Engineer II- Solar & Energy Storage

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Plant City, Florida, US, 33563

Company: TECO

Title: Engineer II- Solar & Energy Storage 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Plant City
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



The Engineer, Solar & Energy Storage is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering an industry best practice approach to cost effectively achieving the highest level of performance from Tampa Electric’s utility scale solar facilities, battery energy storage facilities and collector stations.  Responsible for the development and tracking of effective inspection, monitoring, environmental compliance and preventative maintenance programs for Tampa Electric solar facilities and collector stations. In addition, responsible for the development and maintenance of a reliability predictive modeling tool for these facilities.  
*Engineer classification is multi-level, based on the qualification guidelines outlined in the Company’s Engineer Career Path, Administrative Policy 2.13.  A minimum classification of an Engineer II is required in this position.



  • Development and implementation of commercial & utility scale solar facilities, battery energy storage facilities and collector station design.
  • Participate in the equipment specification review; health, criticality, and risk assessments; inspection, monitoring, and testing strategies. 
  • Review proposed equipment for performance; safety; environmental and maintenance to ensure that they meet Solar & Energy Storage Operations requirements. 
  • Communicate the equipment specification review information to the Solar & Energy Storage Operations team. 
  • Participate in the development of utility scale Solar facilities, Battery Energy Storage facilities and collector station O&M, capital and other budgets and manage expenditures accordingly. 
  • Research new solar, battery energy storage and collector station equipment to recommend to the Solar & Energy Storage Operations and Renewables Construction teams. 
  • All other duties as assigned by the Manager, Solar Operations & Engineering. 


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from a ABET accredited college or university
Preferred: Master’s Degree in Engineering from a ABET accredited college or university and Advanced business training/or MBA.


Preferred: Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. (Required at the Senior Consulting Engineer level)


Required: Minimum of 4 years of Engineer experience related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is required.  
Preferred: 8 years of Engineer experience related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is required.  


Required: A sound understanding of power delivery transmission, distribution or substation engineering principals, materials and their applications; Working knowledge of  reliability centered maintenance practices, continuous improvement practices and power delivery systems used in electric utilities; Working knowledge of work management systems in power delivery;  Ability to organize, lead and resolve technical and process problems;  Good project management skills, time management skills and communication skills.       


Must be able to work irregular hours, overtime and possible holidays 


Must be able to work in dusty and hot environments.  Must be able to ascend and descend from ladders and stairs.  Walking (sometimes on uneven surfaces), bending and driving as needed.



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment


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, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening. 

For jobs with physical required, list the physical that applies in the posting 

Must successfully complete the following physical worker medical exam:
Physical Worker Medical Exam

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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