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Principal Engineer

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  63307 


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Position Specific Description

Come work in a team environment with other talented professionals to make a difference in the performance of one of the premier electrical generating companies in the US.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Under limited guidance, responsible to interpret, organize, execute and coordinate assignments
  • plan and develop engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial complexities which have important impact on major company programs which involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of areas for investigation and development of novel concepts
  • act as technical liaison to individuals within and outside the organization with responsibility to act independently regarding technical matters
  • conduct analysis and make recommendations to improve fuel efficiency and generating capability across our entire fleet of thermal power plants (nuclear, combined cycle, simple cycle CTs, solar thermal) 
  • monitor power plant performance remotely
  • apply knowledge of ASME Performance Test Codes and testing techniques
  • leverage technology to develop exception based automated alerting to identify opportunities for fuel efficiency or capability improvement
  • conduct heat balances analysis to estimate benefits of proposed capital improvements or other improvement opportunities
  • develop performance and operating assumptions for internal power marketing and load dispatching requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and at least 5-7 years relevant duties experience
  • Strong analytical skills, able to create complex models and analyses involving multiple plant systems that produce an accurate view of plant performance
  • Proven effective written and verbal skills; able to communicate clearly at all levels of the organization - Ability to concisely present and justify assumptions included in the technical analysis
  • Proven ability to deliver tangible results while managing multiple task assignments in parallel

Additional desirable qualifications: 

  • Power plant operations and maintenance experience
  • Six Sigma certification, or practical knowledge of statistical process control techniques
  • Proficiency with heat balance modeling software (Ebsilon, PEPSE)
  • Experience with Python, communication with APIs, PostgreSQL databases, PowerBI Dashboards, and AWS resources
  • Practical knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards for Facility Ratings and Modeling Data
  • Working knowledge of equipment design calculations/techniques and hydraulic modeling programs (Arrow, Fathom)

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:  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.


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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