Project Manager- Owners Engineering

All locations
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • Medford, MA, United States
  • Houston, TX, United States
Energy Systems
Position type:
Full Time


About us

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About Energy Systems

We help customers navigate the complex transition to a decarbonized and more sustainable energy future. We do this by assuring that energy systems work safely and effectively, using solutions that are increasingly digital. We also help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry.

About the role

The Owner’s Engineering (OE) team is growing rapidly, and we are seeking an engaging, confident leader who can leverage and develop the strengths of our established and experienced team and support us through the energy transition.

Our OE team strives to develop long-term partnerships with our customers, acting as their trusted advisor from the earliest layouts through construction. Our Customers are at the forefront of the energy transition. Our team is nimble, and driven by our mission to ensure renewable energy projects are safely and sustainably designed, constructed and installed.

Broadly, our work falls into four categories:

  • Feasibility studies, including site selection, layout creation and optimization, offtake agreement negotiation and support, technical studies and risk assessments, repowering studies, CAPEX, OPEX and decommission cost estimates
  • Design (preliminary wind, solar, and storage; and Engineer of Record on solar PV electrical design); development of technical specifications and engineering design standards
  • Procurement support, including development of tender documents, RFPs, bid evaluation, EPC and supplier contract negotiation, and equipment recommendations and selection
  • Comprehensive OE, including construction design review, construction monitoring, commissioning and acceptance testing support

This position can be located in our Austin, TX; Houston, TX; Medford, MA; Oakland, CA; San Diego, CA; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA offices.

What You'll do:

  • Develop new leads through Customer meetings and thought leadership to develop OE business opportunities
  • Support strategy development for new service implementation and core service growth, including wind, solar and solar + storage
  • Providing project management for small to large projects, including the following activities
  • Improve efficiencies by continued refinement of team best practices, processes, bidding support, and project management tools
  • Willingness to enthusiastically explore new customers, markets, and technical approaches to our work on a regular basis

What we offer

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, company holidays, personal days)
  • Multiple Medical and Dental benefit plans to choose from, Vision benefits
  • Spending accounts – FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, company-seeded HSA
  • Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
  • Charitable Matched Giving and Volunteer Rewards through our Impact Program
  • Volunteer time off (VTO) paid by the company
  • Career advancement opportunities

**Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election**

How We Do It

We Care, We Dare, We Share

DNV is a proud equal-opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

DNV is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. US applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment Department ( Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.

DNV is proud to announce being named one of Houston’s best places to work in the 2022 Houston Business Journal – Best Places to Work competition.

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As required by the Pay Transparency laws in Colorado, New York City, California, Washington, and Connecticut, DNV provides a reasonable compensation range for roles that may be hired in those locations. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors, including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the states of Colorado, New York City, NY, California, Washington, and Connecticut only, the range of starting pay for this role is $90,000 - $115,000 USD.

About you

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year university
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in renewable energy
  • Knowledgeable of Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC), Operations & Maintenance (O&M), Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), and other contracts (e.g. interconnection)
  • Must have a general understanding of general solar, wind, and energy storage technology components, development lifecycle, procurement processes
  • Direct project development experience
  • Demonstrated skills and enthusiasm in customer centricity
  • Demonstrated and exceptional skills in project management
  • Ability to travel ~ 5% of the time, domestic and international

What is Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business
  • 5+ years’ renewable energy experience in project development, with a strong preference for candidates with substantial solar or energy storage expertise
  • Strong skills in CapEX and OpEX development, project budgets, and financial models are preferred
  • Previous experience at a technical consultancy or in business development
  • Excellent project management skills are required, and project management professional (PMP) certification is a plus

*Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position*


Profit Share

You’ll be part of our global profit share scheme that means we all share in our success as a business. If we profit, so do you. This will be part of our Total Compensation approach each year and depends on our year-end results.

Personal Development

You’ll have a lot of opportunities to learn and grow. Whether it’s building your network, having resources to plan and realise your career goals or enjoying genuine freedom to satisfy your curiosity, we’ll make sure you’re always growing and developing

Purpose-led organization

You become part of a world-leading company where we know and live our purpose; to safeguard life, property, and the environment, with the opportunity to tackle global change through your work.


DNV provides the option for eligible employees to enroll in our professional managed 401(k) plan. We’ll match up to a percentage of employee elected investment, which will become fully vested after a few years.

Healthcare and more

You’ll have multiple medical plans to choose from including Dental, Vision, RX plans, AD&D, Critical Illness, ST/LT Disability, Paid Parental Leave, Virtual TalkSpace Therapy.

Additional benefits

ID theft protection, generous PTO accrual, company paid holidays, discounted pet insurance, charitable donation matching, additional vacation hours purchase plan, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), tuition reimbursement.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At DNV, our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is not only an ethical choice, but also a business decision.

Diversity, fairness, and a sense of belonging are a source of strength for our people, our business, and our customers, and help us to deliver on our purpose, vision, and values.

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Working here

Since 1864 we’ve been dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. Today we remain at the forefront of new technologies and techniques to help our customers transform for a more sustainable future.

At DNV you can expect to deliver career and industry defining work. You’ll be given the time to build your network, the resources to support your development, and the freedom to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn.

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