City of Tampa

Engineer III (Electrical P E) (#005107) N39

$42.62-$63.92 Hourly / $7,387.47-$11,079.47 Monthly / $88,649.60-$132,953.60 Yearly


This is responsible professional work involving electrical engineering functions.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for participating in electrical engineering assignments, which may include development, construction, inspection, or maintenance of projects, as well as related activities. Positions require the employee to function as an electrical project engineer. Work is of more than average difficulty and requires the employee to apply a high degree of technical knowledge and skill in principles and practices of plant engineering and maintenance. Under general direction, employees exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in selecting work methods and formulating recommendations to meet program needs, objectives and goals. Employees must be registered as professional engineers because they will be required to seal electrical plans. Work is reviewed through conferences, oral and written reports, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Directs or participates in preparation of rules, regulations, and ordinances; coordinates plans, special studies, contracts, design, and functional requirements with municipal departments and outside sources, such as contractors, engineering firms and governmental agencies; represents department in area of work at technical meetings and conferences; maintains effective relationships with municipal and outside agencies; performs functions in administration of federal programs through coordination with municipal departments and outside agencies by understanding and interpreting federal guidelines and requirements.

Reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, and diagrams to determine proper interface configurations; prepares bid specifications and engineer’s estimate for project contracts; determines bid items and quantities for project contracts; performs calculations and prepares detailed geometric design of roadway projects; prepares designs of construction/related maintenance of traffic plans and construction phasing for inclusion in project plans.

Designs and coordinates the design of such power and control circuits as medium and low voltage switching gear and distribution systems, motor control and instrument circuits, and remote monitoring and control telemetering systems; reviews electrical plans and specifications for sewer project construction prepared by others for accuracy and completeness; develops and implements programs to minimize energy consumption and maximize electrical system efficiency.

Trains professional, sub-professional, technical, and clerical personnel; updates files, prepares plans and reports; reports and makes recommendations with respect to future projects and preventative maintenance programs, as required.

Determines information required for completion of project or construction plan; reviews plans/specifications and reports prepared by Florida Department of Transportation consultants.

Prepares construction and environmental permit applications, including actually filing, tracking and resolving of issues in order to facilitate overall construction process.

Approves or disapproves construction documents and communicates results to appropriate design professional (architect, engineer, etc.) in order to facilitate construction.

Advises public on environmental control and solid waste management rules and regulations to ensure compliance with same; locates and identifies problems in storm sewer lines and decides what remedy should be taken to fix problem.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: principles and practices of electrical engineering; federal, state and municipal rules, regulations, ordinances, and other pertinent documents; engineering developments and information related to electrical engineering, such as electrical design.

Ability to: coordinate and review the work of others engaged in electrical engineering assignments; plan, design and prepare complete engineering plans and specifications for major projects; read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; analyze engineering data and draw sound conclusions; prepare and submit detailed, clear and concise reports, both orally and in writing; train others in the assigned area; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and three (3) years in engineering experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Incumbent must be registered as a professional engineer in the State of Florida. Some positions might require possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 005107; EST: 8/12/2013;