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Senior Project Manager, Solar Independent Engineering

Lead as Senior Project Manager, Solar Independent Engineering in Oakland, United States. Drive renewable energy advancement, manage projects, support clients, and contribute to industry thought leadership.

DNV
DNV
Oakland, United States  UTC-08:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   USD 120k–155k   58 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 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.

In Senior 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. 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, Houston, Dallas, and New York City.

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 complex 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
  • Guide 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
  • Mentor other team member and guide them through the above tasks
  • Strategic leadership including people resource planning, interpreting market trends, and developing service offerings
  • Develop business through managing key client relationships, develop new customers, conference attendance and industry networking, and develop and win proposals for scopes of services
  • 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.

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act and New York City Salary Transparency Law, DNV provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado or New York City. 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 state of Colorado and New York City, NY only, the range of starting pay for this role is $120,000 - $155,000.

About you

What is Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, science, business, energy, or other related field is required
  • Minimum 6 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
  • Strong understanding of energy industry technology (modules, inverters, mounting systems/trackers, balance of system, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of the solar project financing process (direct experience preferred)
  • 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 relevant National Electric Code
  • Project management designation or experience
  • Industry thought leadership experience
  • Familiarity with energy storage systems

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

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About the role

Feb 22, 2024

Full Time

Company

Aug 19, 2024

Hybrid

USD 120k–155k

Oakland, United States

Senior

UTC-08:00

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