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Civil Designer / Senior Civil Designer - Military Veterans

at Dominion Energy

Civil Designer / Senior Civil Designer

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 E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, 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 or sponsor a work visa or employment authorization for this position.

Job Summary

+ Independently prepare detailed design drawings and/or generate design changes from verbal or written instructions.

+ Manually and electronically design and draft detailed drawings related to nuclear plant equipment or systems such as piping and conduit supports, equipment restraints , base plates, hangers, and equipment layouts for portions of large and/or complex construction projects.

+ Evaluate engineering changes and supporting documents to verify conformance to industry codes and company/nuclear station specifications and standards.

+ Conduct field walkdowns to gather design data, verify configuration, design concepts, or plant conditions.

+ Interface with equipment vendors and other engineering disciplines (e.g. Electrical and I&C Engineering) ensure that drawings, engineering databases and calculations are integrated and accurate.

+ Provide field support to assist in the installation of the design, and to resolve any unexpected problems encountered.

+ Review / check the accuracy of new and modified drawings completed by other designers.

+ Provide additional input to Design Change Packages as needed to include materials or equipment, man hour estimates for proposed design work, drawing revision

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

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

+ Nuclear Designer: 3+ years of directly related experience; Senior Designer 5+ years of directly related experience. (Civil / Structural experience preferred)

+ Associate's degree in drafting or design technology, or completion of technical CAD program/ Certification(s) demonstrating full knowledge of accepted electrical engineering design drafting principles and practices is preferred.

+ Advanced skill in the use of CADD Microstation, AutoCAD software, and Microsoft Word and Excel. Working knowledge of and demonstrated skill in applying applicable regulations, related codes, and standards related to specialty craft (e.g. Civil and Structural). Skill in reviewing and understanding moderately complex to highly complex technical documents, drawings and diagrams. Proven ability to accurately complete designs for large and/or complex systems, provide technical input to craft or engineering staff. Detail oriented, strong organizational skills, ability to independently plan and schedule work. Strong computer and keyboarding skills. Good math skills, including geometry and trigonometry, with ability to perform basic calculations, review technical documents, drawings and diagrams.

+ ProjectWise, PAMS, DocTop, DocEm knowledge is preferred.

Education Requirements

Required degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree):

High School Diploma or GED

Preferred: Associate’s degree in drafting or design technology. CAD certifications

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 51-75%

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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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.

Nearest Major Market: Hanover

Nearest Secondary Market: Chesterfield

Job Segment: Drafting, Nuclear Engineering, Testing, Power Plant, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Technology, Energy

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Dominion Energy

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. Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core businesses, Dominion Energy and our 16,200 employees invest in the communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.

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