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Co-op Engineer - Student Worker

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Gastonia, NC, US, 28056

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. 

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 summer semester (2022), a spring semester (2023), and a fall session (2023). 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.  
A 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 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.

Must have the graduation year of 2024 or later; to work the semesters as described above. 

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.  

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