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Damage Prevention Coordinator

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, US, 32207

Company: TECO

Title: Damage Prevention Coordinator    
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Jacksonville
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


Power up a career with us. Our People are our greatest investments.  TECO Peoples Gas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. 


If you are interested in a career and not just a position, TECO Peoples Gas is the place to be!  


TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in Florida serving more than 400,000 customers across the state. Just as it was 125 years ago when we started as Tampa Gas Company, natural gas is today’s No. 1 choice for reliable energy.  Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


TECO Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 


Damage Prevention Coordinator Progression



In support of Operations, this position will travel to other PGS Divisions as needed. Travel is required and duration will depend on number of Divisions supported.



The Damage Prevention Coordinator serves as the liaison between excavators, the affected public, emergency responders and Peoples Gas. Promotes damage prevention of company underground facilities from excavation activities through ongoing training and communication with Sunshine 811, excavators, internal and externally contracted locating technicians and other PGS team members.  


Provides statewide team member training, guidance and support to ensure company-wide consistency of locate responses and 3rd party damage documentation. Provide large damage investigation assistance as needed.  Provides back up for pipeline damage claim recovery efforts.


Additionally, this role is the internal custodian of PGS information in the ticket management system including the web-based positive response system, while effectively managing the assignment and distribution of excavation notices received by PGS.



  • Travels to support and promote damage prevention of gas facilities at field/regional (Locators) and non-PGS locations (Excavators) to lead damage prevention activities and deliver gas pipeline safety presentations.
  • Travel to non-PGS locations to promote damage prevention practices and perform public awareness presentations to excavators, the affected public and first responders.  Serve as a source of education in response to excavator non-compliance activity.




Required: High School Diploma or equivalent/GED

Preferred: Associates Degree in relevant field from an accredited institution



Required:  Must have a valid Florida driver’s license and safe driving record




  • Minimum of 4 years of administrative and/or technical work experience related to the "Primary Duties and Responsibilities" of this position and in progressively more complex assignments (Related experience consists of performing work in an industry related office environment or call center). 


  • Work experience performing similar duties and responsibilities in a construction or utility industry and previous experience working with excavators is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Arc Editor and ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute, a geographic information system (GIS) software).





  • Must be self-motivated; Must have demonstrated good judgment, an exceptional ability to organize and prioritize daily work and/or assignments and to maintain effectiveness when handling multiple tasks.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to deliver effective presentations and maintain effective working relationships is required.
  • Must be computer literate, with intermediate knowledge of MS Excel and Word, and be able to perform basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide, decimals, fractions, basic algebra).


  • Understanding of excavation practices as it pertains to natural gas operations, methods of construction, gas emergency response, and leak investigation is preferred. 
  • Practical knowledge of pipeline locating techniques and practices. 
  • Basic knowledge of a Leak Management System (LMS) used to monitor leaks and documentation.


Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgement

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!


Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.


TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 


Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

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