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Transmission Economic Planner-Project Director Development

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Date: May 27, 2021

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC (NEET) is the leading competitive transmission company in North America. We develop, finance, construct, operate, and maintain transmission assets across the continent.


Position Specific Description

In this role as a Transmission Economic Planner, you will analyze and evaluate the economic performance of potential transmission system expansion strategies supporting ISO/RTO system reliability, public policy, economic and market efficiency needs.  As part of the NEET organization you will be an integral part of the transmission development team in pursuing new transmission projects in the North American ISOs and RTOs by working with developers in originating competitive transmission opportunities.  You will perform independent analysis as well as manage and coordinate key technical functions of project development.  You will serve as the technical subject matter expert on the ISO/RTO economic studies, policies and processes and provide guidance to the overall development team from such a  perspective.  This is a great opportunity to lead evaluation and analysis and communicate key points to project team members to support new and existing transmission projects. .  You will directly interact with transmission planning engineers, economic planners, consultants, and legal/regulatory experts.  You will participate in ISO/RTO working groups and committee meetings relevant to our projects and regional transmission economic planning and how they impact our business. This position manages and performs all aspects of the system planning and compliance of transmission projects, M&A opportunities, and other diligence requests.


Key Responsibilities

  • Perform economic system modeling and studies in support of origination of transmission projects and other business opportunities
  • Perform economic analysis to aid in determining strategic direction of the business unit
  • Lead key functions related to  reliability analysis and economic planning
  • Maintain system models and coordinate model updates across multiple RTOs/ISOs
  • Coordinate proposed systems plans r corporate finance/business management
  • Perform due diligence activities with other internal groups for M&A activity and other diligence needs
  • Act as liaison between internal and external specialists economic planning
  • Engage with and negotiate agreements with consultants and subcontractors
  • 10% - 20% Travel required.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited school or appropriate business degree with direct experience in power system economic planning
  • 5+ years in economic system planning/modeling (8+ required for Project Director level)
  • Experience in appropriate system modeling tools (e.g., , PROMOD, GRIDVIEW, UPLAN, Plexos)
  • Detailed knowledge of RTO/ISO planning processes
  • Detailed knowledge of transmission economic planning studies and market rules
  • Working knowledge of NERC Planning Standards and compliance
  • Master’s degree in engineering or business
  • Working knowledge of reliability analysis and associated tools (e.g., PSS\E, PSLF, TARA)
  • Ability to code in Python or similar programming languages
  • Preference is given to candidates with experience in the following RTOs\ISOs or regions:  CAISO and/or WECC, SPP, ERCOT, NYISO
  • Established relationships with ISO/RTO stakeholders
  • Previous participation in ISO/RTO stakeholder working groups

Job Overview

Employees in this role develop and execute plans for new or enhanced generation projects. This job is responsible for resource allocation, schedules, cost and technical adequacy, ensuring the project or transaction is completed in the most cost effective and competitive manner. This position manages all aspects of the business deal and ensures the project is completed on time and within budgetary constraints.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages all aspects of the day to day transaction process to ensure timely completion as well as a cost effective and competitive results
  • Leads and coordinates key functions such as financial feasibility analyses, engineering/design, project legal review, permitting activities and financial negotiations
  • Coordinates due diligence activities with other internal groups to ensure proper analysis and structuring of assigned projects
  • Acts as liaison between internal and external specialists regarding procurement, contracting, permitting and interconnection
  • Constructs contractual arrangements for project development
  • Negotiates agreements with consultants and subcontractors
  • Ensures compliance with applicable technical and regulatory requirements
  • Fosters external relationships with customers, third parties and members of the community
  • Identifies opportunities and negotiates power sales contracts
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad /GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience:  8+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Business Administration
  • Master's - Business Administration


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Business Development
Organization:  NextEra Transmission, LLC 
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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