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Co-Op/Alternate - Engineering/Energy Control

Date: Nov 14, 2022

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Co-Op/Alternate - Engineering/Energy Control 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



The TECO Energy Internship & Cooperative Education Program offers college degree-seeking students the opportunity for professional growth while meeting the business needs of the company. The program is an extension of the educational process, providing practical experience to complement formal classroom work. The co-op program recruits students from colleges to give them an opportunity to work in a professional environment related to their field of study.


Accountabilities: As a successful candidate for our Engineering Co-op, you would:

  • Work closely with Transmission Operations and Engineering to maintain inspection databases and support maintenance strategies for transmission projects.
  • Conduct field surveys by collecting technical data, inspections, photos, measurements, etc.
  • Work with engineers on small scale transmission projects or maintenance jobs.
  • Conduct maintenance work reviews and job close outs.
  • Review and create work prints/package for maintenance repairs/replacements of transmission structures/equipment.
  • Obtain training and use various database tools such as Excel, Access, GIS, AutoCAD, and WorkPro.


Education/Certification/GPA:   The successful applicant should be in their second, third or fourth year of an ABET accredited university or college undergraduate or a graduate level post-secondary educational program in an engineer discipline. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. To qualify as a co-op student, enrollment in the university’s co-op program is a must.



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



Mostly in a normal office environment but can spend an hour or more on any given day in the field at substations, Transmission MOS, Distribution Relay Customers or in the ECC RTU Lab. Some overtime and/or weekend work may be required.



Working in substations requires walking on uneven surfaces (granite rock, limestone roadways and grass areas)


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: Tampa

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