Co-op Engineer - Student Worker
Dominion Energy North Carolina, is a regulated public utility engaged primarily in transporting, distributing and selling natural gas to approximately 600,000 customers throughout a 28-county service area in the north central, piedmont and western areas of North Carolina. This Co-Op Engineer position in Gastonia, NC is a diverse position within the Engineering, Construction and Transmission Operations Department. The Department is responsible for the planning, designing and construction of natural gas pipeline system facilities; operations and maintenance of transmission pipelines; and other tasks necessary to provide reliable, affordable, clean energy to its customers. (Housing Stipend is available subject to qualification)
The Co-Op Engineer will learn about natural gas utility engineering by working with all areas of the Department including: Project Engineering, System Planning, Construction and Transmission Operations. The experience for the Co-Op Engineer will consist of one full year of work divided into three segments: a fall semester (2022), a summer semester (2023), and a spring session (2024). These work semesters alternate with school semesters. Part time work may be available during school semester rotations.
The Co-Op Engineer will reside in the Project Engineering cost center and will assist Engineers, Gas Technologist and Leaders with various job duties to meet current and future company initiatives and regulatory requirements. Job duties may include but are not limited to: field investigation, proposal creation, cost estimating, permitting, procedure development, critical records organization, research, data analytics, process improvements, and other task consistent with work of an Engineer and Gas Technologist. Additional job functions may include but is not limited to construction observation and support of transmission operations.
Housing stipend may apply in certain circumstances.
The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.
Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below.
equired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
• Proficiency in CADD, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), and other computer applications
• Good oral and written communications skills
• Ability to work independently or within the company’s diverse team environment
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
• Bilingual (Spanish) candidates.
Qualified candidates must be in the process of obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university, with a minimal GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.