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Senior Controls Engineer: DCS/PLC Experience

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!

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

Relocation assistance may be available for the successful candidate.

Job Summary

Dominion's Power Generation Business Unit seeks a senior engineer with a controls and instrumentation background to support the Power Generation fleet (non-nuclear) with technical leadership and hands on Industrial Control System (DCS/PLC) expertise.  This position is located at Dominion Energy’s 600 Canal Place location in Richmond, Virginia.

 

  1. Provide technical expertise and leadership in control system engineering, design, implementation, programming/configuration, commissioning, testing and troubleshooting in support of power plant controls and Industrial Control Systems (e.g. Distributed Control Systems “DCS”, Programmable Logic Controller systems “PLC”), along with associated control system devices and communications.
  2. Provide technical expertise in development and review of specifications, work scopes, bids, test procedures, alarm response procedures, commissioning plans, and vendor reports; 
  3. Provide support and leadership to meet NERC regulatory and cyber security requirements as well as other regulatory and compliance related requirements, projects, initiatives, and activities relative to controls and control systems.
  4. Perform multiple responsibilities of controls engineering support in parallel with project involvements and oversee vendor/contractor support when needed.
  5. Investigate technologies that will improve plant operation and performance (e.g. heat rate and environmental) and technologies that will assist with control system maintenance and analysis;
  6. Provide support for power generation and auxiliary power systems, particularly related to digital devices or systems with communications interface to a control system (e.g. protective relays for electrical power systems);
  7. Perform due diligence for plant acquisition and support of evaluation of control system and instrumentation specifications for projects and new plant construction;
  8. Provide power station support for both planned and unplanned outages.

 

Control Systems Include:  Emerson, GE, ABB, Allen-Bradley, Modicon, Wonderware, Schweitzer.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of professional engineering experience (post-school) required as is directly related Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) experience working on power plants or heavy industrial applications.
  • Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered on year towards the qualifications.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with Industrial Control Systems such as Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with power generation Industrial Control Systems and skills in the use of advanced control techniques;
  • In-depth knowledge of industry advances in control system monitoring, testing and analysis of control equipment; and controls theory;
  • Knowledge and experience of power plant controls, steam turbine control systems, combustion turbine control systems, balance of plant control systems;
  • Knowledge and experience of electrical and electronics theory;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Computer packaged software skills.

 

Knowledge, skills and experience will determine salary level.

 

REQUIRED ENGINEERING CRITERIA:For placement of a candidate in the Engineer job series, the following criteria must be met: Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program based on the year that the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an institution outside of the U.S. which is accredited through the country's own engineering accrediting body under the Washington Accord as a full signatory, and is a degree that was recognized by the country's accrediting body on or after the date that full signatory status was achieved, or Possess a 4-year engineering degree from a non-ABET accredited program and a post-graduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or Possess a 4-year degree in Physics, Chemistry or Math and a post-graduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or Holds or has previously held a valid U.S. Professional Engineer license.

 

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

Education Requirements

Education Level: Required: Bachelor , Disciplines: Required: Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering.

At least six years of professional engineering experience (post-school) and

REQUIRED ENGINEERING CRITERIA:For placement of a candidate in the Engineer job series, the following criteria must be met: Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program based on the year that the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an institution outside of the U.S. which is accredited through the country's own engineering accrediting body under the Washington Accord as a full signatory, and is a degree that was recognized by the country's accrediting body on or after the date that full signatory status was achieved, or Possess a 4-year engineering degree from a non-ABET accredited program and a post-graduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or Possess a 4-year degree in Physics, Chemistry or Math and a post-graduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or Holds or has previously held a valid U.S. Professional Engineer license.

Working Conditions
Cold Up to 25%
Energized Wires Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Radiation Up to 25%
Travel 51-75%
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 dombenefits.com.

 

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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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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