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Network Specialist - Power Generation Controls and Operational Technology

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!

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Job Summary

Dominion Energy's Power Generation Business Unit seeks a Network Specialist to support the Generation fleet (non-nuclear) with network devices, network architecture, and network security which are part of the Industrial Control System environments (ICS) and ICS cyber security environments. The successful candidate will be able to provide the support noted below in accordance with standards, best practices, and regulatory requirements, for the Generation fleet and its auxiliaries:
1.    Oversight of ICS managed network device configurations (for example switches, firewalls, routers) and architectures in a high availability environment and support ICS project implementations/modifications.
2.    Manage, configure, install and support network devices and services for general ICS and ICS cyber security networks.
3.    Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes, and security configurations.  Support management of passwords and access methodologies.
4.    Monitor regulatory requirements, industry trends, and potential impacts to Power Generation operating systems networks and produce risk communications.
5.    Monitor system performance, connectivity, and resource utilization. 
6.    Provide strategic planning for ICS and ICS cyber security networks.
7.    Implement, lead, and manage network hardware installation and modification projects.
8.    Support Cyber Security Project team with implementations and Cyber Security System support.
9.    Troubleshoot network Switches, Routers, Intrusion Prevention Systems, and Intrusion Detection Systems, in a fast-paced production environment.  Serve as escalation point Subject Matter Expert (SME) for networking issues.
10.    Follow change management policies to ensure awareness, approval, and success of changes made to the network infrastructure.
11.    Provide subject matter expertise in networking technologies.  Act as a mentor to other staff members to broaden network knowledge and technical expertise across the team.
12.    Serve as corporate liaison with the plant personnel to assure compliance with Power Generation Engineering and corporate policies, and procedures.
13.    Architect network designs for ICS projects at plants and implement these designs as needed.
14.    Provide network engineering expert resources in the disciplines of core routing, core switching, network security, network diagnostics, and load balancing.
15.    Lead and/or support efforts to resolve data network problems and incidents through root cause analysis and study of potential network deficits.
16.    Develop and manage inventory of network device information and configurations for all Power Generation network devices.
17.    Address ICS-CERT identified vulnerabilities and resolve in coordination with Power Generation Regulatory Compliance (PGRC) and the plant cyber security personnel.
18.    Coordinate with Power Generation and Corporate Cyber Security, Compliance, and IT for enterprise firewall rule change requests as needed.
19.    Perform firewall rule reviews and investigation.
20.    Serve as a cyber security team member and uphold responsibilities in support of the fleet and related cyber security project implementations. 
21.    Participate as needed in cyber security event follow-ups in coordination with IT Incident Response Team and the Power Generation cyber security personnel.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

1)    Seven years of experience in network design, management/programming and deployment, firewall configurations, network switch configurations, and network security.
2)    Strong networking foundations and experience in the design of network design architecture, topologies, and security.
3)    Experience with varied types of Firewalls, Routers and Network Switches.
4)    Experience working in high availability network environments.
5)    Experienced in assessing and resolving complex data network problems and incidents.

Other requirements:

1)    Strong level of understanding of IT/OT security principles, technologies and best practices 
2)    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.  Ability to work independently and in a team environment to identify errors, pinpoint root causes, and devise solutions with minimal oversight.
3)    Ability to coordinate multi-project assignments and manage deadlines. 
4)    Microsoft/Cisco device and system administration experience.
5)    Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
6)    Strong verbal and written communication skills;
7)    Network Certifications.

Preferred Skills:

⦁    Familiarity with Industrial Control Systems (DCS, PLC, SCADA) and third-party datalink protocols (Modbus, DNP, ABPLC).
⦁    Cisco certifications.

Knowledge, skills and experience will determine salary level.

Relocation assistance can be provided to the successful eligible candidate.

Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or more rounds to one full year of qualifications.
The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications.

• 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:
Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Information Technology
Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Cisco certifications preferred

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 51-75%
Travel 51-75%

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

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.

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