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Intern - Electrical Engineering Technology (Richmond, VA)

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23220

Company: Dominion Energy

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services.

As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit, to learn more.

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 technical intern position will ride along with and assist System and Field Electrical Equipment Techs with daily routine tasks.  This will provide the intern with exposure to an understanding of the electric utility Transmission & Distribution network and substation electrical equipment, High Voltage diagnostic testing, other non-invasive testing like infrared thermography, and basic trouble shooting of control circuits.  Network with System and Field technicians to develop a basic understanding of substation equipment.  Begin to have a understanding of voltage classes used on Dominion Energy system and ground planes so as to understand minimum approach distances with the eventual goal of becoming a qualified electrical worker.


Assist technicians with basic tests:

  • Collecting oil samples for dissolved gas analysis and other screen tests
  • Infrared scans
  • Basic instrument check out and repair
  • Basic HV diagnostic testing

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Strongly prefer candidates with good problem solving skills while working with mechanical and/or electrical equipment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Math and technical/mechanical aptitude required
  • Must be able to follow instructions and be a team player
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Due to weight limits on equipment, weight restriction of 290 pounds applies.
  • Time management and organization


Education Requirements

  • Must be enrolled at a university/community college pursuing an Associates degree in Electronics, Engineering Technology, Electric Utility Substation & Relay Technology, or other relevant technology/technician degrees
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date of December 2020 or later.

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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