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NextEra Energy Senior Electrical Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Senior Electrical Engineer

Date: May 8, 2024

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 79009

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’s Power Generation Division is looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer for the Wind Turbine Equipment Engineering Team in Engineering and Operations Support Services (EOSS). This role will require application of diversified knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and fields related to wind power generation. Responsibilities will include technical support for a large fleet of wind turbines, with participation in the development of advanced predictive analytics to enable improved failure predictions, maintenance & repair procedures development, root cause analysis & investigations, and fleet reliability improvements.

The Senior Electrical Engineer is a part of a broader collaborative team that supports the entire wind turbine power electronics and electrical systems including:

  • Advanced analytic strategies

  • Power Distribution and Protection Systems

  • Power Conversion

  • Electrical pitch control technology

  • Wind turbine generators and motors

  • Yaw systems


The Wind Turbine Equipment Team Senior Engineer will own and be accountable for numerous key tasks, including the following:

  • Lead the development and execution of predictive analytic technologies to improve early failure definition.

  • Respond to fleet electrical system issues, providing direction on troubleshooting and work dispositions.

  • Develop reliability improvement strategies for power distribution and conversion systems.

  • Lead equipment capability analysis for compliance with IEEE 2800 and other emerging standards related to riding through grid disturbances.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of turbomachinery engineering experience

  • Industry association leadership and technical publications

  • Six Sigma certification

  • Experience at or working with wind turbine or wind turbine system OEMs

  • Experience with renewable plant operation

  • Power Plant Control and/or Protection Relay and Control schemes

  • Familiarity with

  • ArcFlash and Short Circuit Analysis, Reactive Power Studies

  • Power Distribution Systems including circuit breakers, contactors, high current carrying cables and busbar, transformers

  • Familiarity with power electronics and control systems

  • Advanced Analytics Strategies

  • Willing to travel up 25%

  • Willing to climb wind turbines

Job Overview

Employees in this role have responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of areas for investigation, and development of novel concepts.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• 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

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's - Engineering

• Experience:5+ 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.

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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