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Distribution Design Associate Engineer to Engineer I - Electric Utility - Electrical Engineer

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Plant City, Florida, US, 33567

Company: TECO

Title: Distribution Design Associate Engineer to Engineer I - Electric Utility - Electrical Engineer 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Plant City
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

 

Location Varies within Tampa Electric's Operations Areas including Tampa, South Hillsborough and Winterhaven

 

This position typically pays between $60,014 to $82,000 and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate

 

 

 

We have multiple open positions. However, Tampa Electric Engineer’s should be prepared to rotate to any of our 7 Operation Centers throughout their career.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ REQUIREMENTS 

  • Working conditions are both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions. The level of stress is moderate to heavy depending upon the level of interaction with customers and governmental agencies.
  • Physical demands require working in field conditions, energized areas, walking in rough terrain, lifting objects up to 50 lbs., and wearing Fire Resistant (FR) clothing during and Personal Protective Equipment in an 8-hour day.
  • Must successfully complete the following baseline worker medical exam: ED Baseline

 

POSITION CONCEPT: This position is responsible for the coordination and design of Tampa Electric Company’s (TEC) distribution system, including new construction and maintenance projects. This position will establish relationships with customers and local agencies to determine the requirements for providing service. The Engineer will generate and manage projects using TEC tools, and create the necessary permit and construction drawings. The Engineer will be responsible for the successful coordination of the project with TEC departments to completion.

 

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Meet with customers and/or their agents (Customers) to conduct needs and feasibility assessments on multiple construction projects and load additions of varying scale. Manage the schedule and required completion dates of different construction phases.
    • Manage communication to all involved entities concerning any updates in the construction schedule or other changes with potential impact, documenting updates through letters and emails, as necessary.
    • Coordinate and manage the construction activities between TEC Planning & Scheduling, Field Construction, Operations, the Customer, and any other ED Departments.
    • Represent customers in weekly POW meetings with all involved TEC departments.
  2. Create and manage work requests (WR) in the Work Management System (WMS). Divide jobs into phases/crews, establishing an associated WR for each of the different TEC construction phases/crews involved: including overhead line crews, underground line crews, service crews, grounding contractors, project conduits, and crossing conduits. Enter and continually update targeted schedule dates, work status, and other project details in WMS for all associated WRs.
  3. Perform analysis to determine the most economical and reliable solutions for customers and the TEC distribution system.
    • Calculate and analyze customer load for proper sizing of TEC facilities
    • Design and determine TEC facility locations
    • Design to NESC and TEC specifications, providing pole loading analysis, cable pulling calculations, ruling span calculations, clearances, motor start calculations, voltage drop, and sag calculations.
    • Adhere to Florida Administrative Code (Tariff)
  4. Using TEC’s geographical information system (GIS), design the proposed and update existing electrical features (company assets). Establish all specifications in GIS, such as the correct electrical connectivity, proper supporting structures, and all compatible units (CU) for materials and labor. Resolve any identified errors in GIS, ensure all GIS task types are linked to the WMS WRs, and export GIS material data to WMS.
  5. Produce and/or oversee the production of construction prints for Field Construction, Operations, and/or contractors:
    • Verify and approve that locations of TEC’s existing and proposed equipment and any third party infrastructure (water, sewer, storm, gas, telephone, and cable lines) are adequately identified on the construction prints, and equipment specifications are captured.
    • Based on the scope of construction and company safety standards, determine necessity and scale of Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plan that Field Construction, Operations, and/or contractors would need for completing work in the right-of-way.
    • Prepare GIS prints to submit to regulatory agencies for DOT, City, County, or other required governing agency permits.
    • Generate construction prints that clearly communicate the plan of work to the field crews.
  6. Produce construction cost estimates (including labor, materials, and vehicle) and obtain/calculate projected four year revenue as needed. Determine and communicate the need for Contribution-in-Aid-of-Construction (CIAC) charges to customers based on TEC revenue shortage/excess costs.
  7. Access and inspect energized equipment and install current/voltage recording devices for troubleshooting. Troubleshoot customer voltage complaints using various instruments; such as recording ammeters, voltmeters. Install, program, and download voltage monitoring devices, analyze results, and utilize engineering skills and practices to resolve customer voltage complaints.
  8. Using visual and physical procedures, investigate, examine, and test the integrity of TEC distribution facilities to determine the need for replacement or upgrade.
  9. Interpret plans for large projects of relative complexity, such as road widening, intersection improvements, and relocations of infrastructures. Identify all impacted TEC facilities and reconcile the final design, protecting TEC’s assets and satisfying the local agency requirements. Provide engineering and project management for large master-planned developments and large commercial projects including malls, retail, and schools.
  10. Support the service area Operations Engineer for reliability issues, customer complaints, fuse sizing and coordination, load balancing, capacitor maintenance, and overall circuit improvement, as necessary. Assist in the investigation and response to Public Service Commission inquiries.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION:
Required:        Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an EAC/ABET accredited University  

Preferred:        Focus in Electrical Engineering preferred. 

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Required:        Valid Florida State driver’s license and safe driving record.

Preferred:        Completed or eligible to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to function successfully within the team environment, consistent positive leadership, and initiative skills.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision on routine assignments with projects of varying scope and complexity, following established policies, methods, and standard working procedures.   

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Co-op experience at Tampa Electric or another utility company.

 

DIMENSIONS:

Building Organizational Relationships, Judgment, Ownership & Excellence, Produce Results, Teamwork and Working Safely

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND SCOPE OF WORK FOR THE 2 DIFFERENT LEVELS:

 

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER

Required experience: None Required

Scope of Position: Works under close supervision; receives specific and detailed instructions as to required tasks and results expected; performs a variety of routine tasks which should provide experience and familiarity with the engineering staff, methods, practices, procedures, and programs of the Company; usually assumes no responsibility of others.

 

ENGINEER I

Required experience: 18 months related Engineering experience, 12 months with FE

Scope of Position: Performs routine engineering work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks; receives close supervision on new aspects of non-routine assignments; using prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer; may have minor responsibility for training, orientation, or assigning of work to other employees; may schedule/coordinate projects with supervision and review; prepare engineering analyses, write specifications and reports as directed.

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.

 

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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