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Graduate Intern - Electric Transmission Systems Operations Engineering

Date: Sep 29, 2022

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23227

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!

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

Job Summary

Dominion’s System Operations Engineering department is seeking a motivated individual to support the Company’s evolving transmission grid. Interns will work with experienced team members to assist with the configuration, administration, and maintenance of EMS network applications as well as the development of Synchrophasor Applications for use in real-time operations. In addition, interns will support and facilitate the automation of the department’s processes. Experience in software, web-based database-driven development is highly desired. Specific assignments may include the following:

  • Support the development of situational awareness tools in the control operations room
  • Support the development of advanced PMU based applications
  • Write programs in a variety of computer languages, including C#, Perl, Javascript, SQL, Visual Basic, Python for in-house applications
  • Enhance, debug, test and validate developed applications
  • Develop documentation such as software application manuals and training documentation
  • Participate in internal meetings with project management
  • Perform other duties as required

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


  • Comprehensive understanding of AC/DC fundamentals, including an understanding of three-phase power systems
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in developing system applications from diverse and indirect data and information sources preferred
  • Experience with GE/ALSTOM e-terra platform is preferred
  • Experience and familiarity with Programming languages such as HTML5, CSS, SQL, JavaScript, C#, .NET Programming, Visual Basic, C++, Python, PowerShell, XML is preferred.
  • Equally effective working independently or in a team environment;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Time management skills with the ability to independently plan and organize work assignments;
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems;

Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices. 

Education Requirements

  • Must be currently pursuing a graduate degree, graduating May 2024 or later.
  • Must have earned a bachelor’s degree in an engineering field and be accepted to and working on a master’s or Ph.D. degree in engineering (preferred fields include electrical engineering with a concentration in power systems, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering with a focus on energy systems) from an ABET accredited Engineering program at a four year or post-graduate college or university.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science majors are preferred.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

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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