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Team Lead, Solar Independent Engineering ( Remote Optional) at DNV

Team Lead, Solar Independent Engineering ( Remote Optional)

DNV Montreal, Quebec Full Time

Local Unit & Position Description

Do you want to help the advancement of renewable energy?

We're looking for a fantastic person to join us in working on a variety of solar projects throughout the US and Canada. You will be involved in the entire project life cycle, work with the biggest developers and financiers in the space and be exposed to cutting edge technology.  The primary functions of this position include leading a team of technical project managers, performing and supporting project due diligence, and managing major customer accounts.

By joining our team at DNV, you will be part of accelerating the widespread deployment of solar energy and positively impacting society and the planet. We achieve our purpose through the long-term success of our customers. We strive to be a high-performing, innovative team that reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world.

DNV is the world's leading renewable energy consultant. DNV's Solar team holds a substantial market position for due diligence services to support the financing and construction of solar projects, and 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 solar project developers, financial institutions, and investors who rely on our reports as part of their investment decision making process.

This position could be based out our Toronto, CA or Montreal, CA offices.This position also has the option to be remote.  

What You'll Be Doing

  • Leading a team of project managers conducting technical due diligence in support of project financing
  • Prioritizing QHSE considerations within the team to ensure safe execution and healthy work environment
  • Providing technical oversight, guidance, and approval for the team, including coordination with civil and electrical engineering, energy assessment, technology, and permitting teams
  • Strategic leadership including people resource planning, interpreting market trends, and developing service offerings
  • Facilitating team personal and career development via coaching, annual review process, and training
  • Support tool development, process refinement, digitization efforts, and lessons learned activities as part of continuous improvement of the team
  • Developing business through managing key client relationships, developing new customers, conference attendance and industry networking, and developing and winning proposals for scopes of services
  • Advancing team and industry thought leadership
  • Supporting and coaching project managers and customers through the financial closing of projects: financing mechanics, certificates, loan drawdowns, and reliance issues
  • Discussing and resolving challenging technical issues
  • Coordinating or performing DNV construction monitoring and site visit activities
  • Supporting our mission and vision, and having some fun while you do it!

Position Qualifications

What Is Required

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering, science, business, energy, or other related field is required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the solar industry
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and deft project and time management skills, including an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines, and to mentor others in this regard
  • Fluent in MS Office
  • Solution oriented thinking skills and high integrity
  • Understanding energy industry technology (modules, inverters, mounting systems/trackers, balance of system, etc) and exposure to contracts (construction, supply, operations, interconnection, offtake, and/or asset management contracts); familiarity with budgets and financial models
  • Experience managing or leading people
  • General working knowledge of the solar project financing process (direct experience preferred).
  • Exceptional business and technical skills and a customer-focused, entrepreneurial mindset
  • Supportive and proactive team member, eager to work in a collaborative environment and inspire others, as well as work on self-directed independent projects
  • Proven HSE mindset and demonstrated behaviour-based safety mentality
  • We conduct pre-employment background and drug screening  

These are Preferred

  • Master's degree
  • Some concentration of experience in at least one of the following: solar industry construction and operating contracts, solar project construction, operations/asset management, solar project design/development, module/inverter technology, energy assessment, power marketing/offtake contracting, energy storage technology and implementation, or in the independent engineering function
  • Working knowledge of PVsyst and solar energy assessment
  • Working knowledge of relevant National Electric Code sections
  • Industry thought leadership experience
  • Working knowledge of energy storage systems


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

How We Do It

We Care, We Dare, and We Share! 

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV offers a respectful working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work each day. Read more here:

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About DNV - DNV

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.\u202f For more information about your rights under the law, see:     Please visit our website at   

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 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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