Project Manager, Solar Independent Engineering

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  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • Portland, OR, United States
Business:
Energy Systems
Position type:
Full Time
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Overview

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

Do you want to help the advancement of renewable energy?

By joining our team, you will be part of accelerating the widespread deployment of solar energy, energy storage systems, and positively impacting society and the planet. We achieve our purpose through the long-term success of our customers. We strive to be a high-performing, innovative team that reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world.

The Role

In Project Manager, Solar Independent Engineering role, you will work on a variety of solar and solar + storage projects throughout North America. You will be exposed to the entire project life cycle, work with the biggest developers and financiers in the space with cutting edge technology. The primary functions of these positions include supporting major customer accounts, performing project due diligence, managing projects, contributing to process improvements, sharing knowledge, obtaining and receiving feedback, and a bit of business development including developing proposals. Our teams work across all scales of projects, and depending on your experience and interest, you would focus on residential, distributed generation, or utility scale systems.

DNV is the world’s leading renewable energy consultant. DNV’s Solar team holds a substantial market position for independent engineering services to support the financing and construction of solar and solar + storage projects in North America, and our staff are viewed as experts and thought leaders in the industry. In this role, our team provides technical consulting and independent engineering services for solar project developers, financial institutions, and investors who rely on our reports as part of their investment decision making process.

In our team, we care about providing our employees with a fulfilling long-term experience. We are proud supporters of our ever-growing community of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). We prioritize flexible work environments, including remote-first options and flexible work schedules.

The position may be Remote out of any of DNV’s continental U.S. offices.

What You’ll Do

  • Initiate and coordinate the technical review process among internal specialists including civil and electrical engineering, energy assessment, technology, and permitting teams, and synthesizing and writing due diligence reports
  • Perform overall project management activities and ensuring excellent customer communication as the key point of contact for the execution of due diligence engagements
  • Perform portions of due diligence reviews, including contract and financial model reviews, and synthesis of inputs from technical disciplines, as well as other reviews and analysis within your expertise
  • Discuss and resolve technical issues with project developers, lenders, and investors, including coordinating input on such issues from internal technical specialists
  • Develop and win proposals for scopes of services related to due diligence work
  • Coordinate or perform DNV construction monitoring and site visit activities
  • Support customers through the financial closings of projects
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts including leading tool development, process refinement, digitization efforts, and lessons learned activities
  • Advance team and industry thought leadership
  • Support our mission and vision and having fun while you do it

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 (hrrecruitment.northamerica@dnv.com). 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 - $140,000.

About you

What Is Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, science, business, energy, or other related field is required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the solar industry
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and deft project and time management skills, including an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Fluent in MS Office
  • Solution oriented thinking skills and high integrity
  • Understanding of energy industry technology (modules, inverters, mounting systems/trackers, balance of system, etc.)
  • Supportive and proactive team member, eager to work in a collaborative environment
  • Proven HSE mindset and demonstrated behavior-based safety mentality
  • We conduct pre-employment background and drug screenings

What Is Preferred

  • Master’s degree
  • Some concentration of experience in at least one of the following: solar industry construction and operating contracts, solar project construction, operations/asset management, solar project design/development, module/inverter technology, energy assessment, power marketing/offtake contracting, energy storage technology and implementation, market research/policy, or in the independent engineering function
    Exposure to contracts (construction, supply, operations, interconnection, offtake, subscription, and/or asset management contracts)
  • Familiarity with budgets and financial models
  • Working knowledge of PVsyst and solar energy assessment
  • Working knowledge of the solar project financing process (direct experience preferred)
  • Project management designation or experience
  • Familiarity with energy storage systems

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

Benefits

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.

401(k)

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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