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NextEra Energy PGD Valve Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

PGD Valve Engineer

Date: Feb 2, 2024

Location(s): Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US, 33410

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 77785

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

Supports the NextEra Energy fleet, both in the regulated and deregulated markets. Responsible for improving the reliability, safety, and cost effectiveness of our fossil fleet. Must be able to conduct root cause analysis and effectively communicate recommendations to our customers from the most junior level of the organization up to and including our Executive VP team. This position’s primary focus will involve all Balance of Plant (BOP) valves. Support of valve issues that occur on other systems as well as other BOP equipment will also be periodically required.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support valve subject matter experts (SMEs) to facilitate decisions and recommendations having significant impact on technical aspects of the company. Individuals in the role support one or more programs of such diversity and scope to be of critical importance to overall company objectives.

  • Support, execute, and guide extensive technical programs and activities focused primarily but not necessarily limited to BOP valves.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to develop, establish, and execute strategic programs to optimize BOP valve safety, performance, reliability, and life-cycle cost.

  • Provide remote and onsite troubleshooting support, both in Florida and out of state with some overnight travel required.

  • Negotiate critical and controversial issues with internal management and vendor organizations.

  • Maintain professional relationships with equipment and service providers and their representatives.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Conducts immediate response activities to our plants as necessary (ex. hurricane restoration).


  • Technical

  • Ability to quickly digest data available from disparate sources, balance competing requirements of the organization, and provide sound technical recommendations

  • Critical thinking skills to apply sound engineering judgement when available data is incomplete, incorrect, or conflicting

  • Strong computer skills including experience with MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), PI Process Book, Maximo, CEWIS, and Grafana

  • Data analysis experience with Python, R, Matlab, PowerBI, VBA, etc.

  • Experience with combined-cycle power plant operations and maintenance practices

  • Communication

  • Ability to concisely present and justify assumptions and calculations included in the technical analysis

  • Effective written and verbal skills; able to communicate clearly at all levels of the organization

  • Organization

  • Ability to deliver tangible results while managing multiple concurrent but unrelated tasks

  • Personality

  • Ability and willingness to work respectfully and effectively with teammates from all backgrounds

  • Ability and willingness to continuously learn and grow professionally, working toward SME-level knowledge and experience

  • Exhibit resilience and tenacity needed to push seemingly intractable problems to resolution

Desired Qualifications:

  • Detailed working knowledge of valve operation and common failure modes

  • General understanding of valve manufacturing, quality control, and testing processes

  • Well-versed in AMSE B16.34 – Valves Flanged, Threaded and Welding End

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

  • Lean Process Management

Job Overview

Employees in this role apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields. Individuals will use advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation/modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria

  • Devises new solutions to problems encountered

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s - Engineering

  • Experience: 2+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 0+ years

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Engineering

Organization: Florida Power & Light Company

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.

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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