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Graduate Intern - Electric Transmission Planning - Strategic Modeling

Date: Sep 7, 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!

Dominion Energy Internship & Co-Op Program offers a one-time housing stipend if your permanent home address is 50 miles or more from your assigned work location. 

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking a 2023 Graduate Student Summer Intern to be a part of the Electric Transmission Planning & Strategic Initiatives team. The selected candidate will provide technical support to the transmission planners and the transmission modeling group. Candidates should have a strong electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science background and possess strong knowledge of engineering principles and practices. A working knowledge of software packages, programming languages, and automation systems such as PSS\E, Python, Power Gem’s TARA, ASPEN One-liner, etc., is also preferred.


Job activities may include:

  • Power system modeling and analysis: steady state load flow studies, transient dynamic studies, and electromagnetic simulations
  • Programming and software development
  • 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.  Development of detailed substation models
  • Power System Network Model Validation, Merging and Management.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Candidates must have a graduation date of Spring 2024.
  • Candidates must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive a company vehicle.
  • General understanding of AC/DC fundamentals, and including an understanding of three-phase power systems, the power grid, and the electric transmission system
  • A working knowledge of and experience with programming and software development, especially with the Python programming language
  • Must possess good communication skills, written and oral
  • 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.
  • Self-motivator who can work cooperatively in a team environment, but is comfortable independently seeking knowledge and information

Education Requirements

Must have earned a bachelor’s degree in an engineering field and be accepted to and working on a master’s or Ph.D. degree in engineering (preferred fields include electrical engineering or computer engineering or computer science) from an ABET accredited Graduate-level Engineering program at a four year or post-graduate college or university.


  • Candidates must have a graduation date of Spring 2024.
  • Candidates must have a 3.2 minimum GPA.

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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