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Contract Manager

Date: Jul 24, 2022

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33602

Company: TECO

Power up a career with us. Our people are our greatest investments. 


Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.


We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.  


Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes TECO Peoples Gas 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. 



The Contract Manager serves as a functional manager responsible for the accurate preparation, negotiation, award, and commercial management of contract formation and administration of various high dollar, complex and high risk engineering and construction contracts; engineered equipment contracts for capital and maintenance projects related to electric power generating facilities, electric transmission and distribution facilities, environmental, natural gas delivery facilities, technology (software, services, licensing, hosting, hardware and other related activities) and/or other corporate contracts to support all TECO Energy companies. Provides guidance to develop and maintain form work (bidding, contract forms, commercial terms and conditions suitable for the specific procurements contemplated) as well as processes and procedures as needed to facilitate the award of such contracts. Also provides support and leadership in negotiating terms and conditions for the contracts contemplated.


1. Provide supervision, direction, training, and development of assigned direct reports.

2. Lead the project contracts team in the development of the procurement plan from specification issue, RFP issue, contract award, delivery and close-out for all capital and maintenance projects to include multiple prime contracts. The above planning and decision process is successfully accomplished through accurate and timely application of procurement and/or contracting knowledge and experience.

3. Assist and advise project management teams during the preparation of technical specifications and/or scopes of work by performing reviews and assistance in support of development of such technical specifications and/or scopes of work.

4. Lead the project contracts team in the performance of due diligence of potential new service providers confirming the technical and commercial where-with-all to take on and successfully complete contract requirements.

5. Develop and maintain formal processes and procedures for the formation and administration of engineering and construction contracts and engineered equipment contracts as well as contracts for maintenance and consulting services and/or technology related project contracts (software, services, licensing, hosting, hardware).

6. Develop purchasing and contract standards including bid invitation, bid evaluation, purchase order and contract terms and conditions that will be utilized throughout the company.

7. Ensure that contracts activities are performed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

8. Assist and advise team members in the area of contractual risk and risk mitigation. Function as the subject matter expert with the Legal and Risk Management departments for the contract team.

9. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and seminars, reviewing professional publications, and participating in professional organizations.


Required: Bachelor degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, Information Technology or related field.

Preferred: Masters of Business, Master of Science, or JD degree.


Required: Ten years of experience in contract formation and administration, risk analysis, and contract negotiations in an industrial construction environment or information technology area.


Required: Extensive knowledge of construction and/or technology contract law and extensive experience negotiating, writing and administering contracts for technology, architect/engineer services, construction services, and major engineered equipment. Knowledge and experience in delivery methods such as design-build, EPC, design/engineer, construction, design and furnish with technical direction of installation; and experience with different contract types such as lump sum, unit price, cost plus fixed fee and cost plus incentive fee. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in contract formation, contract administration and management, contract claims and disputes resolution.


• Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
• Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
• Develops People and Teams
• Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
• Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity


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: Tampa

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