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Principal Wind Performance Engineer

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Date: May 25, 2023

Location(s): Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US, 33410 Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  71651 


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

This position will support several projects in the wind turbine performance team.  The selected candidate will be responsible for managing projects of varying scope and will support the team in the development of analytical capabilities to assess wind turbine performance.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for project management activities in support of wind turbine performance projects
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to identify project requirements and define project scope  
  • Define project activities, develop baseline schedules and monitors progress
  • Develop project budgets and controls costs
  • Supports the development and programming of analytical models with emphasis in energy generation and operational reliability of wind turbines
  • Supports the development of graphical interfaces for data post-processing and generation of automated reports
  • Provides reports on project status to project owners and stakeholders
  • Schedules and conducts meetings with project teams and project owners


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and at least 7 years relevant duties experience working in wind renewables projects with an engineering or operations scope.
  • 5 years of experience working in cross-functional teams or experience in project management
  • Understanding of wind turbine technology, wind turbine design and/or wind turbine operations
  • Skillful at managing complexity, managing execution, and communicating effectively


Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Previous experience on wind turbine power characterization per the IEC 61400-12-1
  • Understanding of SoDAR and/or LiDAR technology for wind applications
  • Experience with Python, R studio, PowerBI Dashboards, and SCADA systems

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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