PGD Engineering Leader

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Date: Sep 8, 2023

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  75963 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy is seeking an experienced individual to join their Power Generation Division (PGD) team as a PGD Engineering Leader supporting our fossil generating fleet. NextEra Energy, Inc. is one of the largest and highest-performing power generation companies in the nation and their PGD team is responsible for a diverse generation portfolio of over 55 GW. 


The Fossil Reliability Engineering team leverages data analytics to achieve best-in-class system performance and equipment reliability while ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership. The selected candidate will lead a dynamic, multifaceted team that is responsible for the analysis of NextEra Energy’s fossil fleet reliability data, condition-based prevention through prediction and long-term component lifecycle management. This position requires the qualified candidate to drive quality principles and initiatives for the fossil fleet through cross functional collaborative efforts. 

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Skills:

  • Utilize predictive tools to analyze equipment failure rates to optimize equipment maintenance strategies, drive improvement of reliability processes and replication of engineering countermeasures and identify just-in-time maintenance frequencies
  • Oversee a variety of concurrent, high complexity projects under limited guidance
  • Identifies issues and challenges, measures, and validates results, and implements solutions across various stakeholder groups and internal customers.
  • Creates and communicates presentation materials for Leadership report outs and team working level sessions with various levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Conducts internal and external research and stays aware of new developments, innovative advancements, and emerging technologies pertaining to fossil generation
  • Provides coaching, mentorship, and direction to cross-functional teammates
  • Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding Reliability Engineering efforts and activities of high importance to the business
  • Ability to use rigorous logic and root cause methodologies to collaboratively solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Can see hidden problems and looks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answers.
  • Ability to learn quickly when facing new problems. Embraces and drives organizational change and analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement. Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks and can independently develop effective solutions to problems.
  • Ability to quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all. Can solve problems with peers in an efficient timely manner. Is seen as a team player and easily gains the trust and support of peers.
  • Champions PGD case and management of change processes across the organization. Ensures that appropriate technical documentation is maintained in our Enterprise Asset Management Applications and identifies performance indicators to drive process rigor.



  • 7+ years related experience in operations and maintenance, maintenance planning, project management, or engineering 
  • Knowledge of industry recognized reliability principles, modeling methods, and predictive analytics achieved through AI/ML
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with the public, coworkers, and management
  • Analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex interpersonal, technical, and administrative problems

Desired Qualifications Include:

  • Quality Certification – Green Belt Certification
  • Knowledge of budget development/analysis, and operational cost factors
  • Knowledge of database query building in SQL, Maximo, and industry database tools
  • Ability to travel to sites throughout the U.S. as needed, <10%

Job Overview

Employees in this role lead a team of engineers or technical specialists that perform engineering functions. This may include negotiating critical and controversial issues with top level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies and having responsibility for one or more programs of such diversity and scope to be of critical importance to overall company objectives.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented engineering/technical complexities, determining program objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects
•   Develops standards and guidelines for diverse technical and engineering activities
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Engineering
•  Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

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


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


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami