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SAP Enterprise Solution Architect - Utility

Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Ybor City, Florida, US, 33605

Company: TECO

Title: SAP Enterprise Solution Architect - Utility   
Company: Tampa Electric Company
State and City: Florida   -  Ybor City
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


Power up a career with us. Our people are our greatest investments. 


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. 


This opportunity may be considered for a remote work option for highly qualified non-local/out of state candidates. (Periodic travel to Tampa, FL required based on business needs.)


What you will be doing if you are offered this position & accept:


Our SAP Enterprise Solution Architect is a strategic role providing technical and functional expertise in the implementation of an SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution for Peoples Gas Systems.  The Architect will combine deep understanding and experience of shaping SAP functional and technical solutions associated with maximizing the value of the physical assets of the natural gas division.  The Architect will ensure optimal performance of the life cycle of the assets as they relate to construction, compliance, maintenance, and operations of utility related processes and assets.


This position may be considered for a remote work arrangement with periodic travel to Tampa, FL as well as on an as needed basis.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Accountable for the overall end-to-end SAP functional EAM solutions design.  Ensures that system requirements are translated effectively into solutions and ensures architectural assurance is performed by overseeing the planning, integration, reporting, and standard development for the SAP EAM solution architecture.  Collaborates with Enterprise SAP Architects to provide direction so that the organization can make appropriate design decisions.
  • Leads, coaches, and mentors the SAP technical teams to ensure the success of SAP EAM improvements.
  • Proactively interfaces with business users and IT to provide support for future business initiatives and projects.  Actively participates and applies the vision of the SAP EAM solution in short and long-range roadmap planning and sequencing to meet business objectives.  For the SAP EAM Domain, facilitates communication and activities between internal IT department and various levels of the organization and outside vendors and consultants.  Builds consensus between multiple parties and educates business and IT staff on recommended solutions for implementation.
  • Drives impact assessment of any major change requests to requirements providing input to the Program Management Team and the appropriate governance/architect review for changes in scope and for the overall solution.
  • Responsible for creating and/or maintaining architectural artifacts, policies, standards, and procedures to manage information systems architecture (data systems, applications, and technology) which would include: standard development practices, software architecture, system architecture, business intelligence architecture.  


Education & Experience Requirements:


  • 8+ years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position or performing duties closely related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position. Including:
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in SAP.
    • Experience in SAP EAM (Asset management, and Resource Management and long-term and short-cycle work scheduling).
    •  3+ years of supervisory or leadership experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information/Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems, or equivalent discipline.  from a regionally accredited college/university.


In addition, the following it will help you stand out even more:


  • One, or more, current professional certifications in specific job-related disciplines.
  • Advanced degree(s) in business administration, computer science, information systems, or related information technology field.
  • Strong demonstrable SAP Experience including full end-to-end project lifecycle in Gas or Electric utility implementations or SAP ERP (Finance, Supply Chain, HR/Payroll) experience highly desirable.
  • Experience with Mobile Field Automation.


Knowledge Skills & Abilities (KSA):




  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP Utilities Solutions e.g.  SAP ERP Solutions e.g.  FI/CO, MM, and HR/Payroll.
  • Demonstrated ability to champion a clear vision for SAP EAM systems to be implemented and the manner for which they will support business unit processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with business partners, IT team members and senior management.
  • Expert knowledge of SAP software applications and hardware technologies.  Stays current with IT industry trends and emerging technologies; leads application of new technologies.
  • Expert verbal, written, organizational, analytical and presentation skills.  Strong leadership and analytical skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability leading teams in support of business process analysis efforts and educating others in the proper application of tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently conduct interviews with management and other department leaders and distinguish between business needs and requests.
  • Proficient knowledge of defined business processes.  Working knowledge of business software applications and hardware technologies. 
  • Understanding of project plans and ability to clearly articulate roles, project goals, and timelines.  Understanding of the components of running a fiscally successful project.  Demonstrated proficiency at assessing the proposed project plans to ensure all needs are met.
  • Drives continuous process improvement for SDLC, maintenance, application support, and Information Technology architecture.
  • Provides expert knowledge of work order lifecycle management with Work and Asset Management end-to-end solutions.
  • Provides Plant Maintenance expertise with business and technical processes.
  • Demonstrates experience with integrations of complex solutions between SAP technologies and non-SAP systems.




  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP Utilities Solutions e.g. CRM/CCS, ISU Billing, EDM Invoicing, Device Management, or FICA.
  • Ability to develop and maintain solution architecture documents, establish policies & standards to meet the developing needs of the business.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and manage conversion into designs, configuration & functional specification whilst maintaining integrity of overall application design.
  • Ability to assess emerging business & regulatory changes and articulate how these can positively impact the Company.
  • Experience with integration of external systems: ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS), PowerPlan, GPS/Barcoding technologies, and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) solutions.
  • Experience with integration technologies: SAP PI/PO, Biztalk, SSIS.
  • Provides expertise with SAP Compatible Units as they relate to asset management.


Leadership Competencies:


  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Develops People & Teams
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity



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. 

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