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Sr Project Manager - Early Stage

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Date: Dec 5, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  64744 


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

NextEra Energy Resources is looking for a Sr. Project Manager - Early Stage to join their team in Juno Beach, FL.  The Early-Stage Sr. Project Manager is responsible for daily project coordination of internal and external resources to support Development, Engineering, Estimating, Supply Chain, Scheduling, and Construction activities from pre-construction (Early Stage) up to the point of Construction for Solar and Solar with Battery projects within the Engineering and Construction Business Unit (E&C).

Day to day activities include but is not limited to: 
•    Critical coordination of highly matrixed project development teams to ensure resources are focused on the right activity at the right time to meet project schedule. 
•    Coordinating with environmental, regulatory, cultural, land acquisition, interconnection, etc., to ensure all project variables are identified and incorporated. 
•    Development of the project’s technical scope. 
•    Optimization of project variables to improve both technical and financial feasibility. 
•    Support origination and development teams with PPA and GIA negotiations. 
•    Support development teams with jurisdictional needs. 
•    Coordinate engineering, estimating and procurement requirements. 
•    Support the E&C Engineering Team with technical attributes for the development of designs. 
•    Support the E&C Cost Estimating team for development of financial model. 
•    Actively seek out and leverage market data to ensure financial model is healthy. 
•    Present financial model to respective Business Unit(s) and actively manage financial model through executive budget approvals. 
•    Competitively source, negotiate and execute commercial contracts for critical services including geotechnical, survey, engineering, and EPC/PC construction services. 
•    Uphold and represent E&C’s interests on assigned projects. 
•    Regular presentations/briefing on current progress, issues, and risk mitigation in meetings with various levels of management. 
•    Ensure projects moving to the Construction stage can be turned over to the Construction Project Manager with an inclusive and executable construction plan.


This position is not focused on a single project, but rather the management of multiple projects all at varying stages. Current portfolio of projects spans the United States and Canada.
This position is based in Juno Beach, Florida but occasional travel is required to visit the assigned project locations and to support Development with local public hearings.


Skills Requirements:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Finance/Accounting with experience in related engineering and construction of renewable energy project preferred.
•    Excellent project management, communication, financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills. 
•    Experience with solar and/or battery projects. 
•    Strong bias for action-oriented performers having solid business/commercial acumen.
•    PMP Certification and Advanced Excel skills highly preferred


Job Overview

This position is responsible for the overall management of assigned organization and projects, to ensure compliance within required budgetary, scheduling, and safety goals. Employees in this role coordinate and manage construction work performed by contractors and/or vendors at the project site. Successful candidates manage the engineering, procurement and construction oversight-activities necessary to develop, license/permit, erect, start-up, and commence commercial operations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Works collaboratively with resources in various disciplines to determine project priorities and work plans
•   Meets corporate objectives with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
•   Manages department resources to provide effective early-stage project development support
•   Ensures projects are efficiently, effectively and safely implemented in accordance with department procedures and policies
•   Manages walk down of planned work, validates acceptance of completed work to design requirements, approves contractor payment requests
•   Verifies constructability, ensures proper resource allocations, assesses field status and resolves issues as needed
•   Leads project meetings and reviews budget, risk tracker, and contingency allocations
•   Interfaces with project's designated management committees, or acts as Executive Director of project activities
•   Supervises activities and/or coordinates activities or groups, such as safety programs, engineering, construction, budget, and analysis and contract administration
•   Oversees commissioning activities to meet corporate objectives, with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
•  Experience:8+ years
•  Supervisor/Management Experience:2+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Maintenance/Construction
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.


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