There are two positions which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Relocation assistance may be available for the selected candidate.
This role provides Electric Distribution Engineering support for the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into the Dominion Energy System. Specifically, this role is responsible for:
Analyzing and planning for a significant increase in DER penetration on Dominion Energy’s distribution system; this includes but is not limited to:
Solar and Wind
Battery Energy Storage Systems
Stand-by Generation with extended paralleling times
Electric Vehicles, in both a Grid-to-Vehicle and a Vehicle-to-Grid capacity
Development and deployment of a Distributed Energy Resource Management System
Providing subject matter expertise in DER power system studies (harmonics, flicker, etc.)
Providing technical expertise to assist in project development, scoping, and other assignments associated with the technical review of DER interconnection with the distribution system
Representing the company at various DER related regional and national working groups and conferences
Keeping up with DER industry trends and new technologies
Interfacing with customers and various departments within Dominion Energy to assist with the successful integration of DER into the Dominion Energy Service territory
Ensuring the efficient and complete use of existing installed facilities to meet development needs before proposing new facilities
This role is fully competent in all conventional aspects of the subject matter. This 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. Perform other duties as requested or assigned.
Engineer II: 3+ years (or equivalent through education and experience) of utility power systems engineering experience.
Engineer III: 5+ years (or equivalent through education and experience) of utility power systems engineering experience.
Note: a partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.
Demonstrated understanding of synchronous and inverter-based DER Technology, including but not limited to:
Natural Gas and Diesel
Full knowledge of engineering theories and principles.
Skilled in use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines.
Strong leadership skills with proven ability to serve as team project lead.
Provide guidance to less experienced engineers.
Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing).
Strong personal computer skills.
Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems.
Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices.
In-depth knowledge of various computer applications, with the ability to manipulate personal computer applications such as PowerPoint and Excel and perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs.
Equally effective working independently or in a team environment.
Proven decision-making skills.
Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks.
Strong planning, organizational and project management skills.
Programming experience in one or more of the following: Python, C++, Java, C#.
Experience with Synergi, CYME, or similar distribution modeling software.
Experience with GIS.
Experience with DERMS.
Data analytics/data science experience.
Ability to breakdown complex engineering concepts for mass consumption.
Experience with Electric Transmission and Electric Distribution System Protection.
Required Education Level: Bachelor's degree in Engineering (ABET-accredited).
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 postgraduate 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, 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.
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.
Internal Number: 36250
About Dominion Energy
Dominion Energy operates in 20 states across the U.S., offering clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy to more than 7 million customers. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, we invest in the communities where we live and work, and strive to protect our natural resources while delivering safe, reliable energy to our customers.