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Gas Design Tech - Orlando

Date: Aug 24, 2021

Location: Orlando, Florida, US, 32801

Company: TECO

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


Power up a career with us. Our People are our greatest investments.  TECO Peoples Gas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. 


If you are interested in a career and not just a position, TECO Peoples Gas is the place to be!  


TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in Florida serving more than 400,000 customers across the state. Just as it was 125 years ago when we started as Tampa Gas Company, natural gas is today’s No. 1 choice for reliable energy.  Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


TECO Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric 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. 


What will you be doing if you are offered this position and accept…

The Gas Design Technician (GDT) & Gas Project Manager (GPM) progression supports PGS transmission and distribution system construction and maintenance projects.   The GDT/GPM 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 and CRM-CIS systems, obtains necessary governmental permits and coordinates activities with all involved PGS departments to ensure the successful scheduling and completion of projects to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.

Advancement within the progression is based on value added to the company through increased duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments.  Advancement is not automatic, i.e., based solely on time in the job, but will be based on the employee’s performance, qualifications, and the technical needs of the department.


Here are some specific duties and responsibilities….

At this level, the experienced GDT performs the described duties under limited supervision and works on assignments of increasing complexity and diversity.  Provides leadership support on new construction projects and other various assignments of moderate complexity as needed.



  1.  Meets with internal and external customers and/or their agents (“customers”) to conduct needs and feasibility assessments on new construction projects and load additions, and to determine the schedule and required completion dates (“targeted schedule dates”) of different construction phases.  Represents customers in construction update meetings with various PGS departments, municipalities, FDOT, and others.
  • Manages communication with all involved entities concerning any upgrades in the construction schedule or other changes with potential impact, documenting updates through letters and emails, as necessary.
  • Coordinates the construction activities between all the departments involved in the facility installation process within PGS.
  1. Creates and/or processes Work Order (WO) and Construction requests in PowerPlant and/or a Work Management system.  
  2. Performs feasibility and load analysis to determine the most efficient, economical and reliable solutions for customers and the PGS distribution system.   Estimates the gas loads and pressure delivery for customers and determines actual or proposed field measurements.   Models these conditions in the appropriate software applications (Synergee/Stoner) to determine optimal system design to meet customers’ needs while ensuring all results are in compliance with system integrity and respective regulatory requirements.
  3. Uses PGS’s geographical information system (GIS) and other CAD software packages to draw the proposed and existing gas distribution facilities (company assets), as well as maintains, updates, and optimizes the GIS platform in conformance to company standards, and federal and state guidelines.
  4. (Produces, coordinates, and/or oversees the production of construction plans, easement agreements, and right-of-way permit drawings for Distribution Operations, Real Estate and/or Contractors:
  • Verifies locations of PGS’s existing and proposed facilities and any third parties’ infrastructures (water, sewer, storm, electric, telephone, and cable lines) are adequately identified on the construction prints, and all installation specifications are captured.
  • Based on the scope of construction and company safety standards, determines necessity and scale of the Maintenance-of-Traffic (MOT) plan that Distribution Operations and/or contractors will need for completing work in the right-of-way.
  1. Produce construction cost estimates (including labor, materials, and equipment) and obtains/calculates projected four-year revenue (MACC) as needed.   Determines and communicates the need for Construction Deposits and/or Contribution-in-Aid-of-Construction (CIAC) charges based on PGS revenue shortage/excess costs in the following situations:
  • Estimates PGS construction costs relative to the projected four-year PGS revenue for the project.
  • Tracks and reviews Construction Deposit activity as prescribed within tariff guidelines.
  1. In support of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, review financial data in PowerPlant related to Engineering, Field Construction and Operations construction and maintenance activities.   Verifies activities are coded to the correct classification and charged to the appropriate accounts (Capital vs. O&M). Assist in the preparation of annual Capital and O&M budgets with its correspondent development of monthly forecasts.
  2. Monitors, reviews, and processes contractor’s contracts for Engineering, Construction, Mapping, and other activities inclusive of bid packages, purchase requisition, material worksheets, invoices (inclusive of validation and reconciliation), As-builds, GPS data points, etc., necessary in the satisfactory completion of said projects in support of Capital and O&M activities.
  3. Analyses, plans, designs, coordinates, and secures permitting for municipal road relocations, building facility design plans, distribution system improvements, and main system replacements in conjunction and coordination with the FDOT, municipalities, other utilities and contractors. Identifies/indicates any physical and economic impacts to the PGS gas distribution and transmission facilities and/or other assets, designing and coordinating any associated relocations of the same facilities as necessary in order to maintain the integrity of the system.
  4. Provides engineering and coordination for: large master-planned, multiple parcel residential developments with multi-year coordination; and commercial development projects including shopping malls, large retail, industrial, CNG, schools and hospital facilities.


What must you have before you can be considered…

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent certificate is required.
  • Florida Driver License with a safe driving record.
  • 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; Experience must consist of progressively more complex technical assignments related to the Duties and Responsibilities and the described Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required of this position.

(College degree as described above may be considered in lieu of some work experience. )

  • Must have demonstrated and sustained above expected performance as a Gas Design Technician I with the ability and potential for assuming greater responsibility.   Must have the technical knowledge and analytical skills needed to interpret site development plans for residential, commercial and governmental projects and identify impacts to PGS.


In addition if you have the following it will help you stand out above the crowd…

  • 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.
  • Maintenance of Traffic MOT (ATSSA) certification.
  • PGS Gas Design Technician experience
  • Demonstration of effective project management, project leadership and communication skills are essential.   Must successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and have the ability to quickly redirect focus for changing priorities as needed.


Working Conditions/ Physical requirements:

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.




To be considered for a position you must complete all portions of the application process. Keep in mind that the person considering your application does not know your skills or accomplishments even though you may have worked at TECO for many years. Give as much detail as possible on your work history. Show each job you have held since you started and list the duties of each. Having a resume attached is highly recommended and is expected by

most hiring managers.


The application/ resume will determine whether or not you will get an interview so the more detail the better your chances of being considered.


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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