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Rights Of Way Representative (Glen Allen, 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.”

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

This role administers right of way management activities by reviewing, processing, negotiating and approving encroachments - which by definition are an intrusion on the Company’s land, Right of Way and land rights granted. **This role is based in Glen Allen, VA and the successful candidate is expected to be able to travel to the office and service territory in a reasonable time. This position, under usual operating procedures and business needs, is not eligible for remote work.


  • Responsible for evaluating encroachment requests and associated technical drawings and coordinating formal review across multiple disciplines within Dominion Energy, and/or evaluating site conditions.
  • Serves as the single point of contact in encroachment request process and land rights inquiries with private property owners, developers, engineering, construction, federal/state/local entities and legal counsel
  • Interprets and implements company policies and procedures affecting Dominion Energy’s Electric Transmission Right of Way. Drafts and negotiates letters of consent, license agreements, quitclaims, subordination agreements and other real estate documents pertaining to encroachment requests
  • Coordinates legal review and advises on encroachment issues
  • Responsible for the ongoing management, administration, interpretation, compliance and enforcement of existing land rights contracts to include Easements, Government Permits and Deed files
  • Conducts and coordinates courthouse research including title work as determined necessary for capital projects
  • Researches and provides existing land rights information in support of regulatory and permitting activities
  • May testify before adjudicatory, regulatory and local government bodies related to easement rights and encroachments
  • Manages the data management system for recorded and unrecorded land records and updates Dominion’s GIS system with new rights information and revisions
  • Manages Right of Way contractors and coordinates work activities pertaining to Right of Way management activities
  • Manages encroachment activities for capital projects which include creating estimates for encroachment mitigation and coordinating removal of illegal or unsafe encroachments on existing Right of Way corridors
  • Patrols Right of Way corridors to identify and resolve unauthorized encroachment activity to ensure compliance with National Electric Safety Code (NESC) requirements and promote public safety
  • Participates in public workshops to educate the public on land rights pertaining to proposed capital projects. Develops and maintains working relationships with the public, including governmental entities.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


Requires at least 4+ years of directly-related experience with a preferred Associate or higher degree (or 6+ years of directly-related experience with a high school degree / equivalent). Directly-related experience includes: legal, title work, real estate, surveying, title/courthouse research, utility right-of-way encroachment and/or acquisitions, GIS, and construction 


*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)


  • Full knowledge and application of real estate principles, surveying and applied mathematics
  • Full knowledge and interpretation of technical drawings
  • Preferred Utiltily experience 
  • The ability to review, understand and draft legal contracts
  • Perform research using multiple programs internally or at local courthouses
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Full knowledge of modern construction concepts
  • Project Management Skills
  • Contract Administration/Management Skills
  • Knowledge and ability to use GIS systems 
  • Note to Military: Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined (above/below).

Education Requirements

Preferred Associate or higher degree (or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education) 

Preferred discipline: Drafting and Design, Mechanical Drawing, Electrical Technology, Law, legal-focused, Civil

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

The successful candidate will operate a Dominion Energy vehicle or a vehicle on behalf of Dominion Energy. A valid driver license is required. 

Working Conditions

Cold 26-50%
Office Work Environment 51-75%
Outdoors 26-50%

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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