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Intern - System Protection Technology (Roanoke Rapids, NC)

Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC, US, 27870

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

Interns will work alongside experienced Dominion System Protection personnel to learn the technology used in the protection of the Electric Grid. The Field positions will assist with the installation, maintenance and operation of control systems and protective devices.  Specific functions will include verification of protective relay panel wiring and logic function verification.

Data communication technology is also learned as smart microprocessor relays provide information to Operating Centers. Cyber Security applications will be learned as well as NERC compliance maintenance regulations. These positions will be introduced to the System Protection Development Program for a view of employment requirements of successfully completing the Development Program. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Strongly prefer candidates that desire “hands on” experience vs. “design” 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
  • Time management and organization


Education Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student majoring in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date between May 2020 and May 2022.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.

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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