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NextEra Energy Engineering Manager - T/S in Juno Beach, Florida

Engineering Manager - T/S

Date: Apr 9, 2024

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 78984

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Position Specific Description

This position will lead the interconnection engineering team the Engineering and Construction department of NextEra. The team works with internal NextEra stakeholders to manage the interconnection related engineering items. This position will be instrumental in supporting the interconnection process from application through Commercial Operation and will be a Subject Matter Expert in this area. This position will support development and execution of NextEra’s interconnection strategy.

This team works with NextEra corporate office, engineering, construction and commissioning teams to coordinate submittals and interconnection deliverables with the Transmission Owners (TO) and Operators (ISO) and Power Purchasing Agreement Clients. This position will be responsible for managing the review of Purchase Power Agreements and Interconnection Agreements for NextEra projects and coordinate the completion of agreement milestones to meet project schedules. Interface with the TO, ISO and PPA clients to ensure all items associated with design, performance, telemetry, back-feed, initial synchronization, and Commercial Operation Date are accomplished.

  • Manage review of all Purchase Power Agreement and Interconnect Agreements.

  • Ensure the projects meet all the requirements associated with PPAs and GIAs in a timely manner.

  • Interface with Transmission Owners and Operators (TO) and Power Purchasing Agreement Clients to align all deliverables to physically connect, sync and achieve COD.

  • Work with engineering parties to ensure technical items of PPA and IA are met in plant design.

  • Maintain a culture of continuous improvement of NextEra’s interconnection business processes.

  • Facilitate communication with the internal NextEra Engineering and Construction leadership on updates to tariff or regulatory requirements.

  • Knowledge of ISO tariffs and pro forma and non pro forma contracts for multiple regions in US

  • Familiarity with NERC and FERC technical standards related to transmission and generation interconnection.

  • Contract interpretation and management of deliverables

  • Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) and Interconnect Agreements (IA)

  • Organizational skills to manage critical deliverables to external Transmission entities.

  • Personal skills to establish professional working relationships with offtaker entities.

  • Management skills to foster the growth and development of the Interconnection team.

  • Leadership skills to support the development and execution of NextEra’s interconnection strategy.

  • Basic understanding of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, integrating communication protocols between multiple parties, and electrical metering devices and concepts

Job Overview

Leaders in this role are responsible for providing guidance and oversight to ensure consistent engineering practices and policies across all departments within business unit. The position leads a team of engineers, technical specialists and leaders who perform engineering functions.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• Plans and leads engineers in basic, unique and complex functions which have important impacts on major company programs

• Develops project estimates and budgets

• Ensures that NERC, Regulatory, and Sarbanes-Oxley are compliant

• Acts as technical liaisons and provides training and development for engineering personnel within their areas of expertise

• Develops strategic business plans

• Develops technical interconnections requirements

• Ability to meet attendance and storm duty requirements

• Ability to work extended hours

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's - Engineering

• Experience:8+ years

• Supervisor/Management Experience:3+ years

Preferred Qualifications

• Certified Professional Engineer (PE)

• Six Sigma Black Belt Certified

• Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

• Master's Degree

• Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Engineering

Organization: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

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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