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Intern - Customer Projects Designer (Staunton, VA)

Date: Nov 14, 2018

Location: STAUNTON, VA, US, 24401

Company: Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.


Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.


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

The successful intern(s) will be working under the direction of a Supervisor/Mentor. This role determines facility design and material, time and cost estimates for the construction and maintenance of subdivisions as well as relocation of distribution facilities for customers within assigned areas. Design distribution facilities based on customer load requirements and existing facilities. Inspect work request job sites, determine metering requirements and prepare sketches of property and service agreements. Prepare cost estimates based on design of new construction or modification. Prepare joint use notification CATV permits, underground agreements, revenue calculations, etc. Determine tree-trimming requirements and initiates activity. Obtain right-of-way and easement agreements and highway/railroad permits. Communicate electrical/construction requirements to customers. Assist in service restoration in the field during outages. Duties and responsibilities will be up to 60% in the office and up to 40% in the field.  Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Personal computer software applications including Microsoft Office.  AutoCad experience preferred.
  • Verbal, written and interpersonal communication; time management and organization; math and technical aptitude.
  • Effectively interact with customers; work in a team; attention to detail; understand and apply work flow process.
  • Physical attributes to perform essential function of the job in the field and during storm trouble - walking, climbing, stooping, bending and prolonged standing.
  • Student must be enrolled in 4-year program or in a 2-year program with intent to transfer to 4-year institution.
  • Students must have a graduation date of winter 2020 or later.
  • Engineering-degreed students in an ABET accredited program will not be considered for this position. All Engineering Technology degrees are acceptable.  Interest in Building and Construction project management a plus.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or greater.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive a company vehicle.

Education Requirements

  • Student must be enrolled in 4-year program or in a 2-year program with intent to transfer to 4-year institution.
    • Engineering-degreed students will not be considered for this position. Engineering Technology is acceptable.
  • Students must have a graduation date of winter 2020 or later.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or greater.

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 51-75%

Outdoors 26-50%

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.  


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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Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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