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Senior Regulatory Attorney

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Date: May 28, 2023

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  70981 


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

During 2017, NextEra Energy was named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune's 2017 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." This is the 10th time in 11 years that the company has received this honor.    

Our company’s values are:

  • We are committed to excellence
  • We do the right thing
  • We treat people with respect

NextEra Energy is seeking two exceptional attorneys to join NextEra’s state regulatory legal group, within the company’s 100 lawyer law department at the company’s headquarters in Juno Beach, located in beautiful and tropical northern Palm Beach County, Florida.   

NextEra’s state regulatory legal group has a fast-paced, challenging and cutting-edge practice.  In this position, the attorney would advise and represent NextEra Energy Transmission, a leading competitive transmission company, in regulatory proceedings in the United States and Canada.    

We are looking for versatile, problem-solving, top-of-the-industry state electric regulatory attorney to focus on supporting NextEra’s competitive transmission business and growing water utility business with more than three years’ experience preferred, whose credentials should include: 

  • Training and experience from a top national utility-side state regulatory administrative litigation law firm, public utility commission, and/or in-house practice;
  • A track record of successful hands-on representation of state public utility commission  administrative litigation proceedings;
  • An outstanding academic background; and
  • A body of legal work demonstrating ethical, innovative, and disciplined approaches to winning regulatory legal proceedings and successfully addressing important and complex regulatory legal problems.

            Typical duties and tasks would include, but not be limited, to:

•           Provide state public utility commission advice regarding regulated competitive electric transmission, renewable wind and solar energy, and water utility approvals, compliance, permitting, and acquisitions.

•           Representation, which will include the drafting of motions, discovery, and briefs, defending and cross-examining witnesses, in state public utility commission proceedings related to, among others, the permitting of transmission, wind, and solar, as well as utility asset acquisitions, compliance, and rate matters.

•           Support the submitting competitive transmission bids in ISO/RTOs.

•           Review and analyze proposed state legislation that impacts competitive electric transmission, renewable energy, acquisitions, and water utilities.    


Bachelor's and J.D. degrees with excellent academic performance and three (3) or more years of relevant legal experience is preferred. 

Candidates should be licensed to practice law in Florida or eligible to qualify for a Florida Authorized House Counsel certificate under Florida Supreme Court rules.

Job Overview

Employees in this job participate in complex legal matters and projects and deliver timely and quality legal services to clients with minimal supervision.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Provides written and oral legal advice to clients
•   Anticipates and guards against legal risks involving the organization
•   Works to ensure budget compliance and avoids the need for outside counsel
•   Ensures disclosure of potentially material legal issues to senior leadership
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Member in Good Standing of State Bar
•  High School Grad / GED
•  Juris Doctorate
•  Bachelor's Degree
•  Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
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.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami