To provide complex project engineering services, sometimes with a focus on instrumentation and control projects, which will help achieve organizational goals of plant reliability, efficiency, safety, and environmental compliance in the most cost effective manner. Serve as a subject matter expert regarding distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), logic diagram development and modification, etc. as required to support operating power generation facilities.
Coordinate with operations and other personnel on instrument specifications, control philosophies, modification of P&ID diagrams, control systems design, and wiring of distributed control systems and programmable controllers and their associated process control equipment.
Checks proposed engineering design modifications developed by others to ensure the completeness and applicability of the design.
Conducts or leads others in design studies for process systems or equipment.
Prepares or leads others in the development of technical specifications, pricing cost estimates, bidders' lists, bid evaluation criteria, etc. for process systems, equipment, and projects.
Advises others on technical/engineering design criteria.
Conducts analyses, associated with complex plant operation or maintenance problems affecting plant reliability, efficiency, safety, and environmental compliance. These analyses could lead to recommendations for improvement, design changes, alternate equipment selection, different operating practices, or a combination thereof.
Conducts economic evaluations associated with competing solutions or proposals.
Acts as a technical advisor to plant operation and maintenance groups on problems with systems or equipment.
Conducts analysis of equipment failures to determine source and institute preventative actions.
Coordinates activities of outside consultants as assigned.
Performs internal and external inspections of major equipment.
Other duties as applicable to the position or as assigned.
Occasional travel to various locations in-state and out-of-state to visit Seminole power plants, other industrial facilities, and attend meetings with consultants and equipment suppliers is required. Some extra work outside of normal business hours occasionally required. Requires working periodically in operating facilities with their associated extreme temperatures, inclement weather, high noise levels, working heights, and dusty or dirty conditions. Must wear a hard hat, safety shoes, safety glasses while at plants. May be required to use other personal protective equipment such as hearing and respiratory protection. Requires entry into major process equipment during outages for inspection and evaluation. Must be able to effectively utilize catwalks and ascend/descend portable and stationary ladders. Must be capable of working effectively from heights of 250 feet. Must be able to safely lift objects of 25 lbs. Must be capable of effectively using a computer, telephone, and two way radio. Must possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report (MVR). A valid passport may be required or ability to obtain one for any travel outside of the United States.
A Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, or a state with reciprocity, and/or an advanced degree is preferred.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible varied engineering experience is required in addition to the educational requirement. Experience must include the development of specifications and bid packages, economic studies and evaluations, analysis of complex engineering problems, and execution of control system projects. Experience with programming, construction, start-up and checkout of industrial control systems is a plus. Must have experience coordinating activities with various project stake holders.
Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.