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Engineer II or Engineer III - Electric Transmission Equipment (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.


The candidate will be part of a team that provides technical support for Dominion Energy’s Electric Transmission Organization.   This position is specifically responsible for supporting asset management initiatives to design, specify, operate, maintain, and upgrade large substation equipment such as Power Transformers, Breakers, GIS, FACTS Devices, Instrument Transforms, etc. Candidate should have strong electrical engineering background.  Candidate will develop through the fundamental of engineering principles and practices that will enable the successful candidate to track in either an engineering or operational career series.

Job Activities

•    Develop and document engineering and design requirements relating to the application of substation equipment.
•    Develop and document engineering and design requirements for substation specifications related to the purchase of substation equipment and related turn-key substation projects.
•    Develop an understanding of company procurement processes and procedures and serve as the business unit representative during the purchase of assigned substation equipment. 
•    Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) in support of operational needs and project initiatives. 
•    Daily support of emerging issues with the field organizations related to assigned substation equipment.
•    Develop training for field organizations on how to maintain and respond to system events relating to substation equipment.
•    Maintain and improve asset health assessment programs through automation of data.
•    Assist in root cause analysis of suspect/failed components. Incorporate root cause analysis into designs and specifications.
•    Engage with industry suppliers and manufacturers (plant/factory visits, substation visits).
•    Engage in industry forums (IEEE, SEE, IEC, etc.).
•    Participate in trade and industry organizations and benchmarking activities.
•    Perform other duties as requested or assigned.


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 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 below.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


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


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.


•   Engineer II: 3+ years of relevant engineering experience

•   Engineer III: 5+ years of relevant engineering experience;

•    Full 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;
•    Strong leadership skills with proven ability to serve as team project lead;
•    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;
•    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;
•    Proven decision making skills;
•    Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks;
•    Strong planning, organizational and project 


Education Requirements


Preferred Disciplines: 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

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

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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