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Principal Engineer- Wind Controls & SCADA

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Date: Jan 20, 2023

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  69573 


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. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. 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 Wind SCADA and Controls Engineer who can apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments related to wind power generation. Employees in this role have responsibility for conceptualizing, directing, interpreting, organizing, and executing assignments for wind turbine and park control.



Employees in this technical role provide engineering expertise for team members tasked with modifications, upgrades and life-cycle maintenance of electrical SCADA systems, process control systems, data communication systems and OT applications that support wind power generation. The Wind Controls and Site SCADA Engineering Leader champions wind control solution development, control standards and configuration management. Performs work scoping and installation package development for wind turbine and park control software/hardware solutions. Performs engineering, troubleshooting, and operation/maintenance-based tasks for PLC’s, networks, wind turbine generator controllers and supporting networked applications.


The successful candidate will have a sense of accountability and urgency required to make informed decisions regarding safety, regulatory compliance, system integrity, and engineering complexity under limited supervision.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial complexities which have important impact on major company programs
  • Acts as subject matter expert to individuals within and outside the organization with responsibility to act independently regarding technical matters pertaining to individual's field
  • Completes assignments given in broad terms concerning general objectives and limitations
  • Provides technical direction to operations and business unit personnel
  • Performs system testing and documentation for control system changes and upgrades
  • Analyzes and corrects complex application deficiencies and system issues
  • Provides technical leadership in the functional specification, design and implementation of control solutions
  • Provides automation engineering support for failure mitigation, process improvement, data analytics and improving performance targets
  • Champions the execution of tasks following PGD process standards
  • Establishes and/or modifies procedures and guidelines supporting controls and SCADA users
  • Travels to wind sites occasionally for onsite troubleshooting support
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Technical / Functional Excellence/Learning
  • Effective Written Communications
  • Effective Verbal Communications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 8+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Process Management Concepts
  • Quality Tools and Techniques
  • Working experience with Networks, SCADA server applications and PLC’s
  • Working experience with ISO’s and regulating entities
  • Experience with Modbus, OPC, and DNP3 protocols
  • Working experience with Ethernet and Serial networks
  • Working knowledge of power fundamentals and voltage control
  • Strong background in logic development and troubleshooting
  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 0+ years


Job Overview

Employees in this role make decisions and recommendations having significant impact on extensive engineering and related activities for the company. This position negotiates critical and controversial issues with top level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive engineering programs and activities
•   Manages one or more programs of complex diversity and scope which are of critical importance to overall company objectives
•   Acts as a subject matter expert
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

•  None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, 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 and 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.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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