Wind Turbine Inspection Specialist

Location US-OR-Portland | US-OR-Portland | US-TX-Katy | US-WA-Seattle
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Business Area
Energy Systems
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Local Unit & Position Description

DNV Energy Systems,Renewables and Power Grids, is looking for a Wind Turbine Inspection Specialist to join the team. 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.


Why you should work with us?


Because within DNV’s Renewables and Power Grids group and organizational culture, how we collectively influence the world for future generations matters deeply to us.Our approach reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to

see in the world.


This position will be located in our Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; or Houston, TX office, but other DNV Renewables Advisory markets in the United States will be considered.



What You’ll Do 

  • Perform End of Warranty inspections and testing on condition of wind turbine equipment on-site
  • Perform incoming goods inspections at wind project sites
  • Perform operational site assessment site visits to inspect equipment and operations and maintenance processes to objectively assess project conditions
  • Support/Perform construction monitoring site visits
  • Support root cause failure investigations through inspection and documentation of field conditions as well as follow-up analysis projects (both desk and field inspection work)
  • Meet company required documentation and reporting and administrative responsibilities.
  • Author detailed construction monitoring and operational site visit reports, and write memos, emails or technical notes to communicate clearly and objectively internally and to clients with accuracy and technical rigor
  • Complete company required documentation in a timely manner such as
  • Job Safety Analysis, Risk Assessments, time sheets, expense reports, inspection check sheets, tracking reports and scheduling controls


  • Typically, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday while in the office, up to 60 hours per week Monday – Saturday while in the field, with weekend time for travel or field work possible. 
  • Hours are flexible, with starting times between 8.00 a.m. – 9.00 a.m. 
  • The working day is typically 8 hours, excluding lunch break. 
  • Field work hours can vary depending upon site needs and weather conditions.

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • Mechanical or Electrical Technician Certificate, Wind Turbine Technician Certificate or Engineering Technology Associate’s degree
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience performing wind turbine commissioning, maintenance, inspections, service and/or operations
  • Experience with some or all the following: visual turbine inspections, internal video probe inspections (borescope) of gearboxes, blade inspections, oil and grease sampling, vibration monitoring systems, and generator testing
  • Working knowledge of wind turbine systems including gearboxes, blades, pitch and yaw systems, generators, towers and foundations, electrical cabling, controllers and SCADA systems.
  • Experience in some or all of the following: wind turbine commissioning, maintenance, service, operation, quality assurance inspections and assessment
  • Knowledgeable in wind turbine project operational processes and performance management best practices.
  • Knowledgeable in wind turbine project health and safety and environmental practices which includes but is not limited to lock out tag out, working at heights, hazard communication, hazardous waste, confined space, electrical safety and personal protective equipment
  • Proficient in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and able to learn new software
  • Proficient in reading and understanding mechanical and civil drawings, and electrical schematics
  • Proficient in reading and understanding operational procedures and instructions, maintenance and inspection check sheets and health and safety processes
  • Climb up a wind turbine tower ladder while carrying up to 30 lbs. of gear, typically 100 m in height
    Sufficient physical fitness to perform multiple 80-100 m turbine climbs per day
  • Work in inclement weather conditions as experienced in the United States and abroad
  • Enter confined or enclosed spaces according to required procedures
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Requires the willingness and availability to travel frequently throughout the year for periods of up to three weeks at a time. Travel is usually within North America and may include more distant trips from time to time. Estimated travel time expected 60% to 75% of the year
  • Valid driver’s license with safe driving record
  • Willingness and ability to pass a background investigation and drug test

What is Preferred

  • 1+ years supervision and/or project management experience a plus
  • Experience with different wind turbine platforms
  • Passport or documentation to allow international travel (entry to Canada, Caribbean, or Mexico for example)
  • Current climbing at heights and climb rescue certificates desired, OSHA 10, qualified electrical worker (600V+), OSHA 30 a plus 

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



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. 


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Meet our Employees 

About DNV 

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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.

As required by the various Pay Transparency laws, DNV provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado, California, Washington, or New York. 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 states of Colorado, California, Washington, and New York only, the range of starting pay for this role is $70,000USD-$85,00USD


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 Talkspace
  • 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** 

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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