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NextEra Energy Transmission Planning Director, Development in Juno Beach, Florida

Transmission Planning Director, Development

Date: Nov 4, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 66668

(NEET) is the leading competitive transmission company in North America. We develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain transmission assets across the continent. We operate through our regional subsidiaries to integrate renewable energy and strengthen the electric grid. Is creating a sustainable future important to you? Join our world-class team today

Position Specific Description

The expansion of the transmission system will pave the way for a carbon-free future that allows renewables to be implemented in resource optimal locations and transported to load centers. In order to achieve this goal, significant amounts of new transmission infrastructure will need to be built. NextEra Energy Transmission (NEET) is the leading competitive transmission developer in the US and Canada to develop transmission solutions that enable this future.

The NEET Transmission Planning Director leads the technical planning efforts in support of transmission development throughout the US and Canada. This position is responsible for overseeing a team of transmission planning experts in the intricate technical and economic analysis to identify the most cost-effective and competitive transmission projects to meet identified and projected transmission needs. This position sets planning strategy and leads all aspects of the project planning, including need/solution identification, reliability analysis, financial and engineering/design viability, economic and expanded benefit analysis, legal review, submittal development, and RTO/ISO engagement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Translates company financial, commercial, risk management, technical and operating goals into effective strategies and objectives

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal stakeholders and external strategic partners

  • Assembles and leads internal, cross-functional, multi-disciplined teams through solicitations and innovative solution development

  • Provides overall leadership and drives key decisions during new transmission opportunities

  • Communicates effectively to all levels, including senior leadership

  • Oversee technical analysis to anticipate strategic project sites and routing for new transmission projects, considering anticipated ISO/RTO needs

  • Actively engage, understand, and contribute to ISO/RTO planning processes, building strong relationships

  • Contribute to the writing of development proposals for new opportunities, including technical submittals on the identified solutions and analyses performed

  • Provide guidance in the development of transmission policy that supports competitive transmission opportunities

  • Drive enhancements to state-of-the-art tools to better identify optimal transmission opportunities from the analysis of a multitude of scenarios and sensitivities

  • Lead the coordination with internal and external Subject Matter Experts to arrive at the most cost-effective and competitive transmission solutions.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable technical and regulatory requirements.

  • Mentor and develop new transmission planners

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

  • 10% - 25% travel required.

Ideally candidate will sit onsite in our Juno Beach, FL Headquarters however; other locations may be considered for qualified candidates.

Job Overview

Employees in this role are responsible for leading and coordinating key functions of a project such as financial feasibility analysis, engineering/design, project legal review and financial negotiations. The position plays a key role in building strategic relationships and executing major contracts necessary to support the Company’s generating business growth initiatives. This role reviews and oversees the development of key project agreements. This role is responsible for all aspects of the business deal and will be involved in the closure of multiple projects.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Translates company financial, commercial, risk management, technical and operating goals into effective contracting strategies and objectives

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal stakeholders and external strategic partners

  • Assembles and leads internal cross functional, multi-disciplined teams through the solicitation and negotiation processes

  • Provides overall leadership and drive key decisions during negotiations

  • Delivers on contracting objectives and proforma requirements

  • Delivers contracts that position the internal project execution team for maximum success

  • Manages the contracting budget and schedule for assigned projects

  • Provides periodic updates to and interact with senior management

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad/GED

  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience

  • Experience: 10+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Business Administration

  • Master's - Business Administration

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Business Development

Organization: NextEra Transmission, 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 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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