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PSEGLI Summer Intern - Emergency Planning - Distribution Automation System

Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  53664 

Job Function/Category:  University Recruiting 

Employment Type:  Non-Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


PSEG is a diversified energy company headquartered in Newark, N.J. Established in 1903. The company has long had a key role in fueling New Jersey's economy and supporting the state's quality of life. Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is New Jersey's largest provider of electric and gas service – serving 2.2 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers. Another member of the PSEG family of companies, PSEG Long Island, operates the electric transmission and distribution system of the Long Island Power Authority, with 1.1 million customers.


PSEG also owns and operates a diverse fleet of power plants with approximately 10,600 megawatts of generating capacity located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions and has solar energy facilities throughout the United States.


PSEG is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index and is a decade-long member of the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index. PSEG has approximately 13,000 employees, who are carrying forward a proud tradition of dedicated service that has continued over more than 100 years.


Summer Interns: College students are hired based on strategic university recruiting needs as identified on an annual basis. The intern period is a minimum of 10 weeks, beginning June 3, 2019 and ending Mid- August.

Duties include (but not limited to):


  • Daily responsibilities include checking Distribution Automation System and verifying communications to distribution equipment, repeaters, fiber links and Ethernet channels.  Supporting the process of coordinating and issuing of repairs of equipment with various areas of the transmission and distribution unit.
  • Distribution Automation Group is responsible for configuring systems and concentrators that communicate out to end devices that control the flow of power on feeders to isolate faults.  The expansion of the system requires constant need for programming and commissioning for new devices being added to the system.  The position will support in the roll-out of new configurations and commissioning of new equipment in the field.
  • Current plants for the rollout of the new OSI DSCADA System is on track for year end 2019 and significant effort is needed in supporting the development of new training documents, practical exercises and hands-on materials that will be used to train Electric Service Operator personnel.  Additional efforts include the verification of the new OSI Database, Network and workstation address verification, OSI PI interface checks, Geographic Information system validation and Energy Management System Breaker link connectivity.
  • Support the engineers in the programming of 2 way CBC8000 controllers used to monitor and control capacitor banks and readying the system for summer prep availability of 93% of the banks system-wide.  Opportunities to visit field locations observing work being performed by Electric Service personnel, Overhead Line crews and Radio technicians.
  • During major weather events, assist in the control room and field to support storm restoration efforts responding to customer outages.


Education and Qualifications:


  • College level rising Juniors and Seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher seeking an Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering degree.
  • Knowledge of Networking / TCP / IP, software scripting/programming and communication systems.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • This position requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, applicants must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.


As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

This site ( is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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