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Senior Siting & Permitting Specialist - Project Construction (Flexible Work Location)

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.

Corporate relocation will be available to those who meet relocation program requirements. 

Job Summary

Note:  Work location is flexibility for this position.  If the successful candidate is not located in the Richmond area, the candidate will need to travel to the Richmond office at least one week per month to work out of the office.  

This role’s primary responsibility will be to oversee and provide technical expertise to lead the permitting strategy towards relevant construction milestones for electric generating solar facilities. The secondary responsibilities will include support for existing project management and ongoing project development.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Facilitates the development of relevant local, state, and federal permits to support contract schedules
  • Reviews relevant project permitting, applications, and reports for missing information or plan deviations
  • Manage resources to ensure prompt information transfer and contract adherence
  • Provide detailed oversight and support of contractors and coordinate technical review of contractor-supplied deliverables
  • Support coordination between project teams, including construction, engineering, real estate, environmental, and project management, etc
  • Contributes to project completion related research, including state and local permitting and regulatory processes
  • Establishes, maintains, and updates project specific files, databases, records, and other documents
  • Guides, advises and trains less experienced Siting and Permitting Specialists
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned
  • Works closely with real estate to establish easements/right-of-way agreements
  • Works closely with Dominion Electric Transmission to establish easements
  • Works closely with contractors and Dominion Treasury supporting Decommissioning Plans
  • Works as Single Point Contact between Dominion Environmental and contractors
  • Coordinate submittal of permits, including managing routing for signature.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

5-7 years related experience in land use, real estate and/or environmental (erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, wetlands protection).   Note:   A Master's degree will count as one year of experience.  A partial year of six months or more will be rounded up to one full year of experience).

Past experience with construction permitting in Virginia is required.  Other required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience include:

  • Ability to learn permitting procedures and processes for multiple states
  • Zoning and land use experience
  • Experienced with Adobe Professional, Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Full knowledge of local, state, and federal laws concerning permitting transmission and substation facilities
  • Strong organizational skills are a must, with the ability to prioritize a large task load in a fast-paced environment
  • Must demonstrate strong attention to detail and the ability to solve complex problems with full transparency and adequate documentation
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

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: Bachelor

Preferred Disciplines:  Engineering, Environmental Science; Geography

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

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

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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