Harper, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Jess

Jess Harper, PE, CEM, LEED AP

Engineering Manager

Year joined TECO


Current responsibilities and work history

Jess Harper, PE, CEM, LEEP AP, is TECO’s engineering manager handling both design and construction. He oversees the company’s plant and piping distribution construction projects, leading an experienced team that enforces TECO’s rigorous quality control standards to ensure long-term reliability.

Before joining TECO as an employee, Jess was a consultant to the company while working at Jacobs Engineering, previously Carter & Burgess. Jess served as project manager and design lead on TECO’s Master Plan Implementation Project, the largest expansion in TECO’s history.

Earlier, Jess gained extensive energy experience while working for Sempra Energy Solutions performing energy audits and energy conservation projects for military bases, educational facilities and hospitals. Right after graduating from college, he worked in the thermal control systems department for the International Space Station as an employee of NASA-contractor United Space Alliance.

Professional memberships, licenses, honors

Registered Professional Engineer – Texas
Certified Energy Manager
International District Energy Association – member


Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering – The University of Texas at Austin

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Key Business Partners

  • bp North America
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • ChemTreat 
  • Cool Solutions
  • DaCott Energy Services
  • Elmore Public Relations, Inc.
  • Frost Bank
  • GE Vernova
  • HALO Branded Solutions Inc.
  • Jackson & Ryan Architects
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Optimum Energy
  • Stanley Consultants 
  • Tellepsen
  • Toshiba International Corporation
  • Willis Towers Watson

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