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Smart Grid - Engineer II/Engineer III

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!


Job Summary

Dominion Voltage Inc. is seeking an experienced Engineer for our Richmond, Virginia location. This role applies engineering expertise to the electric distribution grid to leverage the new capabilities associated with smartgrid technologies and applications.  

There is one position which will be filled at the Engineer II or Engineer III level, commensurate with the selected candidates’ skills and abilities.  At the time of application, candidates must indicate at which level they want to be considered, e.g. Engineer II, Engineer III or both Engineer II and III.


This role will work on the engineering of a cutting-edge distribution control and analysis platform and create new product requirements through an in-depth knowledge of distribution software and a learned expertise in EDGE products.  This role will help analyze voltage a power measurement data for research and analysis. The product and engineering knowledge will be applied both in customer support analysis and on-site in helping new customers install and integrate the EDGE software solution.  Specific details and responsibilities include:

Preferred candidates will be familiar with distribution modeling software and interacting with third party engineering teams.

  • Data analysis skills including, but not limited to, statistical techniques and/or machine learning. Electric distribution experience preferred as well as IT skills sufficient to interact with databases and deploy software in our test environment.
  • Electrical Engineering with Power Systems experience is strongly desired.
  • Performs and/or reviews engineering calculations, analysis, research and design. Provides cost analysis as needed and develops recommendation based on calculations (e.g. cost for equipment upgrade) for management review. 
  • Distinguished from Engineer I by increased complexity in application of engineering skills required.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.


  • This position is open for possible transfer or employment sponsorship for eligible candidates.
  • The Company's Relocation Program is available to candidates who meet the program's eligibilities requirements.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
  • For Engineer II Position:  3-4 years of relevant engineering experience is required. (Note:  A Master's degree can count towards one year of experience)
  • For Engineer III Position:  5 years related engineering work experience is required.  (Note:  A Master's degree can count towards one year of experience)

Additional qualifications include the following:

  • Knowledge and application of engineering theories and principles, concepts, and fundamentals.
  • Requires developmental experience in a professional engineering position.
  • Competency in applying engineering principles, fundamental concepts, practices and procedures requiring some evaluation, originality and/or ingenuity to achieve project objectives.
  • Understands and can apply knowledge of configuration management.
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Matlab, Excel, etc.).
  • Planning, organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to develop and exercise leadership skills.
  • Effective decision making skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing).
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
  • Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices.
  • Equally effective working independently or in a team environment.
  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manages multiple tasks.
Education Requirements
  • 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

Candidates must meet one of the following in order to satisfy the educational requirements for this opening.  Disciplines:  Electrical Engineering preferred but not required.



For placement of a candidate in the Engineer job series, the following criteria must be met: 

1)   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;

2)   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;

3)   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;

4)   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;

5)   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 Up to 25%
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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