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TECO Energy RTU Engineer (Varies) in Tampa, Florida

RTU Engineer (Varies)

Date:Jul 18, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33610

Company: TECO

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State and City:Florida - Tampa Shift:8 Hr. X 5 Days

POSITION CONCEPT

Provides engineering and operations support for all substation Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) related functions.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Consult with other relevant departments (i.e. Telecomm., Planning, Distribution Engineering, Energy Supply, Dispatch, IT, other utilities, etc.), establish RTU requirements and operating philosophy and development consistent with TEC system requirements.

  • Develop RTU configurations and drawings for assigned projects. Prepare and submit work orders and other associated documentation along with necessary drawings to the operating departments. Order materials needed for projects. Support RTU crews during work. Reconciliation of all records, prints, etc. once work is completed.

  • Provide guidance, training, and consultation as a RTU engineering specialist to design engineers and Operating personnel.

  • Investigate and evaluate available RTU equipment and 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.

  • Provide engineering support to the operations departments during SCADA checkout 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

    Education

    Required: Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university

    Licenses/Certifications

    Required: Must have or be able to obtain an FE/EIT

    Preferred: Professional Engineering License in the State of Florida

    Related Experience:

    Required: Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering and operations in the power utility industry or related experience

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    Required:

  • Must have sound knowledge of RTU/SCADA and related systems and be able to independently evaluate and modify the system designs. Must have the ability to learn RTU systems and interpret Substation and manufacturer’s drawings.

  • Experience in logic programming (e.g. PLC)

  • Knowledge of serial and internet protocol (IP) communication networks

    Preferred:

  • Experience in SEL-RTACS and GE-D20

  • Experience in DNP3, and MODBUS, as protocols.

  • Knowledge in general radio frequency (RF) technology

  • 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.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Mostly in a normal office environment but can spend an hour or more on any given day in the field at substations or in the stores yard to gather data, work with crews, etc. Some overtime and/or weekend work may be required.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS

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

    COMPETENCIES:

    Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships

    Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

    Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity

    Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgement

    Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

    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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