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Intern – System Protection

Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy

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About the job

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.

Successful candidates who are 50 miles or more from the assigned work location, may be eligible for a one-time housing stipend.

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking a Summer 2023 Intern to be a part of the System Protection Engineering – Generator Interconnects team within Electric Transmission. The candidate will be part of a team that develops protective relay settings for the Dominion Energy system, specifically related to renewables and Distributed Generation. Candidates should have a strong electrical engineering background and possess strong knowledge of engineering principles and practices; preferably in electric power systems. A working knowledge of analysis software packages such as PSS\E, Python, PSCAD, MATLAB, ASPEN OneLiner, etc., is also preferred.

Job Activity

  • Develop protective relay settings for Electric Distribution and Transmission protection schemes related to distributed generation, including: transformer protection, feeder protection, bus protection, breaker protection, capacitor bank protection, etc.
  • Assisting in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of computer-based tools for Dominion Energy’s engineering groups.
  • Developing protection requirements memos related to the connection of renewables and distributed generation to the Dominion Energy system.
  • Power system network model validation

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • General understanding of AC/DC fundamentals, including an understanding of three-phase power systems
  • General knowledge and understanding of substation components and their functions
  • Ability to read and interpret substation and transmission operating one-line diagrams, and relay functional drawings
  • General understanding of the protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders,and major substation equipment
  • A working knowledge of analysis software packages such as PSS\E, Python, Power Gem’s TARA software, AspenOne-Liner, etc., is preferred
  • Self-motivator who has the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, but is comfortable independently seeking knowledge and information
  • A 3.2 or higher GPA is preferred

Education Requirements

Must be enrolled in an Electrical Engineering degree program from an ABET accredited Engineering program at a four year or post-graduate college or university. Candidates must have a 3.2 minimum GPA.

Must have a graduation date of 2024, Spring 2025, Winter 2025, Spring 2026 or Winter 2026

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Outdoors Up to 25%

Energized Wires Up to 25%

Heat Up to 25%

Loud Noise Up to 25%

Travel Up to 25%

Operating Machinery 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 dombenefits.com.

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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