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Power System Protection and Control (relay settings) Engineer II

Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33610

Company: TECO

Title: Power System Protection and Control (relay settings) Engineer II 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days




The Engineer II will be responsible for helping ensure that the electrical system is properly protected according to Tampa Electric’s policies and good engineering practice.  Additionally, the Engineer II provides assistance to other departments relating to system protection.



  • Calculation of all control and protective relay settings for distribution and transmission substations, 13 kV up to 230 kV. Perform equipment programming for substation automation projects. Calculate impedances for transmission lines and other system components. Assist in specifying positive and zero sequence impedances for new power transformers. Calculate interrupting duty on all circuit breakers and insure interrupting ratings are not exceeded
  • Analyze the performance of Tampa Electric Company's (high voltage) electrical facilities, including malfunctions or failure of equipment and make recommendations for remedial procedures. Design and maintain the digital fault recorder network as well as the automatic polling system for digital relays installed in transmission and distribution substations
  • Review proposed construction projects and insure they may be protected properly. Help evaluate new protection products to determine if they are appropriate for the TECO system. Perform fault studies for use by ED Engineering and Construction and other company departments
  • Assisting Supervisor of Substation Relay and Control with troubleshooting of relay and control problems. Take part as on-call engineer (technical support) for troubleshooting system disturbances and relay/control problems as required. Provide technical support to the Relay Specialists in the area of relay testing and troubleshooting. Work in cooperation with the System Restoration Unit in the event of major storm damage. Maintain at all times awareness of safety in all aspects of substation engineering, construction and operations
  • Provide technical support in analysis and understanding of distribution system protection and coordination as required by district and area engineering, customers and others. Provide protection related data for other divisions of the company, outside agencies, and Customers as required



Required: BS degree in electrical engineering from accredited engineering college

Preferred: Degree in power system engineering



Preferred: Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, or Certification in power system protection and control



Required: Minimum of 2 years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position. A minimum of 3 years of work experience in substations or power systems related areas.



Required:  A technical understanding of power systems. Ability to perform short circuit studies and create/update short circuit models. Understanding of power system protection and the ability to learn protection schemes design for transmission and distribution, calculate relay settings for relays at the transmission and distribution level. Ability to troubleshoot substation R&C problems and recommend solutions to problems and issues.


Preferred: An understanding of NERC compliance standards related to system protection



Normal M-F work week. On a rotating basis will be on call 24/7 for a week at a time, typically 5 to 6 weeks per year. Job is 80-90 percent in the office with occasional visits to substations and power plants.



Need to be able to go inside substations to gather data, work with crews, etc.  This requires walking on uneven surfaces (granite rock, limestone roadways and grass areas). Power plant work requires ability to climb stairs and occasionally ladders.



  • 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.

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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