Network Specialist - Power Generation Controls and Operational Technology (Richmond, VA)

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Job Summary

Dominion Energy's Power Generation Business Unit seeks a Generation Network Specialist to support the Power Generation fleet (non-nuclear) with network devices, network architecture, and network communications security which are part of the Industrial Control System (ICS) environments and ICS Cyber Security environments. This position is located at Dominion Energy’s Thomas F. Farrell II Building, 600 E. Canal Street, Richmond, Virginia.
The successful candidate will be able to provide the support noted below in accordance with standards, best practices, and regulatory requirements, for the Power Generation fleet and its auxiliaries:

  • Support ICS managed network device configurations (e.g. network switches, firewalls, routers) and architectures in a high availability environment and support ICS project implementations and modifications.  (ICS e.g.: Distributed Control Systems “DCS”, Programmable Logic Controller systems “PLC”, SCADA)
  • Manage, configure, install, troubleshoot, and provide oversight for network devices and network services associated with ICS systems, ICS Cyber Security networks, and communication interfaces within an industrial production environment.
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including replacement, service packs, patches, hot fixes, and security configurations.  
  • Troubleshoot and Analyze network Switches, Routers, Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems, and Intrusion Detection Systems.  Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for networking issues.
  • Architect and implement network designs.
  • Provide network engineering expertise in the disciplines of core routing, core switching, network security, network diagnostics, and load balancing.
  • Monitor regulatory requirements, industry trends, and potential impacts to Power Generation operating systems networks and produce risk communications.
  • Monitor system performance, connectivity, and resource utilization. 
  • Provide strategic planning for maintaining the ICS system networks and ICS Cyber Security networks.
  • Follow change management policies to ensure awareness, approval, and success of changes made to the network infrastructure.
  • Act as a mentor to other staff members to broaden network knowledge and technical expertise across the team.
  • Serve as corporate liaison with the plant personnel to assure compliance with Power Generation Engineering and corporate policies, and procedures.
  • Support the strategic management of network device information and configurations for Power Generation ICS and ICS Cyber Security related network devices.
  • Address ICS-CERT identified vulnerabilities and resolve in coordination with Power Generation Regulatory Compliance (PGRC) and the plant cyber security personnel.
  • Perform firewall rule reviews and investigation.
  • Ensure system drawings and documentation are revised as needed.
  • Coordinate with Power Generation and Corporate Cyber Security, Compliance, and IT for enterprise firewall rule change requests as needed.
  • Serve as a cyber security team member and uphold responsibilities in support of the fleet and related cyber security project implementations including cyber security event follow-ups in coordination with the Incident Response Team.
  • This position will require out-of-town and overnight travel. During periods of project implementation or outages, travel may be required approximately 51-75% of the time. Up to 50% may be required at other times.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


Required: 7+ years of experience in network design, management/programming and deployment, firewall configurations, network switch configurations, and network security (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)


  • Strong networking foundations and experience in the development of network design architecture, topologies, and security.
  • Strong experience with Firewalls, Routers and Network Switches.
  • Experience working in high availability network environments.
  • Experienced in assessing and resolving complex data network problems and incidents.
  • Strong level of understanding of IT/OT security principles, technologies, and best practices.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.  
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and assignments concurrently and manage deadlines. 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to successfully work both independently and in a team environment to identify errors, pinpoint root causes, and devise solutions with minimal oversight.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience 

  • Network experience with with Industrial Control Systems (DCS, PLC, SCADA) and third-party datalink protocols (e.g. Modbus, DNP, ABPLC).
  • Microsoft/Cisco device and system administration experience.
  • Experience working in an industrial production environment.
  • Network Certifications.
  • Cyber Security Certifications.
  • Cisco certifications.


Knowledge, skills and experience will determine salary level.

*Relocation assistance can be provided to the successful eligible candidate.
To military applicants: 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.


Education Requirements

Education Level:
Bachelor Degree is required (or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education)

Disciplines Preferred: Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Sciences (other disciplines may be substituted for the approved disciplines stated above at discretion of the hiring manager)


Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

A valid driver's license is required.

Cisco certifications preferred

Working Conditions

Travel 51-75%
Cold Up to 25%
Dust / Grease / Oil Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Operating Machinery 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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About Dominion Energy

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·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·16 states in the US
·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
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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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