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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Date: Sep 6, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  64681 


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

PGD Sr. Wind Mechanical Engineer


NextEra Energy is seeking a professional to join the Power Generation Division Engineering & Operations Support Services organization as part of the wind renewable energy fleet team.  The ideal candidate is capable, organized, results oriented, process focused and who can build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Position/Job Overview and Expectations:


Position responsibilities include design, analysis, planning and implementation support for modification and upgrade projects pertaining to wind turbine mechanical systems and equipment. Specific areas of focus will include wind turbine drive-train system, yaw system, pitch system, and hydraulic system.


Position makes recommendations having impact on extensive engineering activities of company. Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, sound judgment in planning, organizing, evaluating and executing work of organizational importance. Capable of troubleshooting wind turbine mechanical systems, champions the quality process, design specialty tooling, and perform cost justifications.


Duties will include preparing cost estimates, schedules, studies, reports, calculations, drawings, specifications, contractor bid packages and technical bid evaluations for maintenance and capital improvement projects.  Duties will also include other associated activities as assigned.


Primary Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform Root Cause Analysis on
    • Systemic & Emerging Wind Turbine Issues
  • Develop & Deploy
    • RCA Countermeasures
    • Reliability Improvement Countermeasures
    • Cost Effective Solutions to Problems
    • Maintenance Optimization
  • Drive Organization Efficiencies
    • Automating Processes
    • Standardizing Dispositions


Under supervision/guidance, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Apply standard processes/procedures to achieve objectives and goals
  • Apply sound engineering principles to a broad variety of assignments
  • Use advanced methods and techniques that may require extension/adaption of theories, precepts, practices and/or criteria
  • Collaborate within and across business units
  • Travel to wind sites as often as 5-10 days per month
  • Respond as needed during off-hours as power generation business operates ‘around the clock’



  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • 2+ Years of Experience in Wind Power Generation and/or Drivetrain Experience
  • Demonstrated History of Engineering Project Work
  • Travel to wind sites as often as 5-10 days per month
  • Physically Capable of Climbing a Wind Turbine and Executing Field Work


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Experience in project management and/or personnel supervision
  • Experience with AutoCAD or Solid Works
  • Experience with Maximo or similar enterprise asset management system
  • Six Sigma certification

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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