Dominion Energy Associate Transmission System Operator in RICHMOND, Virginia

Associate Transmission System Operator

Date:Jul 21, 2018

Location:RICHMOND, VA, US, 23227

Company:Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.

Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.

Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking a Associate Transmission System Operator in the System Operations group within the Electric Transmission division.

This role works under direct supervision to take and/or direct timely and appropriate real-time actions to maintain the reliability of the Bulk Electric System, during both normal and emergency conditions. Critical, reliability-related tasks are performed under the direct, continuous supervision and observation of a Transmission System Operator, Senior Transmission System Operator, or Supervisor-Electric Transmission Operations.

  • Role obtains PJM and NERC certifications within 12 months of start date.

  • Successfully completes relevant task verifications within 24 months of start date.

  • Monitors elements of the bulk electric system and responds to status changes.

  • Responds to disturbances, emergency events and other changes in weather or system conditions, and makes the appropriate internal and external notifications.

  • Monitors voltage and reactive power flows and utilizes reactive resources to maintain voltage schedules.

  • Prepares switching orders that will isolate work areas and provides a safe zone of protection for both field personnel and equipment.

  • Provides verbal instructions to field personnel engaged in switching operations, and makes the appropriate internal and external notifications.

  • Controls transmission and distribution equipment using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) as needed.

  • Monitors and regulates the flow of power among interconnected entities.

  • Logs system activities for routine reporting to ensure the accuracy of operational records.

  • Performs all other duties, as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Requires two-plus years of directly related electrical or mechanical experience.

  • Beginner-level knowledge: mathematics, safety and emergency procedures.

  • Beginner-level skills: computer systems (Microsoft Office), verbal and written communications, interpersonal, complex problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration.

  • Abilities: critical thinking, attention to detail, effectiveness in high stress situations, personable, flexible and dependable, Honest and ethical

  • Preferred experience: Five-plus years of directly related electrical or mechanical experience Preferred knowledge: Beginner-level knowledge of NERC and PJM regulations, electrical principles (flow of electricity, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, direct and alternating currents, etc.), electrical control systems (electrical controls and motors, motor controls and starters, relays, overloads, control circuits, etc.), substation equipment and operations, power station operations and generation

Education Requirements

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

Preferred Disciplines:

  • Mechanical

  • Engineering

  • Electrical

  • Industrial

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI-System Operator/Power Dispatcher (SOPD II) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser,

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.

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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