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Engineer III - Network UCD Design

Date: Feb 18, 2020

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






The Network Engineer supports coordination and design related to construction, maintenance and long-term projects within Tampa Electric Company’s (TEC) network, Downtown Underground Commercial Distribution (UCD) system, Tampa International Airport (TIA), and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Responsibilities include: creating and/or processing new construction and system maintenance work requests in the work management system (WMS), determine customer/system requirements, prepare designs, estimates, switching instructions, obtain necessary work permits and coordinate activities with all involved TEC departments to ensure successful scheduling and completion of projects. Ensures compliance with all applicable codes, regulatory requirements and company standards & policies.

*The Engineer classification is multi-level, based on the qualification (skills, experience and education) guidelines outlined in the Company’s Engineer Career Path, Administrative Policy 2.13.  A minimum classification of a Senior Engineer is required in this position.



  1. Meet with customers (including high profile customers) and/or their agents to conduct needs and feasibility assessments, create work orders to meet need(s), determine schedules along with required milestone completion dates; manage internal and external communications and coordinate maintenance/construction activities.
  2. Create and/or process work requests (WR) which includes specifying network/UCD materials and equipment, accurately reflecting financials, requesting utilities to be located, determining the appropriate MOT, producing construction/maintenance cost estimates, and determining the need for Contribution-In-Aid-of-Construction (CIAC) while ensuring compliance with all safety & respective regulatory requirements.
  3. Develop, facilitate and participate in training on network/UCD design, equipment, fault locating procedures and new technology. Read and interpret network secondary and conduit maps. Verify as-builts and produce estimates; oversee the updating and production of network and UCD GIS construction prints. Investigate and test the application of new network/UCD equipment; analyze its application and make recommendations for upgrades/replacements.
  4. Assists the Network Cable Crew Supervisor(s), Distribution Design, Line Supervisors and the Operations Manager in activities related to Network/UCD design. Ensures filings are completed on time as well as miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  5. Makes recommendations for the long-term expansion of infrastructure and approves network/UCD load transfers; ensures maps, manhole & vault data and equipment inventory are up to date. Makes recommendations for the approved annual maintenance/storm restoration plans. Investigates, makes recommendations for new technology.
  6. Oversees the primary cable testing program for WaterStreet, Network, and UCD. Documents that all new cable installations are tested and meets specifications. Implements a long term cable testing program for existing facilities that fall within WaterStreet, Network, and UCD.



Required:  Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited University. 


Preferred:  Focus in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or Industrial Engineering.



Required: MOT certification; Thermography certification and Asbestos Supervisor/Manager Abatement certification or ability to gain certifications within six months of hire date.


Preferred:  Completed or eligible to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE).  Professional Engineer in State of Florida.



Required:    A minimum of 8 years of distribution and network engineering design work experience (such as a Cable System Specialist or Network Engineer) in progressively more complex technical assignments. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Must have sustained above average performance performing the duties of a Cable System Specialist or Network Engineer with the ability and potential for assuming greater responsibility.  
  • Must have demonstrated ability to independently perform highly technical, complex assignments and designs and must have expertise in all areas of distribution engineering.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to function successfully within the team environment, consistent positive leadership and initiative skills and good planning, organizing and oral and written communication skills are a necessity.  



  • Champions Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Builds Strong Collaborative Relationships
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgement



Must be able to work in a high stress environment indoors & outdoors

Must be able to tolerate heat & humidity and enter and function in confined space environments.

Must be able to work overtime (day/night/weekend) if needed.



Driving 20%

Standing/walking 40%

Sitting 40%

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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