The City of Tallahassee – Electric & Gas Utility has an immediate engineering opening within its Electric System Planning division. Applications are being sought for engineering candidates at any level, with a preference for a candidate with background in Alternative/Renewable Energy and/or Computer Modeling/Simulation. The minimum requirements for each level are outlined below.
Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College. Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World, and the Atlantic Ocean. Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was named an All America City twice. Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.
Tallahassee’s Electric & Gas Utility provides reliable electric service to over 125,000 electric customers and 33,000 gas. A full service vertical electric utility, Tallahassee has 725 MW of generation located at three sites, 62MW of solar under a Purchase Power Agreement, 224 miles of transmission (115kv & 230 kv), 28 substations, and 3,631 miles of distribution. The City’s Electric Utility is registered as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner/Operator, and Generation Owner/Operator under the NERC Reliability Standards.
Tallahassee Electric has been recognized nationally and regionally for its strong performance. These recognitions have included the APPA E. F. Scattergood Award, three APPA DEED Energy Innovator Awards, FMEA Safety Award, six-time APPA Reliable Public Power Provider at the Gold level, APPA Smart Energy Provider designation, and Power Magazine naming the City’s Hopkins Generating Plant one of the Top Six Gas Fired Power Plants in the World.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITES
This position provides engineering support for the System Planning team. This engineering support includes conducting studies related to planning of generation, transmission, and alternative/renewable energy facilities, and supports the City of Tallahassee’s 2035 and 2050 Clean Energy goals. Depending upon the level of engineering experience, the responsibilities for this position will range from acting as a project manager and lead, including potential supervisory responsibilities (III level) to an entry level engineer (I level).
EDUCATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:
Engineer I: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering.
Engineer II: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, and two years of electric utility experience. A master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Engineer III: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, and five years of electric utility experience. A master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Experience with computer models for the simulation of physical electric system 1operations.
Experience with technical project management, including engineering economic analysis of project alternatives.
Knowledge of alternative/renewable energy technologies, energy storage systems, and electric utility operations.
Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
Individuals in these classifications are:
Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
Must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.
Must possess a valid Class E State driver’s license at time of appointment.
HOW TO APPLY
A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line at https://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214
The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 12 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, and catastrophic leave.
The City of Tallahassee is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran’s Preference Employer.
If you have a disability requiring accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, in the Office of Diversity& Inclusion at (850) 891-8950 or at TLHADA@talgov.com. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.
About City of Tallahassee Electric Utility
Tallahassee, located in the panhandle of the Sunshine State, is the capital of the State of Florida and within the metropolitan area is home to more than 365,000 Floridians. It is a dynamic and growing community that provides its residents with excellent amenities and entertainment that include; award winning parks, coastal and other outdoor activities, excellent educational opportunities, festivals and sporting events, and much more.
The City also owns and operates an award-winning electric utility that is consistently recognized for its commitment to reliable cost-effective service, customer service, environmental stewardship, and safety. It is the 3rd largest municipal electric utility in Florida and the 25th largest in the United States. The electric utility is responsible for operation and maintenance of the city’s electric generation, transmission, and distribution system. The electric utility employs a staff of 298 who serve over 114,000 customers in the Tallahassee area.