Offshore Wind Project Manager

Location US-OR-Portland | US-OR-Portland | US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-Oakland | US-VA-Arlington
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The offshore wind industry is expanding rapidly! Are you passionate about ensuring the safe, sustainable implementation of offshore wind? At DNV, you will have the greatest North American project visibility of any consultancy in the world. Our team of over 300 scientists, engineers and environmental professionals have the greatest impact on the broadest reach of projects. Are you passionate about offshore wind? Are you interested in making an impact at the largest renewable energy consultancy in the world? DNV is seeking an intelligent and collaborative person to join the Offshore Wind North America team!

The Offshore Wind Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the Offshore Wind North America team in a variety of project development and due diligence projects for the offshore wind industry that contribute to lowering the costs and creating efficiencies for offshore wind development in North America. Through our teams of subject matter experts, engineers, and top-notch Project Managers, we provide expert project support and technical advisory to our customers in the OSW Markets in North America. This position will engage within many of our OSW teams to support both at the project and at the market level in North America.

The Offshore Wind Project Manager will join the multi-disciplinary Project Development and Engineering Department, which is part of DNV’s Renewables and Power Grids Advisory service line, and contains nearly 100 scientists, engineers, and environmental professionals. The dynamic working environment will require employees who are easily adaptable and have the experience and technical skillset to provide services across a wide range of active contracts, including those in the development, permitting, construction, and operational phases of project lifecycles. The offshore wind industry in the U.S. is a rapidly developing and evolving market, DNV is looking for an enthusiastic individual who can self-organize, is willing to be creative and take on new challenges to support and build DNV’s offshore wind business.

This position may engage in a variety of tasks based on their skills, including market studies, conceptual design studies, offshore wind constraints analyses, site suitability, offshore wind permitting and technical studies support, O&M analysis, constructability analyses, cost studies, decommissioning studies, as well as market and supply chain assessment.

Why you should work for us

Within DNV’s Renewables and Power Grids Advisory 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 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.


This position will ideally be located within US , to include Medford (Boston), MA; Portland OR; San Diego, CA; Oakland, CA; Arlington, VA; other west or east coast cities may be considered. Remote locations may also be considered.

What You’ll Do

  • Acting as Project Manager for smaller projects, and providing task-level support for larger projects, in the following areas:
    • Development and permitting activities, including SAP, Navigational Safety Risk Assessment, and COP preparation
    • Leading and supporting Customers with RFP and Bid submittal preparation for lease areas and procurement processes
    • Feasibility and project qualification activities, including pre-feasibility and lease auction qualification for new market entrants
    • Engaging in stakeholder, public, and agency meetings 
  • Supporting business development for the services listed above, including the opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships with Customers, bringing in and evaluating new contract leads, authoring proposals, and considering where DNV’s services should change to meet the needs of the growing offshore wind market in North America. Supporting the offshore wind team in delivering quality work to our customers
  • Writing technical reports and communicating results internally and to customers
  • Managing multiple concurrent jobs and tasks
  • Ensuring the successful completion of assigned tasks per the agreed upon scope, budget, schedule, and quality

Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field
  • At least three (3) years of related experience in the onshore wind industry, with at least one of those years in the offshore wind industry in the U.S. Academic, internship, and research experience will all be considered
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and reporting abilities, including strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Pre-employment drug and background screening

Preferred Skills (Not Required)

  • Graduate degree in a STEM field preferred
  • Specific experience in offshore project development, design, and/or construction activities, through course work, internships, or previous work experience.

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

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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.


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.


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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 $90,000-$115,000 USD.

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 complexes, 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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