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Principal Engineer - Engineering & Construction at NextEra Energy

Principal Engineer - Engineering & Construction

NextEra Energy Juno Beach/FL, FL Full Time

[ Link removed ] is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy Resources is looking for a Principal Engineer to join their team in Juno Beach, FL.  The Principal Engineer is responsible for the medium voltage (34.5 kV) collection system that carries power from distributed sources of renewable energy (Wind, Solar, Battery Storage) to the collection substation.  This will include both overhead and underground collection systems, padmount transformers and grounding transformers.   You will lead value engineering efforts, introduce new technologies, lead and support department strategic initiatives, develop specifications and scopes of work, conduct design reviews, conduct technical studies, troubleshoot field construction issues and approve new products.  

The selected candidate must have proven leadership ability, capable of leading a team of Consultants and industry experts to develop solutions to collection system problems, including quality control of products, evaluating non-conformances and component failures, and improving component utilization.  The candidate must be capable of developing best management practices for design of collection systems and for special studies such as VAR and voltage studies to verify compliance with regulatory and large generation interconnection agreement requirements.   The candidate must also understand and review cost of losses analysis for collection feeders and pad-mounted transformers.

The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of medium voltage distribution and collection system design and associated components.  This includes rubber molded goods, padmount and grounding transformers, arrestors, TR-XLPE UG cable, splices, and terminations. The position requires coordination with other groups to ensure the projects are successful.  Generally responsible for representing E&C’s internal and external interests on assigned projects, including presentations/briefing on current progress, issues, and risk mitigation in meetings with various levels of management.    

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred.  Project Engineering or Operations experience with a strong bias for action and P.E in related discipline is a plus.

•    Minimum of 7 years of direct experience in the development, design, engineering, and construction of medium voltage distribution/collection systems.  
•    The ideal candidate must have a strong knowledge of distribution design, excellent communication and project management skills, a bias for action, proven analytical and problem-solving skills, and an ability to provide value engineering and ensure design quality.  
•    The position requires technical competence such as the ability to understand one line and three-line diagrams, collection system designs, plan and profiles and other common deliverables.
•    Travel required within North America.

Job Overview

Employees in this role make decisions and recommendations having significant impact on extensive engineering and related activities for the company. This position negotiates critical and controversial issues with top level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive engineering programs and activities
  • Manages one or more programs of complex diversity and scope which are of critical importance to overall company objectives
  • Acts as a subject matter expert
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s - Engineering
  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  No

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

NextEra Energy and provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to [ Link removed ] , providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call

. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy 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.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our [ Link removed ] for more information.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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