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Solar Project Engineer I

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.


Job Summary

Solar Project Execution – the successful incumbent will provide support to Project Managers and Field Project Engineers in the following areas: reviewing EPC submittals, administering requests for information (RFI), reviewing performance test results and coordinating review with Owners Engineer


Relating to the Development of Solar Projects, the incumbent will support a broad team including Generation Construction, Business Development, Legal, Real Estate, Environmental in the following areas: Performance Engineering, Technology evaluation/comparison, Solar Site Layout Planning, Contract Language Development, EPC Bid Analysis including cost evaluations, exclusions and clarifications, and performance comparisons. Additional Solar Project work will include Integration Engineering – facilitating integration of EPC’s SCADA, Telecommunications (ATT, Verizon, CenturyLink), Transmission Provider data collection, and Dominion IT networking equipment (routers, firewalls, etc.)


This role will support multiple solar projects concurrently, in varying functional capacities as described above. The ideal candidate will have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete them within the established timeframe.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience



A 0-2 years of relevant utility construction, EPC experience and multi-discipline engineering coordination is required. Ideal candidates will possess at least 1 year of solar specific experience and be open to temporary assignments anywhere in the US (per diem provided).

Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications. A Masters Degree can count as one year experience. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ideal candidates will possess experience with grid connected ground mounted solar technology including pv modules, tracking/racking systems, inverters, DC & AC cabling systems, SCADA systems, networking, telecommunications and transmission connected solar collector substation technology including main power transformers, mv/hv circuit breakers, switches, CTs, VTs, and associated system protection schemes. Ideal candidates will also possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Solar technology knowledge including utility scale post and rack systems, tracking systems, DC wiring, DC consolidation/protection, DC/AC inverter, inverter step up transformers, plant controller/SCADA systems
  • Solar energy performance engineering experience including PVSyst software, extensive MS Excel, and other statistical software analysis tools for evaluating PV expected performance
  • Project Engineering responsibilities will include multiple project coordination of Dominion’s document management systems, reviewing engineering submittals received from EPC contractors / Engineers, request for information (RFI) process, and engineering support of Dominion’s field execution team.  Fast learning of new technologies and extensive computing skills are necessary to support technology, performance, and project engineering.
Education Requirements

A Bachelors Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program and/or current or previously held Professional Engineering license is required. Ideal candidates will possess a Bachelors Degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering.


Ideal candidates will also possess a Virginia Professional Engineer license and OSHA 30 certification.


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, orPossess 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, orPossess 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, orPossess 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%
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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1. Great Work Life Balance
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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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·21,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·18 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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