System Protection Technician T1/T2/T3 (Surry)

Dominion Energy
United States
Job Description
System Protection Technician T1/T2/T3 (Surry)

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!

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.

**Job Summary**

***There is one position which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. This role will be stationed at Surry Power Station in Surry, VA.**

Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric Transmission System Protection Department is seeking a motivated, engaged individual to support field operations at Surry Power Station. Electric Transmission is the organization responsible for the long-term planning, engineering, construction, and operations of the high voltage electric grid system operated from 69kV to 500kV. This is an exciting time to join our team as we are involved in industry-leading projects and initiatives such as interconnecting 5000 MW of solar generation in the next 5 years, the first utility-owned offshore wind project in United States federal waters off the Atlantic coast, virtual digital protection conversions, and the largest data center load growth in the world all as part of our plan to achieve net zero carbon emission goal by 2050.

This role performs maintenance, installation and corrective activities on system protection devices, control circuits, metering, and communication equipment (both data and PLC) within Dominion's Transmission, Distribution and Generating network. All maintenance, installation and corrective activities performed under direct supervision from Tech/Senior/Lead technician.

+ This position ensures that appropriate compliance maintenance activities, applications, policies, and associated documentation are managed and maintained in support of ETFO's Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Protective Relay and Control (PRC) programs

+ Maintenance activities include instruction/guidance in routine cleaning, calibration and functional operational testing of all primary electro-mechanical and microprocessor protection applications

+ Assists during routine testing and functional verification of all communications equipment including data, fiber optic, and power line carrier

+ Assists during functional operational testing of substation auxiliary equipment and verification of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) data systems that provide the operating centers with real time operating and alarm information

+ Assists with protective relay and control equipment repairs

+ Installation activities include assisting Lead/Senior technicians' functional verification of all primary and secondary equipment as designed by Dominion and its manufacturers

+ Corrective activities include assisting Lead/Senior technicians in analyzing alarms, identifying potential problems, and developing safe and effective basic corrective action investigation plans

+ Activities regarding potential cyber issues related to protection and control devices require that security assessments be performed to verify the integrity of cyber security control at substation locations

+ Successful candidate must be able to report to service territory within 1 hour

+ Perform other duties as requested or assigned

+ Nuclear Background clearance may be needed for some sites

**Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience**

**System Protection T1** : 0 to 1 year of directly related experience with required Associates degree

**System Protection T2:** 1-2 years of directly related experience with a required Associates degree

**System Protection T3:** 2+ years directly related experience with a required Associates degree

*Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications

+ Knowledge of operation and maintenance of control circuits, protective relay applications and substation equipment

+ Knowledge of testing electro-mechanical based relays

+ Knowledge of microprocessor-based relay technology, including logic diagrams, variable equations, and communication interfaces

+ Skills: good verbal and written communication; computer knowledge; leadership and training

+ Abilities: test moderately complex protective relays, remote terminal units, power line carrier and metering applications; direct/advise technicians in major control installations; work under tight deadlines and pressure situations; carry heavy test equipment; work independently; plan and organize moderately complex substation construction projects\

+ Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds.

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 (above / below).

**Education Requirements**

**Education Level Required:** Associate

**Disciplines:** **Preferred:**

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering (ABET acreddited)

Electromechanical Technology

Electronics Technology

Instrumentation Technology

Mechatronic Technology

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above

*Will consider canididates with a graduation date no later than August 31, 2024

**Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description**

Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds.

Due to after-hours response (call-out), individuals must live approximately 1 hour from designated work location

**Working Conditions**

Cold 76-100%

Office Work Environment Up to 25%

Operating Machinery 76-100%

Outdoors 76-100%

Heat 76-100%

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.

You can experience the excitement of our company – it's the difference between taking a job and starting a career.

System Protection Technician T1: N36 $48700 - $63,300 - $77,900

System Protection Technician T2: N37 $54100 - $70300 - $86500

System Protection Technician T3: N38 $60400 - $78500 - $96600

**Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy**

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**About Dominion Energy**

**I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.**

**I am not just any energy… I am Dominion Energy.**

**We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry. We're shaping the future of energy in America.**

**Join us!**


·17,000 employees

·Headquarters: Richmond, VA

·16 states in the US

·$100 billion of assets

·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions

·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

**Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050**

**We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (since 2010) — and. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.**

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