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Coop - Nuclear Nuclear Safety Analysis - Innsbrook Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023

Date: Sep 14, 2022

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!

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

This position does not offer relocation assistance. Successful candidates who are 50 miles or more from the assigned work location, may be eligible for a one-time housing stipend.

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is one of the industry leading utilities for performing full-scope in-house safety analyses in support of safe operation of its pressurized water reactors (PWRs).  The Nuclear Safety Analysis (NSA) engineering team is responsible for reactor system transient analyses, containment response analyses, vendor LOCA analyses, fuel reload analyses and licensing, radiological consequences analyses, emergency procedure technical bases and setpoints, evaluations of as-found plant conditions, and 10 CFR 50.59 screens and evaluations for changes to the plant, safety analyses, and station procedures.   

The Dominion Energy Innsbrook location is looking for a Nuclear Engineering student (Mechanical with Nuclear concentration also accepted) for a 3-term co-op based upon performance, beginning in Spring 2023.

Job Responsibilities:

Work with an experienced team of engineers to establish and communicate bounding conditions of safe operation for the reactor core, reactor coolant system, balance of plant, containment systems, engineered safeguards, and auxiliary equipment of the Dominion Energy nuclear units.
Work with an experienced team of engineers to support the maintenance of plant configurations consistent with the safety analyses.
Work with an experienced team of engineers to modify safety analyses in support of plant design changes or fuel changes.
Participate in ongoing training and continuous improvement activities to maintain and enhance our role in supporting safe and efficient plant operation.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  1. Ability to effectively operate a personal computer and workstation computer, including standard Microsoft applications and Linux. Programming skills are desirable.
  2. Ability to define problems, collect information, evaluate data, draw valid conclusions, and develop solutions in a time-critical environment.
  3. Ability to maintain a professional orientation, communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, and work effectively in teams and independently under own initiative.

Education Requirements

  1. Must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (with a Nuclear focus) from an ABET accredited program at a four year college or university.
  2. Year in school: Rising Sophomore, Rising Junior, or Rising Senior. (2024 - 2026 grad dates).
  3. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.


Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Other Working Conditions

Hybrid – Monday through Wednesday in person/on site, Thursday and Friday are optional virtual days.

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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