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Engineer II / III - Substation Eng Standards & Project Execution Support

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

There is one position which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidates education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.


Engineer II – Substation Engineering Standards & Project Execution Support
Engineer III – Substation Engineering Standards & Project Execution Support

An Engineer II or Engineer III in Substation Engineering: Standards & Project Execution Support would be expected to:

  • Develop technical requirements that represent a global approach to the standardization of engineering and design requirements.
  • Lead Design Modernization initiatives in Substation Engineering (one-line modernization and transition to Inventor 3D, AutoCAD Electrical, and Civil 3D).
  • Support Dominion Energy’s construction processes and goals for long term ownership of substations during the development of substation design standards.
  • Lead the development and documentation engineering and design requirements relating to the application of equipment in substations (examples of substation equipment: circuit breakers, instrument transformers, large power transformers, and miscellaneous yard cabinets and components).
  • Lead the development of processes that are technical and/or operational focused, in support of project execution processes, construction processes, and goals for engineering and design standards that drive strong reliability and performance.
  • Execute engineering studies in support of developing strong substation design standards (Physical Electrical and/or P&C focused).
  • Develop training for design engineers and partner groups in Electric Transmission and Electric Distribution, relating to engineering and design principles and standards that relate to the required physical and electrical infrastructure of a substation.
  • Review existing materials, components, and design standards for process improvements, cost savings, and help manage organizational change.
  • Have a strong understanding of company procurement processes and procedures, and serve as the business unit representative during the purchase of substation materials and components.  Represent the business unit and serve as a liaison with Supply Chain Management.
  • Develop and maintain substation purchase specifications for material and components required during the design of substations (Physical Electrical and P&C).
  • Engage in industry forums, and events (IEEE, SEE, CIGRE, etc.).
  • Engage with industry suppliers and manufacturers (plant/factory visits, substation visits) for assigned materials and components.
  • Provide direct input into planning and reliability project plans.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Engineer II:  this position requires a minimum of 3+ years of directly related experience (Substation Engineering, System Protection Engineering, or demonstrated equivalent).

Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing).
Strong personal computer skills.
Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices.
Knowledge of various computer applications, with the ability to manipulate personal computer applications and perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.)
Equally effective and strong when working independently or in team environment.
Evidence of strong decision-making skills.
Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks.
Strong planning, organizational and project management skills.
Experience using MicroStation or AutoCAD is a plus.

Engineer III:  this position requires a minimum of 5+ years of directly related experience.

All knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed above in the Engineer II description.
Senior level knowledge of engineering theories and principles.
Senior level 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 and provide guidance to less experienced engineers and technical employees.


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.


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 as outlined above.
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 as outlined above.

Education Requirements

Education Level:


Required: Bachelor's degree in 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
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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.
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·21,000 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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