Senior Analyst- Solar Energy Assessment

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

Local Unit & Position Description

Senior Analyst- Solar Energy Assessment
Why should you work with us?
Because within DNV Energy Systems’ Renewables and Power Grids group, organizational culture, and more specifically how we collectively influence the world for future generations, matters deeply to us. Our team works every day to champion the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society and the planet. Our approach reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world. Our work has supported the deployment of over 250 GW of solar, wind, and storage all over the world, to-date Our high-performing and innovative team endeavors to achieve our purpose through the success of our customers. In our team, we care about providing our employees with a unique experience. We are proud supporters of our ever-growing community of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). We prioritize flexible work environments, including remote-first options and flexible work schedules and we offer well-being support with subscriptions to Calm or Headspace. We also like to have fun – from team music playlists and swag to lunch via Uber Eats for lunch and learns and so much more!

We are seeking a Senior Solar Energy Analyst to join our Utility-scale solar energy assessment team. The primary function of this position is to assess the solar resource and expected energy output of proposed or operational solar projects across North America.

By joining our team at DNV, you will be part of championing the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society and the planet. Through a commitment to independence and unsurpassed rigor, 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 position may be based in any location within the continental United States, including remote (home) offices. However, candidates located in the following places will be given preference: Oakbrook, IL (Chicago); San Diego, CA; Oakland, CA. Other preferred locations include Austin, TX; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; or Medford, MA.

What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct long-term solar resource and energy production assessments
  • Analyze climatic data and operational production and performance data from solar plants
  • Primarily focus on utility-scale solar assessments but support work across all scales including residential, commercial, and industrial
  • Predict energy production
  • Conduct statistical uncertainty analyses, clipping adjusted degradation analysis
  • Write technical reports and communicating results to Customers

Position Qualifications

What’s Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant engineering, atmospheric science, or quantitative field.
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in solar resource assessment or modelling
  • Understanding of solar resource variability and its impact on energy estimates
  • Understanding of solar Measure Corelate and Predict (MCP) analysis
  • Proficient working with MS Office Word/Excel
  • Comprehensive understanding of fundamental solar modeling principles such as (PVSyst and/or SAM)
  • Experience in uncertainty and statistical data analysis
  • Proficiency working with data analysis tools (Python, R, SQL, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Ability to streamline process by implementation of process improvement techniques
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and to approach tasks with a customer-centric mindset. This is a seller-doer role, which requires both technical rigor and commercial acumen. Preferred candidates will have a high curiosity and desire to learn.
  • Ability to write technical reports and commercial correspondence to verbally convey technical information in a clear and concise manner in English
  • At DNV safety is paramount. The ideal candidate will have a strong health, safety and environmental mindset
  • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 10% of the time
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

What is Preferred

  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Previous experience as a renewable energy consultant
  • Understanding of renewable energy industry measurement techniques and standards
  • Understanding of solar energy project execution and finance
  • Meet physical requirements such as sitting for long periods of time when working in the office and ability and
  • Willingness to occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions when travelling to assigned project site locations (typical travel time is approximately 3 days every 2-4 months)

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


How We Do It

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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.

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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 ( 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**


As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act and New York City Salary Transparency Law, DNV provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado or New York City. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado and New York City, NY only, the range of starting pay for this role is $105,000-$140,000USD

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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