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Site Inspector - Renewable Multi Technology (Solar, Storage, and Wind)

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

Job Description:

Local Unit & Position DescriptionDo you want to help the advancement of renewable energy? DNV's Solar, Storage, and Wind practices are growing, and we are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented site engineer to perform site visits at utility-scale renewable projects across the United States and Canada. DNV has an outsized impact on the renewable energy industry. Nowhere else will you have such comprehensive exposure to the largest, most technically complex and cutting-edge renewable energy projects.The Site Inspector - Multi Technology (Solar, Storage, and Wind) -visitor will perform on-site mechanical, electrical, structural and foundational reviews of projects at various stages of construction. The site visitor will have the opportunity to interact with the EPC, subcontractor, owner or owner's representative on site as a trusted third party.By joining our team at DNV, you will be part of championing the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to positively impact society and the planet. We achieve our purpose through long-term success of our customers. We strive to be a high-performing, innovative team which reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world.This position may be based in any of our DNV North American offices including San Diego, CA; Oakland, CA; Portland, OR; Austin, TX; Houston, TX, Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; or Medford, MAWhat You'll Do

  • Organize and plan with Project Managers (PM) dates for site visits for review of construction progress and general quality assurance checks and equipment condition of operational sites or construction sites for turbine installations, (including turbine climbs for mechanical completion confirmation) civil construction and/or electrical installations for solar, storage, and wind Projects in various stages of construction or operation. Goal is to have at least two or three site visits in one continuous 4-to-5-day trip, or four to five site visits on a continuous longer trip
  • Flying or driving within the USA and/or Canada. - These can be a combination of wind, storage, and solar sites. Within 24 hours provide high-level insights and any red flags and within 5 business days of the visit provide a site visit report to the PM detailing the findings
  • Various prospective investors may request to accompany and climb the turbine and/or tour the site with DNV during these visits, and discuss issues raised
  • Comply with all site safety requirements on all new build or operational sites
  • Electrical or civil site visits will include a 6-hour tour of all active construction locations, possibly including a turbine foundation pour and / or an energized substation and a summary review of QA/QC documentation and discussions with site staff on issues found. Occasionally in the summer months, civil visits will have to be done during night hours if foundation pours are occurring at night to avoid the heat of the day
  • Turbine site visits (construction monitoring or operational) will include a four-hour tour of the site with the Sponsors representative viewing all active construction, plus a four-hour turbine climb to the nacelle and hub and a visual inspection with the contractors and Sponsor technicians of one mechanically completed turbine generally to heights of over 100 meters. Occasionally two turbine climbs in one day are required on operational site visits. Climb assists or elevators are NOT usually available on construction monitoring visits but may be available on operational site visits
  • Provide assistance on site to DNV subject matter subject experts during site visits for Root Cause Analysis (RCA) information gathering for failed foundations, damaged modules, battery fires, turbines, blades or other equipment
  • Provide onsite training in all aspects of your work activities to other DNV hires as required
  • Support and participate in process improvement and innovation initiatives
  • Provide assistance to the turbine, storage, and solar teams in reviewing construction QA/QC for new builds and operational monthly reports for operational sites as requestedPosition QualificationsWhat is Required
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, or equivalent military and/or career experience + at least four years inspecting renewable energy projects in the field (and five years of relevant experience)
    • Field experience that may include but not limited to equipment testing, commissioning, renewable site construction, QAQC inspections
    • Understanding of electrical generation and electrical balance of plant components and commissioning procedures.
    • Understanding of reinforced concrete foundation systems for utility scale onshore wind turbines and/or common Solar PV foundation systems and geotechnical aspects of design
    • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 80% of the time
    • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to rent and drive a car and travel on public conveyances when required
    • Physical Requirements- ability to lift up to 40 pounds; able to lift and carry up to 10 lbs. in addition to transporting one's own luggage for multiple-day travel and push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop and kneel with that which is lifted, carried or transported. Ability to comply with body weight limitations for turbine ladders and fall arrest systems. Ability to climb ladders in wind turbines wearing full fall arrest harness and lanyards, to hub heights of up to 130 meters. Ability to access restricted openings and spaces in the hubs and basements of wind turbines
    • Ability to work at heights and comply with all safety fall arrest requirements on all sites
    • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screeningWhat is Preferred
      • NABCEP PVIP certification
      • AWEA 9.1 certification
      • First aid training
      • Working at Heights training
      • Arc Flash training**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 HSA401(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 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.Read more here:Diversity 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 yearly salary for this role is $120,000- $160,000Company & 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.

Keywords: DNV, Austin , Site Inspector - Renewable Multi Technology (Solar, Storage, and Wind), Other , Austin, Texas

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