Dominion Energy Engineer II - Distribution Planning in RICHMOND, Virginia
Engineer II - Distribution Planning
Date:Jul 2, 2018
Location:RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219
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.
This position requires the applicant to have a minimum of 3 years of experience and an Electrical Engineering degree, ABET accredited.
This role is fully competent in all conventional aspects of the subject matter. Second level position in the engineering series provides engineering support in designated company area, or specific engineering discipline. Performs and/or reviews engineering calculations, analysis, research and design. Provides cost analysis as needed and develops recommendation based on calculations (e.g. cost for equipment upgrade) for management review. Distinguished from Engineer I by increased complexity in application of engineering skills required. Under direction of supervisor or work leader, exercises independence in evaluating, selecting and applying standard or well defined engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Uses independent judgment in prioritizing and making moderately complex adaptations and modifications. Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require investigation of a limited number of variables.
Develop annual facility load projections for both distribution circuits and transformers
Identify normal thermal overload conditions on distribution circuits and distribution substation transformers through load projections
Utilize Synergi and load flow modeling to identify overloaded fuses, devices, step-down transformers, and conductors
Develop summer and winter substation transformer contingencies
Develop protective device defeat at peak settings (DAP) for Loop Scheme automation
Prepare Project Scopes and estimates to solve thermal overload conditions that occur at peak operating times
Prepare detailed project scopes and cost estimates for identified solutions for Distributed Generation Interconnects on circuits and substations in assigned planning areas
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 independent planning technical development and support of privatized facilities
Enter and evaluate proposed projects in the Investment management Tool for benefit analysis
Perform other duties which include participating in Storm Restoration, representing Distribution at outside group meetings, and required operational activities.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
Minimum 3 years of electric utility or relevant engineering experience and an ABET accredited, 4 year Electrical Engineering degree.
Knowledge of electric distribution facilities
Proficient in or ability to learn modeling application skills such as Synergi.
Good understanding of AC fundamentals and three-phase power systems.
Ability to think analytically and solve technical problems.
Effective oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.
Effective decision making skills
Solid team player and works well with others.
Self-motivator who has the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, but is also comfortable with working independently to get things done.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Ability to react promptly to urgent matters.
Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
Valid driver's license
Must be able to meet NERC qualifications.
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, 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 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
Possess 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.
Education Level: Required: Bachelor , Disciplines: Required: Electrical Engineering
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%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Radiation Up to 25%
Travel Up to 25%
No Testing Required
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.
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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