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Senior Project Manager, Solar Independent Engineering

Company: DNV
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Local Unit & Position DescriptionDo 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 itPosition QualificationsWhat 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 screeningsWhat 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**What We Offer
        • Generous Paid Time Off (Vacation, Company Holidays, Parental Leave, Sick, and Disability)
        • Multiple Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefit Plans to choose from
        • Spending Accounts - FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, Company-Seeded HSA
        • 401(K) with company match
        • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
        • Education reimbursement program
        • Employer-Paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
        • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities**Benefits may vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election**How We Do ItWe Care, We Dare, We ShareDNV 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.For more information https://www.eeoc.gov/know-your-rights-workplace-discrimination-illegal-posterRead more hereDiversity at DNV Meet our EmployeesAbout DNVCareers in DNVPlease visit our website at www.dnv.comAs 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 - $155,000Company & Business Area DescriptionDNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. -We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

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