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System Protection Technician T1/T2/T3 - Conneticut / Millstone Power Plant

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.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

There is one position available which will be filled at the level commensurate with the candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. 

This position is responsible for assisting in the installation, maintenance, and corrective actions associated with protective relaying schemes and other Operational Technology (OT) systems deployed in support of a Dominion Energy’s Power Generation facility.  Individuals in this position are developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform System Protection tasks.  Individuals will work closely with senior team members to gain protection and control experience. 

Assignments may include:

  • Assist in developing a Human Performance work zone strategy
  • Assist in development installation strategy (panels, wire pull schedules)
  • Assist in testing of various communication mediums (Fiber Optics, RS-232, Coax, etc.)
  • Assist in verifying each protection and control asset can communicate to front end communications equipment
  • Assist with acceptance testing of all voltage and current sensing devices
  • Assist with acceptance testing on new yard equipment cabinets, interface enclosures, and control house panels
  • Assist with functional testing of protective relaying, data communication and control equipment
  • Assist with the verification of station alarms
  • Assist with applying Cyber Security controls per Dominion Energy standards
  • Assist with completion of all compliance paperwork and supporting documentation

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

System Protection T1: 0 to 1 year of directly related experience with a preferred Associate degree *Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications

System Protection T2: 1-2 years of directly related experience with a preferred Associate degree *Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications

System Protection T3: 2+ years directly related experience with a preferred Associate degree *Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications

  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of control circuits, protective relay applications and substation equipment
  • Knowledge of testing electro-mechanical based relays
  • Knowledge of microprocessor-based relay technology, including logic diagrams, variable equations, and communication interfaces
  • Skills: good verbal and written communication; computer knowledge; leadership and training
  • Abilities: test moderately complex protective relays, remote terminal units, power line carrier and metering applications; direct/advise technicians in major control installations; work under tight deadlines and pressure situations; carry heavy test equipment; work independently; plan and organize moderately complex substation construction projects
  • Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds.
  • Military applicants: Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined (above/below)


Education Requirements

Education Level:

Associate Degree preferred or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:

  • Vocational / technical certificate or degree in an electrical or power discipline is a plus, but not required.
  • This requisition is considering upcoming graduates by no later than May 31st, 2023.

 Disciplines preferred:

  •    Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology
  •    Electromechanical Technology
  •    Electronics Technology
  •    Instrumentation Technology
  •    Mechatronic Technology

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above


Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds. 

Due to after-hours response (call-out), individuals must live approximately 1 hour from designated work location

Working Conditions

Cold 76-100%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
Operating Machinery 76-100%
Outdoors 76-100%
Heat 76-100%
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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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

There are many reasons to work at Dominion Energy, but below are the top three employees have shared with us. Click on each of the links to learn more!

1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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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·17,000 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

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Chesterfield

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