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Co-op Engineer - Student Worker(Fall 2022)

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. 

Job Summary

Dominion Energy North Carolina, is a regulated public utility engaged primarily in transporting, distributing and selling natural gas to approximately 600,000 customers throughout a 28-county service area in the north central, piedmont and western areas of North Carolina. This Co-Op Engineer position in Gastonia, NC is a diverse position within the Engineering, Construction and Transmission Operations Department. The Department is responsible for the planning, designing and construction of natural gas pipeline system facilities; operations and maintenance of transmission pipelines; and other tasks necessary to provide reliable, affordable, clean energy to its customers. (Housing Stipend is available subject to qualification)
The Co-Op Engineer will learn about natural gas utility engineering by working with all areas of the Department including:  Project Engineering, System Planning, Construction and Transmission Operations.  The experience for the Co-Op Engineer will consist of one full year of work divided into three segments: a fall semester (2022), a summer semester (2023), and a spring session (2024). These work semesters alternate with school semesters.  Part time work may be available during school semester rotations.  


The Co-Op Engineer will reside in the Project Engineering cost center and will assist Engineers, Gas Technologist and Leaders with various job duties to meet current and future company initiatives and regulatory requirements.  Job duties may include but are not limited to: field investigation, proposal creation, cost estimating, permitting, procedure development, critical records organization, research, data analytics, process improvements, and other task consistent with work of an Engineer and Gas Technologist.  Additional job functions may include but is not limited to construction observation and support of transmission operations.  

Housing stipend may apply in certain circumstances.

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.
Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

•    Proficiency in CADD, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), and other computer applications
•    Good oral and written communications skills
•    Ability to work independently or within the company’s diverse team environment  
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
Bilingual (Spanish) candidates.

Education Requirements

Qualified candidates must be in the process of obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university, with a minimal GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving history, a reliable means of transportation, and be willing to live within reasonable commuting distance of the Gastonia, NC office. 

Other Working Conditions

•    Work is performed primarily in an office environment, with occasional job visits to construction sites.
•    Some travel from Gastonia office with no overnight stay may also be required (travel expenses reimbursed).  
•    Due to COVID-19, some teleworking may be required.

Other Information

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.


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.  

You can experience the excitement of our company – it's the difference between taking a job and starting a career.

Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

1. Great Work Life Balance 
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture 

About Dominion Energy

I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.
I am not just any energy… I am Dominion Energy.
We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry.  We're shaping the future of energy in America.
Join us!

·17,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·16 states in the US
·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

Over the last 10-15 years, we have reduced carbon emissions by more than 50% and methane emissions by 25%, but that's just the start. By 2050, we will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all of our electric and natural gas operations. We are taking immediate action to reduce emissions as quickly as possible, while also exploring new technologies to accelerate future progress.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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