Engineering Technical Specialist III (Richmond)

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Job Summary

Dominion Energy is looking for a Engineering Technical Specialist III to join our team in Richmond, VA. This individual will serve as technical subject matter expert on steam turbines, combustion turbines, generators and exciters.


Responsible for project management activities to include but not limited to:

  • Manages overhauls on steam turbines, combustion turbines, and generators, and steam turbine valves, which includes planning to completion of the work.  
  • Manage & develop budgets, expenditures, schedule, and scheduling of resources and equipment;
  • Identifies key barriers and issues, researches and evaluates more complex issues and develops sound business solutions to achieve desired results with engineering input.  
  • Manages and conducts on-site inspections of work performed to ensure compliance to all state, federal and company regulations and ensures safe work environment.  
  • Assesses situations and determines when escalated issues should be elevated to management for resolution.  
  • Provides technical and field support to plants during major outages and overhauls to ensure work is performed according to policy, procedures, and consistent standards.  
  • Inspects, audits, and documents activities for Quality assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) needs and takes appropriate action to successfully resolve issues.  
  • Responsible for oversight of scoping, planning, executing, and closing out of the outage, and any testing required.  
  • Responsible for scheduling and pre-outage planning activities including but not limited to, researching prior outages, reports, and milestones; develops list of inspections and activities to be completed
  • Develops list of lessons learned from current and prior outages for inclusion in future outages, development of outage plan and testing methods, develops and manages budget of specific job work, and collaborates with engineering and outage management to ensure outage plans and budgets are met. 
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Requirements (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications):


Engineering Technical Specialist III:

  • 5-7 years of steam turbine or gas turbine operation and maintenance experience.  


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Both Levels:

  • Must possess a strong safety and environmental culture utilizing human performance defenses.  
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills in person, by phone and in writing.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to influence, coach and train others
  • Must be able to move freely to access all areas of the plant for inspections.  
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member. 
  • Must be able to manage contracts and contractors
  • Must have strong troubleshooting, problem-solving, and scheduling skills
  • Must have time management and organization skills.  
  • Must have strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, Projects, SAP, P6, laser alignment software, and vibration software or equivalent.
  • Must have technical knowledge and demonstrated skills to do detailed inspections
  • Must be able to read and interpret complex regulations and assess impact to company operations.
  • Must have strong knowledge and skills or capable of learning necessary skills in all areas of maintenance and operation on steam turbines, combustion turbines, generators, exciters, etc.  
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability of planning, scheduling, executing, and close out of overhauls.  
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to assess situations and develop sound business solutions to successfully resolve all issues that arise through outage execution.  


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

Education Requirements

Education Level: Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred degree: Bachelor 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

Fumes Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Radiation Up to 25%
Travel 76- 100%
Cold 51-75%
Confined Spaces 51-75%
Dust / Grease / Oil 51-75%
Energized Wires 26-50%
Heat 51-75%
Loud Noise 51-75%
Office Work Environment 51-75%
Outdoors 51-75%

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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About Dominion Energy

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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

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.

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