Senior Solar Electrical Engineer

September 23, 2022
Chalfont, PA
Job Type


Local Unit & Position Description

Are you passionate about renewable energy and looking to expand your impact?Are you interested in having a hand in shaping the direction of the fast-growing wind, solar, and storage industry?DNV's Energy Transition Outlook predicts that we will exhaust the 1.5-degree carbon budget in 2028. How will you spend your next 6 years making a measurable impact on climate change mitigation? DNV Energy's Electrical Engineering team is growing rapidly. Our team is comprised of highly skilled electrical engineers performing owner's engineering, preliminary design, interconnection services, technical due diligence for new construction and repowering, and construction monitoring for the wind, solar PV, and energy storage industries. We are seeking a Senior Solar Electrical Engineer to join our team. The Senior Engineer's skillset will both shape the direction and application of expertise to services, as well as complement a group of highly skilled, Senior- and Principal level experts making a daily impact in the development, design, and construction of projects. The Senior Solar Electrical Engineer, depending on skillsets and interest, will perform a wide variety of technical tasks applying experience and training in electrical power systems, electronics, controls, and instrumentation in support of the design, development, and construction of renewable energy projects.Why should you work with 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. The design engineer will primarily be executing on utility-scale solar and storage project designs. Project development phases and their corresponding level of design include conceptual, procurement/construction, and operational. Projects include a diverse mix of utility-scale solar and storage technologies, equipment manufacturers, and site locations.

Our customers are primarily sophisticated developers, utilities, and EPCs developing solar and energy storage projects across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

DNV's Engineers work closely with our customers to fundamentally understand their challenges and provide advisory and expertise to improve the performance, reliability and safety of utility scale projects. DNV provides comprehensive consultative sales training and connections to ensure that the engineer will have the opportunity to grow and apply their skillset widely across the industry.

This position can be based out of our Oakland CA, Detroit MI, Oak Brook IL, Chalfont PA, Phoenix AZ, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Miami, FL, Alburqueque, NM, Arlington, VA, offices with flexible work arrangement (home/office). 

What You'll Do

  • Develop detailed design packages for utility-scale solar PV and storage systems that meet all contractual, code, and permitting requirements, including plan and elevation drawings, schematics, and calculations
  • Support site assessments and preparation of energy models in cooperation with internal DNV engineering teams
  • Evaluate solar and storage technologies with respect to project goals, including modules, DC components, inverters, racking, and medium voltage systems
  • Create, organize, and maintain documents associated with projects' basis of design throughout the project life cycle; consider key project risks
  • Review and incorporate electrical studies including ampacity studies, load flow, reactive power capability, short circuit, grounding, arc flash
  • Project management of complex projects; provide timely client communications; coordinate and supervise work by junior personnel, other company divisions, and subcontractors
  • Prepare proposals including scope of services, schedule, budget, and documentation requirements

Position Qualifications

What is required

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited university, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in renewables power system engineering
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or computer-based drafting
  • Experience working with solar power generation systems. Key experience may include but is not limited to:
    • Knowledge of National Electric Code and other model codes
    • Knowledge of industry best practices and technical standards
    • Ability to work effectively in team environment
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with clients
    • Ability to work effectively and professionally with diverse people, clients, and co-workers
    • Flexibility and adaptability – issues and tasks may change quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

**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 DNV

Meet our Employees

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 [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]). 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 Talk space
  • 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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