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Sr Engineer - Mechanical

Company: Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary Description

Manage and coordinate engineering activities in support of the operations and maintenance of the power plant to improve reliability, operability and maintainability. Develop, plan and implement capital and major expense projects that are within budget and on schedule.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or applicable equivalent training and education. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Florida is preferred. Eight (8) years of engineering experience in large, modern power plants or industrial facilities dealing with design, construction, operation and maintenance. Experience must include the development of detailed technical specifications, detailed economic studies, evaluation and analysis, or complex engineering problems.

Core Competencies: Adaptable, Collaborative, Conscientious, Critical-Thinking, Outcome-Driven and Professional

Technical Competencies/Skills:

  • Engineering
  • Problem analysis
  • Analytical thinking
  • Knowledge of power plant design, operations, and maintenance
  • Project development, planning and implementation
  • Cost / Benefit Analysis
  • Technical drawing interpretation and modification
  • Equipment, system and process assessments
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Soft Competencies/Skills:

  • Effective verbal/nonverbal, listening and written communications
  • Time Management
  • Integrity
  • Self-Motivation
  • Quality Control/Continuous Improvement
  • Attention to Detail
  • Following Directions
  • Facilitation and coordination

Essential Functions

  • Ensures that standard engineering specifications, procedures and practices are updated per technological developments.
  • Controls the activities of outside consultants and contractors to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner and meets the obligations of the contract.
  • Reviews proposal evaluations and recommendations with department managers to determine the best alternatives.
  • Reviews proposed engineering design modifications developed by co-workers to ensure the completeness and applicability of their design.
  • Reviews potential and existing vendors to ensure their capability of providing equipment and/or systems that are reliable and maintainable.
  • Conducts or leads others in design, operability or maintainability studies for plant operating systems and equipment.
  • Prepares specifications and engineering drawings for bid packages.
  • Develops budgetary estimates for projects
  • Inspects major plant equipment such as boilers, turbines, precipitators, tanks etc.
  • Assists in the creation and updating of ten year project plan.
  • Evaluates bid proposals and makes recommendations for award of contract.
  • Investigates need for engineering changes to existing equipment and systems.
  • Conducts economic, operating and maintenance feasibility studies of complex engineering situations and systems.
  • Conducts analysis of complex engineering problems and design deficiencies and recommends solutions to management.
  • Leads a project team in managing and coordinating multidiscipline projects.
  • Prepares engineering progress reports dealing with design, construction, budget, cash flow and manufacturing activities associated with assigned projects.
  • Organizes and conducts training programs.
  • Takes a proactive approach regarding personal safety, safety of others and complies with all OSHA and SECI safety rules. Must complete all necessary online or classroom safety courses as directed. Must participate in safety briefings and meetings.
  • Take a proactive approach regarding environmental rules and regulations governing the operation of the plant. Must complete all necessary online or classroom environmental courses as directed. Required to immediately report any environmental reportable incidents.
  • Performs other duties as applicable to the position or as assigned.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to work and access all locations of the plant and grounds. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolds. Must be able to follow established protective measures including wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report.

Working Conditions

Required to respond to calls and work extended hours when needed. Some travel and work outside of normal business hours. While working in certain areas of the plant, there is the potential for exposure to hazards typical of an industrial working environment, including extreme temperatures and conditions.

Keywords: Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., Lakeland , Sr Engineer - Mechanical, Other , Bowling Green, Florida

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