Energy Storage Project Manager

at DNV
Location Portland
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


Local Unit & Position Description

Did you know wind and solar are the fastest growing sources of electricity in the US?

To facilitate the growth of wind and solar, energy storage is increasingly being utilized to manage these intermittent power sources. We're looking for an Energy Storage Project Manager who's will be to support the advancement of renewable energy development in North America by leading the diligence on gigawatts of energy storage projects. DNV's Renewable & Power Grids group is making exciting investments in energy storage and is growing its team in 2021 and beyond. We know the energy storage markets are growing faster than anyone has predicted; we are committed to supporting this growth with the best data, advice, and expertise on the planet!As an Energy Storage Project Manager, you will work on a variety of unique energy storage projects that include technologies such as lithium-ion and flow batteries. You will work closely with industry leaders, financiers, and cutting-edge technology developed by some of the most well-known manufacturers, investors, and developers.

Our team sits at the engineering nexus between energy storage technology and financing to support transactions that grow the market. Through client contracts, we work independently as a voice for the industry. You will be an independent engineer supporting the design, financing, and construction of all types of standalone and renewable-paired storage projects throughout North America. Our clients range from the largest financial institutions in the world to regional project developers who rely upon our reports as part of their investment decisions. The Project Manager will be responsible for leading the technical due diligence process, contributing as a subject matter expert, and coordinating and communicating with clients. The right person will ultimately weave the highly technical project content into a story that identifies technical, contractual, and financial risks which can be understood by engineers and investors.This position is Remote from any of our DNV offices across the continental US.

What You'll Do

  • Initiating and coordinating the technical review process among internal specialists (including civil and electrical engineering, energy assessment, technology experts, permitting, battery safety, etc.)
  • Contributing to the review of contracts and technical specifications of energy storage projects and products, including warranties, offtake agreements, supply agreements, service agreements, and financial models
  • Communicating with clients to provide timely and relevant project updates and deliverables while ensuring milestones are met and expectations are exceeded
  • Building business with existing and new clients by demonstrating DNV's value and developing proposals in response to sole sourced requests or RFPs
  • Participating in continuous improvement efforts for the ESE team, including tool development, process refinement, and lessons learned activities
  • Developing content for blog posts, industry conferences, and client workshops
  • Juggling multiple projects and levels of responsibility simultaneously
  • Converting with vague and incomplete information into well-informed, risk-mitigated conclusions
  • Collaborating with technical specialists to write and peer review due diligence reports
  • Coordinating construction and operational monitoring by DNV, including performing site visits, reviewing construction documents, progress reports, schedules, budgets, change orders, and invoices to ensure the project is built as designed to meet performance expectations
  • Working with a diverse group of fun and talented people
  • Supporting the mission and vision and have some fun while you do it

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in batteries, energy storage, and or solar + storage development in the context of engineering, estimation, construction, development, origination, consulting, finance, or project management
  • Familiarity with energy industry technology (batteries, inverters, PV modules, PV mounting systems, balance of system components, etc.)
  • Experience in being part of collaborative project team(s) and ability to be customer facing
  • Comfort with interpreting, analyzing, and synthesizing data in Microsoft Office Suite and presenting findings to customers
  • Experience managing projects and/or teams
  • Maintain a customer-focused, consultative approach to projects and customer needs
  • Work within expected deadlines, while being adaptive to changing scope or customer needs
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10-15% of the time
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

What is Preferred

  • Advanced degree in engineering or related field
  • Experience interacting with customers directly and building relationships with clients technical writing experience
  • Candidates can have any or all the following skillsets:
    • Capability to model or simulate energy storage operations
    • Solar and/or storage industry construction and operating contracts, solar project construction, operations/asset management, solar project design/development, module/inverter technology, power marketing/offtake contracting, or energy storage technology and implementation
    • Experience with energy storage hardware

How We Do It

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DNV is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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About DNV

Careers in DNV

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.

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**

Company & Business Area Description

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 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.

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