Company: NextEra
Skills: Civil Engineering, Construction Manager
Experience: 12 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Juno Beach, Florida, United States

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy is seeking a Senior Director of Engineering for all new utility-scale renewable energy generation, storage, and transmission projects for both Florida Power & Light and NextEra Energy Resources. This position manages critical services provided to the project development and construction teams to ensure successful project execution, specifically including engineering, commissioning, and safety resources. Typical project technologies include wind, solar, high voltage transmission/substation, battery energy storage, and natural gas/hydrogen systems. This position reports to the Vice President of the Engineering and Construction Division (E&C).

This position will have the following responsibilities:


  • Oversee engineering design and equipment specification in support of utility-scale energy infrastructure projects, including management of design standards
  • Ensure project engineering teams produce designs that are compliant with all requirements, such as applicable engineering codes, Power Purchase Agreements, Interconnect Agreements, and tax credit qualification criteria
  • Enable on-time and on-budget project completion by resolving issues identified during design, procurement, construction, and commissioning
  • Assign internal personnel and 3rd party engineering, commissioning, and safety resources to support the E&C project portfolio
  • Coordinate with construction and commissioning teams to ensure that completed projects are prepared to be placed in service, including SCADA, operational procedures, spare parts, and personnel training
  • Engage with lender's engineering firms to complete 3rd party technical diligence and secure project financing
  • Manage an internal team of safety professionals, and partner with engineering designers and field construction teams in support of NextEra's Zero Today safety program
  • Interface with suppliers and engineering firms to develop technology and cost roadmaps, and implement specific innovative products and/or work methods to reduce project costs
  • Interface with Executive Management on opportunities and challenges, as necessary
  • Achieve compliance across the project portfolio with all applicable regulatory requirements, such as NERC/FERC documentation
  • Sustain a diverse, high-performing team and a strong personnel pipeline through talent management, recruiting, mentoring, and employee engagement


Job Overview

This position is responsible for the overall management of assigned organization and projects, to ensure compliance within required budgetary, scheduling, and safety goals. Employees in this role coordinate and manage construction work performed by contractors and/or vendors at the project site. Successful candidates manage the engineering, procurement and construction oversight-activities necessary to develop, license/permit, erect, start-up, and commence commercial operations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• Works collaboratively with resources in various disciplines to determine project priorities and work plans
• Meets corporate objectives with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
• Manages department resources to provide effective early-stage project development support
• Ensures projects are efficiently, effectively and safely implemented in accordance with department procedures and policies
• Manages walk down of planned work, validates acceptance of completed work to design requirements, approves contractor payment requests
• Verifies constructability, ensures proper resource allocations, assesses field status and resolves issues as needed
• Leads project meetings and reviews budget, risk tracker, and contingency allocations
• Interfaces with project's designated management committees, or acts as Executive Director of project activities
• Supervises and coordinates activities or groups, such as safety programs, engineering, construction, budget, and analysis and contract administration
• Oversees commissioning activities to meet corporate objectives, with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
• Experience:12+ years
• Supervisor/Management Experience:6+ years

Preferred Qualifications

• None

Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type:Full Time
Job Category: Maintenance/Construction
Organization: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
Location: Juno Beach, Florida
Other Work Locations: Florida
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.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 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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