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Engineering Technical Specialist III

Purchasing / Specification Manager
Employment type
Full Time

Dominion Energy (Blue Ocean Energy Marine) is building the first Jones Act compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel in the United States to support the booming Offshore Shore Wind industry. We are building a shore support team to ensure that the Charybdis maintains the proper operational tempo and highest safety culture. Join our team to be in on this incredible opportunity.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

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

•    5 + years related experience.
•    Working knowledge of industry codes and standards and government regulations 
•    Working knowledge of procurement practices, procedures, and policies
•    Working knowledge of accounting principles
•    Working knowledge of contracts 
•    Preferred knowledge of SAP 
•    Operational knowledge of supplier relations, priority management, and tactical planning
•    Preferred knowledge/experience of vessel systems/equipment or power station systems

Education Requirements

Education: (Minimum Requirements) 
•    4-year Engineering Technology degree or 4-year degree in Engineering (not ABET-accredited); or
•    4-year degree in Physics, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Engineering or other technical related discipline; or
•    4-year non-technical degree and post-graduate degree in Engineering Technology or Engineering (not ABET-accredited); or
•    Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred degree


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!

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

Job Summary

This role is responsible for specifying technical and quality procurement requirements to support operation of Offshore Wind Vessels. This role provides vessel materials and inventory management, bill of materials creation, and service contractor support. This is a diverse position that is intended to blend technical/analytical skills, procurement strategies, negotiates prices, delivery, performance, issue resolution, escalation, terms and conditions, and intellectual property agreements. Develops and administers measurement tools on contract basis. May lead to cross-functional sourcing initiatives, including the development and implementation of complex sourcing strategies. 

The primary duties and responsibilities include:
•    Subject Matter Expert in procurement processes to ensure that the vessel has the critical spare parts necessary to ensure sustained at-sea operations
•    Perform procurement engineering support activities including evaluation, research, and analysis of procurement requirements of materials and services
•    This may include analyzing and evaluating systems, equipment, process improvements, and programs for assurance that they are modified, operated, and maintained in accordance with Company policy and procedure and regulatory requirements
•    Able to handle the most complex work and all aspects of the job using wide knowledge of the field and mastery (advanced knowledge, skill and/or abilities that provides subject matter authority and superior command in a particular job) of the subject matter may provide input in setting objectives and policy, identifying critical issues and introducing new concepts makes decisions independently
•    Provides assistance, advice, and solutions to peers, customers, and co-workers
•    Identifies and implements better work alternatives and business processes
•    Must possess good project management skills
•    Solid understanding of Inventory Optimization techniques and inventory management
•    This individual will back-up the Contract Specialist in their absence
•    Must be available to travel domestically and internationally as required for application of duties (<10%)
•    Perform other duties as requested or assigned.


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 (above / below).

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%

Dust / Grease / Oil Up to 25%

Fumes Up to 25%

Heat Up to 25%

Loud Noise Up to 25%

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Operating Machinery Up to 25%

Outdoors Up to 25%

Travel Up to 25%

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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Apply Instructions

Please apply on the Dominion Energy Career page (link below) and list MaritimeJobs under how you heard about this role. 

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