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Engineer - Resource Planning (Engineer I - Sr Engineer)

Date: Feb 22, 2020

Title: Engineer - Resource Planning (Engineer I - Sr Engineer) 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


This position is mulit-level (Engineer 1 - Sr Engineer) and the pay will be based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.




This position applies advanced analytic techniques and creative problem-solving skills to prepare and present complex reliability studies, system economic evaluations, business development opportunities, and resource expansion and operation optimization to lower cost for customers and grow earnings for the company.  This position thrives in a high-energy, fast-paced, dynamic team environment where collaboration and cooperation drive individual and corporate growth.  This position also supports regulatory activities including assisting in testimony preparation, answering interrogatories, and responding to data requests.




Within the limits of authorized objectives, policies, procedures, plans, schedules and budgets, this position has the responsibility and commensurate authority to:


  • Conducts analyses to develop energy supply resource additions, demand reductions, utilization, alternatives and recommendations based on providing cost-effective, reliable energy service to customers while maximizing stakeholder growth objectives.


  • Assist in the reporting of forecast data to regulatory bodies and affiliated companies.  This includes regulatory strategy development, preparation of exhibits, preparation of interrogatories, strategic or policy discussions with management of other companies and regulatory staff, and assisting in the preparation of direct, and/or rebuttal testimony in regulatory proceedings.


  • Coordinate the development of the Generation, Fuel and Interchange (GFI) and Ten-Year Site Plans (TYSP) forecasts including quantities of fuel, generation, marginal costs, and average cost of energy.  Solicit and verify key input data from supporting departments, including Fuels, Wholesale Marketing, Load Forecasting, and Plant Operations.  Maintain models and supporting documentation in auditable format in accordance with regulatory and accounting standards.


  • Assess, communicate, and execute the long-term resource availability and preparation of the Strategic Plan for review and approval by management.  This includes topics involving economic analysis, unit status, expected unit runs, natural gas requirements, outage plans, and storm management plans.  Communicates and coordinates with plant personnel, Grid Operations, Wholesale Marketing & Fuels, and other departments.  All communications must comply with the FERC Standards Code of Conduct.


  • Conduct independent engineering studies and analyses in areas such as, capacity utilization, modeling techniques, and operational effectiveness.  Makes technical recommendations for process improvement.


  • Evaluate Purchase Power Agreements (PPA) resource alternatives to best meet the reliability and economic needs of Tampa Electric Company.


  • Conduct bench-marking activities and review of existing modeling methods.  Recommend continuous improvement revisions in either the models or methods.


  • Conduct analyses on unit improvements and generation-related capital projects, determining cost-effectiveness and net benefits to Customers and the company.


  • Provide technical analysis in support of various strategic business issues and develop policy and strategic initiatives that further the interests of Tampa Electric Company and Emera.


  • Remain knowledgeable about evolving energy resources and industry trends and apply that knowledge to all analyses, strategies, and communications.




Required:        Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from an ABET accredited four-year college

Preferred:        Master’s level degree in business or technical field from a college accredited by the Commission on Colleges or ABET.



Preferred:       Valid registration as a Florida Professional Engineer


Related Experience:   

Required:         At least 18 months of related Engineering experience or 12 months with a Florida Engineer license.  Related experience consist of wholesale marketing, system planning, engineering, operations, data analytics, financial analysis, advanced modeling, pricing or revenue requirements.

Preferred:         Four years of related experience consisting of wholesale marketing, system planning, engineering, operations, data analytics, financial analysis, advanced modeling, pricing or revenue requirements.



Required:        Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Preferred:        Basic knowledge of Microsoft SQL and SharePoint and advanced knowledge of Excel (use of pivot tables, macros, etc.) and Visual Basic


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.


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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