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External Affairs Manager

Date: Jul 27, 2020

Title: External Affairs Manager 
Company: Peoples Gas System 
State and City: Florida - Orlando


Unbeatable service. That is what you’ll get with Peoples Gas. Apply today to become part of a team that has been providing Florida residents and businesses with reliable, environmentally friendly, economical natural gas products and service for nearly 125 years.


We are glad that you chose to click on this post….

  • You will find that we have strong company values and beliefs with safety awareness being our most important value.
  • We are a subsidiary of Emera, Inc, a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • We are recognized as an industry leader for operating one of the safest pipelines.


This position is for the Orlando East Region (Central Florida), with Orlando as the home base.


What will you be doing if you are offered this position and accept…

Responsible for developing, cultivating, and managing strategic relationships with elected officials, governmental staff, business and community leaders, economic development organizations and customers for portions of the Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas service areas. This position promotes corporate earnings growth and goals through strategic government, economic and stakeholder engagement initiatives.  This position supports operations including permits, franchise agreements, outreach on infrastructure projects, assistance with customer matters and emergency response functions.


What must you have before you can be considered…

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Business, Political Science, Engineering, or any other related field of study is required.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License or eligibility to acquire one is required.
  • Minimum of six years of related experience related to a portion of the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is required.
  • Frequent travel required and flexibility to work outside normal business hours.
  • Knowledge in one or more key areas related to the position, of governmental processes at local, state or federal level; ability to understand complex regulatory and legislative issues; knowledge of the utility sector. 
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills also required.


In addition if you have the following it will help you stand out above the crowd…

  • Experience working in electric and gas utility industry as in a capacity that deals with local governments and agencies, customer accounts, community groups, utility planning functions, policy and/or experience working for a local or state elected official, municipality or agency as a political consultant or in similar work for a business or association or other experience related to the position is an advantage.


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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