Gas Design Technician (GDT I,II, or III)

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Ft. Myers, Florida, US, 33905

Company: TECO

Title: Gas Design Technician (GDT I,II, or III)    
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Ft. Myers
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


Our People are our greatest investments.  TECO Peoples Gas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. 


If you are interested in a career and not just a position, TECO Peoples Gas is the place to be!  


TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in Florida serving more than 400,000 customers across the state. Just as it was 125 years ago when we started as Tampa Gas Company, natural gas is today’s No. 1 choice for reliable energy.  Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


TECO Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 


We are seeking a skilled and motivated Gas Design Technician (GDT I,II, or III) to join our team and support our distribution system construction and maintenance projects. In this role, you will play a critical part in creating, initiating, and processing work requests, determining customer requirements, preparing piping system designs, and coordinating with various stakeholders to ensure successful project completion. You will also utilize and update GIS and CRM-CIS systems, obtain necessary permits, and work collaboratively with different departments to achieve high customer satisfaction.


Listed below are responsibilities for all levels. Each level will have increased duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments.  The position offered will be based on experience and qualifications, and the business and/or technical needs of the department.



  • Conduct needs and feasibility assessments for new construction projects and load additions, determine project schedules, and represent customers in construction update meetings.
  • Create and process work orders and construction requests in PowerPlan and other Work Management systems.
  • Perform feasibility and load analysis to determine efficient and reliable solutions, model conditions in software applications, and ensure compliance with system integrity and regulatory requirements.
  • Utilize GIS, CAD, and hydraulic modeling (Synergy) software packages to size and draw proposed and existing gas distribution facilities, maintain and update GIS platform, and adhere to company and regulatory guidelines.
  • Produce construction plans, easement agreements, and right-of-way permit drawings, ensuring accurate representation of facilities and installation specifications.
  • Generate construction cost estimates and revenue projections, communicate the need for construction deposits and other charges, and review financial data for compliance.
  • Monitor and process contractor contracts, bid packages, invoices, and other project-related documents.
  • Provide engineering and coordination for complex projects, including road relocations, building facility design plans, and distribution system improvements.
  • Collaborate with internal departments, customers, engineering firms, contractors, and regulatory agencies to ensure project success.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent certificate (college degree preferred in a related field such as Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Applied Sciences, or Business Administration).
  • Minimum 4 years of related work experience in gas distribution system construction or maintenance projects for Level I. Minimum 2-4 years of experience as a PGS Gas Design Technician I or combined 4 years of PGS and/or directly equivalent distribution design experience with another utility required for Level II (college degree as described above may be considered in lieu of some work experience). Minimum of 2-4 years of experience as a PGS Gas Design Technician I or combined 6 years of PGS and/or directly equivalent distribution design experience with another utility required for Level III(College degree as described above may be considered in lieu of some work experience.)
  • Proficiency in utility industry software, including work management systems, GIS, and Customer Information Systems (CIS).
  • Knowledge and understanding of past land use and/or utility accommodation guide agreements
  • Must have demonstrated and sustained above expected performance as a Gas Design Technician I with the ability and potential for assuming greater responsibility. Must have the technical knowledge and analytical skills needed to interpret site development plans for residential, commercial, and governmental projects and identify impacts to PGS for a Level II
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret site development plans.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective customer interaction and stakeholder coordination.
  • Valid Florida Driver License with a safe driving record and a Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) certification.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, and prioritization skills.


Working Conditions:

Full-time position with minimum 8-hour workdays, Monday to Friday. Some overtime may be required to meet deadlines and respond to emergencies, Work both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions. Moderate to heavy level of stress depending on customer and agency interactions. 



Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships

Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

Develops People and Teams

Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity

Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment  



Physical demand requirements include working in field conditions, walking in rough terrain, lifting objects up to 50 lbs., and wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment in an 8-hour day.


The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, physical (if needed), as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening.



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. 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral

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