Engineer I - Power Delivery Relay Operations
Dominion Energy Transmission
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Typical starting salary range: $60,400 - $78,500
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 below will be considered for this opportunity.
At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.
This position does not offer relocation assistance.
This position is in the Relay and SCADA Operations Department inside of the Power Delivery Operations (PDO) organization at Dominion Energy South Carolina. The department is responsible for all maintenance and construction requirements for the relay protection and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) schemes in our electrical substations and generating plants.
Responsibilities include maintaining electromechanical and microprocessor-based protective relays at prescribed intervals through settings verification and/or calibration, functional testing of electric control circuits, and verification of secondary voltage and current readings. This includes maintaining protective relays that are NERC classified under PRC-005 on a 5-year rotation.
In addition to maintenance responsibilities. this position is responsible for new construction of protection systems in electrical substations and in electric generations facilities. These protection systems cover high voltage transmission lines, distribution feeder circuits, transmission buses, auto transformers, generators, and others.
The candidate will work with control wiring, alarm circuits, fiber optics, and other communications circuits. Commissioning new construction projects will require testing of current and potential transformers (CT’s and PT’s), verifying control circuits, testing/calibrating relays using Enoserv RTS software and Doble F6150 Power System Simulators, terminating multimode fiberoptic cables, and point-by-point confirmation of SCADA controls with distribution dispatching and/or transmission system control.
The candidate will routinely perform troubleshooting on controls and communications equipment, read blueprints, and interface with ethernet, DNP, serial, Modbus, and analog communications protocols. They will frequently coordinate with other work groups within DESC to schedule outages, write switching requests, and plan the sequence of jobs.
The department also maintains a scheduled call-out rotation where each employee will be on call for one week several times a year. Responsibilities during a call out rotation require being fit-for-duty to respond to any system event or equipment trouble during non-business hours.
The engineer will also work on projects, as their skill level permits, from time to time that are not pre-engineered and require all the design work to be completed in the field. Development of blueprints and other drawings, either manually or via AutoCAD, will be required in these instances and will be submitted to the drafting department for review and to have official copies created.
As skills and experience increase the engineer will become more of a subject matter expert, providing feedback to our Substation Engineering, Relay Applications, and Materials and Equipment Standards groups to increase productivity and drive innovation. Such feedback and collaboration will include input on relay panel designs, selection of test equipment, improvements to substation automation, and more.
Applicants with a graduation date of May 2024 that meet the minimum requirements of this position will be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
Minimum Requirements (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications):
- 0-2 years of engineering experience.
- Basic knowledge of engineering concepts, fundamentals, and theory.
- Oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing).
- Effective decision-making skills
- Computer skills and application of software programs.
- Analytical and abstract thinking skills.
- Problem solving skills.
- Ability to learn to apply engineering theories and concepts to complex problems.
- Ability to interpret codes, regulations, and practices.
- Ability to develop effective planning, project, and organization skills.
- Ability to develop project management skills and to handle multiple tasks.
- Ability to work within a team environment.
Required degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree): Bachelor
Required discipline(s): Engineering (Electrical Engineering Degree Preferred)
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.
Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description
Other Working Conditions
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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 dombenefits.com.
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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