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Territory Manager FL Gas Ops

Date: Nov 19, 2018

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 32801

Company: TECO

Title: Territory Manager FL Gas Ops 
Company: Peoples Gas System 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


This position pays between $95,570.00 to $127,427.00 and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.



Provides leadership and strategy for an assigned PGS Florida Gas Operations territory’s natural gas system to ensure safe gas delivery and maximum efficiency to customers and the general public. Establishes a safety culture that ensures all team members utilize safe work practices and that safety awareness among team members is a way of life. Enforces and maintains consistency and standardization in performance practices, ensuring that the established goals for the operating territory are aligned with Florida Gas Operations statewide objectives and company strategy.  Primary job responsibilities include overseeing the operating territory’s performance associated with compliance, meter services, and construction and maintenance of the natural gas distribution/transmission systems. This position has financial budget accountability for the operating territory, accomplished through oversight of various diversely positioned PGS Division operating leaders.



  • Oversee operating territory Division leadership who are directly responsible for the daily operations of their assigned PGS Division. Daily activities include operational performance and compliance activities (i.e., leak survey program), meter services, contractor management, fleet management, and construction and maintenance of the natural gas distribution/transmission system (distribution, service, and operations).
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulations governing natural gas operations. Oversee implementation of appropriate compliance objectives including execution of approved compliance plans; accurate documentation, maintenance schedule adherence, and plant asset management within establish time frames. Ensure effective quality controls are in place and results monitored and acted upon appropriately.  Ensure environmental compliance in all activities.
  • Manage the operating territory budget, remaining at or below proposed budgets for O & M and Capital expenditures and associated revenues.
  • Ensure overall operating territory consistency with Florida Gas Operations statewide objectives, incorporating standardized practices, controls, and processes, and utilizing established approved programs to accomplish.
  • Oversee proper utilization and maintenance of operating territory’s physical assets, such as buildings, material inventory, gas distribution/transmission system, tools and equipment.
  • Sponsor a productive work environment with qualified and engaged team members committed to fulfilling the objectives of the operating territory and aligned with the company’s Core Values.
  • Ensure compliance with Safety and Human Resources processes and programs as it relates to the leadership, development, training, selection, engagement, and compensation for all team members.  Provide strategic leadership, partnering with Corporate Human Resources, to successfully negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
  • Perform other strategic leadership duties as assigned to include overseeing operating territory’s emergency response activities.



    Direct:    Division Manager and/or Division Supervisors/Lead Supervisors

    Indirect:  Team of operation non-covered and/or covered team members



    Key Internal:      All levels of management and team members.

    Key External:     Customers, governmental agencies, contractors, vendors, and other company representatives.




    Required:            High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.

    Preferred:           Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field.





    Required:            Valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

    Related Experience


    Required:            More than 10 years of related experience in progressively more complex leadership positions in energy delivery operations within a natural gas or electric utility.  Leadership experience must include demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate critical contracts such as business agreements and/or union collective bargaining agreements; and ability to effectively manage multiple complex operational priorities.


    Preferred:           Related operations and leadership experience as described above in a natural gas utility.

     In lieu of some experience, a Bachelor’s and minimum 6 years related experience as described above may be considered.


    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)

    Required:            Must have demonstrated strength in leadership development, critical/strategic thinking, and decision-making.  Must have demonstrated ability to take leadership action. Must be able to effectively develop business plans and manage financial resources. Must understand regulatory impacts to the utility operations. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) are required, with ability to effectively present information one-on-one and in group settings.

    Preferred:           Working knowledge of natural gas operations and demonstrated success in managing day to day activities of a natural gas utility operations; Knowledge of the geographical area.



  • Working Safely
  • Ownership & Excellence
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Business & Job knowledge
  • Negotiation
  • Building Organizational Relationships
  • Developing people
  • Leadership Versatility
  • Adaptability/Leading Change
  • Vision & Strategy
  • Judgment




Must be available for 24-hour call out, and able to work irregular hours.  Frequent travel may be required as necessary

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.


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: Orlando

Job Segment: Gas, Operations, Energy

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