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Senior Consulting Engineer, Energy Transition Strategy and Grid Modernization

Company: DNV
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Local Unit & Position DescriptionDo you want to be part of an organization dedicated to tackling global issues such as climate change? Are you enthusiastic about modernizing energy systems to support decarbonization and the energy transition? Do you get excited by thinking strategically and wholistically about the future of energy and collaborating with a team to exceed our customers' expectations? DNV is growing our new Strategy Team within the Energy Systems' group and is looking to add a Senior Consulting Engineer with experience advising on and supporting issues related to power systems, electrification impact assessment, and distribution planning/distributed resource integration. This role will be responsible for supporting and leading business development and project management efforts on strategic issues in the energy transition including grid modernization, decarbonization, use of renewable fuels, non-wires alternatives, distributed energy resources, distribution planning, electric vehicles, and electrification. This is a great opportunity for someone with technical experience in power system planning or utility operations seeking a role involving strategic and big picture thinking, collaboration, and an interdisciplinary approach to supporting the energy transition.DNV is seeking the best candidate for this position and the position may be based out of any of DNV's continental U.S. offices. A remote location will be considered for the right candidate.What you'll do

  • Support project-based teams in the delivery of strategic research studies and analyses by serving as the project manager or project sponsor and/or providing support as a subject matter expert. This can include client interaction, development of proposals or work plans, leadership of project teams or tasks, and preparation of deliverables and presentation of results
  • Work closely with DNV's Director of Strategy to develop, refine, and fulfill the team's objective of providing consulting services which enable clients to meet their decarbonization and grid modernization goals. Identify areas of growth in this space and develop service offerings
  • Provide insights and lead and/or support research and analysis focused on grid modernization including distributed resource planning, resource potential analyses, utility planning processes, best practice reviews and strategy plans, adoption forecasting and local system impacts, resiliency and reliability
  • Collaborate with DNV staff on other teams in North America and globally (Digitalization & Analytics, Power System Advisory, Storage and Grid Edge, and Renewables Advisory) to identify opportunities for collaboration and innovation and develop creative approaches to customer problems.
  • Interpret customers' problems to be solved and questions to be addressed and convert into value-added opportunities
  • Create resources and tools to support grid modernization services
  • Operate with a teamwork mentality that leads to building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, providing guidance to researchers and consultants and collaborating with other project managers and team members to share knowledge and best practices
  • Ensure all work products are high quality, effective, and timely; effectively utilize analysts and consultants at DNV to effectively ensure high standards of accuracy
  • Act as a public spokesperson for DNV representing the organization at conferences and other public speaking venuesPosition QualificationsWhat is RequiredNote: Please submit a cover letter with your resume that details your specific knowledge in the areas of grid modernization such as DERs or distribution planning and interest in a role focused on strategic planning in these areas -
    • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree or emphasis in a relevant discipline (Such as Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Business, Environmental and Energy Policy) preferred
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in the energy industry, specifically in energy markets or grid modernization -
    • Understanding of DERs, grid modernization fundamentals and strategies, and distribution planning and/or operation
    • Experience in a consulting environment preferred
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and have a positive, team-oriented attitude and professional demeanor
    • Demonstrated curiosity and desire to continue learning and evolving with the market. An understanding of trends in decarbonization and grid modernization developments, policies, and markets.
    • Willingness to undertake new and exciting activities and think creatively to find a solution to a problem.
    • An interest in using data and research to tell a story
    • Motivation for sourcing and/or successfully steering efforts to obtain new business
    • Accustomed to multi-tasking and working under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment
    • Ability to effectively lead, motivate and coach people in varying disciplines to achieve improved overall performance
    • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills; comfortable communicating with team members with different cultural backgrounds and experience
    • Proven ability to manage tasks to quality, budget, and deadline targets
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screeningHow 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.For more information about your rights under the law,see: - more here:Diversity at DNV Meet our EmployeesAbout DNVCareers in DNVDNV 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.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**As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, DNV provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. 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 only, the range of starting pay for this role is $94,800-155,00USDPlease visit our website at -www.dnv.comCompany & 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.Equal Opportunity StatementDNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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