AES United States CO-OP Engineer in Dayton, Ohio

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Position: Co-Op Engineering Services

Company: Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L)

Group: Engineering Services

Location: D ayton, Ohio

Co-Op opportunity for the Spring or Summer of 2018 is available on the DP&L Engineering Services team.


The successful candidate should be a student pursuing a four-year degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology. An academic standing of Sophomore status or higher is preferred. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a strong academic background, exceptional attention to detail, and organization and presentation skills. A proficiency in AutoCad and Microsoft Office programs – especially Excel and Word – also is preferred.


The Engineering Services team collaborates with many areas of the Company, including operations and construction. Accordingly, the successful candidate may be assigned to various departments during his/her Co-Op position. Co-Op will broaden knowledge and experience in the field of engineering by:

  • Supporting design engineers on a variety of electric utility projects, such as ones to adjust the Company’s overhead distribution system for Public Improvement Projects, DP&L-driven System Improvements, and reliability projects;

  • Managing database for all programs;

  • Developing new databases for program tracking and administration;

  • Verifying electric facilities through field research;

  • Updating discrepancies between blue prints/schematics, customer databases and system modeling.

Co-Op may be expected to complete additional assignments as determined by his/her supervisor.


If academic credit for the work experience is desired, it is the Co-Op student’s responsibility to provide appropriate paperwork, interviews and evaluations to the supervisor in a timely manner for completion and verification.


Working conditions vary. Conditions include indoor work in clean, well-lighted, air-conditioned, heated and ventilated surroundings as well as distribution sites. These sites may have high temperatures and humidity; may involve outdoor work observation; require the use of personal protective equipment or special clothing. Job may require some driving (company vehicle).

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL’s other significant subsidiaries include AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting, LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 515,000 customers in West Central Ohio. DPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: DPL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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