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Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company. 

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Title: Distribution Design Tech Sr (Varies) 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

 

 

POSITION CONCEPT 
The Distribution Design Technician progression supports Tampa Electric Company’s (TEC) distribution system construction and maintenance projects. The DDT  processes work requests in the work management system (WMS), determines customer requirements, prepares designs, and possibly project cost estimate (e.g., CIAC and PSA estimates), obtain necessary work permits and coordinate activities with all involved TEC departments to ensure successful scheduling, completion of projects and customer satisfaction.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
Meet with 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.
Manage communication to all involved entities concerning any updates in the construction schedule changes with potential impact, documenting updates through letters and e-mails, as necessary. 
Process work requests (WR) in the WMS.  Divide jobs into work phases/crews, establishing an associated WR for each of the different TEC construction phases/crews involved: including overhead line crews, underground line crews, service crews,  project conduit and crossing conduit.  Enter  work status and other project details in WMS for all associated WRs.
Perform technical analysis and calculations to determine the most economical and reliable solutions for customers and the TEC distribution system.  Estimate the electrical loads for customers with <50 kW demand (obtain from TEC New Construction for customers with >50 kW demand) and determine actual or proposed field measurements (such as span distances, conductor height/sizes, etc.). Model these conditions in the appropriate software applications (PoleForeman, etc.) to determine optimal equipment/material, strength and/or spatial specifications to meet customer needs while ensuring all results comply with  respective regulatory requirements.
Using TEC’s geographical information system (GIS), draw the proposed and existing electrical features (company assets).  Establish all specifications in GIS, such as the correct electrical connectivity, proper supporting structures, and all compatible units (CUs) for materials and labor at the correct type and/or amount for each feature.   Resolve any identified errors in GIS, ensure all GIS task types are linked to the WMS work requests and upload GIS data to WMS.
Produce and/or oversee the production of construction prints for Field Construction, Operations and/or contractors: 
Verify that locations of TEC’s existing and proposed equipment and any third parties’ infrastructures (water, sewer, storm, gas, telephone, and cable lines) are adequately identified on the construction prints, and equipment specifications are captured. 
Based on the scope of construction and company safety standards, determine necessity and scale of the Maintenance-of-Traffic (MOT) plan that Field Construction, Operations, and/or contractors would need for completing work in the right-of-way.
In support of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, review financial data in WMS related to Engineering, Field Construction and Operations construction and maintenance activities.  Verify activities are coded to the correct classification and charged to the appropriate accounts (Capital vs. O&M).
Using visual and physical procedures, investigate, examine, and test the integrity of company equipment to determine the need for replacement or upgrade.  Upon successful completion of proper training, will access and inspect energized equipment and install current/voltage recording devices (RVM) for trouble shooting.


LEADERSHIP COMPETANCIES  
 
Building Strong Collaborative Relationships
Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
Thinks Strategically and Exercises Strong Judgment
Speaks Up on Safety Health and Environment
Develops People and Teams
Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
 

WORKING CONDITIONS 
Work hours consist of a minimum of 8 hours per day Monday through Friday. Overtime may be 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ REQUIREMENTS 
Working in field conditions, energized areas, walking in rough terrain, lifting objects up to 50 lbs., and wearing Fire Resistant (FR) clothing  and Personal Protective Equipment.

*ADVANCEMENT CRITERIA
These positions are part of a progression. Advancement to a higher level 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.

The experience guidelines are minimums. Exceptions to these criteria must be approved by the appropriate business unit director, should promotions occur prior to achieving these minimums.

 

JOB LEVEL 1:  Distribution Design Technician Associate
Works under general supervision on service level to mid-level job tasks and responsibilities requiring judgment or simple analysis to determine course of action with limited latitude.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Required:    Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED . 
Preferred:    College Degree or technical certification(s). 
Licenses/Certifications
Required:    Valid driver's license and safe driving record. If applicable:  Must obtain a valid Florida license within 30 days of becoming a resident.
Experience  
Required:    Minimum of two (2) years of related work experience.  Related work experience includes work order management, CAD drafting and GIS mapping required; or 1 year of direct work experience as a Distribution Design Field Inspector  , installing and maintaining distribution overhead and underground facilities as a lineworker or electrician. 
A relevant college degree may substitute for equivalent experience requirement. 
Preferred:    Experience as a TEC  Service Area Coordinator(SAC),  GIS Technician, Distribution Design Field Inspector and/or lineworker.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)
Required:    Must have previous knowledge and/or proficiency with utility industry software including, but not limited to work management system (such as WorkPro), GIS, PoleForeman, customer information system, Distribution Outage Program, Distribution Engineering Toolkit, voltage monitoring software.


JOB LEVEL 2: Distribution Design Technician 
Work under limited supervision on assignments of increasing complexity and diversity. Provide leadership on new construction projects and other various assignments of moderate complexity as needed.   

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES*
Troubleshoot customer voltage complaints using various instruments, such as recording ammeters and voltmeters. Install, program, and download voltage monitoring devices, analyze results, and utilize engineering skills and practices to resolve customer voltage complaints.
Review (GIS) construction prints from TEC Mapping Services for accuracy and clarity.
Interpret plans for large government projects of relative complexity, such as road widening, intersection improvements, and the installations or relocations of public infrastructures, and identify TEC facilities and/or potential issues; 
Meet with DOT, county, municipalities, other utilities and contractors to preplan the construction and modification of roads and distribution systems. 
Analyze road construction design prints and identify/indicate any physical and economic impacts to Tampa Electric distribution facilities or assets:
Determine any violation to past land use agreements; 
Engineer associated relocations of Tampa Electric facilities and indicate proposed relocation on road design drawings; Create work requests for construction efforts; 
Estimate the economic impact to the company and/or the agency.
For capital specific construction projects (greater than $500,000), produce budget estimates for Engineering, Field Construction, and Operations.  For approved capital specific construction projects, produce PSA (Project Scope Approvals) estimates. Negotiate with external survey crews for complex Road Widening projects.
Provide engineering and project management/leadership for: 
Large Master-planned, multiple parcel residential developments for coordination over many years; 
Commercial projects that may include malls, large retail, and schools. 
Investigate, document, and respond to assigned Public Service Commission inquiries.
Mentor less experienced Distribution Design Technicians. Train other departments on various aspects of processes and procedures.  

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS**In addition to those defined in the previous level
Direct Experience 
Required:    Minimum 1 year of experience as a TEC DDT Associate; or two years of directly equivalent distribution design experience with another utility or approved consultant; or two years combined internal /equivalent external distribution design experience required. 
Must have experience in safely accessing and inspecting energized equipment and installing current/voltage recording devices (RVM) for trouble shooting.  
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required:    Must have demonstrated and sustained above expected proficiency as a DDT Associate with the ability and potential for assuming greater responsibility. Demonstration of effective project management, project leadership and communication skills are essential.  Must successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and can quickly redirect focus for changing priorities as needed.

 

JOB LEVEL 3: Distribution Design Technician Senior
Works independently on complex and varied assignments/projects utilizing considerable analytical skills, judgment, and ingenuity.  Possesses strong knowledge in a particular specialty/functional area and operates with substantial latitude for unreviewed actions or decisions. 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES*
Routinely provide project leadership on all levels of new construction and specified internal projects.  
Perform in a leadership role regarding local department and team development efforts by participating in complex technical/procedural studies and reporting the results to management to implement change.
May be required to represent Tampa Electric in front of governmental and regulatory agencies such as Permitting bodies and Public Service Commission.
May serve as a team lead when needed. 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS*
Direct Experience

Required:    A minimum of three (3) years in the Distribution Design Technician (Level 2) job classification. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required:    Must have demonstrated and sustained above expected proficiency as a Distribution Design Technician with the ability and potential for assuming greater responsibility.  Must have demonstrated strong project leadership, training, and communication skills.  Must demonstrate the ability to lead projects of increasing complexity and diversity.
Obtain, demonstrate, and maintain adequate level of knowledge regarding power quality issues.  For example, individuals should be able to comfortably discuss the following issues with customers:
Protection Coordination. 
Effect of voltage fluctuations on electrical appliances and electronic devices.
Reasons for voltage drop and flicker and most cost-effective remedies.
Reasons and recommendations for Load Transfers.
Logic and variables used to develop One-line Diagrams.

*In addition to those defined in the previous level
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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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