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TECO Energy Engineer II or Sr - Power System Protection/Relay & Control in Tampa, Florida

Engineer II or Sr - Power System Protection/Relay & Control

Date:Apr 22, 2019

Location:Tampa, Florida, US, 33610


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Title: Engineer II or Sr - Power System Protection/Relay & Control Company:Tampa Electric Company State and City:Florida - TampaShift:8 Hr. X 5 Days

This multi-level position pays between$69,323.00 to $102,599.00 and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.

POSITION CONCEPT:The Senior Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the electrical system is properly protected according to Tampa Electric’s policies and good engineering practice. Additionally, the Senior Engineer provides consulting services to other departments relating to system protection.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. 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. Develop and implement the annual underfrequency load shedding program. 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 circuit breakers and insure interrupting ratings are not exceeded.

  1. 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.

  2. Assist in selecting protective relay schemes to be used on the Tampa Electric system. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

*Engineer Classification is multi-level, based on the qualifications guidelines as outlined in the Company’s Engineer Career Path, Administrative Policy 2.13 (found on the home page of Position Description library). A minimum classification of an Engineer I is required in this position.

*Candidates may qualify in this multi-graded position from an Engineer II up to a Sr. Engineer level within the progression. The level will be based upon skills, experience and education. Consideration for higher level position will require more experience directly related to the duties of the job in addition to meeting more of the preferred qualifications and requires more independent judgment, accountability and oversight, leadership and/or subject matter expertise in performance of this position.


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited engineering college

Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in power system engineering from an ABET accredited engineering college

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


Level Engineer II:

Required: Minimum of 4 years of direct power system engineering work experience as described in the Duties & Responsibilities of this position which includes a minimum of 2 years of work experience in the field with relay and control e.g. testing, commissioning, or operations and troubleshooting.


  • Experience in power system modeling and analysis;

  • Experience in power system protection



  • Working understanding of power systems;

  • Ability to model and analyze the power system and to perform short circuit studies and create/update short circuit models;

  • Ability to calculate relay settings for relays at the transmission and distribution level

Preferred: Understanding of NERC compliance standards related to system protection.

Level Engineer Sr:


Required: A minimum of 8 years of experience in substations or power systems which includes a minimum of 6 years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA) Required:

  • A thorough technical understanding of power systems.

  • Ability to perform short circuit studies and create/update short circuit models. A thorough understanding of all aspects of power system protection and the ability to design protection schemes for transmission and distribution.

    • Ability to 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.

  • Must be able to represent TECO in technical meetings with customer personnel and contractors.

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

DIMENSIONS:Business & Job KnowledgeJudgmentOwnership & ExcellenceProduce ResultsTeamworkWork Safely

WORKING CONDITIONS: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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ REQUIREMENTS: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.

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.

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.