Help wanted: 800 construction workers needed to build solar energy centers

Posted at 11:56 AM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 11:56:54-04

EnerHMOND, Va. — About 800 construction workers are needed to build three large solar energy facilities in Virginia. The Dominion Virginia Power solar centers will be built in Louisa, Powhatan, and Isle of Wight.

“To fill the positions, Dominion’s construction contractor, Tucker, Ga.-based Amec Foster Wheeler, plans to hold job fairs in Powhatan and Charlottesville,” a Dominion spokesperson said. “Amec Foster Wheeler is seeking electricians, general laborers, carpenters, solar panel installers and heavy equipment operators. General construction experience is required, but on-the-job training will be offered.”

Job fairs will be held:

Friday, July 22
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Powhatan County Public Library
2270 Mann Rd.
Powhatan, Va. 23139

Wednesday, Aug. 24
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Charlottesville Workforce Center
2211 Hydraulic Rd.
Charlottesville, Va. 22901

“During the construction phase, the Commonwealth is expected to see a cumulative economic impact of $74 million from the 2015 planning phase to the 2017 completion of the projects,” the Dominion spokesperson said. “More than 800 cumulative jobs will be created over the same time period. All three projects are expected to be completed and operational by the end of the year.”

If you are interested in applying for a job, you can also click here or call 1-800-526-8324.

Dominion plans to develope 400 megawatts (MW) of solar energy in Virginia by 2020.