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Duke Energy 2021 Spring Co-Op - Transmission Engineering - Raleigh, NC in Raleigh, 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.

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

Transmission Engineering offers qualified students, in accredited engineering programs leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree, the opportunity to work in various areas of engineering on a rotational basis as part of the engineering student worker program. Transmission Engineering manages the design, assessment and analysis of substations and 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 Co-Ops will work alongside staff engineers who manage equipment reliability and perform analysis and design of structures, systems and components within Duke Energy’s transmission system. Rotational positions are available in Transmission Line Engineering, Protection & Controls Engineering, System Standards, Substation Engineering, Asset Management, Transmission Planning, Siting Permitting & Engagement and Project Management.

This Co-Op position is open for students pursuing degrees in undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited program. In addition to working within your discipline, you may be asked to work across a multi-engineering discipline platform.

This Co-Op position will be based in our Carolinas East region of Duke Energy Progress and may require travel to various facilities within the area.


  • CAD use for conceptual and final detail designs and as-builts

  • Regulatory permitting support (ex: erosion control, storm water management)

  • SPCC Plan (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure) modification and creation

  • Physical substation design (foundations, structures, electrical connections and ratings, equipment specifications, bills-of-material, CAD work)

  • Relay programming and wiring diagram design for microprocessor based relays and protection systems

  • Transmission system studies and analyses to support NERC Planning Standards and day-to-day operations of the bulk electric power system

  • Equipment monitoring and data collection and analysis for trending and assessment

  • Transmission line design of structure specification and placement as well as conductor sag and tension

  • Discrete project involvement and assistance to senior engineers and technologists or to project managers

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited program (ABET Accreditation can be verified here:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75

  • Ability to work a minimum of two non-contiguous co-op sessions

  • Valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Ability to work a minimum of three non-contiguous co-op sessions

  • Class status as a Sophomore or Junior preferred

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in use of computers, software, and engineering applications (CAD tools, MFAD, STAAD Pro, MatLab, PSS/E, PowerWorld)

  • Previous engineering work experience

  • 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 common goal

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

  • Demonstrates tenacity by remaining persistence in the face of difficulty

Specific Requirements

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

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs

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

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.