Director, RNG Engineering- Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Date: Dec 6, 2023

Location(s): Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US, 33410

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  76726 


NextEra Energy Resources participates in pipeline infrastructure development, construction, management and operations through either wholly owned subsidiaries or joint ventures. We participate in 21 pipelines across 10 states to help provide access to domestic fuel sources, including clean-burning natural gas. Are you interested in being part of our best-in-class origination team? Join our team today.


Position Specific Description

This position is part of the growing Renewable Fuels Team within NextEra Energy’s Power Generation Division. The primary focus of this role will be to lead the RNG engineering team supporting the new projects and existing asset operations. This role will be based in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 


Position Specific Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical services to support a rapidly growing portfolio of operating landfill to power and/or RNG production facilities
  • Maintain close working relationships with customers and stakeholders
  • Supervision of the hiring, training, development and retention of a rapidly growing team of experienced landfill to power and/or RNG engineers and technical support staffs
  • Lead the evaluation of potential projects (e.g., equipment upgrades, process flows / P&IDs, safety considerations)
  • Ensure consistent execution of safe work practices while performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and emergency responses
  • Drive creative problem solving to address operational issues and optimization opportunities
  • Engages and coordinates with commercial and operations staff regarding system planning, engineering, system performance, and customer needs 
  • Reviews and evaluates contractual obligations
  • Interact/supervise/manage vendors and/or sub-contractors needed to assist with operating, monitoring, and maintenance of the production assets
  • Proactively work with landfill partners to optimize and increase efficiency of their gas collection systems
  • Leverage industry relationships to provide leads that result in growth for the Company
  • Support the annual budget process and monthly reviews, as necessary
  • Possess proficiency with MS Office Suite products, in particular Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Strictly follow and enforce Company safety policies and administer Company policies and procedures with direct reports, contractors and vendors.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's - Engineering Significant analytical skillset
  • Professional Engineer License
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to build relationships
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Additional experience in RNG (Renewable Natural Gas) and/or the Hydrogen Industry a plus.

Job Overview

Employees in this role use engineering skills to work with the project developers on developing credible project cost estimates for new projects, providing engineering expertise on the facilities to be constructed, and working with outside engineering contractors to finalize design and construction documents for midstream facilities. Individuals use their operational knowledge and experience of midstream facilities to help startup, operate, optimize, and troubleshoot facilities (gathering systems and gas processing plants).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and reviews cost estimates and initial designs 
  • Directs facilities design work 
  • Ensures correct engineering and construction practices are applied during construction, startup, and operation of new facilities 
  • Engages and coordinates with commercial and operations staff regarding system planning, engineering, and operation’s needs, system performance, and customer needs 
  • Reviews and evaluates midstream contractual obligations and disseminates to team to guarantee performance to customer and contractual requirements 
  • Mentors project managers and engineering staff and project performance requirements, good design practices, and stewardship of company interests 
  • Assigns team personnel assets to optimize performance and maximize volume for expenditure 
  • Develops and maintains company engineering standards to the extent required to ensure minimum criteria are met while maximizing contract or performance 
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Engineering
  • Experience: 12+ years
  • Leadership Experience: 5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's - Engineering


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Energy Pipeline Srvcs 
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.


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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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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