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N Engineer Principal

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Primary Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US, 33407

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  29541 


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

This position performs as a lead engineer on major electrical commercial grade dedication (CGD) projects being performed in the CPED CGD Lab.  Produces optimum designs which result in improved performance at minimal cost. This position provides technical support/training to other engineers and acts as internal consultant on special projects.


This position performs a variety of engineering tasks that require extensive analysis and evaluation of components utilized across our enterprise. This position also includes responsibilities for technical decisions associated with important or complex projects to support the ISC business plan. This position performs general procurement engineering functions, with special emphasis on CGDs, Item Equivalency Evaluations (IEE), development of associated cost effective countermeasures, and providing expert advice for all CGD activities and quality control.


This position requires a demonstration of proficiency or ability to learn automated purchasing and materials management computer systems (familiarity and ability to use INDUS Passport/Ventyx Asset Suite is desired).  Direct experience in the electrical discipline is preferred.  This position performs CGD reviews, measurement, inspection and analysis and also provides support for testing activities being performed for CGD.  Direct experience with CGD, manufacturing processes, component and vendor quality control, and nuclear systems training is preferred.  This position may also require the individual to conduct “hands on” physical evaluations, testing or critical measurement of a component to establish necessary design and functional data. 


Key responsibilities include:

Direct experience in the Instrument and Controls (I&C) and Electrical disciplines is preferred. This position performs lead engineering support of commercial grade dedication for electrical components, production control and reporting of CGD activities.

This position has full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating assignments at the CPED CGD. This position will be a technical liaison to individuals within and outside his/her organization with responsibility to act independently regarding technical matters pertaining to individual's field.  

Provide technical support and training to other CGD engineers and CGD QC Inspectors and Technicians and acts as internal consultant on special assignments

Seen as a subject matter expert in most, if not all aspects of electrical CGD

Ensures CGD engineering documents will result in high standards related to technical and quality information supporting proper procurement and cost savings where appropriate

Ensure CGD activities are being performed to maintain plant configuration control

Perform lead responsibilities with little supervisor oversight



Demonstrated several years’ successful experience leading advanced complex electronic engineering projects. 

Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline; advanced technical degree preferred

Master’s Engineering or other Sciences desirable

Strong communication and interpersonal skills


Job Overview

This job is responsible for developing technical recommendations to support complex nuclear projects and operations. Employees in this role perform advanced engineering activity and analysis that lead to the development of innovative concepts. Individuals participate in the development of new solutions involves the study of engineering principles, selection of areas for investigation, working through opportunities within scope, and communicating research findings. The successful candidate is responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating assignments.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works independently to perform engineering tasks with little or no precedence
  • Provides technical consultation to management
  • Applies nuclear industry standards and regulations to solve new problems and address situations
  • Manages project teams toward solutions using leadership prowess, problem solving, and conflict resolution techniques
  • Represents supervisor interests and serves in a backup capacity when necessary
  • Serves as technical liaison within and outside business unit
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Engineering
  • Experience: 12+ years
  • Nuclear Experience: 8+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's - Engineering
  • Certified Professional Engineer (PE)

Special Requirements

Nuclear Specific Requirements:

  • Engineering or related experience: 12+ years


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Engineering
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Location:  West Palm Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  No


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.

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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

Job Segment: Nuclear, Energy

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