Sr PGD Technical Services Specialist

Join a leading energy company in a Technical Specialist role in pipeline infrastructure development and SCADA systems management. Contribute to NextEra Energy's innovative projects.

NextEra Energy
NextEra Energy
United States  UTC-05:00   On-site   Full Time   101-250   38 days ago

NextEra Energy participates in pipeline infrastructure development, construction, management and operations through either wholly owned subsidiaries or joint ventures. We participate in 21 pipelines across 10 states to help provide access to domestic fuel sources, including clean-burning natural gas. Are you interested in being part of our best-in-class origination team? Join our team today.

Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy is currently seeking an individual who can apply diversified knowledge of IT, OT, and automation principles to a broad variety of assignments assisting in the development, support, and management of the company’s SCADA systems. The employee will be responsible for interpreting, organizing, and executing assignments within these systems to support natural gas transmission pipelines, oil and gas production assets, and renewable natural gas generating facilities.


Employees in this position are responsible for maintaining overall SCADA availability and data integrity for company assets located throughout the country. This includes data collection, storage, distribution across multiple business units, and development of HMI screens for end users.

Job Responsibilities

  • Configuration, development, operations, and administration of the SCADA system and related applications.
  • Acts as a technical liaison to individuals within the organization. Functions well with limited direction regarding technical matters pertaining to SCADA applications.
  • Monitors and resolves infrastructure performance, application connectivity, communications, and security related issues throughout the environment with support from IT personnel as needed.
  • Provides technical support to operations and field personnel to ensure SCADA data reliability and availability.
  • Can understand, interpret, and troubleshoot common network, database, RTU and PLC communication protocols, and application issues.
  • Manages the collection of Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) data and assists field personnel to resolve any measurement collection issues.
  • Modifies and maintains documentation and drawings related to the SCADA environment, use of applications, and related procedures.
  • Displays strong communication and interpersonal skills in a fast-paced operational environment.
  • Ensures operational stability of the Gas Control Center in the event of an emergency by being part of an on-call rotation.
  • Occasionally travels to field sites to obtain information required to integrate them into the SCADA system, discuss upgrades and improvement needs, or provide training and support.
  • Completes assignments given in broad terms concerning general objectives and limitations.
  • Drives ownership of health & safety in work and personal life.

Desired Qualifications

  • Formal training in Electronics, Control Systems, Programming, Windows, and Networking or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for success in the position.
  • Working experience with SCADA applications (Geo SCADA Expert, Cygnet, Ignition, Wonderware)
  • Programming language proficiency (VBScript and SQL preferred)
  • Experience with and troubleshooting of industry PLCs and RTUs and their communications protocols (Modbus, TotalFlow, ROC, etc.)
  • Knowledge of EFM data and collection
  • Sufficient understanding of networks, subnets, and troubleshooting IP communications
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency

Job Overview

This job interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates assignments. Employees in the role plan and develop technical projects concerned with unique or controversial complexities which have important impact on major company programs. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of areas for investigation, and development of novel concepts. Individuals in the role act as a technical liaison to individuals within and outside their organization with responsibility to act independently regarding technical matters pertaining to the individual's field. Employee's assignments are given in broad terms concerning general objectives and limitations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides full-time technical support to the operations and business unit personnel
  • Performs system testing and documentation to critical systems during significant changes and/or upgrade
  • Analyzes and identifies the root cause of - and implements comprehensive technical solutions to - complex application deficiencies and system issues
  • Provides technical leadership in the functional specification, design and implementation of new (as well as enhancements to existing) security center applications and tools
  • Develops new (and improves existing) processes with goal of increasing productivity, reducing risk of system failure, promoting efficiency in work flow, and meeting or exceeding the key operational performance targets
  • Establishes, documents and maintains procedures and guidelines related to the day-to-day operational support provided to the operations and business unit personnel
  • Travels to power plants for onsite troubleshooting support
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Technical / Functional Excellence/Learning
  • Process Management Concepts
  • Quality Tools and Techniques
  • Effective Written Communications
  • Effective Verbal Communications
  • High School Grad / GED
  • Safety Policy and Practice
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 4+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Engineering
  • Supervisor/Management Experience:Without Rating

Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Technical Specialist
Organization: NextEra Energy Pipeline Services, 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 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.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

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About the role

Jun 14, 2024

Full Time


Dec 10, 2024


NextEra Energy

4+ years


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