Share this Job

Project Manager (Ops)

Date: Dec 29, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

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. 



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.


Project Management: (40%)
1. 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. 
2. 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). 
3. 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. 
4. 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. 
5. 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. 

Capital Lead: (60%)
6. Project Pre-Initiation
    a. Obtain station management buy-in for the project.
    b. Obtain funding number from Business Planning.
    c. Ensure the project is presented in Capital Camp for the following year.
    d. Meet with sponsors for project ideas annually.
    e. Determine which year the project will be completed by using Asset Management tools (criticality, condition, and risk ratings).
    f. Ensures funds are available to complete the project.
    g. Adds project to station capital project list.

7.Project Initiation
    a. Attends pre-PSA meeting as available.
    b. Ensure sponsor writes the initiation and it is entered in PowerPlan
    c. Route initiation in PowerPlan.
    d. Notify team of status once project initiated and approved in PowerPlan.
    e. Modifies status of project on capital project list to indicate it has been initiated.
    f. Attends kick-off meeting as available.
    g. Compares cost estimate to budget estimate.

8. Project Scope Development and Approval
    a. Ensures sponsor writes justification for the project in PowerPlan.
    b. Ensures cost estimates are correct, within budget, entered by the station, for station run projects or EPM, for EPM managed projects.
    c. Route project through PowerPlan.
    d. Notifies team of status once projects are fully approved.

9. Project Execution
    a. Attends project meetings as available.
    b. Stays apprised of project status.  Initiates corrective action when necessary.

10. Monitoring and Controlling
    a. Approves or deny scope changes
    b. Approves or deny cost changes above contingency allowance
    c. Maintains status of project on station capital project list
    d. Ensures that the project gets completed in the year that it was budgeted/approved for.

11. Project Closeout 
    a. Participates in final project walkdown.
    b. Approves closeout report.
    c. Marks project complete in plant capital project list.


Direct Supervision: May provide direct supervision for project administration staff and project contracted support staff.
Indirect Supervision: Project teams made up of engineering, construction, project controls, contracts and other disciplines as required during project related activities. 


Required: High School Diploma or 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 6 years of experience in industrial or power production facilities with a focus on engineering, scheduling, budgeting, cost controls and contract negotiations. In lieu of some experience, a Bachelor’s and minimum 6 years related experience may be considered.
Preferred: Experience managing general construction and/or engineering contracts; Experience with facility improvements and maintenance/upgrades desirable


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


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
• Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
• Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
• 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Job Segment: Project Manager, Engineer, Supply, Procurement, Operations, Technology, Engineering