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Engineer- Varies

Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Plant City, Florida, US, 33567

Company: TECO

Power up a career with us. Our people are our greatest investments. 


Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.


We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.  


Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes TECO Peoples Gas 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. 



The Operations Engineer - Solar 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 and collector stations.  Responsible for the development and tracking of effective inspection, monitoring, environmental compliance and preventative maintenance programs for the 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.*



1. Development and implementation of a solar facility and collector station reliability plan using empirical data to predict reliability performance. 30%
2. Track, analyze and assist in reporting of reliability metrics for solar facilities and collector stations.  Develop and implement corrective measures using this data to improve site reliability.  10%
3. Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive data collection and predictive modeling tool for solar facilities and collector stations that assists in the prioritization of expenditures. 10%
4. Assist in the facilitation of system root cause analysis for solar facilities and collector stations.  Assist in facilitation and tracking of resulting action plans to maintain appropriate system performance. 10%
5. Maintain measurement of solar facilities and collector stations performance to ensure achievement of organization vision and goals through performance benchmarking. 10%.  
6. Assist the Renewable construction group with design reviews, calculations and walk down of sites before they are handed over to Solar and Energy Storage Operations.  20%
7. Engage contractors for work that is needed on site in accordance with the CSMP to ensure work is performed in the safest manner possible.  10%


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline from an ABET accredited college or university
Preferred: Master’s Degree in Engineering from an 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)


(E1) Engineer I [Minimum Experience Guideline – 18 months, 12 months with FE]

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. 4 
(E2) Engineer II [Minimum Experience Guideline - 4 years]

Qualifications for this level shall include sustained demonstrated sound knowledge in a functional work area with an expected or higher degree of performance. Candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of policies and work procedures within the Company. Independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications; may have significant role in training, orientation, assigning work or supervising other employees; may receive assistance and/or guidance on unusual problems; may have limited authority for performing work on an individual basis with quasi supervisory responsibility over other employees as may be assigned; may prepare engineering analyses, specifications and reports on an independent basis. 
(E3) Senior Engineer OR Consulting Engineer [Minimum Experience Guideline - 8 years]

Candidates for this classification must have demonstrated above expected performance in the Engineer II classification, sound knowledge of functional area of work and advanced engineering concepts and their interactions and relationships to total Company operation, and eligibility to become a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.


Required: A sound understanding of power generation, 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 generation and delivery. Ability to organize, lead, and resolve technical and process problems.  Good project management skills, time management skills and communication skills.       


The Engineer can expect to work an 8-hour day, Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime (weekend and nights) to meet deadlines and storm response. Working conditions are both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions. The level of stress varies depending on workload and company deadlines.


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
• 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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