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Engineer II / Environmental Specialist

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33601

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. 



This position’s responsibilities are comprised primarily of land & water related activities.  However, this position shall have knowledge of electric power generation and delivery.  Performs assignments related to the company’s permitting and compliance activities, under  supervision. Evaluates, interprets, and implements environmental regulations and programs. Conducts inspections, studies and evaluations related to all environmental and siting issues, with particular emphasis on tanks, environmental resource, wetlands, construction storm water, substation and linear facility permitting. This position demonstrates a working knowledge of power plant systems, energy delivery cost estimating programs, project management and controls.  Interacts with environmental agencies & associations and participates in other environmental activities and programs.  



1. Tanks 30%
Coordinates activities (i.e. data collection, consultant management and technical evaluation) related to storage tank projects. Prepares storage tank registration forms, installation applications, closure applications, certifications, and correspondences to regulating agencies and all other submittals pertinent to compliance efforts. Provides liaison communications, verbal and written, between the facilities and Regulating Agencies.  Primary contact for all agency inspections within the area of responsibility.  Serve as corporate subject matter expert regarding all federal, state, and local storage tank regulations.  Track and manage implementation of corporate compliance strategies for above and underground storage tanks. Provide review of all related projects and operations and recommend improvements or enhancements as appropriate to ensure compliance with regulations.  

2. Remediation and Reporting 20%
Leads remediation and closure activities for petroleum discharges originating from regulated storage tanks.  Directs activities performed by consultants and contractors, ensuring all regulatory requirements are met.  Leads activities (i.e. applicability, technical evaluation, report generation and agency correspondence) as required by Emergency Planning Community Right-To-Know Act; EPCRA SARA (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act) Title III; Tier II and TRI Reporting. Leads activities (i.e. applicability, technical evaluation, report generation and agency correspondence) as required by the Department of Homeland Security Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Rule and Toxic Substances Control Act; Compliance and implementation is managed across all TECO subsidiaries.

3. Project Development 20%
Provides assistance to impacted areas of the company regarding land & water issues.  These include Power Plant Siting Act (PPSA), Transmission Line Siting Act (TLSA), wetlands identification, Management and Storage of Surface Waters (MSSW), Environmental Resource Permits (ERP), mangrove permitting, cultural & historical issues, listed species concerns and dredge and fill related issues.  Communicates emerging issues to affected departments.  Also, provides support to Tampa Electric and TECO Energy subsidiaries on environmental issues. 

4. Information and Guidance 20%
Performs activities (i.e., data collection, consultant management and technical evaluation) to prepare permit applications and renewals, monitoring, reporting, correspondence to regulating agencies and all other submittals pertinent to compliance efforts.  Participates in wetland/mitigation related inspections.  Participates in environmental coordination associated with TLSA & PPSA projects including participation as the environmental project lead; provide guidance on environmental requirements, environmental consultants and interaction with regulatory agencies.

5. Liaison 10%
Represents Tampa Electric Company and the EH&S Department by actively participating in utility affiliations including USWAG, FCG, EPRI and other applicable industry groups.  Communicate emerging issues to affected departments and corporate management.  Serve as corporate back up to the subject matter expert in several areas, which may include Manufactured Gas Plant and Superfund site remediation, Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure compliance, Integrated Contingency Planning, and Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspections.


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline (Chemical or Civil/Environmental preferred) from an accredited school.  Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or Natural Sciences will be considered.


Required: Three (3) years related work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college/university in engineering, natural science or equivalent science discipline


Required: Capability to develop and use spreadsheets for environmental analyses, including report generation and/or complex chemical calculations. Assists in design of analyses involving multiple software tools (PI, Labworks, CEMS) and knowledge sources through multiple steps to support environmental operations and planning. Advanced technical writing and communication skills related to internal and external communications, standard operating procedure development and issue papers. Functional ability to interpret environmental regulations and integrate requirements into compliance and permitting activities. Functional permitting knowledge. Functional technical knowledge of utility systems and major equipment or complex laboratory instrumentation.  The incumbent is expected to continue to technical development and growth.


Normal office working conditions with intermittent field work.  Overtime or extended working hours may be required.


Normal office working conditions with intermittent field work may require occasional stair climbing and walking over uneven terrain during hot weather.


• Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
• Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
• Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
• 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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