Duke Energy Summer 2019 Intern – CCP Engineering Operations & Maintenance in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Position Summary

Duke Energy is currently seeking a highly motivated student for a summer internship opportunity within our Coal Combustion Product (CCP) Operations and Maintenance Carolina East group. As a CCP engineering intern, you will be assisting System Owners providing support on dam inspections, small projects, and identifying process improvement opportunities. In addition, you will assist in driving consistency at Duke’s ash beneficiation sites. You will not only gain exposure to a wide range of civil engineering and project management, operations and maintenance opportunities, you will also acquire critical insight into our company and our industry. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable networking connections which will help prepare and develop your skills for future career opportunities in the electrical utility industry.

Your work activities may involve the following areas:

Civil Engineering Student - You may assist engineers with: Inspections, design and construction of small O&M projects; help generate standards across ash beneficiation sites; review inspection reports; perform project tasks; update operating manuals and interface agreements, learn compliance with regulations. Team with system owners and/or construction specialists to verify consistent approach to operations of the ash beneficiation units, ash excavation, and pond dewatering.

Working Conditions

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, appropriate clothing, ear plugs, fall protection, steel toe shoes, etc.) as needed.

  • Office and plant environment - requires walking, light lifting, infrequent climbing, and occasional exposure to temperature and noise.

  • 25 to 50% travel will be required.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (not engineering technology) from an ABET accredited institute (ABET Accreditation can be verified here: http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx)

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Minimum of three years of completed course work

  • Valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

  • Class status as a Junior

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Technical proficiency in MS Office (i.e.- experience using MS Excel)

  • Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry

  • Experience with power plant or power related equipment or components

  • Experience with geotechnical engineering

  • Ability to deliver superior results within allocated time through effective prioritization, scheduling, planning and execution of assigned work

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, be a self-starter, exercise flexibility, and take personal responsibility for assigned accountabilities

  • Demonstrated problem solving and analysis skills

  • Ability to interface with all levels of management

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities through effective decision making

  • Works effectively with others from diverse backgrounds to solve problems and implement solutions

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.