Electrical Engineer Offshore Wind



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About Us

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About Energy Systems

We help customers navigate the complex transition to a decarbonized and more sustainable energy future. We do this by assuring that energy systems work safely and effectively, using solutions that are increasingly digital. We also help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry.

About The Role

DNV Energy Systems, Renewables Certification

Renewables Certification (RC) belongs to Business Area Energy Systems providing advisory, verification and certification services for the Energy industries with 4000 people globally.

DNV Renewables Certification has the global responsibility for Type Certification (TC), Component Certification (CC) and Project Certification (PC) for Renewables within DNV. Currently RC consists of 300+ experts with locations in Beijing, Boston, Busan, Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Dresden, Hamburg, Høvik, Houston, London, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.

DNV Energy System-Renewables Certification (RC) group is seeking an Electrical Engineer Offshore Wind, Professional Engineer (PE) to join our RC team in US.

RC has the global responsibility for Type Certification (TC), Component Certification (CC) and Project Certification (PC) within DNV. Currently RC consists of 300+ experts with locations in Beijing, Boston, Busan, Copenhagen, Dresden, Esbjerg, Hamburg, Høvik, Houston, London, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo. RC is the global market leader in the Renewables Certification market and is involved in 80% of Project Certification for offshore wind parks including offshore substations in the world.

The Renewables Certification team delivers services related to the project certification of electrical installation of offshore substations and converter platforms, wind turbines and electrical design of subsea cables in offshore Wind Farms. We provide this as a global service and cover all steps in the certification process from review of early designs to design verification, fabrication surveillance, commissioning, and periodic inspection of installations in operation. We are looking for experienced electrical engineers, with a strong profile and interest in working with renewable energy. Moreover, this team works with offshore subsea cable design and wind turbines. Besides the technical work additional project management activities are expected in relation to the different projects.

In the US, the Code of Federal Regulations, 30 CFR 285 and 585, require that the design, fabrication, transportation, and installation of the entire offshore wind facility is certified by a BOEM/BSEE approved Certified Verification Agent (CVA).  DNV’s existing position as a PC market leader led to DNV being the first CVA to successfully deliver a Certified Facility Design Report (FDR) and Fabrication and Installation Report (FIR), for first successful US Federal project to reach commercial operations.  Today, DNV is the approved CVA for more than 80% of the active projects in the US.

The position is located in our Katy (Houston) or Medford (Boston) office.

What You’ll Do

  • Delivering technical review of the electrical designs required to certify the Wind Turbine Generator (WTG), Electrical Service Platform (ESP) and subsea power cables
  • Independent calculations / spot-checks of electrical design, e.g., ampacity, arc flash, etc.
  • Project/Package Manager for (one or more) US CVA projects
  • Coordination of work tasks and deliveries from other DNV units in US and abroad
  • Prepare CVA nomination package including coordinating responses to US authorities BOEM/BSEE with RC Europe on behalf of customers
  • Participation in standards development, joint-industry-projects (JIPs) and conferences
  • Follow-up with onsite witness of fabrication and transport & installation activities in the US
  • Opportunity to work on wind turbine projects globally

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
  • 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
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
  • Charitable Matched Giving and Volunteer Rewards through our Impact Program
  • Volunteer time off (VTO) paid by the company
  • Career advancement opportunities

*Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election*

How We Do It

We 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.

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 (hrrecruitment.northamerica@dnv.com). Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.

DNV is proud to announce being named one of Houston’s best places to work in the 2022 Houston Business Journal – Best Places to Work competition.

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About You

Bring a breath of fresh air into your professional life! Are you looking for a job, where you can be a trusted voice to tackle global transformations?

Would you like to thrive in a dynamic, international environment with lots of exiting challenges every day? Do you want to be part of a team of skilled colleagues and in a global organization where we work as one team? We invite qualified engineers looking for opportunities to join our team in Renewables Certification, the Offshore Substations Department.

What Is Required

  • Engineering degree (M.Sc / B.Sc) in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is required (any state is accepted, but it must be in active standing)
  • Minimum 3+ years of engineering experience with preference towards wind energy experience, offshore engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of applicable standards and recommendations, e.g., IEC, IEEE, CIGRE, DNV, NFPA, NEMA, UL, etc.
  • Highly professional and credible presence during interaction with customers and within DNV across all management levels
  • Excellent networking skills. Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Strong commercial attitude and strategic mind-set. Highly self-motivated and result oriented
  • Well organized & proactive, able to successfully work in a fast paced and competitive environment with diverse people – clients and co-workers
  • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 10% of the time
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment background and drug screening

What Is Preferred

  • Understanding of Certification and CVA services and processes
  • Experience in managing projects or small teams

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

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