Energy Storage Independent Engineering Project Manager

Seeking Energy Storage Independent Engineering Project Manager in Oakland, CA, US. Manage projects, support due diligence, advise clients, develop proposals, and contribute to process improvements in renewable energy sector.

Oakland, CA, United States  UTC-08:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   USD 90k–140k   50 days ago

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

Our world is changing its energy mix. How would you like to be part of it?

The energy storage market is growing rapidly. As the global leader in independent assurance and risk assessment, DNV is enabling the financial investments necessary to support the energy transition. At DNV we are committed to providing the best data, advice, and expertise on the planet! Energy storage is critical to enable the mass deployment of renewable power resources such as wind and solar. Our team works alongside the DNV wind, solar, hydrogen, and energy efficiency teams to facilitate the energy transition to safer, cleaner sources of power to mitigate climate change and distribute renewable energy to all who need it.

DNV Energy Systems’ business area is making exciting investments in energy storage and the Energy Storage team is growing to match customer demand. We are seeking a qualified Project Manager (PM) to join the Independent Engineering (IE) team within the Energy Storage Engineering (ESE) section to be focused on energy storage and hybrid (renewable plus storage) systems. You will be exposed to the entire storage project development 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, leading project due diligence, advising clients of energy storage industry best practices, managing projects, contributing to process improvements, sharing knowledge, obtaining and receiving feedback, and a bit of business development including developing proposals.

The IE team sits at the engineering nexus between energy storage technology and financing to support transactions that grow the market. While our clients pay us, we work independently as a voice for the industry. This role will directly support and be engaged with the investor community to finance large-scale energy storage projects. 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. While working remote is common and supported from any location in the continental U.S., we have offices in several major U.S. cities should you prefer to work in person, including San Diego, Oakland, Chalfont, Portland, Seattle, Medford, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and New York City.

What You’ll Do

  • Initiating and coordinating the technical review process among internal specialists (including civil and electrical engineering, energy assessment, technology experts, permitting, battery safety, contract reviews, etc.)
  • Communicating with clients to provide timely and relevant project updates and deliverables while ensuring milestones are met and expectations are exceeded
  • Perform overall project management activities and ensuring excellent customer communication
  • Building business with existing and new clients by demonstrating DNV’s value and developing proposals in response to sole sourced requests or RFPs
  • Participating in continuous improvement efforts for the ESE team, including tool development, process refinement, and lessons learned activities
  • Performing portions of the due diligence reviews, including contract and financial model (OPEX and CAPEX) reviews
  • Developing content for blog posts, industry conferences, and client workshops
  • Juggling multiple projects and levels of responsibility simultaneously
  • Converting with vague and incomplete information into well-informed, risk-mitigated conclusions
  • Working with a diverse group of fun and talented people
  • Collaborating with technical specialists to write and peer review due diligence reports
  • Coordinating construction and operational monitoring by DNV, including performing site visits, reviewing construction documents, progress reports, schedules, budgets, change orders, and invoices to ensure the project is built as designed to meet performance expectations

How We Do It

We Care, We Dare and We Share!

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work each day. Read more here:

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
  • Special programs – Employee Assistance Program, ID theft protection, and accident and critical illness options for you and your family
  • 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
  • Tuition assistance
  • Consumer discounts and rewards
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities

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

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.

As required by the various Pay Transparency laws, DNV provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado, California, Washington, or New York. 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, California, Washington, and New York only, the range of starting pay for this role is $90,000 - $140,000.

About you

What is Required

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or related energy field
  • Approximately 3 to 5 years of experience in batteries, energy storage, and/or solar + storage industry in the context of engineering, estimation, construction, development, origination, consulting, finance, or project management
  • Familiarity with energy industry technology (batteries, inverters, PV modules, PV mounting systems, balance of system components, etc.)
  • Project management and time management skills, including an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines and to establish and maintain good relationships with clients
  • Solution-oriented thinking skills – identifying technical risks and formulating solutions or work-arounds that allow development and financing/investment to proceed
  • Display high integrity and honesty – clients rely on DNV’s independence and its responsibility to perform a rigorous but fair review of a project or product
  • Fluent MS Office products
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, including ability to write clear and detailed technical reports, presentations, and emails, and to clearly communicate complex technical issues to a non-technical audience
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

What is Preferred

  • Master’s Degree
  • Additional programming or data analytics experience
  • Familiarity with contracts (construction, supply, operation and maintenance, warranties, interconnection, offtake, and/or asset management contracts)
  • 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, power marketing/offtake contracting, or energy storage technology and implementation (Preferred) Experience in the wind industry or other renewables may be advantageous
  • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 10% of the time, highly flexible travel timing, typically for site visits, team events, or conferences
  • Familiarity with storage business models
  • Experience understanding budgets and financial models and comfort navigating complicated excel spreadsheets

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About the role

Feb 22, 2024

Full Time


Aug 17, 2024


USD 90k–140k

Oakland, CA, United States

3-5 years


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