Engineer II or III

Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Engineer II or III 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days




The Operations Engineer serves as the focal point for developing and implementing Operational Excellence procedures and training programs.   The Operations Engineer provides engineering and technical support to the operating teams with a focus on improving the reliability, maintainability, and availability of the generating units.  The Operations Engineer will work with the Station’s engineers and technical support staff, their combined efforts used to analyze and resolve complex issues leading to optimum systems performance.  Candidate is also responsible for safe, cost-effective and environmentally compliant operations of Water & Fuels.




  • Perform critical system identification, assessment, and develop/implement best practices
  • Verify that current operations tools and procedures are technically correct, consistent, and meet all current requirements
  • Provide leadership in understanding station operating procedures and compliance
  • Communicate with Grid Operations, Operations, Generation Planning and Marketing on unit specific availability and performance metrics
  • Provide budget, scope, and planning input for operating activities and improvement projects
  • Act as back for Operation Manager when applicable
  • Assist in unit startups, shutdowns, outage planning and input to troubleshoot operating and equipment issues that may arise


Water & Fuels:

  • Supervise and give daily direction to their assigned personnel. Coach and foster an environment of open communication with employees. Conduct regular performance reviews. Utilize company tools to develop employee performance and skills
  • Ensure safe work practices and station safety programs are followed. Ensure Corporate / Department (ES) / Station Policies are understood and practiced. Maintain and provide leadership toward attainment of company and station goals
  • Manage expenditures within approved O&M budget and capital targets
  • Identify, evaluate, conclude, or recommend improvements to design, construction, and operation of the assigned equipment
  • Develop and maintain a skill training program that provides for the development of W&F personnel to meet the present and future needs of the station

Maintenance and Technical Support

  • Review, track, maintain and evaluate plant operating metrics
  • Provide process / operations engineering support
  • Take action to ensure optimum plant performance
  • Create and implement plans to improve station capability, reliability, efficiency and safety


  • Communicate effectively with updates on (i) Monthly GADS, (ii) natural gas use, (iii) goals / unit performance (e.g., heat rate, availability, WEFOR), and/or any other operating matrices
  • Foster and develop a team environment with engineering, technical and operating staff
  • Assist with the development and implementation of operational training, including CCS Progression
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager or Station Director



Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering degree from an ABET accredited college

Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering degree from an ABET accredited college



Required: Minimum of four (4) years of experience related to Primary Duties and Responsibilities of this position




  • Strong knowledge of power plant processes and water chemistry
  • A strong attention to detail, good planning skills, and good written/verbal communication skills is necessary to be effective
  • This position requires the ability to direct and/or collaborate with others to operate, maintain, and resolve technical and process issues
  • The ability to lead and motivate team members to focus on company/station goals and personal development


Some overtime and weekend work may be required. Must be able to withstand working outside and noisy plant environments.  Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as required. Must be able to pass a pulmonary function and negative pressure respirator fit test. 



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships
  • Develops People and Teams
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • 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. 



Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Job Segment: Power Plant Operator, Power Plant, Chemical Engineer, Construction, Engineer, Energy, Engineering