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Engineer I - Secondary Systems

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

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is currently seeking an entry-level engineer for the Balance of Plant Systems Group at the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, CT. 


The primary area of focus will be that of an auxiliary systems engineer in support of an operating nuclear power plant.  

Systems for which the candidate may be responsible include Condensate, Feedwater, Feedwater Heating, Condensate Polishing, Condenser and support systems. 
Specific duties include the development and implementation of system trending and monitoring plans to ensure system health, development of short and long term plans to maintain and improve system reliability, as well as the development and review of engineering technical evaluations and calculations supporting system operation.  
Additional duties include providing support of system functional performance testing as well as both planned and emergent maintenance.   

Individual may also be required to support the thermal performance engineer.


Candidates will be expected to either have or develop familiarity with their assigned area of responsibility.  Training will be provided to advance the candidate’s current knowledge and skills in their assigned area, as well as nuclear power plant operation.
Performs engineering calculations, analysis, research and design; under direction of supervisor or work leader, performs routine assignments designed to develop professional engineering work knowledge, gain familiarity with techniques, approaches, practices and the nature of engineering systems, equipment, etc. and to develop the ability to apply fundamental engineering principles and techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out sequence of related engineering tasks. 
Limited exercise of judgment is required on details of work and in making preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives.
Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

0-2 years of engineering experience

2 years of engineering experience is preferred but not required


Basic knowledge of engineering concepts, fundamentals and theory; Oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing); Effective decision making skills; Computer skills and application of software programs; Analytical and abstract thinking skills; Problem solving skills; Ability to learn to apply engineering theories and concepts to complex problems; Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices; Ability to develop effective planning, project and organization skills; Ability to develop project management skills and to handle multiple tasks; Ability to work within a team environment. 

(A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.)
(A Master's Degree will count as one year towards the years of experience.)


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

Education Requirements

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 postgraduate 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, Math or Engineering Technology 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.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description
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%
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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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: Hanover
Nearest Secondary Market: Chesterfield

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