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 Manager of Engineering - Panama City, Florida, United States

Job information
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: fw2Za9tef9r4nQVh49Chy9f3TEQNuj / Latpro-3854032 
Date posted: Jan-12-2022
State, Zip: Florida, 32409


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for the position of Manager of Engineering.


Follows and promotes workplace safety in the organization. Assists with the utility privatization contract at Tyndall Air Force Base when needed. Responsible for leading the technical aspects of planning, design and development of GCEC’s electric distribution system.  Responsible for leading a team of employees to maintain the technical support systems for GCEC’s efficient operation.  Responsible for the inventory of the warehouses in Southport and Wewahitchka.  Ensures GCEC’s distribution systems are in compliance with cooperative, governmental and legal guidelines and standards to ensure both safety and the delivery of the best possible level of service to cooperative members. Employee can be called in to work at any time.  Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline; PE Certification required. 
  • Five to ten years of experience supervising and performing operations in electric distribution systems. Experience with water distribution systems is not required but is preferred. 
  • Must have the ability to pass Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative’s employment entrance examination and drug screen. Must have the flexibility to work varied hours, including after normal hours. 


  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. 
  • P.E. Certification. 
  • Able to obtain TAFB Security Clearance. 


  • Manages the day-to-day operations for the Engineering Department, GIS-IT department and the warehouse.   
  • Writes, plans and conducts studies consistent with and for the execution of GCEC’s four-year construction work plan.  This includes providing oversight on the completion of construction and maintenance plans for the distribution systems, which includes problem-solving, balancing efficiency and cost effectiveness and ensuring the highest possible service to members.  This also includes approving cost justifications, variance requests and recommending Capital Projects to be completed, deferred and/or canceled. 
  • Manages the TWACs system, including planning TWACs installations, ensuring plans can be supported by the infrastructure and monitoring the efficiency of the system. 
  • Supervises the management of the distribution system’s substations, along with planning and justifying new substations.  


  • Engineering – Expert knowledge of principles related to the planning and maintenance of electric distribution systems.  Familiarity with or the ability to learn, the principles related to the planning and maintenance of water distribution systems.   
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. 
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of state/federal laws and codes related to electric and/or water distribution systems, especially those related to the environment; knowledge of relevant sections of Florida Administrative Code; knowledge of relevant DOT guidelines; familiarity with and ability to reference NESC; knowledge of related OSHA standards. 
  • Agency Specific (not required at time of hire) – Knowledge of GCEC’s policies and procedures, including GCEC’s safety manual. In-depth knowledge of GCEC’s distribution system. Understanding of the operations and maintenance of the water and electrical distribution system at Tyndall AFB. 
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods and coordination of people and resources. 


Work will take place mostly in an office environment. Incumbents will have some exposure to field elements that may or may not include: severe weather, contaminants and loud/distracting noises. Manager, Engineering will be required to work outside normal working hours in emergency situations and be available on a 24-hour basis in case situations arise that need his/her attention.  

For a full job description and to submit an application, click “apply” today! 

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