Career Opportunities: Senior Engineer

Position Title

Senior Engineer


Round Rock, TX US


Assume engineering responsibility for meeting the objectives of several specific design and/or development phases of Company’s products; including design, verification, implementation, validation, and production support.  This is to be accomplished with only general directions from more senior engineers or Engineering Manager.


  • Conduct product design and development following general design guidelines and tools including CAD programs, and developing design methods utilizing established standards.
  • Conduct calculations and analysis using closed-form methods, computer applications and fully functional FEA and other simulation tools. Develop calculation tools and computer applications for broad use.
  • Support sales department by providing technical input to negotiations of non-standard products based on reference designs.
  • Support other departments and customers by addressing technical questions sometimes not covered under general design guidelines.
  • Review drawings, schematics, bills of material and other documentation necessary manufacture, test, install and commission products.
  • Build proficiency and body of knowledge covering more than one product family and more than one engineering field and applications.
  • Create and enhance several design guidelines by leveraging own experience and technical learning.
  • Prepare engineering reports covering topics or issues involving various products or technical fields, with contribution from various individuals. Some reports may be distributed outside the company.
  • Assist in the development of new products by creating specifications, designing prototypes, devising and reviewing test data, and preparing supporting documentation.
  • Conduct project feasibility and cost analysis.
  • Provide input pertaining to time and resources required to execute tasks in the preparation of project schedules, and prepare schedules for portions of projects.
  • Execute tasks according to orders or project schedules, striving for 100% on-time completion. Monitor execution of several tasks assigned to more junior team members. Provide timely reports on project status.
  • Lead product improvement, standardization, productivity improvement, cost reduction and cycle time reduction initiatives.
  • Provide direction to disposition to non-conformances and lead engineering response to corrective actions based on general design guidelines.
  • Review work of designers and engineers with less experience and provide mentorship.
  • Review product compliance to company standards, customer requirements, industry standards and regulations.
  • Lead the preparation of technical papers and provide input to invention disclosures.
  • Represents the Company before customers and at technical conferences in support of marketing and sales.
  • Compliance with all Company policies is required, including adherence to Company ISO 9001 Standards and compliance with Company Affirmative Action Plan and Company Safety procedures.
  • Compliance with applicable Company policies concerning maintaining a drug free workplace is required.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Other functions as required (non-essential functions).


  • The position requires daily contact with all levels of TECO-Westinghouse and customers including engineering, marketing, factory operations, supply chain, service, and accounting.


The position requires daily contact with all levels of TECO-Westinghouse and customers including Engineering, Marketing, Factory Operations, Supply Chain, Service and Accounting.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in Engineering or Physical Science with five to eight years of related work experience, or Master’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional certification or license preferred.
  • Five to eight years  of experience using relevant CAD, PDM and/or simulation software.
  • Three to five years of experience using applicable industry standards.
  • Experience writing technical papers.


As required, based on job responsibilities, education, and customer specific needs.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, standards, operating and maintenance instructions, white papers, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Working knowledge of statistical tools.
  • Drive to learn new skills, acquire knowledge and apply to practical situations.
  • Bias for action.


The ability to read, analyze, and interpret manufacturing drawings, repair specifications, test results, and technical journals.   Respond to inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Communicate effectively in the presence of top management, customers, trade associations, and other public groups.


Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, algebra, permutations, calculus, and differential equations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to identify a solution to a problem involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


General supervision will be provided.   Must be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively and take ownership of assigned projects in a fast paced environment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to vibration.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.   The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and extreme heat.   The noise level in the work environment is usually high.


TECO-Westinghouse’s Management reserves the right to revise, change or modify the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time to meet business and organizational needs. This position description may not list all duties for this position. The incumbent in the position may be asked to perform other duties. This position description is not a contract for employment and either the incumbent or TECO-Westinghouse may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.


Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans Equal Opportunity Employer.