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Sr Dir PGD Generation Equip Engineering

Date: Sep 1, 2022

Location(s): Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  63112 


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

The idea candidate must be an expert on the development process and adept at working with Commercial, Business Management, Design, and Execution of Brownfield and Greenfield projects to optimize current and construct new assets. They should be exceedingly technically competent and be able to conform to the best practices of the industry.



  • Provide Engineering focused guidance and oversight of Sr. Project Engineering/Project Engineers and their teams project development, estimating, project initiation, execution and closeout within the Oil & Gas market segment; This typically includes multiple project teams at various stages of execution and requires proactive communication, coordination and follow-up to meet project goals and objectives; ensure project scope work, schedule and budget are clearly defined and understood.
  • Manage and direct engineering and construction teams by collaborating, setting direction and expectations, coordinating with procurement and ultimate ownership of engineering/construction to meet project milestones and objectives.
  • Support the project change management process to ensure project scope of work, schedule and budgets are clearly defined and understood.
  • Establish project procedures consistent with contractual documents and quality plans for all engineering work; determine and oversee all project controls, schedules and budgets.
  • Serve as engineering representative with customers (Business Development), contractors, and vendors at planning meetings, kick-off meetings, job walks, project reviews, and other project stakeholder engagements.
  • Coordinate training and compliance measures to ensure engineering procedures are followed.
  • Identify and secure necessary approvals for all changes in engineering scope, budget and/or schedule.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with customers, adjusting as necessary to comply with project needs within contractual obligations, or adjust engineering deliverables to meet other stakeholder needs.
  • Ensure all work products are consistent with industry standards and in accordance with good engineering practice and applicable codes, and in compliance with all pertinent legal codes and requirements.
  • Provide ongoing training and mentoring to midlevel and senior engineers and/or project engineers to promote employee development.
  • Utilize extensive knowledge of basic engineering fundamentals and practices to track and budget progress with project milestones.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from a four-year college or university
  • Advanced degrees or certifications a plus
  • At least 10+ years’ related experience, specifically in the oil & gas industry
  • Additional experience in RNG (Renewable Natural Gas) and/or the Hydrogen Industry a plus.
  • Competent in the use of computer software applications including Microsoft Word,
  • Working knowledge and understanding of project controls terminology and project scheduling processes
  • Professional Engineer License (desirable)
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives

Strong organizational skills, time management, and knowing when to dive into details without losing site of the project objectives.

Job Overview

Required Qualification

Preferred Qualification


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
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.


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