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Environmental Outreach Senior Advisor

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

  • Acts as the company’s liaison across the footprint with environmental non-governmental organizations and other key local, state, regional and national stakeholders in support of day-to-day operations, capital projects, and public and regulatory policy engagement.  
  • Oversees corporate environmental outreach in coordination with environmental services and corporate affairs.  
  • Keeps senior utility and holding company management apprised of relational, policy, regulatory, and permitting issues and opportunities.  
  • Serves as liaison and as needed negotiator between company and key stakeholders in permits, regulations, and public policy development.  
  • Serves as company environmental representative on various industry organizations.  
  • Advises on development of process and procedures to support compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations.  
  • Champions process changes to improve compliance, improve efficiency, and control costs.  
  • Communicates changes in environmental laws and regulations to management of corporations and operating companies.  
  • Advises on development of strategies that comply with new requirements and minimize impacts to company in complying.  
  • Sponsors support programs that enhance company public image and reputation from an environmental point of view.    
  • As needed represents the company to the public and press on environmental issues.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

10+ years relevant experience (Note:  A Master's degree will count as one year of experience.  A partial year of six months or more will be rounded up to one year of experience)

Specific knowledge, skills, abilities and experience include:

  • Considerable experience in environmental policy development and environmental justice
  • Experience in a senior role an environmental role in a state agency or cabinet office
  • Experience at a large environmental non-governmental organization
  • Private sector experience at a law firm, consulting firm, or corporation on public policy issues
  • Good working knowledge of energy-related, environmental issues
  • Good working knowledge of environmental sustainability theory, practice, and policy
  • Well-developed negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent technical writing, public speaking, and communication skills
  • Ability to develop effective strategies
  • Ability to interpret and communicate technical information and convey it to internal and external staff

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

Preferred:  Bachelor

Demonstrated related experience may be substituted for preferred education.

Preferred disciplines:  Environmental Science, Engineering, Political Science, Public Policy & Administration, Public Relations

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

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

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.  

You can experience the excitement of our company – it's the difference between taking a job and starting a career.

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.
Join us!

·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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