PGD Wind Principal Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: 54873

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 an experienced professional to join the Power Generation Division Engineering & Operations Support Services organization as part of the wind renewable energy fleet team. The ideal candidate is highly capable, well organized, results oriented, self-directed, process focused and an effective communicator who can build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Position Details and Expectations:
  • Position responsibilities include planning, analysis, design and implementation support for modification and upgrade projects pertaining to wind turbine mechanical systems and equipment. Specific areas of focus will include wind turbine drive-train system, yaw system, pitch system, and hydraulic system.
  • Position makes decisions and recommendations having significant impact on extensive engineering and related activities of company. Negotiates critical and controversial issues with top level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies. Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive engineering programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance. Capable of trouble shooting wind turbine mechanical systems, champions the quality process, design specialty tooling, and perform cost justifications. Responsible for one or more programs of such diversity and scope to be of critical importance to overall company objectives. Recognized as a subject matter expert.
  • Duties will include preparing project work scopes, cost estimates, schedules, studies, reports, calculations, drawings, specifications, contractor bid packages and technical bid evaluations for maintenance and capital improvement projects. Duties will also include other associated activities as assigned.


Under limited supervision/guidance, the successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Apply standard processes/procedures to achieve objectives and goals
  • Apply sound engineering principles to a broad variety of assignments
  • Use advanced methods and techniques that may require extension/adaption of theories, precepts, practices and/or criteria
  • Develop innovative and cost effective solutions to problems
  • Collaborate within and across business units
  • Be a catalyst for change
  • Mentor engineers
  • Travel to wind sites as often as 5-10 days per month
  • Respond as needed during off-hours as power generation business operates 'around the clock'


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree
  • Ten years of experience in power generation (renewables preferred) or related industrial field
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Patent holder
  • Experience in project management and/or personnel supervision
  • Experience with AutoCAD or Solid Works
  • Experience with Maximo or similar enterprise asset management system
  • Six Sigma certification


Job Overview

Employees in this role make decisions and recommendations having significant impact on extensive engineering and related activities for the company. This position negotiates critical and controversial issues with top level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive engineering programs and activities
• Manages one or more programs of complex diversity and scope which are of critical importance to overall company objectives
• Acts as a subject matter expert
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor's - Engineering
•Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•None

Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type:Full Time
Job Category: Engineering
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.

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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami
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