Customer Projects Designer I (Joint Use Designer)

Dominion Energy - Herndon, VA3.9

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services.

As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit, to learn more.

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.

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance.

Job Summary

While participating in the electric distribution designer training program and through practical field experiences, this role:

Coordinates with internal and external customers for the design and installation of electric distribution facilities.
Through the use of project management skills, will determine material needs, time and cost estimates, engineering calculations, technical designs, easement negotiations and acquisitions.
Will secure environmental permits and conduct customer meetings; coordination with internal and external stakeholders for construction, maintenance and relocation of electric distribution facilities.
Analyzes electrical load data and performs calculations to determine size and location of electric distribution facilities based on engineering standards, existing or proposed easements, Right-of-Way permits and operational needs and requirements.
Inspects project sites, designates facility placement, determines metering requirements, and prepares service agreements and detailed drawings utilizing Arc-FM, Auto-Cad, or other tools as appropriate.
Utilizes work management system to prepare cost estimates based on design of new construction or modification of existing facilities.
Coordinates installation/relocation of other utilities (i.e. cable television, phone, etc).
Prepares underground agreements, billing authorities, revenue calculations, etc.
Determines tree-trimming requirements and initiates activity. Prepares, negotiates and secures right-of-way permits, environmental permits, easement agreements and highway/railroad permits.
Communicates company policy and procedures, electric service requirements and project schedule to customers.
Reconciles construction as-builts to ensure mapping accuracy in GIS.
Assists in service restoration during outages.
Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

The Customer Projects Designer development program is a two-year commitment. Incumbents must successfully complete the program before promoting to the next level. While participating in the two-year development program, based on performance, the incumbent is eligible for a progressive pay increase at their one-year anniversary (lump sum or up to 5% increase).

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

0 - 2+ years related experience
Basic knowledge of electric distribution design, electricity, company policies and procedures, and mainframe and personal computer
Skills: verbal, written and interpersonal communication; time management and organization; project management; math and technical aptitude
Abilities: effectively interact with customers; teaming; detail oriented
Physical attributes to perform essential function: walking, climbing, stooping, bending and prolonged standing
Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive.

Related Military Occupations:
Army – Transmission and Distribution Specialist (RC) - 12Q (formerly 52G; 21Q); Cable Systems Installer / Maintainer – 25L (formerly 31L); Interior Electrician – 12R (formerly 51R; 21R); Prime Power Production Specialist – 12P (formerly 52E; 21P); Engineer; General – 12A (formerly 21A); Combat Engineer – 12B (formerly 21B); Telecommunications Systems Engineer – (not current; formerly 24A)

Air Force – Communications Cable and Antenna Systems Journeyman – 2E652; Electrical Systems Apprentice – 3E031; Electrical Systems Journeyman – 3E051; Electrical Systems Craftsman – 3E071; Civil Engineer – 32E1C / 32E3C / 32E4C; Electrical Engineer – 32E1E / 32E3E; Developmental Engineer; Electrical / Electronic – 62E1E / 62E3E;

Coast Guard – Civil Engineering – 55; Electronics Engineering – 58

Marine Corps – Electrician – 1141; Combat Engineer Officer – 1302; Engineer Equipment Officer – 1310; Electronics Engineer – 8824 (formerly 9624);

Navy –Advanced Construction Electrician - 5635; Electrical Component Maintenance Technician – 4626; FFG-7 Class Auxiliaries Electrical System Technician – 4632; Electronics Engineering Officer – 5904; Electronics Engineering Plans and Policies Director – 5913; Safety Engineer – 2740; Electrical Component Maintenance Technician – 4626; FFG-7 Class Auxiliaries Electrical System Technician – 4632; Electrolytic Oxygen Generator (Model 6L16) Maintenance Technician – 4752; Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Maintenance Technician – 5601; Advanced Construction Electrician – 5635; Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) Technician – 5633; Construction Battalion Unit (CBU); Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU); Naval Construction Regiments (NCR); Seabee Readiness Groups (SRG); Naval Construction Divisions (NCD); Construction Electrician (CE); Construction Mechanics (CM); Equipment Operators (EO); Utilitiesmen (UT); Builders (BU); Naval Mobile Construction Battalions

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of an Associate degree, or High School Diploma / GED, with the appropriate years of demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Bachelor

Preferred disciplines include:
ABET accredited or Non-ABET accredited Engineering Technology degrees are acceptable
NON-ABET accredited Engineering degrees are acceptable
Liberal Arts
Construction Management

Candidates with ABET accredited engineering degrees are encouraged to pursue titled Engineering positions.

Working Conditions

Cold 51-75%

Office Work Environment 26-50%

Outdoors 51-75%

Heat 51-75%

Travel 51-75%

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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