Senior Project Engineer - Distributed Generation (Mid-Atlantic)

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Date: Dec 6, 2023

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

Company: NextEra Energy

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

The Project Engineer is the technical lead on a project from award through energization. They are responsible for creating the Basis of Design and directing, performing, and reviewing the engineering activities necessary to develop, permit, erect, start-up, and commence commercial project sites. Candidates must show excellent technical judgment to lead medium and large Distributed Generation projects from conceptual engineering to commercial operation, coordinating multiple internal and external parties. Successful candidates will be able to prioritize their own work, present technical information clearly and concisely, build meaningful business relationships with cross functional stakeholders, and drive toward ever-increasing efficiency balancing innovation and standardization.


Job Overview
Employees in this role lead engineering and related activities, making decisions and recommendations that have a significant impact on their projects.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate and apply good working knowledge of solar, electrical and/or building industry codes and construction practices especially NEC.
  • Apply experience in the design, construction, and/or operation of solar/storage facilities to ensure successful completion of a portfolio of projects.
  • Exemplify an understanding on fundamental engineering principles, especially electrical engineering.
  • Experience using PVSyst, SAM or other commercial solar energy modeling programs.
  • Proven analytical capabilities in solar energy assessment, circuit protection and fault analysis, and optimal solar and storage sizing.
  • Apply deep understanding of project drivers and stakeholders, identifying development, procurement, schedule, design and construction risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Share knowledge and provide technical support to others, fostering continuous improvement across the team.
  • Experience designing with AutoCAD or Civil3D.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Ability to manage many projects and priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to projects sites (typically 20-30%)

Job Overview

Employees in this role are responsible for performing engineering assignments of a complex nature requiring the application of engineering skills.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and organizes projects
  • Applies highly specialized knowledge in carrying out work
  • Provides technical support to lower level professionals
  • Performs other job-relate duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s - Engineering
  • Experience: 4+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Professional Engineer (PE)


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
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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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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