Intern - Vegetation Management

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: North Charleston, SC, US, 29406

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!


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



Job Summary

The selected student will assist with Dominion Energy South Carolina Transmission and Distribution powerline rights-of-way (r/w) maintenance and construction activities throughout the Dominion Energy SC service territory to include rural, urban and metro areas.

This role is a learning stage of integrated vegetation management techniques to coordinate forestry and right-of-way maintenance activities to ensure reliable operation of distribution/transmission lines within assigned areas and throughout the system. Conducts field inspections of forestry contractors, who maintain clearances between vegetation and electrical conductors, to ensure work is completed on schedule and according to company specifications. Conducts field observations and provides feedback to Forestry Supervisor and contractors. Investigates tree-related outages to determine root cause. Works with Supervisor-Electric Forestry to develop and implement action plans to prevent future outages. Monitors and evaluates performance of forestry contractors who perform unit bid mileage work, time and material tree and brush control work activities, as well as herbicide applications. Responds to and resolves customer inquiries and complaints. Reviews and approves contractor work documentation related to safety and billing, to ensure accuracy. Safely operates vehicles suitable for inspecting rights-of-way, both on-road and off-road.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Ability and desire to learn utility forestry techniques and applications including:

 -herbicide applications

 -proper/ directional pruning

 -contractor oversight

 -work planning

 -Tree and ornamental identification

 -electrical infrastructure and design

Skills: effective verbal and written communication, good customer service, effective organizational and project management.

Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.

Ability to set priorities 

Education Requirements

Pursuing degree in Forest Resource Management, arboriculture, natural resources management or related with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Have a graduation date of December 2024 or May 2025, December 2025

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Must have a valid drivers's license with a safe driving history.

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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Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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