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Corporate Counsel

Date: Oct 14, 2020

Title: Corporate Counsel   
Company: Tampa Electric Company
State and City: Florida   -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


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. 




Our Corporate Counsel provides advice and legal services to the officers, middle management and operating personnel of TECO Energy and its affiliates (primarily Tampa Electric Company and Peoples Gas System) in connection with all aspects of both routine and complex business transactions.


More specifically, Corporate Counsel:


  • Advises the officers and middle management of TECO Energy, and its subsidiaries, on the legal issues involved in matters and on the structuring and handling of commercial transactions and other related corporate business activities. Anticipates and guards against legal risks facing the company. 
  • Reviews, interprets, drafts, and negotiates contracts and project documents for transactions.
  • Manages outside counsel in legal matters in which they are engaged.
  • Conducts or participates in educational and training seminars and workshops for employees of TECO Energy and other operating companies of TECO Energy.
  • Conducts and coordinates research into a variety of legal issues.
  • Develops and recommends company and/or operating policy and procedural improvements, as needed, and assists in various other assignments as requested by General Counsel or Associate General Counsel.


What you must have:


  • Minimum of 3 years legal experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate degree, both from a regionally accredited United States college or university in accordance with TECO Energy education policy.
  • Must be a member in good standing of a state bar and be willing to seek admission to the Florida Bar.
  • Must be multi-task oriented and have the capability to balance said duties in a high-profile, fast paced working environment. 
  • Good drafting, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required.


In addition, the following will help you stand out above the crowd:


  • 5 years of legal experience in commercial transactions.


Leadership Competencies:


  • Builds Collaborative Relationships
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Drives Business Excellence for Customers
  • Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically and 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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