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IT Project Test Lead

Date: Jan 31, 2020

Title: IT Project Test Lead 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Ybor City
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


At TECO Energy, an Emera Company, our people are our greatest strength!


We value 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, work and play.


Total compensation will be based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.



This position will lead teams of information technology professionals, business partners and vendors, providing technical, professional, and personal leadership to assure the successful testing of IT&T projects.  Under general direction, responsible for all aspects of project life cycle testing and will act as a single point of contact for those projects.  Manages and mentors other test personnel within the Test group.  Also responsible for managing vendors providing out-sourced test services.  In addition, this person will facilitate alignment of test methodologies with the systems development methodology and associated processes used within the IT&T Department.   


Key elements of the role include:

  • Work with the Project Management Office (PMO) and project teams in defining and sequencing test activities, estimating test tasks, and building the overall test plan to achieve project objectives.
  • Provide test leadership on IT projects (of varying size and complexity) running concurrently.
  • Manage coordination with outside vendors for test services, as needed.
  • Communicate project test information and status to the PMO, project managers and stakeholders, escalating any test issues or risks appropriately.
  • Develop departmental test procedures and reporting to ensure alignment with IT Standards and Procedures and actively facilitate the continual improvement of test management processes and tools to include IT test metrics.
  • Manage and coordinate project-related test activities of several information technology professionals and manage contract workers as required.
  • Provide management support, to include training and guidance, and oversee work of assigned staff/contractors/vendors to ensure quality results.


Competencies, Education and Experience


  • 8+ years of experience in managing IT projects.  In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, a valid High School diploma/GED and 10 years of IT test work experience may be considered.
  • 2 years of Supervisory or project team lead experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology from regionally accredited college/university (in lieu of degree, additional years’ IT test work experience may be considered).
  • Strong leadership, planning and organizing, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong Program Management Office (PMO) experience.
  • Must have demonstrated sound technical knowledge in areas relating to Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Program Management Office (PMO), and project portfolio analysis 


  • 3 years of Program Management Office supervisory or management experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology related discipline.
  • Current industry-level certification (IT or Project Management).


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.


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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