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Engineer III

Date: Aug 10, 2022

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33610

Company: TECO

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

 

 

Provides engineering and operations support for all substation Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) related functions.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Consult with other relevant departments (i.e. Telecomm., Planning, Distribution Engineering, Energy Supply, Dispatch, IT, other utilities, etc.), establish RTU requirements and operating philosophy and development consistent with TEC system requirements. (25%)

2. Provide guidance, training, and consultation as a RTU engineering specialist to design engineers and Operating personnel. (10%)

3. Investigate and evaluate available RTU equipment and devices and provide input into the selection and purchase of materials. Follow up on equipment delivery and assure correct charging to projects. Check manufacturers drawing for accuracy. (5%)

4. Provide engineering support to the operations departments during checkout and as required. Provide interpretation of engineering design during the construction phase of project. Obtain feedback from operating personnel during construction phase of project for improvement on subsequent designs. (10%)

5. Develop RTU configurations and drawings for assigned projects. Prepare and submit work orders and other associated documentation along with necessary drawings to the operating departments. Order materials needed for projects. Support RTU crews during work. Reconciliation of all records, prints, etc. once work is completed. (40%)

RELATIONSHIPS

Key Internal: All energy delivery (ED) departments including Sub Ops, System Security, Project Management, Accounting, Purchasing, Compliance, Planning, IT, Energy Supply, etc.

Key External: Vendors and other utilities

SUPERVISION

None

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Required: Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university

Licenses/Certifications

Required: Must have or be able to obtain an FE/EIT

Preferred: Professional Engineering License in the State of Florida

Related Experience:

Required: Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering and operations in the power utility industry.

Supervisory Experience

Required: None

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Required:

  • Must have sound knowledge of RTU and related systems and be able to independently evaluate and modify the system designs. Must have the ability to learn RTU systems and interpret Substation and manufacturer’s drawings.
  • Experience in logic programming (e.g. PLC)
  • Experience in DNP3, and MODBUS, as protocols.
  • Knowledge of serial and internet protocol (IP) communication networks

Preferred:

  • Experience in SEL-RTACS and GE-D20
  • Knowledge in general radio frequency (RF) technology
  • The ability to handle individual researcher or staff specialist responsibilities and to conduct, coordinate, and supervise complex engineering studies and reports. The ability to assist in training, orientation, work assignments and supervision of other employees.

 

JOB RELATED DIMENSIONS

*Core Dimensions

Business & Job Knowledge*

Judgment*

Ownership & Excellence*

Produce Results*

Teamwork*

Work Safely*

Adaptability

WORKING CONDITIONS

Mostly in a normal office environment but can spend an hour or more on any given day in the field at substations or in the stores yard to gather data, work with crews, etc. Some overtime and/or weekend work may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS

Working in substations requires walking on uneven surfaces (granite rock, limestone roadways and grass areas).

 

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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