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TECO Energy Safety Professional TEC in Tampa, Florida

Safety Professional TEC

Date:Sep 15, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33563

Company: TECO

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Title: Safety Professional TEC

Company: Tampa Electric Company

State and City:Florida - Tampa

Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

* Multiple Locations **

POSITION CONCEPT:

The Safety organization is responsible for leadership and safety support of over 2,500 Tampa Electric Company team members. The Safety Professional works with business units to establish and set safety expectations for employees and contractors working on our TEC system; provides guidance on Public Safety Programs; manages the occupational safety, health activities, and accident/loss prevention efforts for Tampa Electric Company and advocates a behaviorally-based safety culture enabling the business units to reach World Class Safety status.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the implementation of corporate safety requirements, including Safe Work Practices ensuring compliance with federal (OSHA), state, and local regulations. Provide and support employee safety training and development in all aspects of Tampa Electric Company. Ensure the business unit reports all personal injuries and/or controllable accidents in a timely manner.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to business units on the implementation of the Safety Management System action items of the following 10 Elements: Safety Leadership, Risk Management, Programs-Procedures & Practices, Communication-Training & Awareness, Culture & Behavior, Contractor Safety, Asset Integrity, Measuring & Reporting, Incident Management & Investigations, and Auditing & Compliance.

  • Implement and maintain the TEC Compliance and Audit Program. Work with TEC business unit management to develop a three-year audit schedule and develop and implement an annual audit plan. This program consists of using an appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by management. It also consists of conducting issue audits when they emerge and providing guidance to local management when performing compliance checks. The results of these audits include corrective action plans to remedy deficiencies. These activities also include an in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements, such as OSHA.

  • Implement, review, and maintain the Safety Incident Response Investigation Program by providing leadership, guidance and expertise. Implement the Incident Investigation Program for consistency across business units. Ensure business units assemble a High-Risk Investigation team before each high-risk investigation, complete the investigations, documented corrective actions, and share results with other areas. Communicate lessons learned as appropriate. Ensure all investigation documents are available for future reviews.

  • Implement the Risk Management Program within the business units. Act as a resource to operational personnel. Conduct and/or direct safety audits and Risk Management Program compliance checks to ensure the Company’s Risk Registry is current, along with the proper hazard identifications and understanding high risk controls/barriers.

  • Annually develop and implement effective employee communication and training plans to fulfill Safety program objectives and advance the company’s World Class Safety culture. Communication plans should be designed to connect with all employees at TEC. The activities need to be regular, timely and resonate with the audience. Training plans need to have on-going training and new training as the need emerges.

  • Lead and support TEC’s Safety Culture and Behavior Program activities. Ensure TEC Health & Safety branding is conveyed to business units. Provide guidance and support to TEC Management and business units, in building a World Class Safety Culture. Develop, implement and maintain safety culture and behavior initiatives annually.

  • Ensure contractor and business unit adherence with the TEC Contractor Safety Program as required, such as, general/site orientations, monitoring, policies, procedures, regulations, etc. Review, update and monitor the TEC Contractor Safety Program annually. Provide guidance and support to business units in monitoring contractors for adherence to applicable requirements according to TEC policies and procedures, contract specifications and applicable regulatory requirements. Ensure contractors and subcontractors have the appropriate training and qualifications for the specified work. Identify and document hazards and controls for the contract, using Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and Risk Assessments.

    EDUCATION, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS

    (Degree must be in accordance with TECO’s education policy)

    Required: High School Diploma or equivalent

    Preferred: Associates or higher degree in related field from a regionally accredited college/university

    EXPERIENCE:

    Required: Minimum of 10 years related electric utility operations experience, safety committee or other safety experience. College degree or professional certification may be considered in lieu of equivalent experience

    Preferred: Minimum of 4 years progressive leadership experience in utility safety and/or power generation.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Required: Must have the ability to become proficient in TEC’s current work management software system and basic business software. Demonstrated strong leadership, interpersonal skills, and proven experience in a participatory diverse workforce environment. Ability to research, develop, and coordinate comprehensive safety and health incident prevention programs. High work standards and high stress tolerance. Good planning, organizing, teamwork, oral and written communication skills and the ability to accept, manage, communicate, and facilitate change.

Preferred: Familiar with federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations. A thorough understanding of the construction, maintenance and operating facets of power generation and associated safe work practices

Working Conditions

Maintains an “on call” status (24/7) that in the event of a serious mishap or accident, can report to the location to assist/coordinate in investigations.

COMPETENCIES:

Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships

Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity

The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening.

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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