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Protection and Controls Engineer II

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33610

Company: TECO

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




Provides engineering and operations support for substation relay and control. Additionally, provides relay settings consulting and guidance relating to distribution substation protection.



  • Consulting with Electric Delivery’s System Security Department, establish protection requirements and operating philosophy and development of relay protection and control schemes consistent with TEC system requirements. 
  • Represent and coordinate the various Substation Engineering projects within Electric Delivery’s Project Management process. 
  • Investigate and evaluate available protection and control 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. 
  • Engineering support of operating departments during checkouts, on-call rotations 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. 
  • Development of all relay and control drawings for assigned projects including preliminaries, layout and installation drawings, wiring diagrams, bills of material, nameplate schedules and cable schedules. Prepare and submit work orders and other associated paperwork along with necessary drawings to the operating departments. Support Relay & Control crews during work. Reconciliation of all records, prints, etc. once work is completed.  Also includes writing operating and switching instructions. 


(Degree must be in accordance with TECO’s education policy)

Required:   Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program

Preferred:   Valid EIT and be eligible to become a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. Professional Engineering License in the State of Florida



Required:  4 years of experience of related engineering experience with at least two years in power system engineering and operations


Required: Must have sound knowledge of or basis to learn relay and control systems to interpret Substation and manufacturer’s drawings and to be able to independently evaluate and modify system designs.

Preferred: 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. 



  • 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



Most work is in an office environment however field work within substations or in the equipment yard to gather data, work with crews, etc. may be required. Some overtime and/or weekend work may be necessary.



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


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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