Supervisor of Engineering and Design

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Supervisor of Engineering and Design 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



The System Engineer is responsible for establishing a high standard of service to all customers by maintaining and improving the reliability and compliance of the lighting systems the within the service area that TEC assumes ownership of, and for the utilization of sound engineering practices to determine the most efficient, cost-effective engineering design and value proposition is provided to serve Customer needs.  This leadership role is responsible for the value proposition put forth to customer to growth the lighting business.


1.    Ensure existing, acquired, or constructed lighting systems meet the Tampa Electric operating, maintenance, and technological standards as well as compliance with applicable roadway standards and local ordinances.

2.    Work with assigned account representatives, Customer Care, Business Development, Lighting, System Service and others to respond to new service opportunities and resolve customer complaints.

3.    Respond to customer complaints filed with the Florida Public Service Commission and all other customer complaints within three days.

4.    Perform feasibility assessments and market viability of new lighting, data, and smart city products.  

5.    Ensure the optimal value proposition is provided to customers while also assuring TEC profitability for acquired lighting systems by defining key technical, financial, or informational elements to support both the customer and TEC business case(s):  determining useful life of customer owned lighting systems, determination of existing reliability issues, assessment of code compliance, maintainability, and any other relevant consideration.

6.    Provide technical assistance to System Service, Lighting & line department. Communicate lighting circuit priorities and Energy Delivery System Restoration Plans. Assist with prioritizing customer storm restoration.

7.    Engineer  acquisition and construction work requests. Miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned.


Lighting Product Designer, Systems Integration Specialist, Smart City Specialist

Key Internal:    ED management, all Energy Delivery departments, Account Management, Community Relations, Legal, Contracts, IT and various other departments within the Company.  
Key External:    Customers, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, electricians, other utilities, governmental agencies, and other parties outside TEC.



Required:     Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited university
Preferred:     Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university.  


Required:     Florida State driver’s license; Distribution Safety Course to open energized equipment
Preferred:     Professional Engineer License (PE)


LEVEL:    Sr. Engineer
Scope of Position: Will independently performs routine and complex engineering work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks; independently performs tasks on new aspects of non-routine assignments; using prescribed or developed methods; Will have responsibility for training, orientation or assigning of work to other employees in a leadership capacity; will schedule/coordinate projects, will establish and make efficient processes to determine useful life analysis, define acquisition offers, and ancillary scopes of work for lighting systems prepare engineering analyses, write specifications and reports as directed or based upon business need.


Required:    Minimum of 8 years of engineering work experience related to performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is required. Related experience consists of assignments involving construction and design of electrically energized systems in the ROW.  Minimum of 2 years of experience in planning and engineering business technology requirements and system implementations, leading large projects and providing technical direction to team members.

Preferred:    Electrical engineering experience, FDOT/municipal roadway lighting or signage construction or maintenance experience, Experience designing roadway lighting photometrics.  Utility Operations Experience.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)
Required:     Advanced knowledge of electrical ROW assets, systems, and related engineering, construction, and code design practices and compliance.  Demonstrated knowledge of GIS.  Demonstrated understanding of computer platforms and technology implementation methods;  Demonstrated ability to assimilate new, complex technical applications for applicability and implemented on an electric delivery system;   Demonstrated analytical, planning and project leadership skills with the ability to lead large technical projects;  Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams (without direct supervision); Must be able to establish and maintain a good working relationship with all levels of company personnel, suppliers and customers.  
Preferred:     Understanding of lighting photometric standards and various hardware components.  


Safety Health & the Environment
Develops People and Teams
Builds Strong Collaborative Relationships 
Cultivates and Embraces Change
Drives Operational Excellence for Customers 

Working Safely*

40 hours per week with occasional overtime; Indoor and outdoor conditions

50% Sitting; 20% Driving; 30% Standing/Walking (lifting 20 lbs)



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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