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Senior Energy Access Engineer

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Dnv Gl, UsaOakland, CA
  • Do you want to be part of the worlds leading energy consulting firm?
  • Are you committed to address climate change and be part of the solution to ending energy poverty?
  • Do you enjoy collaborating with colleagues and clients, and thrive in a dynamic and respectful environment?
  • Then you may find the Senior Energy Access Engineer on our Energy Storage Advisory Team position to be a great fit for you!
  • We know the energy storage markets are growing faster than anyone has predicted; at DNV we are committed to supporting this growth with the best data, advice, and expertise on the planet!
  • DNV- Energy Sytems's Energy Storage Advisory group is seeking a Senior Energy Access Engineer to join our Energy Storage Engineering (ESE) team.
  • DNV is the worlds leading renewable energy consultant, and our ESE team holds a substantial market position for independent engineering services to support financing and construction of stand-alone, solar + storage, and hybrid storage projects in North America.
  • 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 energy storage and solar + storage project developers, financial institutions, and investors who rely upon our reports as part of their investment decision making process.
  • In this role, you will be responsible for projects related to Energy Access work, such as due diligence for mini-grid transactions, expansion of international grids to incorporate more renewables, or owners engineering to projects in emerging markets.
  • The work will be based in North America, but will also support international work in conjunction with other DNV offices worldwide.
  • Ideally, this position would be based out of our San Diego CA, Portland OR, Oakland CA, Seattle WA, Austin TX, Chalfont PA, or Medford, MA markets.
  • Remote from any of our DNV locations in the U.S What You'll Do
  • Perform technical due-diligence on mini-grid, renewables expansion, and grid-expansion projects, including financial model reviews
  • Assist and lead owners engineering projects for developers in the Energy Access space
  • Prioritize QHSE considerations within the team to ensure safe execution and healthy work environment.
  • Coordinate input from technical specialists and writing of the due diligence reports.
  • Discuss and resolve technical issues with project developers and lenders/investors, including coordinating input on such issues from internal technical specialists as necessary.
  • Develop and win proposals for scopes of services related to due diligence work, especially among development finance institutions (DFIs).
  • Coordinate construction monitoring by DNV, including performing site visits.
  • Support customers through the financial closings of projects.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts for the ESE team, including leading tool development, process refinement, and lessons learned activities.
  • Support the mission and vision, have some fun while you do it, and maybe make a few new friends What is Required
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or related energy field.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in batteries, energy storage, and/or solar + storage industry
  • Familiarity with energy industry technology (PV, battery, controls) and related contracts
  • Project management and time management skills, including an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines and to establish and maintain good relations with clients
  • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 20% of the time.
  • Solution-oriented thinking skills
  • Displaying high integrity and honesty
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, including ability to write clear and detailed technical reports, especially to a non-technical audience
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening.
  • What is Preferred
  • Post-graduate degree in technical discipline
  • Experience working with large-scale DFIs such as World Bank, IFC, OPIC, IDB, USTDA
  • International project implementation, mini-grids, or development of energy projects in emerging markets
  • French, Spanish or other foreign language ability *Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position
  • How We Do It We 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: Read more here:Diversity at DNVMeet 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.
  • 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
  • Consumer discounts and rewards
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
  • Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election
  • DNV 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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