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Principal Engineer - Civil/Structural

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Date: Nov 6, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  65799 


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

Our Engineering & Construction (E&C) Department is looking for a Civil/Structural Principal Engineer to join their team in Juno Beach, FL.  This position is responsible for providing civil/structural technical input & best-practices guidance for business initiatives within NextEra Energy (NEE), from idea conception through project COD.


Key accountabilities of a Civil/Structural subject matter expert include, but are not limited to:

•    Provides responsive engineering support to the wind, solar, battery energy storage, hydrogen, substation, and transmission teams within E&C
•    Maintains/promote best practices and sponsors lunch & learn sessions on civil/structural topics
•    Participate in E&C Design & Constructability reviews and provide timely and accurate comments/feedback to ensure no schedule issues  
•    Drives resolution of critical issues during the execution phase of projects that can jeopardize project budget and/or schedule if not resolved in a timely manner
•    Ensures that recommended course of action satisfies any third-party obligations.
•    Works with NEE Treasury Department and lenders to ensure a level of comfort with all engaged Independent Engineers that result in preferential and timely financial closings
•    Works with E&C Early-Stage Project Managers to define and influence project requirements and scope, including assessment of execution risk and development of risk mitigation strategies
•    Secures engineering consulting expertise when required to supplement and/or validate professional opinions
•    Perform new technology due diligence when requested by E&C Cost Reduction and Value Engineering Team
•    Supports Integrated Supply Chain with equipment and material technical evaluations and review of manufacturing/fabrication NCRs. Performs annual specification reviews and incorporates lessons learned.
•    Provides feedback related to EOR performance and annual report card.
•    Mentors younger, less experienced E&C teammates.
•    Travel may be necessary within North America; 10-20% of time.
Preferred Experiences & Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
•    Minimum of 7 years’ experience in planning, design, procurement, engineering, and construction of infrastructure projects with primary practice in the subfields of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, or materials engineering.  
•    The ideal candidate must have a strong practical knowledge of the steps required to create buildable designs, excellent communication and project management skills, a bias for action, proven analytical and problem-solving skills, and an ability to generate cost-saving ideas and provide value engineering.  
•    Energy sector field construction experience, especially in wind, solar, or energy storage.
•    Professional Engineering Licensure in at least one jurisdiction is a plus.
•    Project Engineering and/or Project Management experience is a plus.
•    Hydrology or coastal/marine experience is a plus.

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:  
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, 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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