Asset Management Engineer (Solar & DER Controls) Eng I-III varies

Date: Sep 3, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Asset Management Engineer (Solar & DER Controls) Eng I-III varies 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



TITLE:    Asset Management Engineer (Solar & DER Controls)
PERFORMANCE COACH:     Manager, Analytics and Systems
COMPANY:    Tampa Electric
DEPARTMENT:      ES/ED Asset Management


*Engineer Classification is multi-level based on the qualifications guidelines outlined in the Company’s Engineer Career Path, Administrative Policy 2.13.   A minimum classification of an Engineer I is required in this position.


Concept:  The Asset Management (AM) Engineer in a Solar & DER Control capacity directs the development of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and integration of utility scale solar and other Distributed Energy Resources (DER) with the Tampa Electric Grid. In either capacity, the AM Engineer works closely with the ES and ED IT&T Business partners and others in IT&T to deliver the planned system portfolio roadmap, configure and maintain related analytics and systems.   


Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities: 


1)    Lead development, implementation and maintenance of control, monitoring, measuring, recording and communication for solar and DER SCADA systems (SCADA software, Power Plant Controller, Modus, engineered system sensors, communications, controls, RTU, etc.).  IT&T equipment to meet Grid functional performance requirements of the DER projects

2)    Develop troubleshooting and maintenance procedures for Solar and DER technicians, provide field support for difficult troubleshooting situations and drive root cause analysis and mitigation for continuous improvement of solar and DER control systems.

3)    Establish specification and configuration requirements for the design, construction and check out/turnover of new Solar and DER projects and ensure quality assurance thru factory acceptance and field audit of new SCADA and related systems.

4)    Work with IT&T and Grid communications teams to establish communication infrastructure and interfaces to support solar and DER communication considering Emera Cybersecurity Framework, prudent standardization of Tampa Electric IT&T and operational technology (OT) infrastructure and, industry best practice.

5)    Support the implementation of a fleetwide predictive monitoring program for solar and DER assets.  Drive the continuous improvement and optimization in the effectiveness and cost of the monitoring plans thru replacement of time-based maintenance with predictive maintenance and the use innovative monitoring technologies.  

6)    Ensure the documentation and management of solar and DER data including management of design documents, computer models, equipment inventories, equipment monitoring, inspection and maintenance data and other data associated with distribution grid system Maintenance Strategy.

7)    Collaboratively develop, maintain and audit compliance requirements (NERC or other), TEC standards and procedures associated with the solar and DER SCADA system assets.

8)    Develop and communicate the health and risk for solar and DER control equipment and other recommendations. Support the continuous collaborative reliability management process for solar and DER control equipment.

Direct Supervision:     None
Indirect Supervision:     Engineers, consultants, technicians, project and reliability teams


Key Internal:      ES and ED team members including Vice Presidents, directors, managers, engineers, technicians. 
Key External:     Consultants, Contractors, Industry Associations, Vendors


Required:    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program 
Preferred:      Controls or electrical engineering degree


Preferred:    Florida Professional Engineer’s License, control system certifications


Related Experience 

Engineer I Experience
Required:    Minimum of 18 months of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position;
Engineer II  Experience

Required:    Minimum of 4 years of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this posit

Engineer III  Experience

Required:   Minimum of 8 years of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position.

Preferred:    1.5 Years of Engineering experience specializing in SCADA/controls systems
Inductive Automation Ignition and other comparable control systems
Configuring SCADA/control system data gateways, OPC-UA, database setup, designer, security, visualization/vision, tags, alarming/notification, historical data Modbus and DNP protocols, Development of SCADA/Control system requirements and implementation associated with interconnection of DERs at transmission and distribution levels.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA) 
Required:    The ability to effectively lead and motivate individuals to meet organization goals and personal development needs is required.  Good project management skills, change management, time management skills and communication skills are required.   
Preferred:    Expert knowledge in modern, advanced process control technologies and experience in applications in process industries
Advanced knowledge of SCADA/control design and engineering 
Working knowledge of Inductive Automation Ignition Systems.
Working knowledge of the modern distribution grid design, operation, and maintenance.  In addition, this position requires the ability to organize, lead and resolve technical and process problems. 


Ability to work in a powerplant and energy delivery environments for extended periods of time.  Must be able to work irregular hours, overtime, and possible holidays. 


•    Champions Safety, Health, and the Environment
•    Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
•    Drives Business Excellence for Customers
•    Builds Collaborative Relationships
•    Develops People and Teams
•    Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
•    Thinks Strategically and 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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