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Senior Engineer - Transmission/Substation

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Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location(s): San Diego, CA, US, 92101

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  63914 


NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC (NEET) is the leading competitive transmission company in North America. We develop, finance, construct, operate, and maintain transmission assets across the continent.


Position Specific Description

In this role, you will be responsible for the safe operations and maintenance of a substation in Alpine, CA. Activities could include protective relay settings, vendor coordination, field commissioning, and associated high voltage switching. You will also be responsible for all the associated local, state, and federal compliance activities required. You will be one of two local operations point of contacts for NEET activities in this area which could include after-hours call out coverage during an emergency.


Employees in this role apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields. Provide direct support to achieve safe, reliable and regulatory compliant construction, upgrades, troubleshooting and maintenance of protective relaying systems, substation integration & automation systems, substation control systems and remote terminal units. Execute, track and report out maintenance and project progress. Ensure compliance to NERC (PRC, CIP) standards and protocols for station equipment. Ensure compliance to construction specifications, operating standards and procedures.


In addition, you will be expected to support other projects in the state and North America. Most of this support will be done remotely but this could require travel to assist in major projects or commissioning up to 20%.



  • Periodic inspections and condition assessment of facilities and nearby areas
  • Operations and maintenance of the facility, including contract management
  • Coordinate any major projects
  • Compliance-related activities associated with NextEra Energy Transmission including, but not limited to, NERC Standard Requirements, and other compliance-related tasks as assigned
  • Support other NextEra Energy Transmission sites within North America as assigned including technical assistance, design reviews, and commissioning support


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Protection and Control Experience 2+ years
  • Electrical Engineering background preferred
  • Prior transmission engineering and maintenance


Based on business unit needs, this position is a combination of remote and site work support located in Alpine, California.  Successful candidate expected to live within 1 hour of site location.  

Job Overview

Employees in this role apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to broad variety of assignments and related fields. This job is responsible for evaluating, selecting, and applying standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform tasks. This position conducts analysis on system performance and reliability strategy and provides recommendations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Provides engineering, design and environmental support
•   Tracks and reports on project negotiations and performance
•   Delivers company standards, policies, training, and support of organization
•   Prepares communications, presentations and provides support at meetings
•   Formulates researches, and develops improvement measures
•   Works with other departments within the organization to establish customer requirements and project costs
•   Ability to meet attendance and storm duty requirements
•   Ability to work extended hours
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Valid Driver's License (NON CDL)
•  Bachelor's - Engineering
•  Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

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


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Transmission, 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 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: San Diego

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