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Lead Project Manager-Wind Projects-Heartland Region

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Date: May 25, 2023

Location(s): White Hills, AZ, US, 86445

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  72517 


NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.


Position Specific Description

Employees in this position oversee the completion of tasks associated with readiness for operations for new Wind projects. Employees will manage a portfolio of projects across the Heartland Region to include Kansas, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The ideal candidate will live within the region near a major airport to support the travel schedule. The team works to ensure the operations teams are set up for success by managing a transition plan from pre-construction to operations. This role’s primary function is to ensure completion of transition plan tasks in a timely and efficient manner enabling the success of the operations teams upon completion of construction. Employees in this role will manage a particular function of a wider team’s overall responsibilities, some of these functions include QA/QC program oversight, engineering program oversight, transition process oversight, information system process oversight, among others. Employees in this role will support the other functional managers as a part of the larger team. Responsibilities will also include assignment of individual construction projects where site visits and inspections will be required. Travel can be expected at 50% of an employee’s time.


Preferred Qualifications:

•    Strong knowledge and experience in any power generation or renewable technology, from construction through operations, or any part thereof. Wind experience is desired but not required.

•    Bachelor's in Engineering or equivalent.

•    Six Sigma Black Belt Certified.


In addition, you will coordinate all aspects of readiness for start-up and quality inspections.  This is an engaged position and involves working closely with various groups such as the OEM’s, construction and engineering, Wind Operations, and technical service groups.


Employees in this role may be expected to…

•    Plan, coordinate and complete several large-scale, medium-scale, and/or small-scale, complex long term project(s),

•    manage all aspects of the day to day transition process to ensure timely completion as well as efficient and reliable outcomes,

•    work with vendors to ensure timely supply of spare parts,

•    ensure compliance with applicable technical and regulatory requirements,

•    manage multiple projects at the same time,

•    safely deliver results on schedule and under budget,

•    have strong prioritization skills – safety and quality focused,

•    be able to work collaboratively in difficult high pressure situations across multiple organizations both internal and external,

•    be able to communicate effectively up and down the organization,

•    be able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and locations while maintaining safety and quality top of mind.

Job Overview

Employees in this job plan, monitor and manage large-scale internal projects from initiation through completion. This role provides direction on projects to the department or project team members.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees a variety of large-scale projects of high complexity
  • Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports
  • Secures required resources and uses formal processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks and changes
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis
  • Identifies issues and challenges, measures and validates results, and implements solutions
  • Provides expert information to internal and external clients on complex issues
  • Creates and communicates presentation materials for report out and updates with various levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Conducts external research and stays abreast of new developments or innovative advancements pertaining to the project
  • Provides coaching, leadership and direction to project team
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 6+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Project Management
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
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.


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