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Intern - Electrical Engineering (Surry Power Station)

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: SURRY, VA, US, 23883

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 Engineering Intern position located at Surry Nuclear Power Station in Mineral, Virginia, assists with various duties such as engineering calculations, analysis, research and design.  Under direction of supervisor or work leader, may assist with routine assignments designed to develop engineering work knowledge, gain familiarity with techniques, approaches, practices and the nature of engineering systems, equipment, etc.  

The Engineer Intern position is associated with the embedded Electric Transmission organization providing technical expertise in all areas related to transmission & distribution operations & maintenance.  The position provides support of the Electric Transmission group with focus on the programmatic functions associated with operating and maintaining a Nuclear Power Station.  The position includes support of activities associated with other Dominion Nuclear Power Stations, combustion turbine sites, and a service territory consisting of several local non-nuclear transmission/distribution substations.  

  • Provides station and switchyard technical support to the generation plant for high voltage transmission and distribution equipment. 
  • Help to insure work orders, work scheduling, Plant Issues, Root Cause / Apparent Cause Evaluations, and SOER reviews are completed to support station requirements.
  • Assist with secondary engineering review of work packages before and after work evolutions.
  • Support Electrical Equipment Technicians in substation inspections.
  • Assist with weekly equipment walk-downs.
  • Work with transmission training and methods support personnel.
  • Collaborate with Nuclear Engineering personnel to support electric power systems, component, and design functions.
  • Assist System Protection, Electrical Equipment, and Substations personnel within the Nuclear work management process to ensure compliance.
  • Assist System Protection, Electrical Equipment, and Substations personnel within the various work activities in the field.
  • Assist with planning and scheduling activities associated with major refueling outages or design changes.
  • Support safety and human performance initiatives.
  • Maintain training and qualifications to hold a Nuclear Unescorted Access Authorization (UAA) badge.
  • Perform various other duties as required to include various work locations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Basic knowledge of Engineering concepts, fundamentals and theory.
  • Must have great oral and written communication skills.
  • Good Computer skills.
  • Analytical skills

Education Requirements

  • Candidates must have an anticipated graduation date of spring 2020 or later
  • Candidates must hold a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must be pursuing a 4-year ABET accredited Bachelor degree in Engineering 
    • Preference on Electrical disciplines

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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