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Technical Specialist II

  • Location: Richmond, City of Richmond, Virginia
  • Salary: 25-35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Start Date: 2021-10-01
  • Job Ref: 21-21471
Job Summary: Technical Specialist (I, II, or III)
A contractor of Technical Specialist I – Technical Specialist II – Technical Specialist III would be reviewed for this position and rate would be reflective of that knowledge and skillset. Please see below to see which job your contractor need to be associated with:

• 0-2 years of relevant Electrical Tech. Spec. I experience.
• 3+ years of relevant Electrical Tech. Spec. II experience.
• 5+ years of relevant Electrical Tech. Spec. III experience.

This role is developed for the novice to the advanced level position in the Technical Specialist hierarchy. Any of the three Technical Specialist titles may be filled depending on candidate experience and qualifications.

Dominion Energy's Electric Distribution/Transmission System Protection Engineering Department is seeking a motivated Technical Specialist (I, II, or III) to support the company's evolving Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Commissioning "Configuration Control” program.
The Distributed Energy Resources are also known as Solar/Wind/Battery systems connected to our grid.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to perform and establish the process of managing commissioning responsibilities, organizational and customer interfaces, project review and documentation, daily travel to conduct site verifications/inspections, and a variety of workflow processes associated with the "Visual Configuration Verification” of Solar/Wind/Battery projects interconnecting to the Dominion Energy Bulk Power System.

Job Activities:
• Conduct Solar/Wind/Battery "Site Visual Verifications/Inspections” in accordance with established procedures and company safety practices. This may include weekly travel to various Solar/Wind/Battery sites being connected to the Dominion Energy grid. The visual Verifications/Inspections will be performed on Distribution as well As Transmission connected sites.
• Collect and Review DER site Design Considerations, Functional Requirements, Single Line Diagrams (SLDs), Test Reports, Manufacturer Vendor Technical Manuals, Equipment Specifications, Inverter Software Programming Reports, Programming Standards, Interconnection Requests/Agreements, Construction Standards, Inspection Reports, Industry Reports, and Internal Engineering Documentation.
• Coordinate site visitations with DER project Owners/Developers as the Dominion Energy Commissioning Representative. Conduct meetings with stakeholders as necessary to help explain the program and answer questions.
• Identify any inconsistencies, discrepancies, and noncompliance issues between the physical site configuration/field conditions and documentation on file.
• Document DER site Verification/Inspection findings in appropriate project folders and notify appropriate departments of those findings.
• Take pictures of DER Site equipment (Panels, Inverters, Pad Mount Transformers, Overhead Construction, PTs, CTs, Metering Equipment, Reclosers, Switches, Electrical Panels/Connections, Ground Transformers, Ground Banks, Ground Resistors, etc.), Equipment Nameplate Information, Point of Interconnection (POI), Substation Equipment/Connections, SCADA Systems, Communication Equipment, Control Equipment, Control House Internals, etc.
• Update project information on various excel files and Dashboards. Learning to navigate through new software when needed.
• Participate in extra projects associated with DER when necessary.
• Operate EPRI Software Tool for verifying Inverter Settings.
• Provide questioning attitude, critical thinking, comments, and suggestions on the improvement to Dominion's Commissioning "Configuration Control” program.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experiences (Minimum Requirements):
• Basic knowledge of electrical theories and principles.
• 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.
• Equally effective working independently or in team environment.
• Proven decision making skills.
• Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks.
• Strong planning, organizational and project management skills.
• Perform other duties as requested or assigned.
• Basic understanding of AC/DC fundamentals, including an understanding of Three-Phase Power Systems and DER systems also known as Solar/Wind/Battery Systems.
• Basic knowledge of Power Systems Protection
• Ability to learn and operate new software in a timely manner.
• Ability to work with Microsoft Office.
• Ability to manage time, prioritize workload, and multitask on various projects at the same time.

Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education.
Preferred Discipline: Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology.