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Co-op and internship program

Careers Job Fair 2633While careers in high-voltage electric systems might not be first on your mind, don’t miss out on what could be a life-changing opportunity. Discover why many graduating seniors from top engineering schools start careers here, and why many experts in high-voltage systems call Georgia Transmission home. In employee surveys, we get uncommonly high marks for having challenging work, ability to make a difference, camaraderie and a balanced life.

Georgia Transmission’s co-op and internship program provides opportunities for students to gain practical experience in the electric utility industry. Our co-op and intern students take on exciting challenges and play an integral role in planning, building and maintaining our substations and transmission lines. Our students benefit greatly from being mentored by some of the most knowledgeable people in the electrical utility industry.  See what former interns had to say about their experiences here. 

The co-op to hire program​

Our co-op to hire program is a great way to launch your career. Co-op students who successfully complete their school’s co-op program while working at Georgia Transmission and graduate in good standing are given first consideration for entry-level, full-time positions. In addition, individuals get credit for accumulated service time with comparable pay. Co-ops and intern students enjoy working at our Tucker campus which is conveniently located between downtown Atlanta and the metro suburbs, and they receive great benefits:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Paid holidays

  • Accumulated service time

  • 401(k)

  • Housing allowances (if applicable)

  • Pension

Other benefits:

  • Business casual dress

  • Social events and networking

  • Free covered parking

  • Challenging assignments

  • On-site cafeteria

Qualifying and desired majors

To qualify, you must be enrolled in the Cooperative Education Program or Intern Program at your college or university and maintain a 2.7 grade point average. Please contact your school for further information. While Georgia Transmission has opportunities for a variety of majors, we typically seek students majoring in electrical, civil, industrial, agricultural and mechanical engineering. Types of duties performed are:

ENGINEERING

System protection and control – performs routine system protection functions, including developing preliminary design single line (PDSL) drawings for substation facilities under the guidance of senior engineers.

System reliability – performs lightning studies using Fault Analysis & Lightning Systems (FALLS); runs outage reports and verifies accuracy of outage reports. Creates various other reports and assists with other projects as needed.

Substation maintenance – assists experienced test engineers and substation area coordinators in the commissioning and maintenance of substation equipment, protective relays and control equipment in the corporation’s substation facilities.

Substation design – assist senior staff in research and physical design requirements of transmission lines and electrical power substations. Drafts modification changes for substation physical drawings which include foundation designs and steel and concrete structures designs. Estimates project costs.

Transmission line design – assists staff in research and design requirements of transmission lines.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Project reporting – assists experienced project controls specialists in providing project budget and schedule control services for approximately 100 transmission line and substation projects.

Environmental services  – Under general direction coordinates siting, environmental and regulatory activities of transmission projects.

Land services – conducts relatively simple negotiations with landowners to acquire the necessary property rights for the construction of electrical transmission lines and subsequent settlement of ordinary construction damages of the easement properties.

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