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Engineering Technical Consultant

Date: May 10, 2023

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

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!

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


Job Summary

Dominion's Power Generation (PG) Business Unit seeks an NDE (non-destructive examination) Technical Consultant to manage the non-nuclear power station fleet-wide NDE Program, ensuring appropriate and accurate NDE inspection plus quality control performed by Dominion or Contractor personnel.

This position will be located at Dominion's Canal Place facility in downtown Richmond, VA.

The successful candidate will provide the following corporate support in accordance with applicable codes and regulatory requirements:
1.)  Primary technical authority for NDE - provide technical advice to engineering and station personnel;
2.)  NDE Standards and Procedures – maintain and update to ensure compliance with Code requirements, along with governance oversight to ensure consistent approach, standards, and performance expectations across the PG fleet;
3.)  NDE Corporate Training Program – maintains the program, coordinates training, and qualifies the designated company NDE personnel (training classes and appropriate re-certification testing);
4.)  Vendor and Contract NDE – audit/approve programs and procedures for Dominion PG work, including maintaining a balance of NDE vendor contracts to provide NDE resources for sufficient station and outage support requirements;
5.)  New NDE Techniques – proactive assessments of new techniques and regulatory requirements for Dominion applications, and coordinates with vendors to meet those increasing technology demands.
6.)  NDE Budget – plan and manage NDE department budget (outage, call outs, training, equipment calibration, etc.), plus provide NDE budgetary assistance to stations as required.
7)    Field Work Oversight – coordinate NDE scope of work and resources for NDE work in the field.  Provide direct supervision of contract NDE personnel as needed, during major outages, including daily assignments, review of examination reports, scheduling, coordinating station support requirements, and review/approve daily contractor timesheets and invoices.

Relocation assistance can be offered to the successful eligible candidate.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

 Minimum 15 years NDE experience in the fossil-fueled areas of boilers, HRSGs, turbines, and balance of plant equipment;

Knowledge Technical Qualifications:
1.    In-depth knowledge of various NDE testing methods and their application in non-nuclear power stations;
2.    In-depth knowledge with the requirements of ASME, ANSI, and ASNT Codes and Standards relative to fabrication and in-service inspections, including B31.1, B31.3, and R Stamp related work;
3.    Minimum 15 years NDE experience in the fossil-fueled areas of boilers, HRSGs, turbines, and balance of plant equipment;
4.   Must have  ASNT Level III Certification in at least 2 of the following basic NDE methods – VT, PT, MT, RT, UT, or ET with the ability to get 4 within 6 months of employment 

Non-Technical Skills and Requirements:
1.    Strong written & verbal communication skills that foster positive interpersonal communication;
2.    Work both independently with minimal oversight, and, in a team environment;
3.    Self motivated with strong leadership skills to proactively lead the NDE Program;
4.    Computer Skills - Proficiency in computer applications applicable to specific work field/discipline;
5.    Strong conflict resolution skills;
6.    Ability to give presentations, manage multiple projects, train, and mentor others.

Preferred Qualifications:
1.    API Certifications
2.    AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or more rounds to one full year of qualifications.
The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications.
• 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.

Education Requirements

Education Level:  High School minimum

Recommended:  2 year community or technical school, or associate technical degree

In order to be a titled Engineering Technical Specialist, you must meet one of the following criteria:

- 4-year Engineering Technology degree or 4-year degree in Engineering (not ABET-accredited); or

- 4-year degree in Physics, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Engineering or other technical related discipline; or

- 4-year non-technical degree and post-graduate degree in Engineering Technology or Engineering (not ABET-accredited); or

- Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred degree

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Confined spaces Up to 25%
Dust / Grease / Oil Up to 25%
Energized Wires Up to 25%
Fumes Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Pressurized Lines & Valves Up to 25%
Radiation Up to 25%
Travel Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%

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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