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Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location(s): West Palm Beach, FL, US, 33407

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  63282 


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

NextEra Energy Resources (NEER) is seeking an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operator for their under 55lb UAS program. This position would be flying a LiDAR / visual UAS for mapping missions across the United States. This will be a 3 year project bound position with the main location being West Palm Beach, FL.  There will be a requirement to be able to travel weekly around the United State to fly. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The UAS Pilot is responsible for safety during all phases of flight
  • Assuring the aircraft meets airworthiness specifications before operation
  • Can analyze weather and hazards pertaining to the intended flight path
  • Create and update documentation as it pertains to the flight operation

Permanent residence will be in the vicinity of Juno Beach and West Palm Beach Florida


Highly Preferred Education and Experience

  • 2 to 4-year college degree
  • Driver’s License
  • PT 107 Certificate
  • Prior experience with small and large UAS, including quadcopter and fixed wing
  • Be able to pilot the aircraft in both autonomous and full manual flight modes
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge in the operation of networks and communications systems; both hardware and software
  • Four years of experience in aviation or UAS operations
  • Experience in flying the following sensors
    • LIDAR
    • RGB



  • BVLOS Operations in uncontrolled airspace
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues in the field
  • LIDAR processing experience
  • Private Pilots License (Part 61 or 141) with concurrent medical

Job Overview

Employees in this role provide technical direction on business unit projects and/or project participants. Individuals plan, coordinate, and complete complex or long term projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of new developments and/or technology pertaining to projects
  • Monitors and recommends changes for improvement
  • Communicates with internal and external customers
  • Provides project progress updates to internal and external customers
  • Prepares and processes required agreements
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 0+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Master’s - Engineering
  • Certified Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Projectbound FT
Job Category:  Project Management
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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