Associate Project Manager

at DNV
Location Portland, Oregon
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Permanent


Local Unit & Position Description

Do you want to be part of the world's leading renewable energy consultant firm?Are you committed to address climate change and positively impact society and the world? Do you enjoy collaborating with colleagues and clients, and thrive in a dynamic, inclusive, and respectful environment?Then you may find the Associate Project Manager in our Wind Independent Engineering team position to be a great fit for you!DNV Energy Systems' Renewables and Power Grids group is seeking an Associate Project Manager to join our Wind Independent Engineering (IE) team. DNV is the world's leading renewable energy consultant, and since the early 1980's DNV's Wind IE team has held a dominant market position for independent engineering services to support financing and construction of wind energy projects in North America. In this role, our team provides technical consulting and independent engineering services for wind project developers, financial institutions, and investors who rely upon our reports as part of their investment decision making process. The Associate Project Manager is an entry level position with responsibility for assisting the team of Project Managers that lead the technical due diligence review process to support the finance and construction of wind projects in North America; communicating and resolving technical issues with clients and internal teams; and travelling to project sites in all parts of the country to perform ongoing site inspections related to construction progress on infrastructure and wind equipment installation, including inspection of wind turbines up-tower.

This position will ideally be located within our major US market, to include San Diego,CA; Oakland,CA; Portland,OR; Chalfont, PA; Seattle,WA; Medford,MA; Austin,TX; Houston,TX or Dallas,TX.Why should you work for us?

Because 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.

What You'll Do

  • Assisting with coordination of the technical review process among internal specialists (including civil and electrical engineering, energy assessment, turbine technology, permitting, etc)
  • Managing project documentation
  • Reviewing wind project construction loan draws to confirm budget/contract/schedule compliance
  • Performing portions of the due diligence reviews, including contract and financial model (OPEX and CAPEX) reviews
  • Coordinating input from technical specialists and writing of the due diligence reports
  • Assisting with resolution of technical issues with project developers, including coordinating input on such issues from internal technical specialists as necessary
  • Developing and winning proposals for scopes of services related to due diligence work
  • Assisting with construction monitoring by DNV, including performing site inspections
  • Prioritizing QHSE considerations within the team to ensure safe execution and healthy work environment
  • Review of project operating reports to evaluate asset health and performance
  • Supporting Project Managers and customers through the financial closings of projects

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, business, or related energy field from an accredited 4-year university
  • Proactive, curious, and resourceful attitude
  • Interpersonal and time management skills, including an ability to balance multiple tasks under tight deadlines and to establish and maintain good relationships with co-workers/customers
  • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 10% of the time or for a week or more at a time
  • Able to sit for long periods of time, when working in office; but also climb wind turbines with appropriate gear (approximately 100 meters up a vertical ladder in all climate conditions) and walk over rough or slippery terrain as experienced on heavy construction sites
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, including ability to write clear and detailed technical reports, presentations, and emails, and to clearly communicate complex technical issues to a non-technical audience
  • Solution-oriented thinking skills - identifying technical risks and formulating solutions or workarounds that allow development and financing/investment to proceed
  • Displaying high integrity and honesty - customers rely on DNV's independence and its responsibility to perform a rigorous but fair review of a project
  • Fluent in MS Office products
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

What is Preferred

  • Master's degree
  • Familiarity with energy industry technology (turbines, balance of plant, etc.) and contracts (construction, supply, operations, interconnection, offtake, and/or asset management contracts); conceptual understanding of budgets and financial models
  • Some concentration of experience in at least one of the following: wind industry construction and operating contracts, wind project construction, operations/asset management, wind project design/development, turbine technology, or power marketing/offtake contracting
  • Experience and enthusiasm for database management and technologies, data manipulation, and/or digitalization of systems

Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position

How We Do ItWe Care, We Dare, We Share

DNV 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:

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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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