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Dominion Energy Power Systems Protection Engineer - Engineer I/II or Engineering Technical Specialist I/II(Hybrid) in RICHMOND, Virginia

Power Systems Protection Engineer - Engineer I/II or Engineering Technical Specialist I/II(Hybrid)

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

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!

To learn more about Dominion Energy’s workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to DE&I, please see ourand.

We offer a hybrid 3-2 work schedule (three days in the office, two days of teleworking) to accommodate the need for flexibility.

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking to add either an Engineer I or II or to add an Engineering Technical Specialist I or II to its team. This role provides in depth study of protective device coordination and circuit protection for Dominion Energy’s Electric distribution system. The individual in this role will size and provide settings for distribution line protection equipment to meet engineering guidelines including time-current curve separation, magnetizing inrush current, fault reach, and peak loads. The role is responsible for developing settings files for various relay-controlled equipment to ensure proper isolation of sustained and temporary faults, while in some cases also operating to automate restoration of electric service.

Responsibilities include:

• Utilize power distribution modeling software such as Synergi to perform short circuit and coordination studies

• Work closely with stakeholders, both internal and external to Dominion Energy, to provide optimal and safe device coordination while balancing reliability and customer needs with protection of distribution assets

• Provide circuit protection and device coordination support for the integration of distributed energy resources such as solar and wind, EV charging stations, and battery storage onto the Dominion Energy distribution system

• Provide three phase/symmetrical component advice to Electric Distribution Grid Planning and other groups for nonstandard designs

• Support Regional Operations Centers in addressing protection needs during planned and unplanned switching events

• Work with peers in System Protection Engineering to provide equivalent model information and ensure multifaceted projects affecting substation and distribution line protection progress effectively

• Provide direction, expertise, and advice on complex protection challenges

• Assist in storm restoration efforts as called upon primarily supporting night packaging functions

This role is fully competent in all conventional aspects of the subject matter. First and Second level position in the engineering and engineering technical specialist 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. Engineering Technical Specialist II/Engineer II distinguishes from Engineering Technical Specialist I/ 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.

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

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.

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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and experience required for entry into this job include the following:

Engineer I: 0 to 3 years of directly related engineering experience

Engineer II : 3 or more years of engineering experience

Engineering Technical Specialist I : Minimum of 0-2 years of directly relevant engineering or technical experience with a preferred Bachelor’s Degree

Engineering Technical Specialist II : 3 or more years of relevant work experience in a technical role with a preferred Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience in Power Systems a plus but not required.

  • Knowledge and application of engineering theories and principles, concepts, and fundamentals;

  • Requires developmental experience in a professional engineering position;

  • Competency in applying engineering principles, fundamental concepts, practices and procedures requiring some evaluation, originality and/or ingenuity to achieve project objectives;

  • Understands and can apply knowledge of configuration management;

  • Ability to perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Matlab, Excel, etc.);

  • Planning, organizational and project management skills;

  • Ability to develop and exercise leadership skills;

  • Effective decision making skills;

  • Effective oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing);

  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems;

  • Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices;

  • Equally effective working independently or in a team environment;

  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks.

Education Requirements

Education Level for Engineer I and Engineer II : Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required.

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 degree in Engineering (non-ABET accredited), 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

Education Level for ETS I and ETS II: Preferred Bachelor degree's

In order to be a titled Engineering Technical Specialist, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • 4-year Engineering Technology degree or 4-year degree in Engineering (not ABET-accredited); or

  • 4-year degree in Physics, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Engineering or other technical related discipline; or

  • 4-year non-technical degree and post-graduate degree in Engineering Technology or Engineering (not ABET-accredited); or

  • Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred degree

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Depending on functional responsibilities and location of position must review ANS 3.1 12/79, ANSI N18.1-1971 or ANSI/ANS 3.1-1993 and DOM-QA-1 as appropriate.

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%

Outdoors 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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