DNV GL Head of Section - DER Wholesale in Burlington, Massachusetts

DNV GL is seeking a dynamic leader for its growing consulting practice in the Distributed Energy Resources/Wholesale Energy (DER) section of the Markets and Policy Development Department. In this role you will lead and expand DNV GL’s business around wholesale energy markets, development in generation, microgrids, energy storage and emerging technologies in their applications within the utility and related industries. You will work collaboratively with many other parts of DNV GL to support business development and project execution. Additional responsibilities include acting as a thought leader on emerging technologies and trends around DERs; building and maintaining client relationships and supporting the development and implementation of innovative analytical solutions for internal and external clients. The Head of Section will manage the DER team including supervision and career development of staff and acting as sponsor and manager of consulting projects. This role requires a deep expertise in at least one of the following areas and a sound knowledge of the other:

  • Emerging technology and business models for DERs

  • Integrated Resource Planning or distribution system planning/operations

  • The design and validation of integrated generation, storage and distribution systems

  • Strategic and cost modelling for the above items

Tasks May Include

  • Drive expansion of business opportunities in the area of emerging technologies and business practices, including but not limited to distributed energy resources, electricity storage, microgrids and volt/var management

  • Provide thought leadership and marketing support, including attending and presenting at conferences, writing articles and contributing to marketing campaigns

  • Drive business development by setting business development goals and initiatives with the team, supporting their implementation and leading efforts to reach targets

  • Have ultimate responsibility for project delivery and quality towards the customer as project sponsor on consulting engagements

  • Continuously develop and support expertise of the team by providing technical leadership, develop research and mentoring team members within the areas of DERs, emerging technologies and utility best practices

  • Provide industry thought leadership and act as a partner to our clients and teams in setting new strategic directions and identifying and understanding trends in the market as they develop

  • Strategically grow the business in response market developments using the knowledge and capabilities of the team

  • Deliver knowledge of industry trends, including advances in technology and the resulting impact on managing business

  • Ensure that consulting engagements and professionals meet the guiding principles as established by DNV GL ENERGY

  • Screen, recruit, and develop professional talent

  • Provide and support consulting services to clients

  • Conduct employee reviews and plan and support career growth and development of team

  • Develop business unit growth and strategic plans to achieve long term growth objectives

  • Foster the development of analytics to support consulting offerings

  • Act as the key executive client contact and engage our clients by phone and in person, including business travel to facilitate meetings

What We're Seeking

  • At least 5 years of experience in the electricity sector

  • Bachelors level education or higher in business, engineering, statistics or economics

  • A track record of successfully developing or expanding a practice area in consulting

  • Excellent collaboration skills and experience in leading cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams

  • Expertise in distributed energy resources, including electricity storage, distributed generation and microgrids

  • Excellent writing and communications skills

  • Working knowledge of energy policy and regulatory landscape and their impact on decisions for key customers such as utilities, transmission and distribution owners, and DER developers

  • Strong math and modeling skills, and ability to provide technical oversight of improvements in internal simulation and optimization tools.

  • Proven QHSE mindset

  • Willingness to travel on a consistent and frequent basis within the Americas

  • We conduct pre-employment background check and drug screens

Preferred Skills

  • Masters level education or higher in business, engineering, statistics or economics

  • Direct experience of developing analytical tools in applications such as MATLAB

  • Deep understanding of one or more DER technologies

  • Experience in designing or implementing storage solutions or microgrids

Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position.

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work toward our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

Requisition ID: 2017-9622

Position Type: Permanent employment

External Company Name: DNV GL AS