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Duke Energy 2021 Spring Co-Op - Renewables Engineering in Charlotte, North Carolina

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Duke Energy Renewables Group offers qualified students, in accredited engineering programs leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree, the opportunity to work in various areas of engineering support as part of the engineering internship program. Duke Energy Renewables builds, owns, operates, and maintains wind and solar electric generating facilities throughout the United States outside of the Duke Energy regulated utility service area. Engineering interns will work in support of staff engineers or under supervision of engineers providing electrical engineering support of these activities to ultimately ensure safe and reliable operation of these assets.

This co-op position is open for students pursuing a degree in undergraduate studies in Engineering. In addition to working within your discipline, you may be asked to work across a multi-engineering discipline platform.

This position will be based in Charlotte, NC, and may require travel to various other renewables facilities outside of the area.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in Engineering at an accredited college or university

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75

  • Requires a valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrates ability to provide the quantity and quality of work necessary to reach an accomplishment

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities through effective decision making

  • Works effectively with others from diverse backgrounds to achieve a common goal

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

  • Demonstrates tenacity by remaining persistent in the face of adversity

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in the use of computers, software, and engineering applications (e.g., Microsoft Office)

  • Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry

  • Previous engineering work experience

Working Conditions:

  • Office and field environment – requires walking, light lifting, infrequent climbing, and occasional exposure to temperature and noise

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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.