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Nuclear Engineer Principal (Material Programs)

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Date: Oct 7, 2021

Primary Location: Jupiter, FL, US, 33478

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  56443 


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Position Specific Description


Reactor Vessel Internals - Materials Engineer Position



RVI - Material Programs Engineer is responsible for program ownership of the Fleet Reactor Vessel Internals Program and providing metallurgical expertise in support of FPL/Nextera nuclear plants.  Work will include support of nuclear sites in Florida, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. Periodic travel maybe required.


Responsibilities include:

  • Reactor Vessel Internals Program owner responsible for program implementation, health reports, program documents, outage scoping and maintaining the program in accordance with regulatory, industry requirements and best practices.
  • Develop and maintain material degradation/integrity programs. Perform or direct metallurgical failure analysis
  • Apply nuclear industry codes and standards to engineering activities including regulatory response and license amendments (ASME, NRC, NEI, and EPRI).
  • Provide and review material selections.
  • Outage support.
  • Provide materials engineering support for plant specification & design development.
  • Provide consultation to supervision and management.
  • Participate in joint industry program groups
  • Participate in root cause evaluations



  • Engineering degree is required in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Welding Engineering.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience dealing with material related issues, preferably in the nuclear industry.
  • Must have good computer skills and proficient with Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Advanced written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • Analytical problem-solving skills are desired.
  • Candidate must pass drug screening and security background checks required for unescorted access to nuclear sites

Job Overview

This job is responsible for developing technical recommendations to support complex nuclear projects and operations. Employees in this role perform advanced engineering activity and analysis that lead to the development of innovative concepts. Individuals participate in the development of new solutions involves the study of engineering principles, selection of areas for investigation, working through opportunities within scope, and communicating research findings. The successful candidate is responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating assignments.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works independently to perform engineering tasks with little or no precedence
  • Provides technical consultation to management
  • Applies nuclear industry standards and regulations to solve new problems and address situations
  • Manages project teams toward solutions using leadership prowess, problem solving, and conflict resolution techniques
  • Represents supervisor interests and serves in a backup capacity when necessary
  • Serves as technical liaison within and outside business unit
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Engineering
  • Experience: 12+ years
  • Nuclear Experience: 8+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's - Engineering
  • Certified Professional Engineer (PE)

Special Requirements

Nuclear Specific Requirements:

  • Engineering or related experience: 12+ years


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Location:  Jupiter, 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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