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NextEra Energy HR Operations Manager, HR Investigations and Compliance in Juno Beach, Florida

HR Operations Manager, HR Investigations and Compliance

Date: Nov 19, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 67184

is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry? Join our world-class team today!

Position Specific Description

Leaders in this role oversee a team of human resources professionals responsible for HR employee relations workplace investigations and HR compliance. As the HR Operations Manager, HR Investigations and Compliance, you’ll be responsible for investigating potential compliance and or employee relations violations by conducting and leading internal investigations into complaints, legal issues and compliance violations. This job will consult with leaders across the enterprise on applicable HR programs, policies, and/or employee relations matters. The role requires a strong communicator with the ability to identify opportunities for improvement and be influential in his/her recommendations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and lead team of HR professionals that conduct HR investigations, ensures accurate and timely responses to employee concerns and determines expedient recommendations / solutions to ensure fairness and legal compliance

  • Provide leadership to HR compliance including (pre-employment backgrounds, drug and alcohol testing program, NERC-CIP personal risk assessments, EEI testing and HR projects).

  • Partner with NEU Learning & Development team to provide developmental training and coaching on employee relations techniques, corrective action and documentation, and best practices to mitigate business and company risk while supporting manager enablement

  • Manage offboarding processes (exit interviews, separations) and provide regular strategic insights to the business to aid in retention and employee satisfaction

  • Analyze investigation data to identify trends, provide insights and make recommendations to stakeholders and cross-functional partners to develop scalable solutions, programs and policies

  • Research best practices for program, process, policy, and regulations and make recommendations to ensure compliance and ensure best-in-class solutions

  • Pro-actively audits processes, practices, systems and documentation to identify weaknesses and opportunity for improvements

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to employment and ensures organizational compliance. Provides guidance and counsel on their interpretation and implementation, including but not limited to EEO, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA. Consults with legal counsel as appropriate

  • Assists Director HR Ops with maintaining all HR-related policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with applicable Federal and state laws

  • Responsibilities may be expanded to include but not limited to projects and process improvement initiatives

Experience: 8+ years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Master’s or Law Degree

  • Professional HR Certification (PHR) Senior Professional in HR Cert (SPHR); an HR Compliance Professional Certification a plus

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, SAP and ServiceNow a plus

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies

  • Experience conducting, leading, and supervising complex investigations a plus

  • Experience working in and/or directly with Human Resources

  • Strong analytical skills and experience with Microsoft Excel (Power BI a plus)

Job Overview

Leaders in this role oversee a team of human resources professionals responsible for employee relations functions, including but not limited to performance coaching, leader policy consulting, progressive discipline, employee guidance and other employee related matters. This job will consult with leaders for designated business units or plants on applicable HR programs, policies, projects, organizational changes or employee relations matters.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partners with HR Business Partners and business unit leadership to support strategic initiatives for designated business units

  • Manages, leads and develops a team of human resources professionals

  • Leads a series of HR projects and process improvement initiatives

  • Researches best practices in HR programs and policies, regulations and makes recommendations to ensure compliance and ensure best-in-class solutions

  • Fosters and maintains relationships with key stakeholders

  • Achieves required metrics and offer suggestions to continuously improve processes, systems and technology

  • Provides data-driven analysis and recommendations

  • Ensures compliance with company policies and applicable laws

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED

  • Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience

  • Experience: 8+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Master’s Degree

  • Professional HR Certification (PHR)

  • Senior Professional in HR Cert (SPHR)

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Human Resources

Organization: Florida Power & Light Company

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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