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Engineer II - System Operations Planning (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!


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

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


Job Summary

The Engineer II will fill an important role in Electric Transmission - System Operations Planning, with responsibility for the following duties:


  • Perform, review and analyze detailed reliability, power flow and stability studies on the Electric Transmission (ET) System to minimize risk and maintain system Reliability
  • Provide professional interface on transmission line outage requests between System Operations Planning and Engineering for both upstream and downstream customers
  • Sequencing and coordinating long-term (planned) Electric Transmission (ET) equipment outages by undertaking a thorough review of requested outages to understand scope-of-work, clearances requested, switching required, and potential impact to the grid
  • For long-term planned outages, coordinating outage sequences with ET Project Managers; Coordinating and working with PJM on outage reliability sequencing and outage coordination
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining processes for transmission outage ticketing, both internally and externally
  • Provide engineering support, expertise and leadership to fellow team members
  • The successful candidate will effectively interface with all stakeholders, such as the System Operator, ET Construction and Operations, PJM’s outage schedulers, ET Project Managers, Generation Operators, Electric Cooperatives, Interconnected Companies, Key Account Managers as well as the Regional Operating Centers.
  • It is preferred that the position will achieve PJM Transmission System Operator certification.  At a minimum the position will have or need to obtain a working knowledge of NERC and PJM policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

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


3+ years of relevant engineering experience within electrical transmission, distribution and/or generating stations (prefer experience within an operations or system protection in electric transmission) 


Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications; A master’s degree can count as one year experience


  • Good working knowledge of PJM policies and procedures
  • Good Knowledge of substation equipment/operations, relay operations, and power station operations
  • Good Knowledge of field construction, switching and equipment
  • Knowledge of engineering theories and principles
  • Skilled in use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines
  • Leadership skills with proven ability to serve as team project lead
  • Oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing)
  • Personal computer skills
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems
  • Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices
  • In depth knowledge of various computer applications, with the ability to manipulate personal computer applications and perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Matlab, Excel, etc.)
  • Equally effective working independently or in team environment
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Strong planning, organizational and project management skills


NOTE:  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 Electrical Engineering



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

Preferred: PJM Transmission Operator certification

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
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.
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·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

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