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Supvr Damage Prevention & Public Awareness

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33602

Company: TECO

Title: Supvr Damage Prevention & Public Awareness    
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


Power up a career with us. Our People are our greatest investments.  TECO Peoples Gas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. 


If you are interested in a career and not just a position, TECO Peoples Gas is the place to be!  


TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in Florida serving more than 400,000 customers across the state. Just as it was 125 years ago when we started as Tampa Gas Company, natural gas is today’s No. 1 choice for reliable energy.  Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


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


Supervisor, Damage Prevention & Public Awareness


**Candidate may work anywhere in the state of Florida, where a PGS location is within vicinity. Do not have to reside in Tampa**



Corporate, fast paced environment; Considerable travel to regional operations required. In support of operations, the Damage Prevention & Public Awareness Programs this position will require overnight travel. The duration will depend on the needs of the local operations, industry meetings and the upcoming training scheduled; will likely exceed 30 overnight stays per year.


Administers the company’s Damage Prevention and Public Awareness Programs including related training and public gas pipeline safety education; This position develops the Public Awareness and Damage Prevention Program, policies and procedures, and advises and supports the local divisions and regional territories in implementation of these programs. Acts as a liaison between the TECO Claims department and the third-party collection agencies and attorneys, and serves as the administrator for the TECO Peoples Gas ticket management and the leak reporting systems.



  • Responsible for the Damage Prevention and Public Awareness Programs and related activities. Recommends policy and procedures related to locating of facilities and safety issues for protection of the gas system. Ensures company’s compliance with federally mandated Public Awareness Program- RP1162. Develops and manages programs to educate customers, the public, first responders, public officials and contractors on damage prevention, gas hazards and how to properly respond to gas emergencies. Monitors and identifies types and frequency of damage to company’s underground facilities, and actively recommends and promotes enhancements to reduce pipeline damages. Completes trend analysis as required and assists in investigating major gas incidents that involve line locates. 
  • Provides leadership and training for the Pipeline Damage Prevention staff, including supervising the work of the One Call Work Coordinators and Damage Prevention Specialist. Prepares and administers performance evaluations. Manages the TECO Peoples Gas cross-divisional companywide Damage Prevention Team.
  • Travels to field/regional and non-PGS locations to lead damage prevention activities and deliver gas pipeline safety presentations. Provides centralized support, oversight and guidance to ensure company-wide consistency of pipeline damage documentation and invoicing practices. Develops and communicates new and updated processes and procedures. Attends contractor and industry associations to promote damage prevention. 
  • Assists PGS legal entities in the documentations discovery of 3rd party damages prior to litigation. Serves as the TECO Peoples Gas representative for depositions involving questions on the accounting on the damage billing. 
  • Assist One Call Work Coordinators with statewide coverage and backup, as needed. 


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Business or related field required.  In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, 6 additional years of related wok experience can be substituted.


Must have a valid Florida driver’s license and safe driving record


Related Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience related to the duties & responsibilities of this position is required. (Related experience consists of: business analysis, process improvement, supervisory or project leadership, and/or cost control experience in a natural gas utility environment.)
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of frequent use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Minimum of 10 years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is preferred. Previous supervisory or project leadership experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous use of MS Access databases. 
  • Supervisory experience of a distributed work group preferred.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)

  • Must be knowledgeable about the products, market conditions, competitive activities, and promotional trends in the natural gas industry. Must have strong analytical skills, the ability to form valuable conclusions and recommendations, and effectively manage data through a proficient use of Microsoft Excel, or similar spreadsheet application.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and adaptability to work both independently and in a team environment. Must have demonstrated skills necessary to lead and/or positively influence others and to successfully handle and/or supervise multiple projects at one time. 


  • Knowledge of facility damage and damage prevention, policies and/or procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local Damage Prevention Laws.
  • Advanced skill level in MS Excel.

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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