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A career at FMPA means working on a team that helps keep the lights on in communities across Florida. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities for career development, and we thank all those who apply to be a part of our team. We take our time to review each application thoroughly. As a result we are unable to respond to every job applicant. Should your qualifications match our staffing needs, we will contact you directly. FMPA and its members are Equal Opportunity Employers.

  • IT Manager

    Description

    Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by electric municipals. We provide economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities and maintain a positive and engaging environment for our staff.

    The IT Manager is responsible for the availability, integrity and security of the corporate applications and network systems for the Agency. The IT Manager will demonstrate leadership, including resource allocation, customer service for FMPA staff, project management, and system integration. This role is responsible for assuring the availability and security of the various components of the on-premise and cloud environments including Servers, Storage, Virtualization, Messaging, Network, Telecom, End User Technology, Help Desk, and Cybersecurity. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of IT/OT and Cybersecurity. 

    Position Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in computer or information technology, cybersecurity, or related field and a minimum of 7 years of progressive information technology experience, or equivalent combination of education, certifications and/or experience.
    • Subject matter expert in information technology and cybersecurity.
    • Proficient in desktop and server operating systems.
    • Ability to analyze and adjust software programs.
    • Proven track record of increased responsibility leading and executing on IT projects in an efficient manner.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.

    Florida Municipal Power agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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  • Electrical Intern

    Description

    Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power agency owned by municipal electric utilities in Florida. FMPA’s mission is to provide power that is low-cost, reliable and clean, as well as provide value-added services for its owner-customers.

    FMPA is looking for a qualified student to be part of our Engineering Services Department working on a variety of assignments related to modeling, mapping and power system analysis for electrical systems at FMPA’s electric power plants as well as electric distribution systems of FMPA’s member utilities.

    Position Status

    Full Time for Summer/Fall 2021

    Job Overview

    The selected student would be responsible for data entry and model development in electric power software platforms ETAP Powerstation (modeling of large electric power plants) and Windmil (mapping and modeling of electric utility distribution systems). In addition, AutoCAD will be utilized in coordination with various mapping and GIS related software platforms. No experience in these software platforms is required. FMPA Engineers and Member Services staff will provide oversight, guidance and the necessary training in the use of the software platforms. Other assignments will be in related fields as agreed and as time allows. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about real apparatus and design conventions applied at electric power plants and in electric utility distribution systems in the field while gaining experience using widely adopted electric power industry software platforms.

    Position Requirements

    Required Program of Study

    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with coursework in electric power systems preferred. Other Engineering programs of study may be considered if sufficient electric circuits and machines coursework has been performed.

    Required Skills

    • Familiarity with Word and Excel
    • Solid verbal and written communications skills
    • Organized and task-oriented
    • Experience with AutoCAD, Sequel or Python are valuable but not required

    Class Standing

    Junior or Senior preferred. Sophomores may be considered with appreciable completed coursework.

    Florida Municipal Power agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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FMPA Member Jobs

FMPA’s members are currently recruiting for the positions listed below. Please note, these positions are located in various Florida cities. To apply, please follow the directions on the individual job posting. Questions about these positions should be directed to the listed employer. FMPA and its members are Equal Opportunity Employers.

  • Junior Electrical Engineer – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

    Description

    Utilities Commission City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    This is a professional position providing electrical engineering and support to the UC’s electric, water, reuse, and pollution control utility operations and planning for short and long-term system growth. Under the direction of the Electrical Engineering Manager, this position works with operating department personnel in the planning and execution of the electrical engineering requirements of the UC’s operating systems.

    Position Requirements

    EIT preferred.

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering required. Study emphasis on power is preferred; electrical utility experience is a plus.

    Salary range

    $65,409 – $83,397 annually

    Send resume to [email protected] Mail resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 689 New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32170 or click to apply. EOE/DFWP


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  • Power Plant Operator/Mechanic – Kissimmee, Fla.

    Description

    Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is a municipal electric utility.

    General Definition of Work 

    Performs responsible skilled and routine technical work in the operation of the generating plant. Performs routine skilled work assisting in the maintenance and repair of power generating and auxiliary equipment. Does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Shift Supervisor O/M.

    Typical Tasks

    Operates and maintains combustion and steam electric generating units and associated equipment. Repairs and inspects equipment and parts in the gas and steam turbines and related auxiliary equipment. Make periodic and daily inspections of all machinery. Adjusts and rebuilds valves. Replaces gaskets, repairs leaks, cleans filters, lubricates and overhauls equipment. Make daily, monthly and annual inspections as required. Monitors, observes, and maintains conditions that affect operation of the plant. Monitors, observes, and analyzes equipment and systems characteristics. Takes actions required to correct or change a condition as needed. Takes readings, keeps logs and records. Performs routine periodic equipment checks and tests in accordance with standard operating practices, policies, and procedures. Works with other power plant personnel to start up, troubleshoot, or shut down equipment as required for corrective or preventive maintenance. Observes and adheres to proper tag out and lockout of plant equipment and systems in accordance with clearance procedures, policies, and practices. Provides training and instruction to other personnel and advises the Shift Supervisor O/M on level of job knowledge, skills and abilities of personnel in training. Attends training courses and studies independently to learn operation and maintenance requirements of power plant facilities, equipment, and operation. Complies with information provided on Material Safety Data Sheets for all products. Handles and stores items properly. Assists with cleaning of plant facilities and equipment and general housekeeping. May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous materials or chemicals. May be required to train and perform duties in emergency egress, accidental spill incidents, and other safety-related emergencies. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Position Requirements

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    General knowledge of operation, maintenance, startup and shutdown procedures and practices of central electric generating station steam and combustion turbine generators and auxiliary systems, methods, materials and tools used in repairing mechanical and electrical equipment, safe operating and maintenance practices and procedures of high pressure utility boiler components including drums, headers, superheaters, reheaters, and associated valves, piping and assemblies. General knowledge of power plant auxiliary systems including electrical switchgear and breakers, fuel handling equipment, cooling towers, heat exchangers, fan pumps and motors. Ability to perform heavy manual work in the maintenance and repair of heavy equipment. Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards, safety rules and regulations, and safety precautions. Working knowledge of potential hazards and procedures for fire and explosion prevention. Ability to read and comprehend technical bulletins, manufacturers operating instructions, and information dealing with power plant principles and practices. Ability to calculate, understand, and evaluate equipment performance including heat transfer, equipment efficiencies, water quality, and other related parameters. Ability to keep and
    maintain work records and make reports. Ability to read, understand, and comply with Material Safety Data Sheets. Ability to do intermediate level mathematical calculations. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public. Ability to understand and follow complex technical oral and written instructions. Able to distinguish colors. Must be able to use personal protection equipment properly and safely as directed or assigned. Must be able to work in adverse weather and operating conditions. Must be able to climb ladders and stairways. Must be able to gain access to and work in confined spaces and elevated areas. Ability to respond to utility or plant under emergency conditions.

    Education and Experience

    Graduation from high school or GED supplemented with electrical training and some experience in power plant operations. Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.

    Salary Range 

    (Low) $35.03 – (High) $38.88. Excellent Benefits. EOE. 


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  • Supervisor, Substation/Relay – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

    Description

    This is a leadership position, responsible for exercising supervision and responsibility over S/R personnel in the coordinating, scheduling, installation, maintenance, and repair of substation/relay equipment, and the construction of substation facilities within the UC's service territory. Works with the Department Director in developing divisional goals and operating and capital expenditure budgets.

    Position Requirements

    High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field preferred. A minimum of five years of experience in substation and relay maintenance required. A minimum of five years of experience in supervisory work is required.

    Salary range

    $75,505.57 – $121,644.00 per year.

    Send resume to [email protected] Mail resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 100 New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32170, or click to apply.  EOE/DFWP


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  • Director, Electric Operations – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

    Description

    The Director of Electric Operations is responsible for establishing the strategic direction of the Electric Operations Department, including leadership, budget strategies and operational policies, identifying opportunities for improvement, and resolving any discrepancies to maximize the strategic use of such operations. The Director is responsible for the planning, directing, and coordinating of all transmission and distribution, construction, maintenance, and operations activities through designated staff, consultants, contractors, other U.C. departments, governmental agencies, and the general public.

    The Department employees consist of transmission and distribution line construction and maintenance crews, substation and relay personnel, field supervisory, and office support staff.

    Position Requirements

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field preferred. A minimum of ten years of experience in electric operations with progressively advanced supervisory experience required, preferably in the utility industry or public/non-profit sector.

    Additionally, must possess excellent writing, analytical, presentation, and public speaking skills. Experience in budget and workload planning, negotiating complex contracts, working on federal and state grants, and working with city, state and local governmental officials. Demonstrated working knowledge of operating principles and practices, for the construction, engineering, maintenance, and operation of municipal electric facilities. Experience in managing safety and hazards associated with the electric industry.

    Salary Range

    $106,545 – $166,210. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications. Compensation package includes benefits, such as health insurance, vacation time, retirement, and more.

    Send resume to [email protected] Mail resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 100 New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32170, or click to apply.  EOE/DFWP


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  • Manager of Substation Operations – Kissimmee, Fla.

    Description

    General Definition of Work

    Management position that reports to the Assistant Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Directly oversees the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of all electrical substation facilities. Manages the Substation Maintenance and Relay work groups. Provides engineering support and training to other engineering personnel. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel. May assume the role of Assistant Vice President in his/her absence. Oversees all major electrical substation and relay projects. May assume project management functions over other projects as needed. Provides a wide range of technical leadership in transmission, distribution, substation, and planning engineering functions.

    Typical Tasks 

    Manages all activities associated with the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of substation facilities. Routinely provides oversight and interfaces with consulting engineers working on KUA substation projects. Responsible for the management of Substation Maintenance and Relay Division functions as it relates to electrical substations. May assist in the activities associated with the short and long range planning for the transmission and distribution system with respect to additions and/or modifications. Provide technical support to personnel in all areas of responsibility. Serves as KUA project manager for substation projects. May assist in project management of major transmission and distribution projects. Prepares related reports and presentations as required. Also functions as Subject Matter Expert for NERC compliance activities related to Bulk Electric System substation facilities.

    Position Requirements

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering. Knowledge of the principles and methods involved in the planning and operation of electric utility in the areas of transmission and distribution, protection and control, telecommunications and T&D system operations. Thorough knowledge of electrical substation design and construction. Knowledge in the use of computers. Ability to supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate personnel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all KUA employees, the public and associated business affiliates. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form.

    Education and Experience 

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering or related degree. Five years of experience in operations and maintenance of substations and related equipment or similar asset maintenance experience in the electric utility industry. Supervisory experience preferred.

    Special Requirements

    Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Florida. Florida Professional Engineering License preferred.

    Salary Range 

    Low $54.30 – High $76.69 per hour. Excellent benefits. EOE.


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  • Special Projects Engineer – Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

    Description

    Summary

    The Project Engineer is tasked with providing overall project management, contract management, budgeting, control, coordination and execution of assigned projects.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

    Manage project engineering from beginning to end.  Budget/estimate project costs; develop bid specifications, contractor technical evaluation and award, onsite project management, deliverable review, documentation review- including all drawing reviews, change order coordination, invoice review authorization and project closeout.
    Investigate, document and determine the structural integrity of transmission structures and hardware.  Design replacement and document procedure for hardware replacements. Draft bid specifications for structural and/or hardware replacements. Coordinate with Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Department and consultants.
    Troubleshoot daily outage problems through various software systems (supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, engineering access to relay information, geographical information system (GIS). Provide technical assistance to engineering planners.
    Manage North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Compliance issues.
    Develop and coordinate with engineering department and accounting department for annual budget and five-year plan for capital and O&M budget for related projects. Prioritize and provide updates to spending and outlooks monthly.
    Review and provide recommendations of contractor’s requests for payment and change orders.
    Provide technical assistance to Engineering Field Representatives on design projects as required.
    Perform engineering analysis on load flow software and provide recommendation as needed.
    Develop drawing designs and assist AutoCAD Operator in drawing finalization.
    Provide technical assistance to T & D Department as required.
    Perform electric relay coordination of utility’s T&D system.
    Completes engineering projects by organizing and controlling project elements.
    Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans and conferring with management.
    Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements, assigning personnel to phases and elements, and reviewing bids from contractors.
    Determines project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, and performance standards.
    Completes technical studies and prepares cost estimates.
    Confirms product performance by designing and conducting tests.
    Determines project schedule by studying project plan and specifications, calculating time requirements, and sequencing project elements.
    Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, and resolving problems.
    Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, and plan, scheduling changes, and recommending actions.
    Controls project costs by approving expenditures and administering contractor contracts.
    Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommending actions.
    Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
    Maintains project data base by writing computer programs; entering and backing up data.
    Maintains product and company reputation by complying with federal and state regulations.
    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

    Position Requirements

    Other Skills and Abilities 

    Requirements analysis
    Design skills
    Project management
    Manufacturing methods and procedures
    Process improvement
    Technical understanding
    Documentation skills
    Safety management
    Supervision
    CAD, CAD/CAM circuit design
    This position has a high expectation of evening and weekend work including scheduled duty and providing coverage for unscheduled call outs.
    Must be available to work weekends, holidays, after regular hours, and trouble calls in emergencies (i.e. hurricanes) as needed.
    Perform field assistance during hurricane/storm recovery.
    Perform any other duty or special project as requested.
    Other duties as assigned during emergency situations.
    Education and/or Experience   
    Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology with power engineering courses from four-year college or university.
    Must have a minimum of one to three (1-3) years of relevant work experience. Three to five (3-5) years of relevant work experience is preferred.
    Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record
    Must be able to perform the essential job duties of this position, as defined in the job duties section of this job description, with or without reasonable accommodation for any mental or physical disability.
    Must pass basic math test. 
    Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
    The position requires the following skill and knowledge levels:
    Advanced analytical skills
    Advanced project/process management skills
    Advanced computer/technical skills
    Intermediate written and oral communication skills
    The position requires the following levels of collaboration and/or service to others:
    Internal and external exchange of routine, factual information and/or answering routine questions
    Internal and external exchange of detailed information or resolving or varied problems
    Internal and external access to and/or work with sensitive and/or confidential information
    Internal and external identification of needs/concerns of others to determine potential solutions and resolve or redirect as appropriate 
    Internal and external persuasion to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas or collaboration on significant projects
    Internal and external resolving of conflict, negotiation or collaboration on major projects
    Internal and external handling of sensitive issues and facilitation of collaboration at the highest level
    Internal and external development and maintenance of relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and work quality
    This position is required to make decisions that have major implications on the management and operations of an area within a department. Job may contribute to important strategy, operational and business decisions that affect the department.
     
    This position requires the ability to solve problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring; requires novel and creative approaches to resolution. New concepts and approaches may have to be developed.
    This position requires an ability to work independently in an environment where results are not defined; the position must set his/her own goals and determine how to accomplish results with few or no guidelines to follow, although precedents may exist; supervisor/manager provides broad guidance an                   

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

    Maintain current Florida drivers license.  

    Physical Demands

     The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    This Exempt position is part of the Public Employees Union (PEU) based on a 40-hour work week with an annual salary range of $63,177-$94,765. This position will work out of the Utilities Building located at 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

    In addition, this position offers:

    • Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
    • 13 Paid Holidays
    • City of Lake Worth Medical Benefits that include Life Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
    • Retirement Plan

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  • Scada & Control Programmer – Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

    Description

    The City of Lake Worth Beach invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Scada & Control Programmer.

    Summary
    The primary role of the SCADA & Control Programmer is to develop and modify existing SCADA programs and scripts in MS Windows, supervisory control over all Control systems and SCADA for the Utilities Departments.  This job is also responsible for management of detailed integration, programming RTUs and testing.
                                         
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Receives and follows directions given by the Operational Technology Manager and/or procedures as outlines in policy or other applicable rules, regulations Union contracts, and laws. This person is a hands-on computer systems specialist who will provide technical leadership in operations, security, and integration for the SCADA & Power Plant control systems and network. Beginning with the planning, design and integration stages, this person will identify system requirements, work with other staff members to integrate components, develop disaster recovery plans, analyze system status, debug and install support applications and operating systems. This person must be able to work in a team environment to expand solutions that meet requirements for system needs and environment reliability.

    Position Requirements

     Qualifications
    The position requires at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. You must have a working knowledge of relational databases, enterprise technology hardware, platform virtualization, client-server concepts, and be able to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
     
    Responsibilities
    Provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new projects and initiatives to support and enhance the existing Solaris, Microsoft and SCADA based systems.
    Monitor, backup and improve virtual system environments. Provide SQL & ORACLE database administration for live and test environments.
    Identify opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes.  
    Investigate and resolve application functionality related issues and provide first level support and troubleshooting of our Ovation, OSI, and Trihedral SCADA systems.            
    Coordinate application deployment for multiple projects.
    Provide network administration for client workstation computers on our control systems.
    Troubleshoot technical issues and identify modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing user requirements.
    Analyze and identify data integrity issues with existing and proposed systems and implement solutions.
    Produce technical documentation and procedures for new and modified system platforms. Participate with the IT department team to discuss new technologies.
     
    Supervisory Responsibilities Qualifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Applicant must possess extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise security methodologies and provide proof of technical experience with systems networking, Oracle/SQL databases, and user support.      
    A background in VMWARE, Hyper-V enterprise software, appliances, background in Scripting and Linux/Unix CLIs is required along with good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project, working knowledge of Microsoft .NET, Visual Studio, and Web ASP/PHP.
    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes.
    Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities.
    Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure, on-call environment with changing priorities.
    Willingness to work occasionally outside of normal business hours when needed.
    Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
    A results-oriented individual who thrives working in a fast-paced environment.
     
    Education and/or Experience  
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors Degree in Information Systems or a combination of related experience and education.  A minimum of 5 years of technology experience with at least 3 years hands-on technical roles is preferred.                          
     
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 
    Maintain current Florida drivers license.  
    CompTIA certifications are a plus.
     
    Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     
    Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    This is a Exempt position that is part of the Public Employees Union (PEU) and is based on a 40-hour work week with an annual pay range of $57,303-$85,954. This position will work at Utilities Building located at 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33461. 

    In addition, this position offers:

    • Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
    • 13 Paid Holidays
    • City of Lake Worth Medical Benefits that include Life insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
    • Retirement Plan

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  • Electrical Engineer – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

    Description

    Job Summary
    This is a professional position providing electrical engineering and support to the UC’s electric, water, reuse, and pollution control utility operations and planning for short and long-term system growth. Under the direction of the Electrical Engineering Manager, this position works with operating department personnel in the planning and execution of the electrical engineering requirements of the UC’s operating systems.

    Responsibilities
    • Manages electrical and generation related projects
    • Project management of C.I.P.
    • Prepares construction plans and specifications for electrical projects
    • Designs proposed UC electric facilities to enhance customer service and provide service to new residential and commercial customers

    Position Requirements

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is required
    • Study emphasis on power is preferred; electrical utility experience is a plus
    • A minimum of five years of experience in electrical engineering is required
    • PE Designation preferred


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  • System Operator – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

    Description

    Job Summary
    Operates and controls the Commission’s electrical system. Monitors the electric generation equipment and transmission systems of the Commission via complex computer equipment. The work is technical and complex in nature with many constantly changing variables. Administers complex contractual obligations and makes decisions regarding purchasing the best source of power at any given time. Has the responsibility and authority to implement real-time actions that ensure the stable and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System, up to and including the shedding of firm load.

    Responsibilities
    • Operates complex computer equipment and ESRI-based GIS.
    • Prepares regular written reports regarding all phases of system loading; maintains logs and reports on interchange transactions.
    • Establishes operational and equipment alarm limits.
    • Assists in trouble shooting defective systems and devices.
    • Makes purchasing decisions on the best economical source of power at any given time; makes calculations on load flows.
    • Operates Outage Management System during outages.
    • Answers questions from general public during outages.
    • Performs duties of Dispatcher, when needed.

    Position Requirements

    • High School Diploma/GED required.
    • College level coursework in electrical engineering, computer technology and spreadsheet software preferred.
    • A minimum of one year of experience in system operations required.
    • NERC Certification at BT or RA level required.


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  • Principal Engineer/Principal Utility Designer – Gainesville, Fla.

    Description

    Gainesville Regional Utilities' (GRU) Energy Delivery Department is seeking an Principal Engineer with knowledge, skills and experience in the design and construction of transmission and distribution substations as well as the protection and control (including settings calculations and implementation for all major relay manufacturers, i.e., SEL, ABB, GE, Siemens, Beckwith, etc.) for generation, transmission and distribution systems. Has knowledge, skills and experience in generation, transmission and distribution transient analysis using appropriate engineering software (CAPE – Computer-Aided Protection Engineer or equivalent). Has a thorough understanding of the regulatory NERC PRC (protection and control (P&C)) standards.  Has knowledge of the equipment maintenance, testing, and documentation requirements to be fully compliant with these PRC standards.

    Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), the 5th largest municipal electric utility in Florida. GRU is a self-generating multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville. Our combined services make us the most comprehensive utility service provider in the state. We serve approximately 90,000 electric customers in the area and also offer natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications services.

    Gainesville is also known as one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment for both residents and visitors. Because of our beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. Learn more about the City of Gainesville at www.cityofgainesville.org.

    Position Requirements

    To be considered for this position you must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited educational institution and at least 8 years’ experience as an electrical and/or controls engineer with fossil steam driven electric units and industrial gas turbines for power generation.

    The ideal candidate will have mastered coursework in statics, dynamics, and mathematics, etc. and elective protection and control courses, to support a future position in the Substation and Relaying Division. Candidates will possess the ability to work independently after receiving specific and detailed instructions, as well as working with a diverse team, to creatively solve challenges associated with the electric distribution system.

    Principal Engineer will work within the Substation and Relaying engineering group on routine and ad-hoc engineering tasks, which may include but are not limited to the design of substation protection and control projects including single line, three line, DCs, ACs, communication processors, point-to-point demolition and construction drawings, etc.. Will also develop relay settings for all applicable Utility IEEE P&C designations and analyze transmission, substation and distribution faults with appropriate relay software. Insure protective relay equipment maintenance is compliant with the latest NERC PRC standards. Will be involved in the analysis and troubleshooting of all types of utility electrical systems failures. Use software to coordinate equipment and fuses with the distribution protection relays (e.g., SynerGEE, etc.).

    You are expected to keep abreast of the latest Engineering advancements in field. Continuing education is required to maintain currency in assigned engineering discipline, regulatory and other related knowledge. You must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license within 30 days of hire.

    Note:
    Candidates applying for this position should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Knowledge of computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite), and software utilized in the engineering disciplines, including modeling and analysis programs.
    • Knowledge of applicable engineering principles and practices.
    • Knowledge and skills in written and verbal communications.
    • Knowledge of engineering economic analysis, statistics and organizing and data collection methods.

    Salary 

    $103,640.00 – $155,460.00 Annually

    For a detailed job description and how to apply, please view the position below. 


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  • Engineering Technician I – Kissimmee, Fla.

    Description

    GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
    Performs technical work in the design of electric distribution system extensions, modifications and repairs. Does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Manager of Distribution Engineering.

    TYPICAL TASKS:
    Works with builders, developers, contractors, governmental agencies and other customers in order to develop requirements for electrical distribution facilities to serve KUA electric customers.
    Plans and prepares designs and estimates for new electrical distribution facilities as well as maintenance and improvements of existing electrical facilities.
    Field stakes layout of projects for electric distribution system additions.
    Reviews property plats and easement deeds to ensure the appropriate information is obtained.
    Reviews and processes new service orders to ensure adequate facilities are in place to provide service and updates the Geographic Information System (GIS) accordingly.
    Prepares City, County, State, and Railroad permits as required. Assigns traffic control plan in accordance with FDOT Index 600 per project requirement.
    Prepares notification to telecommunication companies attached to our facilities, as required per project, and monitors the process until completion.
    Monitors overhead and underground electrical construction work in progress and coordinates with construction personnel until it is completed.
    Prepares as-builts for completed projects.
    Performs emergency damage assessment of electric facilities.
    Performs other related duties as required.

    Position Requirements

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Knowledge of the principles and practices of electric distribution system design. Thorough knowledge in the use of computers, computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word. Knowledge in the use of computer aided drawing software and tools including AutoCad and GIS related design tools. General knowledge in surveying techniques. Knowledge in the practices of electrical distribution construction techniques. Knowledge of NEC, NESC and other local codes as applicable to the job functions. Ability to learn and utilize software, hardware and other applications, tools and equipment as required in order to perform the tasks of the job. Ability to understand legal descriptions needed for easements. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. May be required to
    lift or displace up to 50 pounds.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Graduation from a two (2) year technical school or community college with major course work in Engineering (A.A. or A.S. degree). A comparable combination of education and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Possession of a valid appropriate driver’s license issued by the State of Florida.
    Possession of a valid Florida Department of Transportation Approved – Temporary Traffic Control Advanced Course Certification or ability to obtain certification within one year from the date of employment.
    Possession of a valid Roadway Worker Protection Certification or ability to obtain certification within one year from the date of employment.

    Salary Range 

    (Low) $25.84 – (High) $36.43. Excellent benefits. 


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  • Relay Protection & Controls Engineer – Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

    Description

    The City of Lake Worth invites qualified individuals to apply for the position Relay Protection and Control Engineer.

    Job Description

    Perform engineering and design duties, which require application of engineering principles and knowledge of substation design.

    Duties and responsibilities include

    • Create/modify design documents and drawings for a project, including one-lines, three-lines, control schematics and wiring diagrams, relay panel arrangements and specifications, conduit and cable sizing/routing, and generating bills of material
    • Design auxiliary AC and DC power systems
    • Develop SCADA system and communications interfaces
    • Work with project team to fully develop system integration of protection, control, and monitoring systems
    • Perform basic calculations such as relay burden, voltage drop, and short circuit calculations
    • Perform relay coordination studies and prepare relay settings
    • Effectively communicate and coordinate project activities with manager, clients, and others as needed
    • Proficient in preparing scopes, schedules, and budgets, and insure that schedules and budgets are met
    • Responsible for preparing plans, specifications, and estimates
    • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members Qualifications
    • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida preferred, but not required
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in relay protection and control design of high voltage (4-138 kV) substations including:
      • Knowledge of protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment
      • Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals, including understanding of three-phase power systems
      • Knowledge and understanding of substation components and their functions
      • Knowledge of design documents and drawings necessary to complete a substation protection and control design project
      • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as IEEE, ANSI, NESC, NEC, and NEMA
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements
    • Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of work product
    • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills
    • Knowledge of common word processing, spreadsheet, and email software

      Position Requirements

      Other Skills/Abilities

      • Self-starter
      • Able to simultaneously manage multiple tasks
      • Well-organized
      • Work independently or in a team environment
      • Customer-oriented

      Salary

      This position is exempt with an annual salary range of $93,018-$116,273. This position will work at Utilities Building located at 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

      In addition, this position offers:

      • Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
      • 13 Paid Holidays
      • City of Lake Worth Medical Benefits that include Life Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
      • Retirement Plan

      Procedure for Applying

      Interested parties should forward a completed application packages to:

      City of Lake Worth

      Attn: Human Resources

      7 N. Dixie Highway

      Lake Worth, FL 33460

       

      Or visit our website at: www.lakeworth.org

      Each application package should include the following:

      • Resume of previous work experience and cover letter summarizing relevant experience
      • City of Lake Worth Beach Application

      https://www.lakeworth.org/files/files/forms/hr/Employment%20Application.pdf

      Applicants for positions with the City of Lake Worth Beach should know and be aware of the following:

      Please note incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview.

      Applicants for employment who become candidates for available employment positions should note employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all reference checks and pre-employment physical satisfaction. Upon request, information on the nature and scope of an inquiry will be provided under FS 119.

      Furthermore, most of the job classifications within the City of Lake Worth Beach workforce are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Public Employees Union (PEU), Professional Managers and Supervisors Association (PMSA), and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Consistent with Chapter 447 of the Florida Statutes, a bargaining unit employee has the right to join or not join the union. However, the Union is not obligated to represent a non-member.


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    • Mechanic – Fort Pierce, Fla.

      Description

      Highly skilled technical work in a 300 MW combined cycle power generation facility that includes complex, skilled, millwright and pipe fitting work at a “journeyman” level. Conducts inspections on various units and performs mechanical repairs to heat recovery steam generators, pumps, combustion turbines, steam turbines and other power generation plant equipment. Reports to, and is under the direct supervision of the Assistant Plant Manager.

      Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Department

      Treasure Coast Energy Center

      Job Title

      Mechanic

      Position Requirements

      Education and Experience

      Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. A minimum of five (5) years as a journeyman Power Plant mechanic with high-pressure steam turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment experience. Combined cycle plant mechanical experience is desired. A valid Florida Driver License is desired. When considering new job applicants, a comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

      Essential Physical Skills

      Heavy lifting and carrying (45 lbs. and over); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; use of both hands; climbing (use of arms and legs); use of both eyes; distinguishing basic colors; distinguishing shades of colors; good hearing; straight pulling; pulling hand over hand; pushing; walking; standing; crawling; kneeling; bending; balancing; smelling; stooping; running; shoving; twisting. Wear restrictive safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, face shields, hearing protection devices, gloves, and hard hats. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability. Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements.

      Environmental Conditions
      Inside and outside work; in heat; in cold; in high humidity; in bright sunshine; in dampness; in chilling conditions; with flames; with electricity; in dust; in dry conditions; with petroleum based products; with oils; with natural gas; on slippery or uneven surfaces; on or with ladders or scaffolding; at heights above ground level up to 50’; below ground confined spaces (ditches, tunnels, holes); with feet, legs, or hands in water; with explosives; with vibrations; working closely with others; working alone; with poor lighting; with poor ventilation; miscellaneous odors and fumes; with odors of gas; atmosphere or safety equipment used or needed air pack; hearing protection; hard hats; safety glasses; goggles; face shields and safety belts.


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