Civil/Structural Engineer, Renewables

Location US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-San Diego | US-TX-Austin | US-CA-Oakland | US-OR-Portland | US-WA-Seattle | US-MA-Medford
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV’s Civil Engineering team is growing rapidly. Our team is comprised of highly skilled civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers, engaged in analysis, design review, construction observation, and analysis of flooding and erosion control failures of solar, wind, and battery storage energy systems.


DNV is seeking a structural engineer to review solar support structures, complement our world-class team. The engineer in this position will be exposed to the broadest cross-section of wind, solar, and storage projects of any renewables company in the world.


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


This postion will be located in our Portland, OR ; San Diego,CA; Oakland, CA; Austin, TX, Katy, TX; Seattle, WA, or Medford, MA offices 


Task May Include

  • Review of design drawings and calculations for solar and wind energy foundations structural support systems, to support project financing.
  • Evaluation of pre-market design concepts for solar and wind energy structural support systems.
  • Evaluation and root cause analyses of solar and wind energy system structural failures.
  • On-site and virtual observation and documentation of solar and wind energy construction.

Position Qualifications



  • Master of Science –Structural Engineering
  • At least 2 years of structural engineering design and/or research experience of wind energy foundations and structural support systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) 
  • Proficiency in IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, ACI, NBCC, EuroCode and other common structural design codes.
  • Proficiency in SAP, STAAD, ABAQUS and other common structural analysis programs.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically, up to 25% of the time
  • We conduct pre- employment background and drug screenings

Preferred Skills

  • P.E. or P.Eng. License.
  • Structural Engineer (S.E.) License (NCEES SE Exam compliant).
    Prior research or design experience with wind-induced dynamic loading of Solar PV structural support systems.
  • Prior research or design experience with reinforced concrete wind turbine foundations.
  • Proficiency in PYTHON and/or MATLAB coding for structural engineering application

Opportunities Beyond Business


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.

DNV  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. 


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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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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