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Dominion Energy Engineering Technical Specialist II/III in HERNDON, Virginia

Engineering Technical Specialist II/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!

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

This position does not offer relocation assistance.

Job Summary

Perform engineering research, calculations, analysis, and design of systems in support of the electrical distribution grid. Apply engineering principles and procedures. Exercise judgment on details of work and in selection of engineering alternatives. This role does not function as a technician in modifying, operating or maintaining systems or equipment.

The successful candidate will be responsible to identify solutions to accommodate additional load, improve reliability and reduce risks to the electric distribution system. This role requires communication and leadership skills. Tasks include:

  • Utilize modeling programs to identify load and reliability issues in the electric distribution system.

  • Develop project proposals to accommodate increased load, improve service reliability and power quality and reduce equipment failures.

  • Review, understand, and conduct risk assessments to ensure adequate contingency plans are in place for substation transformers.

  • Respond to customer, corporate and regulatory inquiries. Prepare supporting correspondence, reports and presentations.

  • Support service restoration efforts for significant unplanned events as a packaging, resource or restoration manager.

  • Support preventive maintenance programs to include thermography of distribution system.

  • Understand and provide input to annual facility load projections for both distribution circuits and transformers

  • Understand protective device defeat at peak settings (DAP) for Loop Scheme automation

  • Perform voltage study analysis using Synergi (Distribution Software) and recommend corrective actions on existing circuits or proposed circuits.

  • Provide technical assistance to ROC and Operations on circuit or transformer planned outages or emergency outages when requested

  • Provide technical support on Distribution driven substation projects; includes the development and monitoring of projects

  • Work with Project Management on released projects and maintain the Project Control Tool

  • Represent the company at external customer meetings and required operational activities.

  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences that are required for the position include the following. There are three levels in the job series. The successful candidate would enter in level 2 or 3 based on experience.

  • Engineering Tech Specialist II- Minimum 3 years of relevant experience and competencies in applicable discipline.

  • Engineering Tech Specialist III- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience and competencies in applicable discipline.

  • Knowledge of engineering principals, theories and practices.

  • Ability to learn and successfully apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

  • Ability to learn and design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

  • Good oral, written and graphical communication skills required, to include basic technical writing skills.

  • Ability to function as a member on a technical team.

  • Organization skills and ability to prioritize and manager multiple tasks.

  • Basic knowledge of computers, keyboarding skills and the use of Microsoft office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and applicable software programs.

  • Demonstrates questioning attitude, problem solving, analytical and abstract thinking skills.

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

  • Engineering Technical Specialist II: 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.

  • Engineering Technical Specialist III: Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above.

Education Requirements

Preferred degree: Associate. Disciplines preferred: Engineering Technology or Engineering.

Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology is a plus.

Note:Additional years of experience may be accpeted in lieu of the preferred level of education.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%

Confined spaces Up to 25%

Dust / Grease / Oil Up to 25%

Fumes 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%

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 Energy1. Great Work Life Balance2. Generous Pay and Benefits3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture

About Dominion EnergyI 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. Join us!

Facts:·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:Washington DCJob Segment:Engineer, Electrical, Testing, Facilities, Engineering, Research, Technology, Operations

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