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Principal Electrical Engineer

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Date: Nov 9, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  65929 

 

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

The Wind Fleet Electrical team is seeking an Electrical Engineering candidate to support the operation and maintenance of the NextEra Energy Resources 12,000+ wind turbine fleet. The Wind Fleet team is within the Power Generation Division of the NextEra organization. The desirable candidate should have familiarity in one or more of the areas of the team’s scope.

 

The Electrical Wind Fleet teams scope includes:

  • Generators – Squirrel Cage, Doubly Fed Inductor (DFIG), Permanent Magnet,
  • Power Conversion – Asynchronous and Synchronous, Wind Turbine Type 1 (fixed speed), Type 2 (variable speed, variable slip), Type 3 DFIG, Type 4 (full converter), Power Factor Control, Voltage Control, Var Control, ABB, Xantrex, GE, DAC, Ingeteam, Delta, etc
  • Electrical Pitch Systems – ac and dc motors and brakes, power converter, batteries, ultracapacitors, encoders
  • Yaw Systems – AC and DC motors and contactors
  • Power Distribution equipment – Breakers, relays, contactors, fuses, cables, transformers. AC:120V-34.5kV, DC: 24V-1.5kV
  • Power Electronics – controls boards and cards
  • NERC reliability standards applying to generator owner and power flow modeling
  • ArcFlash and Electrical Safety – SKM, ETAP

 

The goal of the Electrical Wind Fleet team is to increase uptime of the fleet and decrease operation and maintenance costs. Responsibilities include

  • Root Cause Analysis for fleet level issues
  • Repair Processes: Repair specifications, repair vendor qualifications, partnering with vendors on new procedures and opportunities
  • Parts Obsolescence and/or equivalence
  • Drive quality, reliability, availability, and safety improvement initiatives using a data driven mindset. Solutions include component and data-analytic (AI).
  • Support of major component failure verification and development of models and predictions for business budgeting
  • Remotely support operations teams on difficult turbine specific troubleshoots
  • Mentor wind fleet site teams on site level quality improvement initiatives
  • Ensure compliance to NERC reliability standards
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise outside Power Generation (PGD) to within the NextEra organization such as Power Delivery, Engineering & Construction, Development, etc.

 

Basic Requirements

  • Estimated minimum travel 20% to wind sites and vendor shops
  • Willing and able to climb wind turbines
  • Electrical Engineering Degree or 8+ years of equivalent experiences
  • Have experience writing repair, operations, and/or maintenance procedures and specifications
  • Ability to work on own and collaboratively within teams
  • Willing to work in an office environment
  • Ability and interest to learn and self-teach new skills and technologies
  • Ability to communicate and present to leadership
  • Basic financial and business acumen. Can translate engineering solutions into financial benefit to business.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects and deliverables
  • Data driven decision maker

Job Overview

Employees in this role make decisions and recommendations having significant impact on extensive engineering and related activities for the company. This position negotiates critical and controversial issues with top level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


•   Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive engineering programs and activities
•   Manages one or more programs of complex diversity and scope which are of critical importance to overall company objectives
•   Acts as a subject matter expert
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Engineering
•  Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications


•  None

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 
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 and 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 recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, 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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