Project Manager I or II (Ops)

Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: North Ruskin, Florida, US, 33570

Company: TECO

Title: Project Manager I or II (Ops) 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - North Ruskin
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



Manage Engineering and Construction Projects in the Energy Supply organization. Lead project teams as the single point of accountability for all aspects of project execution. The project manager is also responsible for all phases of planning and executing projects to meet the goals of the company with respect to schedule, financial, and operating performance. The duties include conflict resolution between the company and the engineering, construction, equipment, and material providers.


Level: Project Manager I

  • Manage the planning, engineering, procurement, construction, and start-up of multiple capital projects. Manage project scope, cost, time, risk, quality, procurement, communications, and human resources in order to drive project execution and meet project objectives. Management responsibilities begin with project initiation and include planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and project close-out. Be accountable for project performance measured by safety, schedule, financial, and operating goals.  
  • Manage development of project execution plans and ensure adherence to the project specific plans or to the standard project management procedures as appropriate. Lead decision making concerning the extent to which detailed project specific plans are required. Ensure plans are updated when needed to meet changing conditions or requirements. Ensure the project plans, estimates, and schedules are reasonable and achievable. 
  • Ensure project business cases are well developed and understood. This includes, as necessary, development of varying solutions or scope options for comparison, economic analysis, and development of non-economic project justification. Ensure the business case is well documented in project authorization documents (PSA, CIR, PCR). 
  • Effectively plan, organize, and coordinate the work of station personnel, multi-discipline engineers, construction supervisors, procurement personnel, project planners, project controls analysts or others assigned to a project team, in a manner that supports the project, company and department goals and objectives. 
  • Manage project communications. Identify project stakeholders and keep them well informed; effectively facilitate regular project team meetings; deliver engaging, informative, well-organized presentations; resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion; and understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully. Ensure accurate project status reporting. Provide updates on cost, schedule, status, and critical items which may materially affect project performance or department or company operations. Present project status to management and key stakeholders on a regular basis. 


Required: Valid High School Diploma or valid GED  
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Engineering, Construction,
Business, or a related field is preferred. MBA or graduate degree in Engineering Management desirable.


Preferred: Professional Engineering License, PMP certification


Required: A minimum of 7 years of experience in industrial, power production facilities and/or commercial construction with a focus on engineering, scheduling, budgeting, cost controls and contract negotiations.
In lieu of some experience, a Bachelor’s degree and minimum 5 years related experience may be considered.
Preferred: Experience managing general construction and/or engineering contracts; Experience with facility improvements and maintenance/upgrades desirable


Preferred: Minimum of two (2) years direct or indirect supervisory experience


Required: Ability to lead and motivate team members. Strong communication and teamwork skills. Solid understanding of power plant or industrial process operations
Preferred: Working knowledge of work management systems, project management, scheduling, and cost control systems



In addition to the Project Manager I: 



  • Manage increasingly complex projects involving plant capital improvements, maintenance projects, process changes and/or new process projects. 
  • Identify Project Management processes in need of improvement and work to develop and maintain Project Management standards, procedures, and tools. 


Required: A minimum of 10 years of experience with a minimum 5 years of continuous Project Management experience in industrial or power production facilities with a focus on engineering, scheduling, budgeting, cost controls and contract claims negotiations.
In lieu of some experience, a Bachelor’s degree and minimum 7 years related experience and 3 years continuous PM experience may be considered. 

Preferred: Minimum of five (3) years of direct or indirect supervisory experience 


Required: Proven ability to develop detailed project schedules and project cost control systems. Proven ability to analyze schedule and/or cost information and take corrective actions, as necessary. Knowledgeable on requirements to contract and manage outside Engineering/Consulting organizations for completion of multidiscipline projects. 
Preferred: Skilled at identifying the readiness of a project team and able to refocus/retrain or restaff as needed


(If applicable or necessary. Some of this may make sense to put it at the top of the posting if it might be a deal breaker.)
Includes occasional walk down of generating facilities and construction sites; Frequent driving between plant locations; Must have ability to obtain a passport and travel by air as needed.



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment




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. 



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