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Principal Engineer - CWE Data Analytics Specialist

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Date: Sep 1, 2017

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  4504 


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

NextEra Energy’s Power Generation Division is looking for a senior applied data science/analytics specialists to support the FPDC Center of Work Excellence (CWE) that prioritizes and schedules all work on a daily basis for the wind generation fleet as well as provides real time operations of wind, solar and battery storage facilities across the US and Canada.



The CWE applied data analytics specialist provides expertise and inspires the adoption of advanced analytics, optimization, and data science across work valuation processes being developed to support the FPDC Valuation and Scheduling team.   The focus of this position is on the operational and maintenance data utilized by the CWE to optimize work processes drive productivity and facilitate tracking and benchmarking.

Under limited guidance, successful candidate will be able to analyze large data sets, conduct data mining studies, validate current optimizer tools and design, and develop new algorithms/solutions that help continually improve the effectiveness of our maintenance strategy.


Other responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Mine data being used for work prioritization to determine hidden trends and areas of opportunity.
  • Continually evaluate existing algorithms to improve precision  and accuracy of tools that solve for lowest cost options
  • Work with operations and maintenance teams to define expected value outcomes from existing applications, and translate new needs into data solutions
  • Collaborate effectively with other teams developing data science solutions to seamlessly integrate into the CWE data systems being developed for Wind.
  • Develop prototype working software as proof of concepts that identify next needed application


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven experience and specific examples in dealing with large operational data sets and with solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Expert knowledge or familiarity with one or more of the following: R, Python, C#, Matlab, Minitab, OSI PI
  • Ability to solve and communicate complex concepts in a way that is simple and easy to understand to a general engineering/management audience
  • Advanced degree with focus on data mining, machine learning, or advanced statistics

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 (0010)
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
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.


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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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