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Sr Engineer - T/S

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Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location(s): Jupiter, FL, US, 33478 Abilene, TX, US, 79603 Abilene, TX, US, 79601 Austin, TX, US, 78701 Abilene, TX, US, 79602 Austin, TX, US, 78749

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  68402 


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. We operate through our regional subsidiaries to integrate renewable energy and strengthen the electric grid. Is creating a sustainable future important to you? Join our world-class team today


Position Specific Description

Lone Star is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Protection and Control Engineer to support the field operations group. Lone Star is a rate-regulated transmission service provider in Texas, owns and operates high-voltage transmission lines and associated equipment.


This individual will work with operations and engineering to achieve safe and reliable operation of Lone Star system, including new construction projects, station upgrades, troubleshooting and maintenance of protective relaying systems, substation integration & automation systems, substation control systems, remote terminal units, digital fault recorder, etc. Manage, direct, track and report out on diverse maintenance activities and capital projects. Ensure compliance to NERC (PRC, CIP), TRE and ERCOT reliability standards, guidelines and protocols for substation equipment. Ensure compliance to construction specifications, operating standards and procedures. Main office location for this position will be in Mansfield, TX and will travel to Lone Star substations as needed, including occasional travel to support other NEET business units outside Texas.



  • Execution of multi-year reliability plans for assigned protection and control equipment based on use of quality tools and techniques
  • Perform replacement/upgrade/troubleshooting of protective relaying systems, substation integration & automation systems, substation control systems and remote terminal unit
  • Verify protective relay logic through function testing of the relaying systems
  • Performs root cause evaluation of system failures and provide countermeasures and recommendations
  • Responds to unplanned transmission system events and performs initial assessments, troubleshooting and coordination of resources to return equipment back to service
  • Maintain applicable certifications to perform high voltage switching activities through internal Lone Star and NextEra training programs
  • Perform engineering review, commissioning and testing plans for Lone Star and NEET projects and ensure project meets applicable Lone Star construction standards and specifications
  • Assist with project integration, commissioning and testing for substation construction projects for Lone Star and other NEET business units 
  • Develop multi-year outage and test plans associated to relay testing per NERC PRC-005 requirements
  • Maintain Lone Star NERC PRC and CIP compliance documentation up to date
  • Position requires occasion travel to Lone Star and NEET facilities 

Job Overview

Employees in this role apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to broad variety of assignments and related fields. This job is responsible for evaluating, selecting, and applying standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform tasks. This position conducts analysis on system performance and reliability strategy and provides recommendations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Provides engineering, design and environmental support
•   Tracks and reports on project negotiations and performance
•   Delivers company standards, policies, training, and support of organization
•   Prepares communications, presentations and provides support at meetings
•   Formulates researches, and develops improvement measures
•   Works with other departments within the organization to establish customer requirements and project costs
•   Ability to meet attendance and storm duty requirements
•   Ability to work extended hours
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Valid Driver's License (NON CDL)
•  Bachelor's - Engineering
•  Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Certified Professional Engineer (PE)
•  Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
•  Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
•  Master's Degree
•  Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified
•  Six Sigma Master Black Belt


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
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.


NextEra Energy 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.


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