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2021 Summer Graduate Intern - Electric Transmission Planning

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: GLEN ALLEN, VA, US, 23060

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!


Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking Graduate Interns to be a part of the Electric Transmission Planning Team for the summer of 2021. The candidates will provide technical support to the transmission planners and the transmission modeling group. Candidates should have a strong electrical engineering background and possess strong knowledge of engineering principles and practices; preferably in electric power systems. A working knowledge of power systems analyses software packages such as PSS\E, Python, Power Gem’s TARA software, Aspen One-Liner, etc., is also preferred.


Job activities may include:

  • Power system modeling and analysis: Steady state and dynamic power flow analysis
  • Assisting in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of computer based tools for the Electric Transmission Planning team
  • Data mining and data analytics
  • Power system network model validation, merging, and management.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
  • General understanding of AC/DC fundamentals, including an understanding of three-phase power systems
  • General knowledge and understanding of substation components and their functions
  • Ability to read and interpret substation and transmission operating one-line diagrams, and relay functional drawings
  • General understanding of the protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment
  • A working knowledge of analysis software packages such as PSS\E, Python, Power Gem’s TARA software, Aspen One-Liner, etc., is preferred
  • Self-motivator who has the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, but is comfortable independently seeking knowledge and information
Education Requirements
  • Must have earned a Bachelor degree in an engineering field and be accepted to and working on a Masters or Ph.D. degree in engineering (preferred fields include electrical engineering with a concentration in power systems, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering with a focus on energy systems) from an ABET accredited Engineering program at a four year or post-graduate college or university.
  • Must have a graduation date of Spring 2022 or later
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.2
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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