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Environmental Consultant-Air & Climate(Richmond, Cayce, Raleigh, Salt Lake City or Washington, D.C.)

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.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Please note, the work location for this position can be located in Richmond, Virginia, Cayce, South Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, Salt Lake City, Utah or Washington, D.C.  

This position provides company wide support, but may be based in various locations where Dominion Energy maintains corporate offices including the following cities: 

  • Richmond, VA
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Cayce, SC
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Washington, DC 

Dominion Energy is seeking an experienced Climate Consultant to join its team to support Dominion Energy facilities company wide. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm grasp and strong expertise specifically across the realm of climate regulations and policies on both the state and national level. This position has responsibility to provide expert technical support for evaluating new, proposed, or expanded climate regulations, and their impact on the company, environmental compliance, environmental stewardship, and oversight of Dominion Energy’s Greenhouse Gas programs, working under the direction of the Manager of Environmental Regulations.  The Climate Consultant also serves as a coordinator and team leader providing expert technical direction and oversight to junior staff and contractors/ consultants.  The primary focus of this position is climate and greenhouse gas related projects, but work may involve other environmental media based on experience and training available.  Technical complexity of work is medium to high.

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Uses expert level understanding of state/federal climate and greenhouse gas regulations, statutes, protocols, and programs to advise climate team and communicate to management business needs to meet goals.
  • Independently develops, implements, coordinates, and oversees complex greenhouse gas and air quality programs and projects which relate to company compliance with federal, state, and local air regulations, as well as mandatory and voluntary Greenhouse Gas, and Methane reduction commitments.
  • Utilizes skills and experience with carbon emissions inventories, operational parametric monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements to support corporate-wide Greenhouse Gas reporting and metrics.
  • Writes and edits detailed scientific reports, suitable for both submission to regulatory agencies and voluntary corporate reporting that evaluate long-term results from various system-wide quality programs.
  • Provides expert level regulatory and scientific expertise, advice, guidance, and interpretation to company personnel to ensure and improve compliance with all required and voluntary Greenhouse Gas, Carbon, and Methane reduction reporting, requirements, and initiatives.
  • Prepares and submits correspondence, reports, and provides testimony to environmental regulatory agencies.
  • Represents Company before regulatory agencies, industry groups, and the public on environmental issues.
  • Reads, analyzes, and interprets new and existing regulations.
  • Develops and conducts environmental training.
  • Adherence to Dominion Energy safety rules and safety performance expectations.
  • Adherence to Dominion Energy environmental policies, guidance, and work practices.
  • Use of electronic databases to analyze and monitor company compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

At least 10 years relevant experience and expert level understanding across the realm of climate regulations and policies on both the state and national level.  (Note:  A Master's degree will count as one year towards the experience requirement.  A partial year of six months or more will be rounded up to one year of experience).

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

  • Expert level understanding across the realm of climate regulations and policies on both the state and national level.
  • Excellent written, oral, public speaking, and interpersonal skills, to interface with team and internal stakeholders effectively;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Excellent team building, communication, writing, and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to diplomatically and assertively handle challenging situations with regulatory agencies, the public, and company personnel.
  • Ability to manage projects, and to select and manage environmental contractors and consultants.
  • Ability to identify complex problems, to review related information, to develop and evaluate options, and to implement solutions;
  • Ability to translate regulatory regulations, permits, and plan requirements into understandable compliance guidance;
  • Ability to move quickly to and from various tasks and remain professional while delivering high-quality, reliable, environmental services to customers;
  • Ability to develop, implement, and administer complex environmental compliance plans.
  • Ability to interpret and/or apply environmental requirements to company operations.
  • Ability to prepare and/or review compliance and regulatory documents and reports.
  • Ability to influence others.
  • Ability to embrace collaborative problem solving.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately for audience needs.
  • Ability to share information.
  • Ability to facilitate open idea exchange.
  • Ability to understand implications of new information.
  • Ability to identify complex problems, to review related information, to develop and evaluate options, and to implement solutions.
  • Ability to adapt actions.
  • Ability to remain professional while delivering high-quality, reliable, environmental services to customers.
  • Ability to work independently and in field environments.
  • Ability to manage projects, and to select and manage environmental contractors and consultants.
  • Ability to proactively ensure requirements are met by others while considering the intent and letter of the law, regulation, policy, or procedure.
  • Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people internal and external to the organization in a collaborative fashion and in a geographically diverse team environment.
  • Strong analytical, recordkeeping, and computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Word).

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications 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 are encouraged to apply.


Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:  Bachelor


Preferred discipline(s):  Physical Science, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Not applicable

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

May be required to work in a field environment and exposed to extreme temperature and weather 25 to 50%.

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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