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Hourly Trading Coordinator - Energy Trading

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!



"All candidates are encouraged to apply including 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.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Provides work direction and guidance to incumbents responsible for short-term purchase and sales transactions in an effort to minimize cost and maximize economic value of associated portfolios. Interacts with market participants to evaluate, develop, negotiate and execute business opportunities. Applies electric market operations, trading, and knowledge of renewables to capture market opportunities and mitigate portfolio risks.


Analyzes and reacts to current market and competitive conditions. Analyzes and evaluates energy transactions to ensure counter party and contractual terms are favorable and consistent with company guidelines for risk management. Interfaces with Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) and generating plants to facilitate the operation of generating units for economic and reliability considerations. Tracks and enters all transactions into appropriate business and RTO systems by required deadlines.


Understands and applies basic knowledge of generation assets and dispatch operations as they pertain to the rules of the ISO's, NERC, and FERC. Serves as a team leader and assists management to ensure that profit margins are met or exceeded. Directs activities and provides leadership direction to Hourly Traders.


May also perform the following duties: 

  • Provide compliance support to Merchant Power Group within all regulatory areas (NERC, PJM, FERC, etc). These activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • ISO/RTO Certification requirements
    • Ensure internal process documents comply with applicable NERC reliability standards and PJM Tariff and manual requirements
    • Responses to required surveys related to the generation fleet (e.g. PJM).
  • Assist in coordinating activities related to market operations center functions and commercial responsibilities including the management and oversight of training requirements for Hourly Traders. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
    • Certification of generation assets in PJM Energy Markets, Identification & evaluation of discrepancies between EMS and PJM settlement volumes
    • Taking necessary actions to resolve discrepancies
    • Facilitate the Integration of new generation or other assets into the PJM market which require dispatch/interfacing with the ISO
    • Coordinate with Generation IT staff on EMS upgrades and identify modifications that support MOC needs
    • Development of procedural and training materials to facilitate necessary training programs to meet all regulatory compliance standards, as well as corporate and Power Generation standards
    • Facilitate one-on-one and group training activities to ensure Hourly Desk Trading personnel maintains the necessary training hour requirements imposed by regulatory bodies
    • Facilitate and lead efforts to maintain required standards and operating requirements of the emergency market operations center (EMOC)
    • Support any and all other training and certification requirements for personnel that is deemed necessary within the Merchant Power area. 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:


At least 7 years of related experience is required (finance, accounting or electric / renewable trading)  *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.


  • Extensive working knowledge and experience with generating plant characteristics, regional transmission organization market concepts and process requirements as well as the fundamental mechanics of electricity and transmission grid operations
  • Trading/Hedging experience in energy commodities or financial instruments is a plus
  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts (including nights, weekends and holidays)
  • Must possess the ability to direct work and provide guidance to less experienced hourly traders as well as train, direct and organize the activities of those incumbents
  • Must possess or be able to pass RTO certification to dispatch generation and perform the functions of operations center personnel. 


NOTE: 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

Education Level:

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




Preferred Discipline(s):





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

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Must possess or be able to pass RTO certification to dispatch generation and perform the functions of operations center personnel. 

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
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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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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·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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