Gas Design Tech I or II

Date: Aug 29, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Gas Design Tech I or II 
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


Founded in 1895, Peoples Gas is Florida’s largest natural gas distribution utility, delivering safe, clean, affordable and reliable natural gas to serve nearly 470,000 homes and businesses across the state. Through investments in people, technology, infrastructure and environmentally focused innovations, we are committed to fueling Florida’s clean energy future responsibly and sustainably.

Peoples Gas cultivates a diverse, inclusive, and respectful workplace that includes varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. The company supports the communities it serves through stewardship and economic development efforts. We are a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.



Peoples Gas offers a competitive salary, Pension Plan, 401k Savings Plan w/company match, Paid Time Off, Paid Holiday Time, Paid Parental Leave, Bonus Plan with individual multiplier, Tuition Assistance, Adoption Assistance, medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, Wellness Programs, Fitness Centers (at some locations), and an Employee Assistance Program.



Our Gas Design Technician (GDT) supports People Gas distribution system construction and maintenance projects.   The GDT creates, initiates, and/or processes work requests in PowerPlant and other Work Management systems (WMS), determines customer requirements, prepares piping system designs, cost estimates and feasibility analysis, interacts and coordinates with municipalities, FDOT, and others in maintaining and optimizing system integrity due to road improvements and system expansions, makes use of and updates the GIS, CRM-CIS, and Work Management-Workflow database systems, obtains necessary governmental permits and coordinates activities with all involved Peoples Gas departments to ensure the successful scheduling and completion of projects to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities: 

Listed below are responsibilities for all levels. Each level will have increased duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments.  The position offered will be based on experience and qualifications, and the business and/or technical needs of the department.

  • Conduct needs and feasibility assessments for new construction projects and load additions, determine project schedules, and represent customers in construction update meetings.
  • Create and process work orders and construction requests in PowerPlant and other Work Management systems.
  • Perform feasibility and load analysis to determine efficient and reliable solutions, model conditions in software applications, and ensure compliance with system integrity and regulatory requirements.
  • Utilize GIS, CAD, and hydraulic modeling (Synergy) software packages to size and draw proposed and existing gas distribution facilities, maintain, and update GIS platform, and adhere to company and regulatory guidelines.
  • Produce construction plans, easement agreements, and right-of-way permit drawings, ensuring accurate representation of facilities and installation specifications.
  • Generate construction cost estimates and revenue projections, communicate the need for construction deposits and other charges, and review financial data for compliance.
  • Monitor and process contractor contracts, bid packages, invoices, and other project-related documents.
  • Provide engineering and coordination for complex projects, including road relocations, building facility design plans, and distribution system improvements.
  • Collaborate with internal departments, customers, engineering firms, contractors, and regulatory agencies to ensure project success.


What We’re Looking For

Must Haves:

  • Valid High School Diploma or GED (college degree preferred in a related field such as Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Applied Sciences, or Business Administration).
  • Minimum of four (4) years of work experience related to the Duties and Responsibilities of this position. Related experience consists of work related to the items bulleted below for Level I.
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience as a PGS Gas Design Technician I or combined 4 years of PGS and/or directly equivalent distribution design experience with another utility required for Level II (college degree as described above may be considered in lieu of some work experience).
  • The ability to effectively meet and assist customers in making technical decisions that pertain to the project, and conduct needs and feasibility assessments on new construction projects and load additions determining the schedule and required completion dates.
  • Knowledge and understanding of past land use and/or utility accommodation guide agreements. 
  • Knowledge and/or proficiency with utility industry software including, but not limited to: work management systems, GIS, Customer Information Systems (CIS), etc.



  • Maintenance of Traffic MOT (ATSSA) certification
  • A college degree in related field from an accredited college/university is desirable. Related fields include disciplines such as Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Applied Sciences, or Business Administration
  • PGS Gas Design Technician experience (Level II)
  • Demonstration of effective project management, project leadership and communication skills are essential 
  • Must successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to quickly redirect focus for changing priorities as needed. (Level II)


Leadership Competencies:

Speaks up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity

Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

Builds Collaborative Relationships

Thinks Strategically and Exercises Good Judgement


Working Conditions:

Work hours consist of a minimum of 8-hours per day Monday through Friday. Some overtime is required to meet Customer deadlines and storm response.   Working conditions are both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions. The level of stress is moderate to heavy depending upon the level of interaction with customers and governmental agencies.  May be assigned to the Call-Out rotation schedule as an after-hours coordinator for emergency response.



Physical demand requirements include working in field conditions, walking in rough terrain, lifting objects up to 50 lbs., and wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment in an 8-hour day.


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. A physical may be conducted if required for the role.




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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