Graduate Intern - Electric Transmission Engineering Standards

Date: Sep 12, 2023

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!


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Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking a Summer 2024 Graduate Intern to be a part of the System Protection Engineering team within Electric Transmission. The candidate will be part of a team that develops protection and control systems for Dominion Energy’s electric grid. Candidates should have a strong electrical engineering background and possess strong knowledge of engineering principles and practices; preferably in electric power systems.

Job activities may include:

  • Power system modeling and analysis: transient dynamic and electromagnetic simulations and real time digital simulations. 
  • Develop protective relay settings for Electric Transmission protection schemes including: transmission line protection, transformer protection, bus protection, breaker protection, capacitor bank protection, etc.
  • Assisting in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of computer-based tools for Dominion Energy’s engineering groups.
  • 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, 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, 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.
  • Candidates must have a 3.2 minimum GPA or greater
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date of Winter 2024 or later

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


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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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