EPIC Job/Intern/Co-Op Postings

Electrical Engineer Intern
EnergyUnited, Statesville, NC

We are seeking a student pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering who are in their third or fourth year in a college/university setting and who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in the field of Engineering.  The internship will run from May 14 to August 3 (timeframe is flexible depending upon the college schedule) and will provide you with a unique insight into the Engineering Department over the course of the 12-week program.  This paid internship will also provide you with an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and learn valuable skills to create a foundation for success in your future endeavors. 

The Electrical Engineer Intern is responsible for supporting the Engineering department and will gain insight into providing member-centric, energy service while developing and implementing programs in the areas of system electrical capabilities and reliability.  These programs are to achieve corporate objectives in assigned areas and meet system standards and goals.

The responsibilities of the position include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Review and conduct research on equipment and materials, the system design and changing system requirements, taking into consideration reliability, cost and best correct engineering practices.  This research to include the following studies: Long Range System; Two Year Construction Work Plans; Sectionalizing and Capacitor Study
  • Provide safe, reliable & economical designs
  • Become knowledgeable of RUS engineering related bulletins and regulations, Cooperative policies and Service Rules and Regulations.
  • Work with engineering team in designing transmission, substation, distribution and other facilities that affect the performance of the electric system.
  • Analyze reliability of electrical system and recommend remedial action as required for such power quality problems (e.g. frequent outages, momentary interruptions, high and low voltage issues, etc.)
  • Become knowledgeable of the operation and control of the SCADA and Load Management systems.
  • Become knowledgeable of the Distribution Automation Systems of the Cooperative.
  • Become knowledgeable in the operations of the Dispatch Center and provide dispatch support during major storms or as needed.  Become knowledgeable of the Outage Management System.

Here are a few skills you MUST have to be considered for the position

  • Must be in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university. Emphasis in Power is a plus.
  • Must have a good understanding of basic electrical engineering fundamentals.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as superior mathematical abilities.
  • Ability to demonstrate a credible and trustworthy presence through professionalism, demeanor, and technical knowledge

Here a few skills we’d LIKE you to have to make you more suited for this position

  • Knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code and RUS standard

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EnergyUnited, Statesville, NC
North Carolina’s largest electric cooperative, EnergyUnited, delivers reliable energy and services that improve the quality of life for our customers and communities. We invite you to join our team if you possess the qualities on which we’ve based our success for over 60 years – Safety, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence. EnergyUnited offers a comprehensive benefit package. EnergyUnited is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer.

The Electrical Engineer is a member of the Engineering Services Team and is responsible for providing member-centric, energy service while developing and implementing programs in the areas of system electrical capabilities and reliability. These programs are to achieve corporate objectives in assigned areas and meet system standards and goals. 

Key Accountabilities & Duties:Broad Scope

•Provide necessary skills for the effective performance of the activities of the assigned position within policies and procedures.
•Seek out and make recommendations for changes needed to improve the operations of the Engineering Services team as it relates to the position of Engineer. 
•Coordinate and cooperate with other personnel in performing assigned responsibilities. 
•Serve as a technical liaison for members.
•Perform all duties of the Staking Technician I, II and III positions.
•Participate in all Technical Training lessons
•Observe all Safety Rules and Regulations adopted by the Cooperative. 
•Observe work rules adopted by the Cooperative.
•Plan electrical infrastructure to meet the requirements of builders, developers, members and the EnergyUnited team.
•Assist the Engineering and Operations teams in planning and implementation of departmental objectives. 
•This position is generally an entry-level engineering role and may lead to more specific roles like System Engineering or Project Engineering.

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Summer Student Employee - Generation Operations & Maintenance (JoB# 2928)
Electric Power Research institute

The Position:
EPRI is looking for 3 students during the summer months of 2018 to support the following activities:

  • Survey of sensor technology and sensor R&D efforts
  • Survey and documentation of technology providers in the areas of sensors, controls, diagnostics, prognostics, and data integration and management in the form of fact sheets
  • Analyze various digital/data platforms being developed or used to collect, aggregate, and analyze power plant data.
  • Interest in evaluating technologies and tools to support the application of a “Digital Worker”
  • Assist in work associated with utility procedure database.
  • Assist in work associated with EPRI Generation Drone project.
  • Assist in work associated with the handsfree Mobility project in Operations.

Education Level and Years of Experience:

  • Mechanical, Instrumentation, and Control or Software Engineering Bachelor’s student in the Junior or Senior year or graduate degree
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience writing technical documents and software functional specifications
  • Possesses the ability to analyze approaches being taken to collect, aggregate, and manipulate power plant data

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Self-starter and dynamic
  • Interested in design, monitoring and diagnostics of electrical, electro-mechanical or mechanical equipment
  • Interested in data analytics is a plus
  • Interested in continued work and career in the power industry around power plant equipment and data analytics.

EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.
Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.
EPRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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