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Intern - Engineering

Date: Jan 5, 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!

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


Job Summary


This internship is with the System Operations Planning group within the Dominion Energy System Operations Center (SOC). 


  • The direct responsibility of this department is the overall management of planned transmission outage activities within the Dominion Energy Virginia territory including real time operational support, system studies and system outage coordination. 
  • The analysis and support provided by System Operations Planning is essential to ensure the Dominion Energy system maintains reliability and security with all planned and forced outages that may occur at any time. 
  • The responsibilities of this internship may include power flow and contingency analysis studies by use of our Energy Management System (EMS), advancement of Dominion Energy's automated study platform (ANODE), interface and real time support to the System Operations Department, coordination of planned outages for upgrades to the system, and automation of study scenarios to streamline Dominion Energy's current study process, practices, and procedures. 
  • This internship will interface on a daily basis with Power System Reliability Engineers, Power System Study Engineers, Outage Coordinators, and Operators all within the SOC.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


  • The successful candidate is required to have completed coursework in power systems at either the undergraduate or graduate level. 
  • Graduate level power system coursework is preferred.  
  • It is required that the candidate have an understanding of power flow analysis, contingency analysis, and state estimation. 
  • It is preferred that the candidate be familiar with PSSe software and be comfortable coding in Python or Visual Basic. 
  • The intern should be a motivated self-starter willing take on a challenge, excellent oral and written communicator, and team oriented.

Education Requirements

  • Required to be working towards a Bachelor or preferred Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Power Systems from an ABET accredited university. 
  • It is preferred that the intern have an anticipated graduation date of May 2024 or later.
  • Required GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Valid Driver's License Required to attend offsite meetings, but not expected to drive a company vehicle.

Test Description

No Testing 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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