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Sr PGD Engineer - Solar Reliability

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Date: Nov 18, 2020

Primary Location: Blythe, CA, US, 92225

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  47293 


NextEra Energy Resources 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 is seeking an experienced individual for a Power Generation Senior Reliability Engineering position located in Blythe, California. NextEra Energy, Inc. is one of the largest and highest-performing power generation companies in the nation and a leader in Renewable Energy.  The Power Generation Division (PGD) is responsible for a diverse generation fleet of nearly 50 GW. The fleet, which continues to grow, includes Fossil, Wind, Solar and Energy Storage Facilities. PGD Solar Engineer analyzes performance indicators, identifies and prioritizes the greatest opportunities for improvement, and drives change from identification through deployment. The selected candidate will be a pivotal part of the team that is responsible for the analytics of Genesis Solar Site including leadership in the areas of condition based prevention through prediction, long term planning and providing work programs that are practical, achievable and optimal. S/He will need to utilize predictive tools to analyze equipment failure rates in order to develop optimum solar plant performance, drive improvement of reliability processes and replication of engineering countermeasures, and identify just-in-time maintenance frequencies.  Additionally, candidate will need to understand power plant performance and provide insights on historical performance, emerging performance trends, and future performance projections. Candidate will utilize a variety of formats of data inputs, select the proper options to get the correct analysis and interpret the output to make sound business decisions.


Primary Duties:

  1. Make decisions on issues related to equipment reliability and maintenance, cost reduction and commercial availability.
  2. Negotiate critical and controversial issues with top level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies.
  3. Demonstrate a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive engineering programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance.
  4. Responsible for one or more programs of such diversity and scope to be of critical importance to overall company objectives.
  5. Will champion case management process and reporting of equipment and process health.
  6. Will serve as mentor to teammates at the Genesis Solar facility in the area of reliability, quality, maintenance and work planning.


Skills desired:

  • Reliability Concepts
  • Graphical Analysis Techniques
  • Life Time Data Analysis
  • Weibull Analysis
  • Repairable System Application


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday   7 am - 4 pm. 

Due to the 24 hour, 7 days per week nature of power generation, it is part of the job requirements to provide night, weekend, and holiday support via telephone or onsite, as needed.

Job Overview

Employees in this role have responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of areas for investigation, and development of novel concepts.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial complexities which have important impact on major company programs
•   Acts as technical liaison to individuals within and outside the organization with responsibility to act independently regarding technical matters pertaining to individual's field
•   Completes assignments given in broad terms concerning general objectives and limitations
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Engineering
•  Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Supervisor/Management Experience:0+ years


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Operating Srvs 
Location:  Blythe, California 
Other Work Locations:  California 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


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.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 844-694-4748. 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 policy for more information.


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