Nuclear Reactor Engineer I

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Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location(s): Jensen Beach, FL, US, 34957

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  77252 

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

At Florida Power & Light, we have a passion for taking your career to the next level. Our talented employees are our biggest asset to continued success. If you are interested in joining an operations team for an industry leading nuclear fleet, look no further. With seven nuclear reactors at four plant sites around the country, today, NextEra Energy’s nuclear fleet is one of the largest in the nation. Currently, we are seeking a Reactor Engineer to join our Operations team at our Saint Lucie Nuclear Plant, located in beautiful sunny Jensen Beach, Florida.  


In addition to the responsibilities in the overview, the specific reactor engineering activities include:


  • Ensuring Technical Specification surveillances are performed on time, core parameters are monitored and trended, reactivity plans for power maneuvers are generated, and direct control room support is provided to Operations. 
  • Able to respond to emergent issues and interface with Operations to ensure safe and efficient operation of the core.
  • Reactor engineers have a primary role in management of nuclear fuel.
  • May be required to perform duties and/or assume an assignment outside of normal job duties and requirements to support refueling outages, as necessary
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nuclear Engineering highly preferred

Job Overview

Employees in this job conducting extensive engineering analysis of technical decisions to support business unit objectives. Employees in this role perform engineering root cause analysis, develop cost effective countermeasures, and provide expert advice. Individuals develop scope, design criteria, perform data collection, and engineering analysis/design toward completion of large projects. The successful candidate is responsible for completing complex plant engineering tasks that require relevant experience and use of technical engineering principles.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Plans and coordinates engineering activities under general guidance
  •  Provides direction to less-experienced engineers and technicians
  •  Applies nuclear regulations and standards to work assignments
  •  Acts as a liaison to interfacing departments
  •  Performs engineering and analytical tasks to develop reliable, cost effective recommendations
  •  Uses advanced computer models to develop and study solution feasibility
  •  Prepares engineering documentation and assist with technical support for licensing and other regulatory proceedings
  •  Ensures procured materials and services meet engineering specifications
  •  Consults with peer engineers to ensure that solutions meet plant design
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Engineering
  • Experience: 4+ years
  • Nuclear Experience: 0+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Special Requirements

Nuclear Specific Requirements

  • None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
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.


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.


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Nearest Major Market: Port Saint Lucie

Job Segment: Nuclear, Power Plant, Energy

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