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Principal Engineer - Transmission/Substation

Date: Sep 19, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  66174 


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

NextEra Energy is looking for a Principal Engineer to join the Engineering & Construction team in our Corporate Office, Juno Beach, FL.  The Principal Engineer is responsible for leading and managing the design of assigned transmission line and substation projects from conception (Early Stage) through turnover to the execution team. The ideal candidate must have a strong technical knowledge of both transmission and substation design, excellent communication and project management skills, a bias for action, proven analytical and problem‐solving skills, and an ability to provide value engineering and ensure design quality.  


Duties include:

  • Work with the Early-Stage Project Manager to define and influence the project requirements and scope with NextEra Energy Transmission Development Group. Projects can begin as FERC 1000 competitive transmission project proposals, or as greenfield projects for NEET affiliates (Lone Star, GridLiance, NEETNY, etc.).
  • Secure engineering consulting resources when required from a list of approved suppliers by developing a scope of work, securing bids, evaluating, and awarding work through the company’s Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) Group.
  • The ability to direct consultant’s activities, conduct design reviews/optimize designs, develop design requirements document, define RFP deliverables, and manage all work to the prescribed deadlines.
  • Coordinate with other project stakeholders to identify and develop a transmission line route, suitable substation site, support the engineering data, and permits necessary to design and develop the project, including geotechnical and lidar data. 
  • The position requires coordination with other groups to ensure the projects are successful.  Generally responsible for representing E&C’s internal and external interests on assigned projects, including presentations/briefing on current progress, issues, and risk mitigation in meetings with various levels of management.


Preferred Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years of direct experience in the development, design, engineering, and construction of high voltage transmission line and substation projects 
  • The position requires technical competence such as the ability to understand one line and three‐line diagrams, general arrangements, plan and profiles, efficient design principles (i.e., as‐installed cost factors), and other common deliverables/concepts.
  • Supporting FERC Order 1000 RFPs will require candidate to demonstrate adaptability to a dynamic environment with projects often characterized by rapidly evolving technical solutions, changing priorities, and tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency with standard industry tools such as PLSCADD, Auto‐CAD, Primavera and other software is strongly desired.
  • Travel may be required within North America; 5‐10%.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Cerrified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil/Structural Engineering 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 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.


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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Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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