HR Business Partner

Website Tampa Electric

Reporting to the Director HR Operations, the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) serves as an HR subject matter expert to assigned business units and acts as an advisor on human resources and talent related issues. Working directly with the senior leadership team, the HRBP will develop and lead an HR agenda which supports organizational goals and business strategy. The successful candidate will act as an employee champion, drive change initiatives, and anticipate HR related needs to deliver value-add service to leaders and employees. The HRBP will also support positive work relationships, champion our culture of inclusion and diversity, strengthen engagement, and increase productivity.  The HRBP will develop and implement workforce planning strategies, conduct internal investigations and coach leaders to ensure consistency in the performance management and a positive discipline process. The HRBP will lead the development and roll out of HR programs and initiatives to enhance HR services and ensure compliance with company policies and laws/regulations and collective bargaining agreements.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Being a trusted advisor to managers and employees in all aspects of HR and Talent including employee and labor relations, talent and performance management, health and safety, employee engagement, conflict management, change management, and labor/employee relations.
  • Providing partnership, counsel, and expertise on people matters to drive business outcomes.
  • Participating in HR and cross-functional projects in support of key organizational and talent initiatives.
  • Creating a culture for employees to speak up about their concerns through consistent application of employee policies and practices and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Championing the organization’s culture of Inclusion and Diversity and support efforts to continue to ensure inclusion and equity.
  • Solving complex employee and labor relations issues and represent the company in collective bargaining, litigation, and union arbitrations.
  • Ensuring compliance with all pertinent HR-related laws and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or related field required, Master’s degree/MBA a plus.
  • 5+ years of progressive HR Business Partner experience, preferably in mid/large sized organizations.  Experience implementing talent and performance management initiatives.  Prior experience working with regulated utility industry a plus.  Previous labor relations experience preferred.
  • Ability to develop credibility and rapport with all levels of the organization; strong interpersonal and influencing skills at all levels of management.
  • A natural collaborator that excels at balancing the needs of different stakeholders.
  • Superior communicator; delivers clear, concise, and influential messaging – both oral and written.
  • Comfortable operating in an environment with competing priorities; with a strong aptitude for adaptability and innovative thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with critical attention to detail and follow through on projects to completion.
  • Ability to travel within the State of Florida; relevant experience will be considered in lieu of some of the requirements.
  • Proficient in HR tech platforms; experience with SAP, SuccessFactors, Saba, is a plus.


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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