Senior Consultant Energy Storage

Location NL-Arnhem
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Location Details
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Local Unit & Position Description

Do you want to be actively involved and make a difference in the realisation of the energy transition? Do you know all about energy storage and can you use your skills to help customers in the energy market? Then this is the job for you!


In the Energy Storage Northern Europe team, DNV offers independent advisory and testing services to all stakeholders in the industry. For energy storage, the focus is on grid-scale applications, where our services span the entire life cycle of such installations: starting with feasibility and market studies, then due diligences and independent/owner’s engineering, as well as operational services like monitoring and power failure investigations. Furthermore, we offer trainings and workshops to our customers and cover their testing and risk assessment needs. Our customers include transmission and distribution system operators, investors, project developers, technology suppliers and authorities, within The Netherlands but also in Europe and beyond.


As Senior Consultant Energy Storage, you will be doing diverse technical consultancy work in energy storage projects (primarily grid-scale batteries) for customers, for 60-70% of your time. In some projects, you will work in a team with colleagues with different levels of experience and/or backgrounds; in other projects, you will manage the project team. Furthermore, you will lead and support business development within the team and with other teams, interacting with customers and colleagues to win new projects, especially within The Netherlands but often also in other countries in our region.


Can you assess whether a grid-scale energy storage system is well-designed, safe and meets its specifications? Are you able to determine the risks and mitigation measures for an energy storage project or for an energy storage company to be acquired, and communicate them understandably to the investor? Are you aware of the technical, financial and regulatory developments in the grid-scale energy storage market, now and in the coming years, and can you make our customers aware of what that means for them? Do you know how to model the technical and financial performance of grid-scale energy storage systems in given applications, to determine feasibility and optimal technology? We do all this and much more! 


By joining our international team at DNV, you will contribute to the energy transition through enabling widespread and safe deployment and operation of energy storage systems. You will be part of a company working independently as a voice for the industry, making the world safer smarter and greener by supporting our customers and their long-term high-impact endeavours. You will be part of a high-performing, innovative team that reflects the equality, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world. As part of our ambitious and strategically important unit, your professional development will be rapid, comprehensive and continuously adjusted to your interests and competences.


Overview of your tasks and responsibilities

  • Executing consultancy/engineering projects on grid-scale energy storage systems, such as (depending on customer needs and your background and preferences):
    • Business case assessments (experience with techno-economic calculations is a pro)
    • Technical due diligence
    • Independent / owner’s engineering
    • Engineering support for the Dutch Ministry of Defence
    • Safety reviews and risk assessments (incl. standards review and testing)
    • Trainings for customers
  • Managing medium-sized and large projects within the team and with other teams
  • Independent business development activities
    • Leading and supporting business development, independently generating and handling proposals from start to finish (in The Netherlands as well as internationally)
    • Extending our external network and finding project opportunities
    • Building strong relationships with external customers
    • Meeting new customers and presenting DNV’s services
  • Preparing and giving presentations at customer meetings and events
  • Tracking and responding to new industry/market developments
  • Building an internal network to gain and share knowledge and opportunities
  • Providing strong input on the team’s strategic planning and marketing decisions
  • Supporting DNV's mission and vision, having some fun while doing it!

Position Qualifications

We’re looking for a team player who takes initiative, has analytical skills and is eager to understand the technical consequences of a business decision as well as the business consequences of a technical decision.


Personal characteristics/behaviour

  • Dynamic and enthusiastic team player
  • Quick analysis and rational judgment
  • Effective communication – in a clear, precise and structured way
  • Networking – building a useful network of contacts and relationships
  • Delivery and results – within scope, time and budget, going the extra mile if needed
  • Independent – handling projects and proposals by yourself, as well as sharing knowledge and experience with junior team members


  • Master’s degree in electrotechnical engineering, sustainable energy technology or a similar technical study
  • At least 5 years of work experience, preferably related to the energy sector or energy technologies
  • Understanding of the energy transition, the role of energy storage in transmission and distribution systems, and the technical aspects of this role and of various energy storage technologies themselves
  • At least 2 years’ experience with grid-scale energy storage systems / applications / regulations, particularly in The Netherlands, as well as industry contacts, are a pro
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (Dutch is a clear pro)
  • Available for domestic (~1 day per week) and international travel (~4-6 times per year)

We offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Pension scheme, profit share, health care benefits and wellness programs
  • Flexibility to handle your work in a way that suits you and your lifestyle and achieve a good work/life balance
  • Great atmosphere of working together with professionals and some of the most engaged and knowledgeable people in the industry.
  • Guidance from colleagues through coaching, mentoring and participating in international networks.
  • Individual competence development plans and tailored training.

Please submit your resume and cover letter.

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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