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CO-OP - Gas Technologist

Date: Sep 29, 2022

Location: Apex, NC, US, 27502

Company: Dominion Energy

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.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Dominion Energy North Carolina, is a regulated public utility engaged primarily in transporting, distributing and selling natural gas to approximately 600,000 customers throughout a 28-county service area in the north central, piedmont and western areas of North Carolina.


This Co-Op Gas Technologist position located in Apex, North Carolina is a diverse position within the Engineering, Construction and Transmission Operations Department.  The Department is responsible for the planning, designing and construction of natural gas pipeline system facilities; operations and maintenance of transmission pipelines; and other tasks necessary to provide reliable, affordable, clean energy to its customers.  


Preferred candidates will be interested in working the Gas Distribution organization at Dominion Energy and would be willing to work in/relocate to North Carolina.

The Co-op Gas Technologist will learn about natural gas utility engineering by working with all areas of the Department including:  Project Engineering, System Planning, Construction and Transmission Operations.  The experience for the Co-Op Engineer will consist of one full year of work divided into three segments: a spring semester (2023), a fall semester (2023), and a summer session (2024). These work semesters alternate with school semesters.  Part time work may be available during school semester rotations.  

The Co-op Gas Technologist is tasked with job duties of a variable nature to meet current and future company initiatives and regulatory requirements.  Job requirements include, but are not limited to, creating Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and/or GIS/ESRI drawings of proposed pipelines and stations, researching information for system upgrades, permitting new natural gas mains, writing procedures, creating and populating spreadsheets and databases, performing cost estimates for construction projects, and utilizing GIS/ESRI to map gas facilities. Additional job functions may include but are not limited to: supporting and communicating with DENC’s Marketing Department, pipeline integrity management program support, and field preview and/or verification of construction installations. 

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.
• Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

•    Proficiency in Computer Aided Design (CADD), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), and other applicable computer applications
•    Professional oral and written communications skills
•    Ability to work independently or within the company’s diverse team environment  


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
•    Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors
•    Bilingual (Spanish) candidates.


This position will allow some flexibility in Co-op terms.

Housing stipend may apply in certain circumstances.

Education Requirements

Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, and be in the process of obtaining a 2 year technical college degree in an applicable program discipline including CAD, with a minimal GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Grad date between 2024 - 2025. 

Majors:  Technical college degree in an applicable program discipline including CAD.  Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Applied Engineering Technology

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving history, a reliable means of transportation, and be willing to live within reasonable commuting distance of the Apex, North Carolina office. 

Other Working Conditions

Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Work Schedule:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Some travel across service territory with no overnight stay may also be required (travel expenses reimbursed).  

Due to COVID-19, some teleworking may be required.  

Test Description

No Testing Required

Other Information

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.


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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