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Data Science for Reliability Engineering Algorithms

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Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location(s): Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US, 33410

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  66878 


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

Engineer – Diagnostic Applications Engineer


Position Requires

Experienced Engineer responsible for the design, development, implementation, and support of equipment diagnostics algorithms and applications.  This position requires a highly motivated individual with a bias for action who has a sense of urgency in the face of important issues and opportunities, is ready to make timely decisions, is ready to commit oneself, and is willing to take action in a demanding position. 


Position Description

Analyze data from a recent power plant failure event and develop new mathematical algorithms to detect the symptoms of failure.  Additionally, work with power plant equipment engineers to develop failure detection methods and algorithms.  Applies diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to broad variety of assignments and related fields.  Makes decisions independently regarding engineering complexities and methods.  Requires use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices in individual's field. The development of new diagnostic algorithms requires the extensive use of advanced engineering and mathematical theory and applications.  Supervision and guidance relate largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.  Consults with supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments. 


Typical duties and responsibilities include:

1) Developing new and update existing data analysis and reporting algorithms to support predictive monitoring and data analysis of power plants. 

2) Analyze data from equipment failure and develop methods to detect failure signature if one exists. 

3) Produce flowcharts and equations to be used in software code to realize the developed algorithms and apply them to real time data. 


Position’s accountabilities include interacting and supporting a power plant operations control center that runs 24x7.  Occasional call outs and occasional travel required.



  • The perferred candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree, in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and two or more years of experience in diagnostic application development. 
  • Software development skills, development of equipment diagnostic mathematical and statistical algorithms, and the uses of tools such as Python, Matlab, RapidMiner, and R are highly preferred.


Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM, may require occasional after hours support/callout and occasional travel.

Travel: 5% to Power Generation Division regions

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:  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

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