Interconnection Specialist

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Date: Jun 22, 2024

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  79783 


NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.


Position Specific Description

Work with internal NextEra teams to manage and maintainthe interconnection related engineering itemsqueue positions. This position will be expected to understand interconnection process from application through Commercial Operation and become a Subject Matter Expert for their assigned ISO(s).

Work with NextEra corporate office, engineering, construction and Construction commissioning Site Tteams to coordinate submittals and interconnection deliverables with the Transmission Owners (TO) and Operators (ISO) and Power Purchasing Agreement Clients.  This position will be responsible for reviewing the Purchase Power Agreements and Interconnection Agreements ,and provide critical engineering feedback to teams negotiating these agreements. The responsibilities will include make a comprehensive list oftracking deliverables and milestones and track due dates and submittals per the requirements of the project agreements and . Iinterfaceing with the TO, ISO and PPA clients to ensure all items associated with design, performance, with telemetry, back-feed, initial synchronization, and Commercial Operation Date are accomplished. 


  • Review all draft Purchase Power Agreement and Interconnect Agreements for their assigned region.
  • Assess the impact of requirements on the project design and schedule and communicate to internal stakeholders.
  • Develop list of deliverables and coordinate submittal of deliverables for PPAs and IAs
  • Interface with Transmission Owners and Operators (TO) and Power Purchasing Agreement Clients to align all deliverables to physically connect, sync and achieve COD.
  • Monitor changes in interconnection processes for their assigned ISO(s)
  • DevelopTrack  list of deliverables and milestones coordinate submittal of deliverables for PPAs and IAs
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders on any changes in ISO requirements for interconnecting plants.
  • Work with engineering parties to ensure technical items of PPA and IA are met in plant design.
  • Support the joint testing with parties a point of contact to the (TO, ISO and PPA Clients)
  • Weekly status reporting of Interconnection submittal status and critical path to meet PPA and IA dates.
  • Monthly monitoring and reporting of interconnection queue position milestones.
  • Familiarity with CAISO interconnection process preferred.
  • Knowledge of ISO tariffs and pro forma and non pro forma contracts
  • Familiarity with NERC and FERC technical standards related to transmission and generation interconnection.
  • Contract interpretation and management of deliverables
  • Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) and Interconnect Agreements (IA)
  • Experience with technical review drafting, negotiating and implementation of contracts related to electric power grid industry.
  • Organizational skills to manage critical deliverables to external Transmission entities.
  • Exceptional personal skills to establish professional working relationships with offtaker entities. 
  • Understanding of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems will be preferred.
  • Understanding of integrating communication protocols between multiple parties
  • Understanding of electrical metering devices and concepts will be preferred

Job Overview

This job is responsible for applying diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields. Employees in this role evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform a task or sequence of tasks for conventional projects. This position conducts analysis on system performance and reliability strategy and provides recommendations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Provides engineering, design and environmental support
•   Tracks and reports on project negotiations and performance
•   Delivers company standards, policies, training, and support of organization
•   Prepares communications, presentations and provides support at meetings
•   Formulates researches, and develops improvement measures
•   Works with other departments within the organization to establish customer requirements and project costs
•   Ability to meet attendance and storm duty requirements
•   Ability to work extended hours
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Valid Driver's License (NON CDL)
•  Bachelor's - Engineering
•  Experience:7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Certified Professional Engineer (PE)
•  Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
•  Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
•  Master's Degree
•  Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified
•  Six Sigma Master Black Belt


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Energy Project Management, LLC 
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.


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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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