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Sr Engineer - Chesapeake Solar

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Date: Nov 10, 2022

Location(s): Chesapeake, VA, US, 23323

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  65946 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy is seeking a technical individual to be part of the Power Generation team. This Sr. PGD Engineer will provide local and remote support to the field operations team to optimize the maintenance, operations and troubleshooting of large scale universal solar and battery storage facilities. This position will also be an electrical safety champion providing expertise on the electrical safety work practices required to safely execute the daily operation and maintenance tasks of large scale universal solar and battery storage facilities. This is primarily a field support position with an estimated 40%-60% travel to various assets within the Panhandle region. Knowledge and/or hands on experience with solar and/or energy storage field troubleshooting and repair is desirable.


Other job requirements and duties include: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required
  • Knowledge of electrical safe work practices 
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
  • Actively demonstrate a caring safety culture at all times
  • Facilitate technical training of site personnel including OJT evaluations
  • Collaborate with other regional/central SMEs as part of the Advanced Troubleshooting or Rapid Response Team
  • Share process knowledge in safety, environmental, & maintenance practices, and procedures with the Center of Work Excellence
  • Replicate knowledge through the power generation division on-line technician forums
  • Experience on storage systems, solar systems or other power plant experience is highly desired.
  • Six Sigma Certification is preferred
  • High quality written and verbal communication skills desired

Job Overview

Employees in this role are responsible for performing engineering assignments of a complex nature requiring the application of engineering skills.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and organizes projects
  • Applies highly specialized knowledge in carrying out work
  • Provides technical support to lower level professionals
  • Performs other job-relate duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s - Engineering
  • Experience: 4+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Professional Engineer (PE)


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


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 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, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. 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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