People power our ideas: Celebrating Engineers Week
Feb 19, 2020

At NextEra Energy, our people are advancing an energy era that is sustainable, affordable and clean. With ingenuity and grit, they are solving the world’s toughest energy challenges. During Engineers Week, we’re giving our engineers the opportunity to share their personal stories of hard work, talent, pride and personal commitment.  

Meet Ramon Santana, Florida Power & Light Company

FPL engineer Ramon Santana

I joined the company five years ago as an intern, and my heart told me it was the best place to work. I feel the same today! I am always happy to share my passion for engineering and to help those around me in any way, shape or form that I can. My goal as an engineer is to leave this world better than how I found it.

Meet Kristian Thomas, Florida City Gas 

Florida City Gas engineer Kristian Thomas

I love being an engineer, because I get to help solve natural gas-related challenges, collaborate with colleagues in other departments, potentially save our customers money and focus on safety.

Meet Wydrick Hill, Gulf Power

Gulf Power engineer Wydrick Hill

I have been a part of the Gulf Power team for four years. I believe a good engineer is someone who is a great critical thinker and confident when making tough decisions, while keeping the safety of all others around them in mind.

Meet Jameria Slaughter, NextEra Energy Resources 

Nextera Energy Resources engineer Jameria Slaughter

After three internships with the company, I became an associate engineer in power generation division’s rotational development program. I love being an engineer, because I can combine my love of math and problem-solving with my love of helping others. What better way to help than by making sure the lights come on when you flip the switch?

Meet Pete Ratliff, Gulf Power 

Gulf Power engineer Pete Ratliff

I grew up in Navarre, Florida, and have been with Gulf Power nearly 12 years. Throughout all of the engineering positions I have held, I have found a few qualities that make a good engineer: be open and willing to accept suggestions. Essentially, communicate, communicate, communicate. Lastly, get to know the folks who are building the projects you are designing, as they can offer very helpful advice to make the project run smoothly. Happy Engineering Week!

Did you know that…?

  • NextEra Energy has more than 200 open engineering positions. Check current openings at
  • More than 100 engineering interns will join NextEra Energy in May for the NEXT summer internship program.
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