Summer 2024 Engineering Internship - Projects and Construction - South Plainfield

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: South Plainfield, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 75764

PSEG Company: Public Service Electric & Gas Co.    

Salary Range: $ 20.65/hr - $ 26.70/hr 

Incentive: Not applicable   

Work Location Category: Onsite  



PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

PSE&G is looking for Engineering Interns with the Projects and Construction team of the Utility.  
This job involves working as an engineer in the Projects and Construction team, utilizing a broad knowledge of business and engineering principles and practices acquired through previous coursework and on the job training.

Job Responsibilities

Assignments will include working alongside professional in one of the following areas.  Assignments will be determined upon assessing in interview:

  • Civil Construction- Assist in preparing scopes of work to solicits bids from contractors, oversee bid awards and construction. Possible scopes includes excavation, foundation installation, demolition, etc.
  • Electrical Construction - Assist in preparing scopes of work to solicits bids from contractors, oversee bid awards and construction. Possible work includes substation equipment assembly and installation, steel erection, requesting equipment outages for safety, etc.
  • Transmission Construction and Maintenance - Assist in planning and executing overhead and underground electric transmission maintenance and construction across service territory.
  • Outage Planning & Scheduling - Support safe and reliable electric equipment outages. Including safety tagging, coordination between projects, sequencing, and communication with construction team, local electric operating division, and the transmission system operator.
  • Project Management - Support safe, on time, on budget and on scope execution of all aspects of an engineering project.
  • Program Integration & Contingency Planning - Support transition of engineering projects from planning to execution, including contingency design to ensure reliability for switching and substations.
  • Outside Plant Engineering – Assist in planning, designing and issuing drawings for construction overhead and underground sub-transmission lines; including manholes and conduit installations with below-grade contractors across our service territory.

This position will be Hybrid - a combination of remote work and in-person as business needs warrant.


Job Specific Qualifications

Required Education/Skills: The successful candidate(s) must be actively pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Structural, Construction, Civil, Environmental). PSEG recognizes institutions of higher education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent. Candidates must have completed sophomore level course work for consideration. Because this position will require traveling to various PSEG locations, a valid driver's license and safe driving record is required.


  • 3.0 GPA
  • Familiarity with reading construction drawings e.g. Electrical Layout, Civil Plans etc.
  • Experience with any of the following programs : Excel, Visio, P6
  • Interest in project management or construction
  • Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry

All PSEG internship roles are paid at an hourly rate, however there are no benefits associated with these positions. Candidates are expected to work 40 hours per week over the duration of the summer internship. We are targeting currently enrolled/matriculating students in the that are able to commute to the assigned work location. Housing, transportation, and immigration support will not be provided in association with these positions.


Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information.  Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information.  Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made.  If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG LI, 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.


Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to 10 CFR Part 810 controlled information.  If the position does require access to this information, the Talent Acquisition representative will provide further details upon making an offer.


PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include 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.

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


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