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Principal Power Systems Engineer

Date: Sep 17, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  65135 


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 Principal Power Systems Engineer to join their team in Juno Beach, FL.  This position will support engineering activities for renewable and transmission projects within E&C.  The selected candidate will be responsible for providing power system analysis, steady-state and dynamic modeling, generation and transmission planning for all Wind, Solar, Battery Energy Storage and stand-alone transmission /substation projects.  Additional desired skills include experience in power flow analysis, stability studies, voltage studies, technical analysis of disturbances, implementation of regulatory reliability standards, and coordination of reliability and economic studies with the Regional Transmission Operator.  


Employees in this role use experience, creativity, foresight and mature judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented problems. This job is responsible for making decisions and recommendations that are authoritative and have an important impact on extensive organizational activities. This position engages industry with current engineering challenges and drives discussions with internal and external engineers to drive solutions.


In addition to the Job Duties & Responsibilities below, you will also:
•    Provide technical expertise to all aspects of generation interconnection processes and operational requirements.
•    Work closely with ISO’s/Utilities/Regulatory agencies to manage interconnection processes for NextEra facilities.
•    Create and validate PSSE, PSLF and PSCAD models for solar, wind and battery projects.
•    Perform and review steady state, dynamic, short circuit, and other power system analyses for renewable facilities. 
•    Develop software tools that enhance system reliability and organizational efficiency 
•    Monitor dynamically changing requirements from regional agencies and advise stakeholders on the expected impacts.
•    Ensure compliance with regional modeling requirements for new and existing generation projects.
•    Contributes new designs or techniques that others within the industry regard as major advances in their area of expertise.
•    Ensures implementation of standards, policies, training, and support of organization.
•    Prepares communications, presentations and conducts meetings.


Preferred Experience Level
•    Electrical Engineering Degree 
•    3 - 5 years of related industry experience as a Power Systems Engineer is desirable
•    Knowledge of interconnection procedures as defined by ISO’s/Utilities/TOs across U.S.
•    Experience with power system analysis tools including PSS/E, PSCAD, Aspen and GE PSLF software.
•    Strong understanding of electrical engineering concepts such as power flow, stability, voltage regulation, reactive support etc.
•    Strong organizational and communication skills

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, 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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