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Manager - High Voltage Testing (Richmond / Dinwiddie County VA)

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!


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


Job Summary

This role can be located in our Richmond, VA offices or Dinwiddie County location. The new high voltage test laboratory will be located in Dinwiddie County, VA and the successful candidate will be expected to be on-site. 


The Electric Power industry is facing significant challenges and changes which will require utilities to be more proactive in how they technically navigate the future.  New technologies being connected to the electric grid will fundamentally change the physical characteristics and behaviors of the electric grid.  This will in turn require additional new equipment and technologies in Dominion Energy substations, lines, and circuits to ensure successful, reliable, and efficient grid operations during ever changing grid conditions, threats, and events.


Dominion Energy’s Power Delivery Group is constructing a new 20,000 square foot extra-high voltage test laboratory to deliver and support the electric grid of the future.  This new in-door laboratory along with a new technical support facility is being constructed on Dominion Energy’s Locks Campus in Dinwiddie County, Virginia (near Richmond) with a planned completion by early 2024.  This new facility, which will be capable of testing power system equipment rated up to 500 kV AC or DC, will serve to technically affirm investment decisions, facilitate development of new technology, and support reliable operations for many years to come.  This new capability will accelerate innovation at Dominion Energy through the testing and evaluation of new technologies, improve reliability by providing thorough and immediate root cause analyses and improved asset management, enable validation of equipment standards and specifications, and allow a new ability to test and evaluate equipment hardware, firmware, and software within an energized environment prior to deploying onto the power grid.  Furthermore, this new facility will fundamentally improve Dominion Energy’s ability to attract, train, and develop our future workforce while also supporting universities, educational institutes, and other partners

Job Summary


This position will oversee and manages all activities taking place within the high voltage testing facility, while having the following roles and responsibilities:


  • Develop and enforce policies and procedures to ensure continuous safe operation of the laboratory
  • Responsible to ensure compliance with all relevant federal and state regulations, as well as all required Dominion Energy work safety policies and guidelines
  • Manage the activities and provide technical direction and training for test engineers, technical specialists, and other support staff
  • Develop and manage test plans, procedures, and schedules while ensuring efficient use of laboratory resources
  • Plan and oversee laboratory test equipment maintenance and training needs
  • Perform lab asset management duties including preventative maintenance and service scheduling, software upgrades, and routine calibration of test equipment, tools, and instrumentation
  • Work with laboratory staff on continuously evaluating testing capabilities and improvements
  • Create and maintain laboratory operation plans to meet Dominion Energy needs
  • Procure and manage inventory of laboratory equipment, tools, instrumentation, consumables, and test articles.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

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


Required Experience: 10-12 years related experience with high voltage laboratory testing and operations with the required degree (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications; A an advanced degree can count as one year experience)


  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with ISO 17025 laboratory standards is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of transmission and substation equipment, design concepts and industry standards and guidelines (such as IEEE, IEC, CIGRE, etc.)
  • Full knowledge of managerial and supervisory concepts.
  • Skills:  strong verbal and written communication; effective public speaking and presentation; project management; customer service; time management and organization.
  • Abilities:  abstract thinking; technical problem solving; process information quickly; demonstrated leadership and management; able to effectively delegate assignments; comfortable coaching and mentoring less experienced personnel.
  • Military service members and veterans with a rank of E-5 or higher plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined (above/below).

Education Requirements

Education Level: 

A Bachelors Degree (or an Advanced Graduate Degree) in Electrical Engineering is required

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

PE license is preferred 

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

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1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 43% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 32% (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.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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