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Engineer III- Electrical

Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

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. 

 

 

POSITION CONCEPT:

This position is for an Engineer II level to Engineer III / Senior Engineer level. This position is responsible for assigned projects in the O&PM Department and for carrying out assignments requiring knowledge and experience in power plants and, in particular, the planning, design, and execution of capital projects and operations and maintenance (O&M) tasks.  This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, serving as a discipline engineer on assigned projects, acting in a project engineer role coordinating the efforts of the other discipline engineers on the project team, and generally acting as a resource to the members of the Energy Supply staff regarding technical feasibility and engineering studies as they relate to the Energy Supply area. Responsibilities will also include assisting in the development and maintenance of standards and processes related to design of engineered systems within the engineer’s discipline. This work is in support of improving or maintaining safety, generation unit capacity, availability, and reliability, meeting new environmental regulations or to expand our generating facilities. Use of new technologies and utilizing new engineering techniques and tools is an ongoing responsibility.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Discipline and/or Project Engineer (lead engineer for the project) on assigned projects and provide technical support to the O&PM Management Team and Project Manager as required. This project engineering role encompasses all project aspects from leading pre-project studies, project initiation, preliminary engineering design, detailed engineering design, installation, check-out, start-up, commissioning, as-built drawings, and project close-out.  (35%)
  2. Monitor ongoing work activities to confirm manufacturer/fabricator compliance to project plans, specifications, and monitor/enforces compliance to all regulatory requirements. (5%)
  3. Coordinate work with O&PM Construction, plant outage coordinators, station engineering staff, Environmental Services department, station planners, and on-site and off-site contractors to maintain cost and schedule milestones. Provide input into schedule activity durations, commit to schedule performance, and provide regular updates to schedulers. (15%)
  4. Review engineering documents, including, but not limited to design drawings and reports, prepared by outside consultants to ensure suitability, adherence to specifications, and quality (freedom from errors and omissions). (10%)
  5. Assist O&PM Construction personnel in developing Scope of Works, project schedules, and cost estimates. This will typically involve providing engineering design packages with drawings, specifications, etc. that are included by reference in the Scope of Work. (10%)
  6. When assigned as Project Engineer, schedule and facilitate project team meetings/conference calls to maintain project schedules and costs, and efficiently address/resolve project issues and concerns. Work closely with the Project Manager to avoid overlapping responsibilities and adherence to norms of communication in the Energy Supply business unit. (15%)
  7. Support planning of future power plant outages, estimations, maintenance of pressurized piping systems, utility boiler component replacement, and utility boiler outages. (5%)
  8. Assist plants in identifying and solving O&M problems. (5%)

 

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Required: Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certificate.

Preferred: Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Florida. 

 

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Minimum of four (4) years of design engineering or project engineering experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Required: The position requires a working knowledge of engineering design for industrial processes and structures. Knowledge of basic plant processes and chemical reactions is required. A strong attention to detail, good planning skills, good written/verbal communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment and a heightened awareness for safety is required. Must be able to pass a pulmonary function and negative pressure respirator fit test. Must be able to wear a fall-protection harness for periodic inspections. Must be able to use personal protective equipment (PPE) on-the-job. Ability to inspect utility boilers, ductwork, fans, pulverizers and other power plant equipment. This includes climbing stairs, ladders, and scaffolds, and entering confined spaces. Must possess leadership qualities and have team working skills.

Preferred: Knowledge of the thermal cycle of the power generation facility and how the applications of the steam generating equipment fit into and impact the cycle. Knowledge of coal-fired power boilers, ASME, AWS and NBIC Codes. Knowledge of structural steel design and concrete design, especially concrete foundations, pedestals, and slabs.


WORK CONDITIONS:

This position requires working in an industrial environment (including heights and confined space), working in a Power Generation facility up to 25% of the work day, working some overtime (weekends and holidays), some travel locally, nationally and limited internationally.

 

COMPETENCIES:

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

 

The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening.

For jobs with physical required, list the physical that applies in the posting

Must successfully complete the following physical worker medical exam: (list one)

Baseline Medical Examination (generic physical for all jobs requiring physicals)

Baseline Medical Examination and Respirator User Exam

Physical Worker Medical Exam

HAZMAT responder/ confined space rescuer medical exam

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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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