Vice President of Power Generation
I'm responsible for Dominion Energy's non-nuclear fuel plants in South Carolina.
Day to Day
I spend a lot of time in meetings. The utility industry is very capital intensive, so we always have a lot of big projects going on. I'm in discussions about budgets, schedules, and team management for those projects. I also get to go out and visit our power plants to check in with our employees and see what they're working on.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
A business degree in accounting or finance is a great place to start for a position like mine. These degrees will help you understand budgeting and finance as well as how to manage people. Another route into this industry is through engineering. The utility industry is always looking for great engineers, whether that be mechanical, civil, or electrical engineering. If college isn't for you and you'd rather go through a technical program, power companies also offer a lot of great trade jobs.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: