Engineer - Distribution Reliability Progression

Date: Sep 3, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Engineer - Distribution Reliability Progression 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



Develop the long term distribution reliability plan for Energy Delivery. Conduct detailed analysis that accounts for contingencies of various elements of the distribution system.  Model various distributed energy sources on the distribution system (solar, batteries, EVs) and analyze long term impacts to the system.  Perform Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR) analysis and recommend projects needed to ensure the distribution system is capable of handling various contingency scenarios. Coordinate plans and projects with System Planning, various Grid Modernization teams and the Distribution Control Center (DCC). 


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


1.    Perform long term FLISR analysis to ensure proper reserves on the distribution system, and if not recommend long term mitigation projects.

2.    Coordinate with GIS team, System Planning, Grid Modernization and DCC to model the most accurate current and long term forecasts in the load flow analysis software.

3.    Analyze new load flow software and new software functionality in order to more easily model and analyze various impacts of DERs and EVs along with FLISR.

4.    Perform contingency analysis for various reliability teams as needed

5.    Coordinate with SPP, Distribution Engineering, DCC, RTU and other departments to ensure FLISR projects are implemented properly. (10%)


Direct Supervision:    No direct supervisory responsibilities
Indirect Supervision:     May direct other technical personnel as needed for projects, committees and general work assignments.


Key Internal:      Interacts with all levels of ED Team Members (including System Planning, Distribution Engineering, SPP, Operations Engineers, DCC, Substation Engineering, Distribution Design Technicians and others) and externally to ED, in Community Affairs, Customer Contact, and Regulatory. Works frequently with engineers, technicians and managers of various departments at Tampa Electric.
Key External:     Interacts with peers of other utilities, vendors and regulatory agencies for the purposes of work completion. Occasionally may work with customers, government and/or regulatory agencies, vendors, and consultants.

Link: Engineer Career Path, Administrative Policy 2.13


Required:    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university.   
Preferred:    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university.
Preferred:    Florida Professional Engineers License (Required at the Senior Consulting Engineer level).




<span 72="">Engineer I Experience
<span 72="">Required:    Minimum of 18 months of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position;

<span 72="">Engineer II  Experience

<span 72="">Required:    Minimum of 4 years of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this posit

<span 72="">Engineer III  Experience

<span 72="">Required:   Minimum of 8 years of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position.


Required:  Related experience consists of Engineering in TEC or another electric utility; in TEC Distribution Engineering, Operations or Planning in roles such as System Planner, Distribution Design Technician (DDT), Distribution Design Support Technician (DDST).
Preferred:    Minimum of five years of engineering experience; Experience in contingency analysis of the distribution system; Experience in the operations and maintenance best practices, risk management and capital planning in power delivery distribution or a closely related industry.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA) 
Required:    Familiarity of power system analysis concepts. Ability to analyze data and develop, coordinate, and implement action plans for associated improvements and accomplishments of goals; Must have the analytical abilities to identify problem situations and solve those of a routine nature, and/or have the initiative to find resolution of more complex issues through appropriate means or resources as needed.
Must have the ability to competently utilize various computer applications and effectively work in database environments to complete day-to-day job assignments efficiently (computer literacy).  Must be proficient in the dimensions noted below.
Preferred:    Proficiency in a Distribution load flow analysis tool (ex. Synergi, CYME). Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint). Demonstrated knowledge of Transmission, Distribution & Substation systems. 


Safety Health & the Environment
Develops People and Teams
Builds Strong Collaborative Relationships 
Cultivates and Embraces Change
Drives Operational Excellence for Customers 

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

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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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