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Intern - Distribution Forestry (Herndon, VA)

Date: Dec 28, 2018

Location: HERNDON, VA, US, 20171

Company: Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.

 

Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.

 

Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

 

Job Summary

This internship involves frequent customer interaction. Through a mentoring process (a mentor will be assigned to you), the intern will address questions and concerns raised by electric utility customers with respect to tree/line interactions, diagnose field conditions and obtain the knowledge and skills to identify utility lines.  The intern will be exposed to all aspects of utility vegetation management including tree pruning, tree removal, initial right-of-way clearing, herbicide application, and hazard tree mitigation.

Interns will be expected to meet all safety practices and standards as well as participate in safety events.  Interns will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), office space, field vehicle, computer, phone, software and training required to perform their duties.
 

Interns may be called upon to assist with service restoration during major outage events such as hurricanes and thunderstorms under the direct tutelage of their mentor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Students must be enrolled in a 4-year program or in a 2-year program with intent to transfer to a 4-year institution. 
  • Students must have a graduation date of spring 2021 or later
  • Candidates must be pursuing a forestry or related degree, preference on forestry.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or greater.
  • Candidates must have a customer first attitude, with some customer service experience desired but not required
  • Ability to work independently and manage time to ensure job completion
  • Ability to navigate in vehicle through a GPS system
  • Basic I-Phone and laptop knowledge
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive a company vehicle

Education Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in a 4-year program or in a 2-year program with intent to transfer to a 4-year institution. 
    • Candidates must be pursuing a forestry or related degree, preference on forestry.
  • Students must have a graduation date of spring 2021 or later
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or greater.

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 26-50%

Outdoors 51-75%

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.  

 

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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