  • Survey customer equipment for the design of the control hand-off between DMS and the customer
  • Support training efforts for Dominion and non-Dominion customers, as needed.  
  • Monitor and research industry trends related to load curtailment / demand side operations.  Engage in various industry forums (ex., IEEE, CIGRE, NATF, SEE, etc.) to stay abreast of demand side management trends and technologies
  • Provide technical expertise and/or technical leadership, as needed.  
  • Provide 24x7 technical support and rotational coverage of the program to ensure reliable operations
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and experience required for entry into this job include the following:

  • Engineer II - 3+ years of relevant engineering experience (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications)
  • Engineer III - 5+ years of relevant engineering experience (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications)
  • Electric Transmission experience, preferred.
  • Experience with demand side operations a plus.
  • Knowledge of EMS and DMS, highly preferred
  • Knowledge of telemetry systems, highly preferred
  • Knowledge of major utility data flows including meter consumption, outages, and power quality, highly preferred
  • Knowledge of control signals, highly preferred
  • Full knowledge of engineering theories and principles, specifically in power systems.
  • Skilled in use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines.
  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to serve as team project lead.
  • Provide guidance to less experienced engineers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing).
  • Strong personal computer skills.
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
  • In depth knowledge of various computer applications, with the ability to develop and/or manipulate personal computer applications and perform engineering calculations using applicable various software programs, including developing and/or managing algorithms.  
  • Equally effective working independently or in team environment with internal and external team members and/or stakeholders.
  • Proven decision-making skills.
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
  • Ability to interpret and apply codes, practices, and regulations in engineering designs.
  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong planning, forecasting, organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong ability to productively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined above/below: 
    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)
    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 / below)


Education Requirements


Required degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree):  Bachelor or higher degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering


For placement of a candidate in the Engineer job series, the following criteria must be met: 

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 degree in Engineering (non-ABET accredited), 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

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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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

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1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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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.
Join us!

·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 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (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.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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