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Vice President, Human Resources

Date: Sep 5, 2019

Title: Vice President, Human Resources 
Company: TECO Services, Inc. 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


The pay for this position will be based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.



About Tampa Electric

Tampa Electric has served West Central Florida since 1899 and sustains a service area covering 2,000 square miles. Delivering electricity to more than 765,000 customers, Tampa Electric has plans to provide more solar energy per customer than any utility in the state. The company is a regulated utility and part of the TECO group of companies: Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas and New Mexico Gas Company. Peoples Gas System is the state’s largest natural gas distributor serving more than 390,000 customers. New Mexico Gas Co., a natural gas distributor, is the largest utility in New Mexico and serves more than 515,000 customers.


TECO is a subsidiary of Emera Inc. an energy company with investments in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission and utility energy services. Emera is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-EMA), TECO companies have been recognized nationally as trusted utilities, environmental champions and for award-winning customer satisfaction.  Emera and its affiliates have a commitment to world-class safety, responsible environmental stewardship and renewable energy.


Tampa Electric is becoming cleaner and greener. We are moving away from coal, and we are committed to solar power. We are investing millions of dollars modernizing our power plants, improving customer experience, changing to state-of-the-art customer meters - all to keep pace with the fast growth in Florida.


Tampa Electric values people who believe that safety and health, relationships and excellence are integral to how we work. In return, we value the diversity of our people and invest in their growth through: 

  • Competitive compensation packages: including base salary, bonus incentive, 401-K savings plan with company matching, pension plan, paid time off and medical, prescription drug and dental coverage
  • Opportunities for career growth: including a strategic focus on employee development plans, opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies and a tuition assistance program
  • Giving back to communities: including corporate investments in the places where our employees and customers live and work



As the organization goes through transformational change, Tampa Electric is seeking a Vice President, Human Resources to lead and manage the overall delivery of Human Resources services, policies, and programs. Working in collaboration with People’s Gas and New Mexico Gas Company, the successful incumbent will also provide core HR services to these US Affiliates.

More specifically, the Vice President, Human Resources will:

  • Partner with the executive team and operations to develop and implement HR strategies, policies and programs which are aligned with and support Tampa Electric’s growth strategy.
  • Provide counsel and functional expertise to optimize leadership effectiveness throughout the business and be responsible for ensuring HR policies, procedures, business practices and systems are in place and maintained.
  • Add value by providing thought leadership and using best practices to build a high-performing culture with people-centric leadership while supporting operational excellence.
  • Lead Tampa Electric through transformational change, providing executive coaching and support for senior leaders related to change leadership.
  • Collaborate with Emera Inc. to ensure strategic initiatives are aligned with Emera’s broader HR strategy.
  • Manage HR responsibilities such as organizational development, recruitment, labor relations, employee relations and engagement, health and safety, benefits and compensation.
  • Ensure Tampa Electric and it’s US affiliates can attract, retain and develop top talent and high potential employees to achieve business objectives and become the next generation of leaders.
  • Think conceptually and strategically to support company growth while maintaining a practical, sustainable, innovative and results-driven approach.
  • Ensure appropriate governance and compliance.

The Vice President, Human Resources will play a critical role in Tampa Electric’s future growth and success.

Competencies, Education and Experience


  • 15+ years of HR experience, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role.
  • A university degree in Business, Human Resources or related field coupled with a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Certification is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading transformational change in a large and complex organization.
  • A natural collaborator that excels at balancing the needs of different stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with all levels of management.
  • Ability to articulate and introduce new ideas and ignite and facilitate change.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Adept at optimizing a multigenerational workforce.
  • Ability to operate with integrity and authenticity.


At Tampa Electric, our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. We expect our Vice President, Human Resources to demonstrate safety leadership by delivering on our commitment to safety, health and the environment and ensuring processes are in place to advance the company strategy. The successful incumbent will also play a key role in shaping organizational ethics and values that contribute to building a highly accountable and credible organization. The successful candidate will lead change and inspire others through change as well as make decisions by seeking diverse perspectives and collaborating with others. Furthermore, the Vice President, Human Resources will set strategic direction for the human resources team and ensure talent processes are in place to support Tampa Electric’s future growth. 



Application Deadline

September 22nd, 2019. Late applications may not receive consideration.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 

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. 



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