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Engineer III

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Apollo Beach, Florida, US, 33572

Company: TECO

Title: Engineer III 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Apollo Beach
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



This senior level engineering position provides technical, construction, operational and commissioning support on various capital projects and to the plant technical staff at TECO Generation’s facilities.  Must demonstrate technical proficiency in broad program areas or one of specific importance, understanding scientific developments affecting the organization.  Emphasis for this position is on a comprehensive level of electrical engineering with equipment and processes commonly utilized in power plants, such as, but not limited to generators, excitation systems, AC/DC motors, low and medium voltage switchgear, transformers, batteries, relay protection/coordination, emergency generators, precipitators, instrumentation, mod buses, and distributed control systems..
In a Leadership Capacity:  Must be able to direct others; may have full responsibility for supervision, training , orientation or the assignment of work to other employees; may have broad authority and responsibility for planning, estimating,  developing and coordinating contractors for large segments of projects, programs or activities of major scope and significance to the Company.
In a Research or Consultant Capacity: Conceive, plan and conduct research in problem areas of  considerable scope and complexity or serve as the technical specialist for the Company in the development and/or application of advanced theories and processes for an assigned area. This employee must be recognized as a company-wide expert in their respective field of study.



  • Ensure quality of work performed and identify critical items that may impact the project work schedule. Monitor daily work activities of contractors assigned to him/her, and coordinate work with E&PM Construction, plant outage coordinators, station planners, engineers and on-site and off-site contractors 
  • Monitor and ensure that contractors’ work is done in a safe and cost effective manner. Monitor all assigned projects for work rule compliance. Review contractor progress and critical path activities through regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Assist in preparation of field installation subcontract packages. Coordinate Tampa Electric comments to consulting engineer and supplier documents, and ensure documents are appropriately issued, maintained and permanently filed 
  • Advise and assist E&PM Project Managers, Engineers and Construction personnel in developing Scope of Works, project schedules, QA/QC programs and cost estimates  Assist with planning and establishing project schedules and following up on actual performance and productivity against estimates.
  • Schedule and facilitate project team meetings/conference calls to maintain project schedules and costs -10%.
  • Support Engineering & Project Management efforts to bid, evaluate and award Electrical/Controls contracted work. 
  • Assign duties and responsibilities to contractors  and follow work progress on assigned projects. Inspect ongoing work activities to confirm contractor performance to project plans, specifications and monitor/enforce compliance to all regulatory requirements.
  • Develop detailed commission and start up activities and schedules with station personnel to ensure proper operation of new and existing equipment. Maintain QA/QC of all assigned work to prevent rework in order to meet outage and non out goals.


Required: Minimum of Bachelor of Science in engineering from an ABET accredited four year college.
Preferred: Master of Science in engineering.


Preferred:  Registration as a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida


Required: 10 years experience in heavy industrial construction or construction management including 8 years of related or equivalent experience in electrical/controls commissioning and start up in a combined cycle power plant environment.
Required experience for this position is stated in TEC Engineering Career Path, Administrative Policy Number 2.13. Experience consists of work in heavy industry or utility business with a focus on Project Engineering or Plant Maintenance
Preferred: 12 years power plant engineering/operation, commissioning, and maintenance experience.

Supervisory Experience 
Preferred: 5 years supervision of technical or maintenance personnel.


Required: Demonstrated sound knowledge in a functional work related area with an expected or higher degree of performance, and experience as required in the TEC Engineering Career Path, Administrative Policy Number 2.13.  Demonstrated above expected performance in the Senior/Consulting Engineer classification.
Preferred: Knowledge of Company policies and work procedures. 



  • This position requires working in an industrial environment (including heights and confined space)
  • Some travel locally, nationally and limited internationally.
  • The supervisor must be able to work in an operating power plant environment.
  • Some nights and weekend work will be required to support outage goals.
  • Utilization of PPE will be required. Walking, bending, climbing 20% to 50% of the workday.
  • Sitting at a desk / computer workstation up to 50% of the workday. 
  • Travel – Up to 5%, overnight and extended assignments possible FAT, user groups, shop inspections.  Travel from home office to Big Bend, Bayside and Polk Power Stations expected and could be frequent. 
  • Working outdoors in hot, humid, wet and/or cold conditions 25% to 50% of the work day
  • Working in a Power Generation facility up to 25% to 50% of the work day
  • Working conditions could include areas of elevated noise (hearing protection required). 
  • Working overtime and/or weekends and occasional holidays)
  • Occasional “On Call” availability 


This position requires climbing stairs and scaffolding, utilizing safety harnesses, ability to stand and walk for extended period of time, working in noise, dust and high humidity areas while utilizing personnel protection equipment.
Flexibility to crawl in and out of tight confined areas.



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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