Head of Offshore Wind, North America

Location US-MA-Medford | US-VA-Arlington | US-PA-Chalfont | US-NY-New York | US-NY-Rochester | US-CA-San Diego | US-ME-Portland | US-OR-Portland | US-WA-Seattle
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Energy Systems
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Local Unit & Position Description

The Head of Offshore Wind – Strategy, Vision and Partnerships North America is the strategic leader responsible for transforming and growing DNV’s thriving Offshore Wind Advisory practice. DNV is specifically seeking an enthusiastic strategic thinker and senior leader with a strong background in the offshore wind industry, who is interested in capitalizing on DNV’s strong brand and active commercial work to maintain and grow DNV’s presence as an offshore wind market leader


This role will have exceptional internal and external visibility, including access to internal and external senior leaders to shape the way that DNV, as the premier technical advisor to the offshore space, can shape and drive the flow of capital into the offshore wind industry. DNV supports successful leaders with the resources and staffing needed to efficiently execute on their strategies, and celebrates the wins they achieve through that autonomy and support with a caring culture that encourages bringing our full selves to work


This position will have the autonomy, authority and the support of a team of direct reports, engaged executive leaders, and mature financial, HR and marketing business partners. The dynamic working environment will require a candidate who is easily adaptable, has high throughput and commercial agility, and with the experience and technical skillset to be Customer-facing and develop opportunities that allow the broader department to deliver on a range of offshore wind services including those in the development, permitting, construction, and operational phases of project lifecycles


DNV is looking for a dynamic candidate with great leadership, management, and communication skills; the ability to develop strong relationships with Customers to advise on their techno-economic challenges; and someone who enjoys optimizing business operations while taking risks resulting in growth orientation to best serve the North American offshore wind industry



Why you should work with us?


How we collectively influence the world for future generations matters deeply to us. Our team works every day to increase the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society; endeavors to achieve our purpose through the success of our Customers; and strives to be high-performing and innovative. Our approach reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world. We are looking to ensure that offshore wind projects are built, meet their intended returns on investment and that further capital flows into offshore wind

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!

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned

This position can be based out of any of our current advisory markets including Medford, Massachusetts; Arlington, Virginia; Chalfont, Pennsylvania; New York, Rochester, New York; San Diego, California; Portland, Maine; Portland, Oregon; & Seattle, Washington.

What You’ll Do

  • Progress the 1, 2, and 5 year vision for DNV’s offshore wind strategy, leveraging the status quo exploring adjustments, influencing executive level stakeholders and driving your affirmed strategy through execution
  • Champion the Customer Relationship Management approach and relationships within Offshore wind. DNV’s Key Accounts are well aligned with offshore wind lease holders and prospective holders; this candidate will have the opportunity to build on their existing relationships and strengthen them, as well as engaging new to the offshore market Customers
  • Direct Offshore Wind business activities in North America by identifying opportunities in the local market, leveraging and nurturing current relationships and growing new relationships with key Customers, and providing key market intelligence to help develop services according to the local industry needs, to achieve business growth and profitability goals. The candidate can expect support from strong seller-doers within the commercial line and Key Account Managers, but will remain primarily responsible for growing the business.
  • Manage a team responsible for executing on the strategy you champion. DNV’s leaders serve as inspiring visionaries who are passionate about helping high performing teams achieve their career goals through market positioning and having the greatest impact on offshore wind projects of any engineering consultancy in North America
  • Influence and collaborate with other relevant internal teams to provide Customers with focused, prioritized, and innovative services to support the growing US market, including the Maritime service line, Marine Warranty Survey, Certified Verification Agent, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental and Permitting Services, Turbine Technology, Project Finance, and various other US-based and international teams.
  • Efficient use of DNV’s innovation programs and R&D funding to drive tool and product development for qualified Customer challenges
  • Champion DNV’s offshore agile marketing and thought leadership activities, including positioning DNV at industry events, conferences, and Customer meetings, as well as local and global internal R&D projects related to DNV’s offshore wind business. This position will work closely with DNV’s Marketing and Communications team to provide content and strategy direction

Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree required, in a field related to offshore wind success, including engineering, business, policy, or other relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the offshore industry, preferably in consulting or project development
  • Proven track record of growing an offshore wind energy business, including at least 5 years of management and business planning experience
  • An excellent network of broad and diverse contacts within the North American offshore wind energy industry is a must, and specifically contacts within offshore wind developers, turbine manufacturers, and BOEM
  • Proven track record leading and developing diverse teams, with an emphasis on influencing and inspiring high performers
  • Proven track record in anticipating market trends and offering services to match offshore Customer needs
  • Willing to travel up to 20% of the time, including domestic and international

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


What We Offer

Generous Paid Time Off (Vacation, Company Holidays, Parental Leave, Sick, and Disability)

Multiple Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefit Plans to choose from

Spending Accounts – FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, Company-Seeded HSA

401(K) with company match

Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits

Education reimbursement program

Employer-Paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace

Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities


**Benefits may 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.


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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 $170,000 - $230,000.


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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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