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Intern - System Protection (Charlottesville)

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, US, 22906

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.

Successful candidates who are 50 miles or more from the assigned work location, may be eligible for a one-time housing stipend.

Job Summary

Interns will work alongside experienced Dominion System Protection personnel to learn the technology used in the protection of the Electric Grid. The Field positions will assist with the installation, maintenance and operation of control systems and protective devices.  Specific functions will include verification of protective relay panel wiring and logic function verification.

Data communication technology is also learned as smart microprocessor relays provide information to Operating Centers. Cyber Security applications will be learned as well as NERC compliance maintenance regulations. These positions will be introduced to the System Protection Development Program for a view of employment requirements of successfully completing the Development Program. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
•    Must be currently enrolled in a 2 year or 4 year degree in Instrumentation Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics, Electrical, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology, Electromechanical or a similar related degree
•    Must have an anticipated graduation date of spring 2024 or later
•    Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
•    Strongly prefer candidates that desire “hands on” experience vs. “design” experience
•    Strongly prefer candidates with good problem solving skills while working with mechanical and/or electrical equipment
•    Experience with Microsoft Office
•    Math and technical/mechanical aptitude required
•    Must be able to follow instructions and be a team player
•    Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Time management and organization
•    Abilities: test basic and routine types of protective relays; lift up to 50 lbs.; manual dexterity; color vision; hearing; climbing; stooping; standing; bending
•    Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds.

Education Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled in a 2 year or 4 year degree in Instrumentation Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics, Electrical, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology, Electromechanical or a similar related degree
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date of spring 2024 or later
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


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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Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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