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Engineer II or III (Data & Automation Engineer)

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

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


The selected candidate will join the System Protection Automation and Analysis team within Power Delivery – Electric Transmission as an Engineer II or Engineer III and function primarily as an Automation Engineer while also supporting system protection data analysis & tool development for other groups within Electric Transmission. System Protection Automation and Analysis is a cross-functional team with a focus on system protection engineering analysis , data science, and software development for defining and launching technology and data solutions that drive innovation and create industry-leading capabilities that advance the overall vision of Dominion Energy. 


The role includes responsibilities related to supporting the end-to-end management and architectural enhancements of data systems used for ingress, storage, analysis, visualization, and exploration of operational grid telemetry and other related data sources including support of multiple time-series data platforms and various relational database systems. Includes the development, maintenance, and utilization of a comprehensive set of production software tools to facilitate data engineering and process automation activities to work with and manipulate time series and business data. Includes the oversight of additional business processes that support data governance initiatives across Power Delivery. The role will also include architecting, developing, and maintaining engineering tools and automation for streamlining business processes within engineering teams. A strong focus on end-user/customer engagement and support within Power Delivery is critical to successful execution of the job function.


This role is fully competent in all conventional aspects of the subject matter. Second level position in the engineering series provides engineering support in designated company area, or specific engineering discipline. Performs and/or reviews engineering calculations, analysis, research and design. Provides cost analysis as needed and develops recommendation based on calculations (e.g. cost for equipment upgrade) for management review. Distinguished from Engineer I by increased complexity in application of engineering skills required. Under direction of supervisor or work leader, exercises independence in evaluating, selecting and applying standard or well defined engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Uses independent judgment in prioritizing and making moderately complex adaptations and modifications. Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require investigation of a limited number of variables. 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:

Engineer II: 3+ years of relevant engineering experience

Engineer III: 5+ years of relevant engineering experience


Relevant Experience includes, but not limited to advanced electrical modeling; Scripting for engineering applications; Advanced automation process experience and/or process innovation; Electrical utility grid engineering; System protection; Or similar combination of engineering experience


(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)


  • Knowledge of electrical engineering theories and principles
  • Knowledge of system protection philosophies and applications is a plus.
  • Experience in use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing)
  • Strong personal computer skills.
  • Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices
  • Experience with various computer applications, with the ability to manipulate personal computer applications and perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Excel, etc.)
  • Knowledge and  proficiency in Python, C#/.NET, and SQL or comparable technologies.
  • Experience with ASPEN software is preferred, not required
  • Capable of moving easily between programming languages and technology paradigms
  • Experience developing large scale software systems and tools
  • Experience with Agile/Lean methodologies for project management
  • Understanding of contemporary relational and time-series database technologies. Preferred experience with time-series sensor data, particularly grid telemetry such as SCADA and synchrophasor data
  • Equally effective working independently or in team environment.
  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Strong planning, organizational and project management skills
  • Strong abstract thinking and problem-solving capabilities
  • Comfortable communicating with engineers, customers, and executives, alike
  • Excels at self-education and quickly adopting new skills and knowledge
  • 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)
  • 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

Required: ABET Accredited Bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering

Preferred disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, or Power Systems 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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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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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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