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Transmission Planning Engineer

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Date: Jun 8, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  61408 


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

The expansion of the transmission system will pave the way for a carbon-free future that allows renewables to be implemented in resource optimal locations and transported to load centers. In order to achieve this goal, significant amounts of new transmission infrastructure will need to be built. NextEra Energy Transmission (NEET) is the leading competitive transmission developer in the US and Canada to develop transmission solutions that enable this future.
The NEET transmission planner leads the technical planning efforts in support of transmission development throughout the US and Canada. This position is responsible for both individually performing as well as coordinating intricate technical and economic analysis to identify the most cost-effective and competitive transmission projects to meet identified and projected transmission needs. This position drives all aspects of the project planning, including need/solution identification, reliability analysis, financial and engineering/design viability, economic and expanded benefit analysis, submittal development, and RTO/ISO engagement.
Key Responsibilities
•    Replicate ISO/RTO system needs and studies to identify transmission drivers and develop strong transmission solutions
•    Perform and leverage analysis to anticipate strategic project sites and routing for new transmission projects, considering anticipated ISO/RTO needs
•    Actively engage, understand, and contribute to ISO/RTO planning processes, building strong relationships
•    Contribute to the writing of development proposals for new opportunities, including technical submittals on the identified solutions and analyses performed
•    Provide guidance in the development of transmission policy that supports competitive transmission opportunities
•    Identify enhancements to state-of-the-art tools to better identify optimal transmission opportunities from the analysis of a multitude of scenarios and sensitivities
•    Lead the coordination with internal and external Subject Matter Experts to arrive at the most cost-effective and competitive transmission solutions.
•    Structure, execute, and manage contractual arrangements with consultants and subcontractors necessary to support a broad range of transmission planning analyses.
•    Perform generator and end user interconnection studies for new interconnections to existing assets owned by NextEra Energy Transmission’s operating transmission utilities, including report development
•    Provide planning support to NextEra Energy Transmission’s operating transmission utilities, including modeling maintenance and updates as well as strategies for growth and expansion
•    Ensure compliance with applicable technical and regulatory requirements.
•    Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
•    10% - 25% travel required.

The successful individual must possess:
•    Effective written and oral communication skills to interact with technical experts, non-technical stakeholders, and executive management
•    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Ability to effectively work within diverse teams
•    Highly organized with the ability to coordinate and track large scale projects
•    Electrical engineering degree and/or power systems background is preferred
•    Experience with common industry analytical tools such as PSS/E, PSLF, PowerGEM TARA, PROMOD, GRIDVIEW, ASPEN, UPLAN is a plus
•    Computer programming expertise is a plus

Job Overview

This job plans, monitors and manages internal projects from initiation to completion. Employees in this job provide technical direction on projects to the department or project team members.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates and completes projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of new developments and technology pertaining to the projects
  • Monitors and recommends changes for improvement
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad/GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience:  0+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None


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


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