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Duke Energy 2021 Engineering Technologist Co-Op - Cincinnati, OH in Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

Please attach your current unofficial transcript in order to be considered for this position.

Transmission Engineering manages the design and construction of substations, transmission facilities throughout the Duke Energy service area. This department is also responsible for any upgrades to these facilities to ensure safe and reliable operation of the assets. Engineering technologist co-ops will work alongside staff engineers and engineering technologists who manage equipment reliability and perform analysis and design of structures, systems and components within Duke Energy’s transmission service territory. Engineering technologist co-ops will work with designers to produce drawings for upgrade projects at substations within Duke Energy. This position can be for Spring 2021 (January-May) or Summer 2021 (May-August).

This co-op position is open to students pursuing degrees in all engineering and engineering technologist disciplines. In addition to working within your discipline, you may be asked to work across a multi-engineering discipline platform.

Work location will have a primary location in downtown Cincinnati with possible occasional travel within the Duke Energy service territory.

Basic/Required Qualifications

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

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with AutoCAD

  • Experience with Inventor/3D Software

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

  • 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 allocated time through effective prioritization, scheduling, planning and execution of assigned work

  • Demonstrated tenacity by remaining persistent in the face of difficulty

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in use of computers, software, and engineering applications

  • Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry

  • Previous engineering work experience

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater

Specific Requirements

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

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs

Working Conditions

  • Office and field environment – could require walking, hiking, light lifting, infrequent climbing, and occasionally being exposed to uncomfortable temperatures and/or noise.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, October 22, 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.