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Dam Safety Civil Engineer

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  64229 


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Position Specific Description

PGD Dam Safety Civil Engineer

NextEra Energy is seeking an experienced professional to join the Power Generation Division Engineering & Operations Support Services organization as part of the civil/structural engineering fleet team.  The ideal candidate is highly capable, well organized, results oriented, process focused and an effective communicator who can build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Position/Job Overview and Expectations:

Position responsibilities involve supporting all aspects of managing FPL’s power plant cooling reservoir dam infrastructure for three sites including appurtenant water resource and conveyance facilities. Duties involve working with FPL’s dam safety engineer in administering the corporate dam safety program and driving continuous process improvement while assuring reservoir maintenance and upgrades are consistent with proper operation of high hazard dams. Duties also include:


  • Conducting quarterly, semi-annual and annual dam safety inspections as well as special operation and maintenance inspections as needed.
  • Performing necessary activities to complete required regulatory certifications for dams.
  • Reviewing geotechnical/structural analysis in the areas of stability, seepage, bearing capacity and settlement as necessary for dams.
  • Reviewing remedial/modification designs for earth (specifically sand) embankment dams, toe and perimeter drain systems, intake and discharge structures including delivery tunnels, spillways and other appurtenant features.
  • Preparing engineering and construction cost estimates.
  • Generating project design/construction drawings and specifications.
  • Preparing project bid packages and assisting in qualification and selection of contractors.
  • Developing ‘Dam Safety Plans’ for related or unrelated activities which have ability to influence dam safety/integrity.
  • Conducting dam safety training to in-house staff and outside contractors as required for informational, construction and inspection purposes.
  • Updating Cooling Pond Quality Program and Emergency Action Plan documents as necessary.


Under general supervision/guidance, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Apply standard processes/procedures to achieve objectives and goals.
  • Apply sound engineering principles to a broad variety of assignments.
  • Develop innovative and cost-effective solutions.
  • Collaborate within and across business units.
  • Respond as needed during off-hours.



  • Bachelors of Science in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil Engineering with a geotechnical emphasis
  • Five years of engineering work experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer or Engineering Intern
  • Advanced degree
  • Experience in project management and/or personnel supervision
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Experience with Maximo or similar enterprise asset management system
  • Six Sigma certification


Job Overview

Employees in this role apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields. Individuals will use advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation/modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Devises new solutions to problems encountered
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s - Engineering
  • Experience: 2+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 0+ years


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.


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