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Solar Engineer

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Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location(s): Las Vegas, NV, US, 89019

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  69721 


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. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.


Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy is currently seeking a Solar Fleet DC Field Engineer who can apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and fields related to solar power generation.  

In this role, the candidate will mange the panel flash testing program using a state-of-the-art mobile lab. This candidate will need to make decisions independently regarding engineering issues and processes. This position requires supervision only related to high level objective and critical issues


Areas of responsibility will mainly focus on panel flash testing and analysis, including but not limited to:

  • Managing a testing program for panel flash testing as a solar panel subject matter expert (SME)
  • Operate a state-of-the-art Mobile lab
  • Work with third party test centers to validate mobile lab is abiding to top tier testing standards
  • Conducting root-cause analysis (RCA) for critical or persistent issues with solar panels
  • Acting as the single point of contact for several panel manufacturers
  • Assisting the operations team with general DC field support and troubleshooting
  • Performing data analytics on test data and provide reports and recommendations
  • Creating reliability failure rate curves for component level failures to develop a spare parts strategy
  • 50%-60% travel required to move mobile lab trailer between sites


Preferred qualifications are:

  • Bachelors or higher in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 2 years of experience working in solar
  • Experience conducting RCAs and working with vendors
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or higher

Job Overview

Employees in this role apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields. Individuals will use advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation/modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Devises new solutions to problems encountered
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s - Engineering
  • Experience: 2+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 0+ years


The base pay for this position is $82,400.00 to $123,600.00 per year. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Operating Srvs 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


This position is eligible for Company sponsored benefits. Click here to see our benefits.


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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