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PGD Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location(s): Story City, IA, US, 50248

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  62705 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

Position responsibilities include planning, analysis, design and implementation support for modification and upgrade projects pertaining to wind turbine mechanical systems and equipment. Specific areas of focus will include wind turbine drive-train system, yaw system, pitch system, and hydraulic system.


Position makes decisions and recommendations having significant impact on extensive engineering and related activities of company. Negotiates critical and controversial issues with top level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies. Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive engineering programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance. Capable of trouble shooting wind turbine mechanical systems, champions the quality process, design specialty tooling, and perform cost justifications. Responsible for one or more programs of such diversity and scope to be of critical importance to overall company objectives. Recognized as a subject matter expert.


Duties will include preparing project work scopes, cost estimates, schedules, reports, calculations, drawings, specifications, Bill of Material maintenance, and job traveler and procedure updates.

Duties will also include other associated activities as assigned.


Under limited supervision/guidance, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Apply standard processes/procedures to achieve objectives and goals
  • Apply sound engineering principles to a broad variety of assignments
  • Use advanced methods and techniques that may require extension/adaption of theories, precepts, practices and/or criteria
  • Develop innovative and cost effective solutions to problems
  • Collaborate within and across business units
  • Be a catalyst for change
  • Respond as needed during off-hours as power generation business operates ‘around the clock’



Job Overview

Employees in this role apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields. Individuals will use advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation/modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Devises new solutions to problems encountered
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s - Engineering
  • Experience: 2+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 0+ years


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Operating Srvs 
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: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines

Job Segment: Wind Energy, Energy