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Intern - System Protection

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23220

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 intern position performs maintenance, installation and corrective activities on system protection devices, control circuits, metering, and communication equipment (both data and PLC) within Dominion's Transmission, Distribution and Generating network. All maintenance, installation and corrective activities performed under direct supervision from Tech/Senior/Lead technician. This position ensures that appropriate compliance maintenance activities, applications, policies, and associated documentation are managed and maintained in support of ETFO's Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Protective Relay and Control (PRC) programs.

  • Maintenance activities include instruction/guidance in routine cleaning, calibration and functional operational testing of all primary electro-mechanical and microprocessor protection applications
  • Assists during routine testing and functional verification of all communications equipment including data, fiber optic, and power line carrier
  • Assists during functional operational testing of substation auxiliary equipment and verification of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) data systems that provide the operating centers with real time operating and alarm information. Assists with protective relay and control equipment repairs
  • Installation activities include assisting Lead/Senior technicians' functional verification of all primary and secondary equipment as designed by Dominion and its manufacturers
  • Corrective activities include assisting Lead/Senior technicians in analyzing alarms, identifying potential problems, and developing safe and effective basic corrective action investigation plans
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Active, valid government-issued driver license is required for this role
  • Basic knowledge of operation of control circuits and/or protective relay applications
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Abilities: test basic and routine types of protective relays; lift up to 50 lbs.; manual dexterity; color vision; hearing; climbing; stooping; standing; bending.
  • Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds

Education Requirements

Associate or Higher Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education.


  • Student must be enrolled in a 2-year program or in a 4-year Engineering Technology program.
  • Students must have a graduation date of Spring 2023
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or greater.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive a company vehicle.

Disciplines Preferred:
Instrumentation Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology 
Electrical & Electronic 
Electromechanical Technology
Electronics Technology
Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds.

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Outdoors Up to 25%


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.  

You can experience the excitement of our company – it's the difference between taking a job and starting a career.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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