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Nuclear Coop - Probabilistic Risk Assessment - Innsbrook Spring 2023

Date: Sep 20, 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.

Successful candidates who are 50 miles or more from the assigned work location, may be eligible for a one-time housing stipend.

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a full-time co-op student for the Spring 2023 semester in the Corporate Nuclear Engineering and Fuel Department's Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) group located at Dominion Energy's Innsbrook Technical Center in Glen Allen, VA. This will be a three term co-op based upon performance. The Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) group has responsibility for developing, maintaining, and applying PRA models to support the Dominion nuclear plants in Virginia, Connecticut, and South Carolina. PRA models are used to evaluate plant response for an event at a nuclear power station and they account for the design of plant systems and the responses of plant operators. The models are used to evaluate the importance of systems and components to plant risk. Risk insights are used to improve safety and efficiency of plant operations and maintenance. A co-op in PRA would assist the engineers in various activities related to the development, maintenance, and application of PRA models.

The most qualified candidate may have had some exposure to probabilistic risk assessment concepts and a strong background in mathematics and statistics. The most qualified candidate would demonstrate a strong ability to rapidly grasp new technical concepts and work either independently or as a group to meet challenging goals. The most qualified candidate would demonstrate an ability to collaborate effectively with a team and would demonstrate strong communication skills. The most qualified candidate would demonstrate an ability to learn detailed plant systems and PRA modeling methods. Job Responsibilities include supporting PRA engineers in activities related to PRA model development, maintenance, and application and participating in plant walkdowns as-needed to support model development.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  1. Professional orientation and effective interpersonal skills; effective communication skills in both written and oral forms; ability to work in teams or independently under own initiative.
  2. Ability to rapidly learn new concepts and maintain cognizance and control of multiple project tasks.
  3. Knowledge of fundamental nuclear, mechanical, and electrical theory.
  4. Problem-solving skills, including demonstrated ability to define problems, collect information, evaluate data, draw valid conclusions, and develop solutions.
  5. Ability to effectively operate a personal computer and standard Microsoft applications. Programming skills in languages such as FORTRAN or Visual Basic, or database programs such as Microsoft Access, is a plus
  6. Previous exposure in probabilistic risk assessment concepts preferred.

Education Requirements

  1. Working toward a four-year Nuclear Engineering or Mechanical Engineering degree from an ABET accredited university.
  2. Sophomore or Junior standing (2025 or 2024)
  3. GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Other Working Conditions

  1. Safety-sensitive position, subject to random drug testing.
  2. Qualification for unescorted access to Dominion nuclear sites.
  3. Access to information under the purview of 10 CFR 810

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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