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NextEra Energy PGD Engineer - FPL Solar - Panhandle Region in Pensacola, Florida

PGD Engineer - FPL Solar - Panhandle Region

Date: Feb 20, 2024

Location(s): Pensacola, FL, US, 32520

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 77593

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

NextEra Energy is seeking a technical individual to be part of the FPL Power Generation team.

This position will be responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the large scale universal solar and or battery facilities inside the state of Florida. This position will report to the Solar & Storage FL Panhandle Engineering Leader, under the Power Generation Team, and will work out of the Florida Panhandle Region.

This individual is responsible as the site safety manager to ensure all personnel and equipment onsite are safe and that the site/s are in environmental compliance with all required regulatory permit requirements. Under limited guidance, the individual will perform a variety of routine tasks, which provide experience and familiarity with Engineering staff, methods, practices, and programs after which may independently evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques and procedures while using judgment when making adaptions and modifications. Routine tasks include executing inspections of watch, performing preventive and corrective maintenance, contractor and OEM coordination, root cause analysis, and duties as assigned. Engineers on the FPL solar team will spend a significant amount of time in the field (outside) troubleshooting and repairing all aspects of our solar facilities. At times, PGD Engineer will be on-call and responsible for the FL Panhandle Region Sites, coordinating with the Renewables Operation Control Center, OEM’s, Vendors and Contractors as required. Working weekends and nights outages is required at times.

Engineer should be highly motivated with a strong bias for action and capable of working independently as well as part of a team. Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering highly preferred. Previous PV solar and Battery experience preferred.

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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