Senior Fossil Reliability Engineer

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Date: Nov 21, 2023

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  76795 

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 Senior Reliability Engineer 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 be a pivotal part of a dynamic, multifaceted team that is responsible for the analysis of NextEra Energy’s fossil fleet reliability data and demonstrate leadership in the areas of condition-based prevention through prediction, long-term component lifecycle management, and work with internal stakeholders to deploy fleet solutions that align with the core business strategies. 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
  • Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports for strategic initiatives
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis
  • Identifies issues and challenges, measures and validates results, and implements solutions across various stakeholder groups and internal customers
  • Provides expert information and guidance on complex issues to stakeholders across a matrixed organization
  • 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 change management 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience: 5+ years related experience in maintenance planning, project management, or engineering to include three (3) years of experience working with Maximo or other enterprise asset management applications
  • Knowledge of industry recognized reliability principles, modeling methods, and predictive analytics achieved through AI/ML
  • Proficiency of PC software applications to include Microsoft Office or other related software applications
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Quality Certification – Green Belt Certification
  • Proficient in industry recognized reliability principles, modeling methods, and predictive analytics achieved through AI/ML
  • 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 have responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of areas for investigation, and development of novel concepts.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial complexities which have important impact on major company programs
•   Acts as technical liaison 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
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

•  Supervisor/Management Experience:0+ years


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

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