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Sr PGD Engineer-Combustion Turbine

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Date: Jul 4, 2018

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  24841 


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Position Specific Description

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Candidate shall have working knowledge regarding the operation and maintenance of a diverse OEM combustion turbine fleet but with more focus on GE 7FA/HA combustion turbines.  This would include a basic knowledge(to varying degrees) of all turbine generator mechanical sub-systems, basic design, vibration, performance, preventative and corrective maintenance, equipment alignment, repairs, outage practices, start-up, troubleshooting and control system interactions.  The ideal candidate will have detailed knowledge of CT auxiliary systems including but not limited to the lube oil system, hydraulic system, gas fuel system, liquid fuel system, inlet bleed heat system and operation of the machine during transients such as start-up and shutdown. The goal is to improve the reliability of the fleet through the use of quality tools and initiating improvements in operations and maintenance practices.



  • Candidate would be expected to work in a team environment and also display exceptional initiative to self-manage tasks and projects.
  • Typical daily tasks include working with plant personnel with troubleshooting and resolving operational issues to support the timely return to service of gas turbine assets.
  • Planning and prioritizing upcoming capital equipment outage maintenance activities, providing onsite support to the Central Maintenance organization with condition assessment inspections of components, provide technical evaluation and provide resolution recommendations for out of spec conditions.
  • Review and evaluate repair recommendations for capital components by OEMs and 3rd Party suppliers. Develop and evaluate equipment life extension/betterment projects providing technical recommendations for equipment improvements or replacements, provide project cost evaluations and managing implementation of approved projects.
  •  Manage the technical evaluation of component capability, reliability and durability with OEMs and 3rd Party Suppliers.  Using quality tools(RCA, FMEA, etc) to determine failure modes and corrective actions and using durability tools(Campbell Diagrams, Goodman Plots and Modal Analysis, etc) to evaluate parts life issues.
  • After-hours support typically involves fairly frequent phone consultations with actual Call-Outs on rare occasions.
  • This position does not provide continual onsite technical direction or outage activities except for unusual situations that require more technical oversite.

    Preferred Qualifications

    ·          Experience designing, installing/commissioning or maintaining CT auxiliaries

Job Overview

Employees in this role have responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of areas for investigation, and development of novel concepts.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial complexities which have important impact on major company programs
•   Acts as technical liaison to individuals within and outside the organization with responsibility to act independently regarding technical matters pertaining to individual's field
•   Completes assignments given in broad terms concerning general objectives and limitations
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Engineering
•  Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Supervisor/Management Experience:0+ years


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
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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