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Electrical Engineering- Team Lead

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

Job Description:

Local Unit & Position DescriptionAre you passionate about renewable energy and looking to expand your impact?DNV's Energy Transition Outlook predicts that we will exhaust the 1.5-degree carbon budget in 2028. How will you spend your next 5 years making a measurable impact on climate change mitigation? Are you an electrical engineer with significant experience in wind engineering, high voltage transmission, or development of renewable energy projects? DNV \u2018s Renewables & Power Grids team is seeking an Electrical Engineering Team Lead. The Team Lead is a customer facing engineer responsible for leading and growing DNV's Electrical Engineering (EE) practice serving the renewables industry. DNV is seeking an enthusiastic, nimble, and entrepreneurial engineer interested in leading and rapidly growing a team of world class electrical engineers. The DNV EE team provides the following services in all renewables including onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, energy storage and microgrid, and high voltage transmission: Owner's engineering, including preliminary design, and third party design review of electrical plans, specifications, calculations, and studies; interconnection services including grid interconnection studies and applications, technical due diligence of new construction and repowering, including construction monitoring, in support of project financing, for developers, lenders, investors, and buy/sell mergers and acquisitions. Our teams apply significant experience in regulatory issues as applied in interconnection, grid operations, and transmission planning. Specifically, this team is increasing both competence and revenue in offshore wind and onshore transmission project support. DNV is looking for a dynamic individual with great communication skills, ability to develop strong relationships with internal Project Managers as well as with Customers to solve their technoeconomic challenges when designing and constructing a project. The ideal candidate will have diverse experience in design, construction, interconnection, and repowering of utility scale renewable energy projects, and will be eager to support growing a business with an entrepreneurial spirit and day to day team lead responsibilities (operations support management) of a high energy and nimble team. DNV's electrical engineering practice areas are split approximately 70% third party review technical due diligence, and the remaining 30% on design, electrical studies, interconnection application and other development support activities, with plans to grow to approximately 50% support of technical due diligence and 50% on electrical engineering design and owner's engineering. Why should you work with us?Within DNV's Renewables and Power Grids group and organizational culture, how we collectively influence the world for future generations matters deeply to us. Our team works every day to increase the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society; endeavors to achieve our purpose through the success of our customers; and strives to be high-performing and innovative. Our approach reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world. This position may be based in any location within the continental United States.What You'll Do

  • Identifying new services, grow, maintain, and enhance company expertise in onshore and offshore wind power, high voltage transmission, and emerging technologies such as electric vehicles and hydrogen
  • Acting as advisor and first escalation path on the electrical team's projects, coordinating and supervising work by junior personnel, other company divisions, and subcontractors
  • Anticipating project issues and leading customers and a team in developing appropriate resolutions
  • Occasionally conducting the team's more complex site visits, inspections, construction monitoring, and failure investigation
  • Process, procedure, and aid development relating to electrical review of wind, transmission, and emerging technologies project documentation
  • Interfacing with clients, their counterparties and legal counsel to discuss project product risk and mitigation
  • Responsible for business development activities, identifying opportunities in the local market maintaining the required network of contacts, and providing key market
  • intelligence to help develop services according to the local industry needs
  • Self-starter, able to generate and contract new business, manage projects entirely
  • independently, train and develop junior staff, manage sensitive and confidential customer information, and ability to understand when to delegate and escalate tasks and issues as they arise
  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time, domestic and internationalPosition QualificationsWhat is Required
    • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on power systems; Business degree or entrepreneurial experience related to power generation may be considered in lieu of an electrical engineering degree, and would be considered a plus if in addition to an electrical engineering degree
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in renewables development, power generation, power system design, or related field
    • Management of projects and staff in a technical consultancy or similar environment
    • Working knowledge of utility scale generation and interconnection; including process, requirements, and implementation
    • Working knowledge of various power purchase contracts, electric power system regulatory compliance, and market structures
    • Testing, construction, and safety practices for electrical power equipment
    • Experience writing reports in English, with excellent ability to communicate complex technical topics to non-engineering technical staff as well as laypersons (financing, legal, marketing)
    • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screeningWhat is Preferred
      • Key experience may include but is not limited to: Generation, transmission, substation, and distribution system engineering, construction and operations, power system simulation and analysis, electrical construction contracts, and project finance
      • Knowledge of procurement processes, and overall development life cycles (including interrelationships between various development activities)
      • Professional Engineering (PE or P.Eng.) licensure in at least one US state or Canadian province, current and in good standing
      • Regulatory and reliability framework applicable to renewable energy development, interconnection, and operations (FERC, NERC, other)*Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position*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
        • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
        • Advancement opportunities**Benefits may vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee electionHow 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 ( 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.For more information -Read more hereDiversity at DNV - -Meet our Employees -About DNV -Careers in DNV -Please visit our website at -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 $115,000 - $160,000.Company & 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 complexes, 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.

Keywords: DNV, Austin , Electrical Engineering- Team Lead, Other , Austin, Texas

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