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NextEra Energy SCADA and Controls Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

SCADA and Controls Engineer

Date: Apr 9, 2024

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 78360

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

NextEra Energy is currently seeking a SCADA and Controls Engineer who can apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to the solar and battery storage fleet in the Power Generation Division. Performs engineering, troubleshooting, and operation/maintenance-based tasks for PLC’s, solar and battery storage controllers and supporting networked applications. Successful candidate will have a sense of accountability and urgency required to make informed decisions regarding engineering complexity, system integrity, safety and regulatory compliance under limited supervision.


  • Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial complexities which have important impact on major company programs

  • Acts as technical liaison to individuals within and outside the organization with responsibility to act independently regarding technical matters pertaining to individual's field

  • Completes assignments given in broad terms concerning general objectives and limitations

  • Provides technical support to operations and business unit personnel

  • Performs system testing and documentation for control system changes and upgrades

  • Analyzes and corrects complex application deficiencies and system issues

  • Provides technical leadership in the functional specification, design and implementation of control solutions

  • Provides automation engineering support for failure mitigation, process improvement, data analytics and improving performance targets

  • Establishes and/or modifies procedures and guidelines supporting controls and SCADA users

  • Travels to sites occasionally for onsite troubleshooting support

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • Process Management Concepts

  • Quality Tools and Techniques

  • Working experience with SCADA applications and PLC’s

  • Experience with Modbus and OPC

  • Working experience with Ethernet and Serial networks

  • Working knowledge of power fundamentals and voltage control

  • Strong background in logic development and troubleshooting

Travel: < 25

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: 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.

NextEra Energy and 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.

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