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Co-op - Nuclear Core Design (Richmond, VA)

Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: GLEN ALLEN, VA, US, 23060

Company: Dominion Energy

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services.

As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit, to learn more.

Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.


At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.


Job Summary

We are currently seeking a Co-op student for the Fall 2019 semester in the Corporate Nuclear Analysis and Fuel Department’s Nuclear Core Designgroup located at Dominion’s Innsbrook Technical Center in Glen Allen, VA.  This will be a three term rotating co-op based upon performance, with the first at-work rotation beginning with the Fall 2019 semester. 

The Nuclear Core Design Co-op may be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties supporting Dominion's nuclear units:

  • Performing reload core physics analyses
  • Fuel management calculations
  • Plant core follow, and startup testing support

    Project assignments will be made based on completed coursework.  Tasks will be mentored by experienced engineers.

    If eligible, travel to and from Glen Allen, VA at the beginning and end of the co-op is included in addition to a housing stipend.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Knowledge of programming and analysis is preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products is desired. Proficiency in MS Excel with Macros is preferred.
  • Must be able to follow instructions and be a team player.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid engineering skills, commensurate with grade level.
  • Good communication skills, technical writing skills, and computer skills.
  • An inquisitive nature, an ability to follow written and verbal directions, and strong professional ethics.

Education Requirements

  • Must be a student studying Mechanical Engineering (with a Nuclear focus) or Nuclear Engineering at an ABET accredited 4 year college or university.
  • Student must have an anticipated graduation in 2021 (without a co-op)
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

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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