Owners Engineer Team Lead

Location CA-QC-Montreal
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

Do you want to come help lead decarbonization and the advancement of Renewable Energy? We’re looking for a Senior Manager/Team Lead for our Owner’s Engineering (OE) team. The Team Lead will work on a variety of wind, solar, and storage projects from pre-feasibility development, design, and construction engineering.
The Owner’s Engineering (OE) team is growing rapidly, and we are seeking an engaging, confident leader who can leverage and develop the strengths of our established and experienced team and support us through the energy transition.

What we do


Our customers can choose any number of consultancies to execute on specific tasks; however, our OE team strives to develop long-term partnerships with our customers, acting as their trusted advisor from the earliest layouts through construction.
Our customers are at the forefront of the energy transition. Our team is nimble and driven by our mission to ensure renewable energy projects are safely and sustainably designed, constructed, and installed.


Broadly, our work falls into four categories

  • Feasibility studies, including site selection, layout creation and optimization, offtake agreement negotiation and support, technical studies and risk assessments, repowering studies, CAPEX, OPEX and decommission cost estimates
  • Design (preliminary wind, solar, and storage; and Engineer of Record on solar PV electrical design); development of technical specifications and engineering design standards
  • Procurement support, including development of tender documents, RFPs, bid evaluation, EPC and supplier contract negotiation, and equipment recommendations and selection
  • Comprehensive OE, including construction design review, construction monitoring, commissioning, and acceptance testing support

This position will be located in our Montreal, CA or Toronto, CA offices.


How you will contribute

  • Perform Team Leader responsibilities for the OE team, including
    • Mentoring and coaching staff on a wide variety of commercial and technical aspects
    • Implementing individual development plans and goals, in-line with DNV’s strategy
  • Develop new leads through customer meetings and thought leadership to develop OE business opportunities
  • Support strategy development for new service implementation and core service growth, including solar + storage
  • Improve efficiencies by continued refinement of team best practices, processes, bidding support, and project management tools
  • Willingness to enthusiastically explore new customers, markets, and technical approaches to our work on a regular basis


Position Qualifications

What is required

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or other relevant degree from accredited 4-year university
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience performing technical and project development activities within the renewable energy industry
  • Comprehensive understanding of the renewable energy and energy storage industries
  • Demonstrated skills and enthusiasm in leading teams
  • Demonstrated and exceptional skills in project management
  • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 10% of the time
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment background screening

What Is Preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years energy storage experience
  • Previous experience at a technical consultancy or in business development
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or other project management training or credentials
  • Direct project development experience

*Please submit a cover letter to be considered with this application

**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 congenial 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:


Diversity at DNV

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About 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. 

Please visit our website at www.dnv.com


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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