Duke Energy 2022 Year-Round Internship - Grid Management - Charlotte, NC in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Please attach your current unofficial transcript in order to be considered for this position.
This student intern will be located within the Distribution Control Center’s (DCC) Grid Management group in Charlotte, NC. The position is for a year-round intern, where the student attends school and works a minimum of 20 hours at Duke energy. The student may work for Duke for three semesters. The intern will undertake engineering and technical responsibilities, focusing on electric distribution system operations and/or support the Integrated Volt Var Capacitor program lending support to the Control Center (DCC)- Grid Management Team. The DCC operates on a 24/7/365 days and is responsible for providing safely operating and maintaining the stability of the Distribution Grid, and this includes but is not limited to:
Load flow analysis for maintaining equipment amperage and voltage limitations
Managing customer outages and restorations
Ensuring the Distribution system model integrity for our field personnel
Implement optimized voltage reduction “virtual generator” during peak system conditions
Maintain smart grid Self-Healing Networks
Evaluate effects of Distributed Energy Resources (such as solar) on system equipment
Writing and performing switching procedures to support equipment construction and/or maintenance, etc.
Implementation of the IVVC program for the Duke Energy West Zones
The student will fulfill engineering and technical responsibilities associated with the above working alongside Grid and IVVC Engineers.
The student will receive a mentor during their rotation. Furthermore, Grid Management is built upon a teamwork environment and supports a collaborative, continuous improvement atmosphere. Along with the Microsoft Suite of software, the student will use advanced software, applications, and systems specific to the electric utility industry. In addition to working within the student’s primary discipline, the student may be asked to work across a multi-engineering discipline platform in order to deliver on assigned projects and initiatives.
Currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in Electrical Engineering at an accredited college or university
Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
Valid driver’s license
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Completed second year of degree program
Demonstrated technical proficiency
Demonstrated leadership qualities
Demonstrated effective problem-solving skills
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated use of computers, software, and engineering applications
Works effectively with others from diverse backgrounds to achieve a common goal
Ability to deliver superior results within allocated time through effective prioritization, scheduling, planning and execution of assigned work
Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry
Previous engineering work experience
Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, appropriate clothing, ear plugs, fall protection, etc.) as needed
Provide own safety footcare, per corporate guidelines, if required to work in field environment.
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs
Available to work part-time (minimum 20 hours per week)
Must live within 50 miles of assigned working location
- Hybrid Mobility Classification – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to a Duke Energy facility.
Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No
Represented/Union Position No
Visa Sponsored Position No
Posting Expiration Date
Thursday, October 14, 2021
All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.
Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.
We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.
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